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Selective Mutism in Children and Youth: Information for Parents and Caregivers
“She won't speak to anyone…” Fatima is a 7 year old girl who plays soccer with her brothers and talks excitedly about her favorite World Cup team. Yet, at recess time, she stands alone watching the other kids play soccer and doesn’t speak when her classmates ask her if she wants to play. And despite the school year being half over, she has not spoken a single word in her classroom.   Fatima's parents have tried everything to get her to talk. They've tried talking to her about her feelings, and asking if she's been bulied. They've tried positive consequences such as rewards for being able to speak. They've tried ...
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