10 year old boy who seems to fit selective mutism
I have a 10 year old who has been extremely shy and quiet since he was in preschool. He is in 4th grade now at a public school. He doesn't talk anything at all with his peers and teachers at school even now. He talks quite normally with his parents and close family members. We have been in constant consultation with our pediatrician whose recommendation was to expose him to more and more social situations and help him outgrow it. We have tried everything we could - play dates, cub scouts and even therapy to help him open up but it hasn't helped much. I recently stumbled upon selective mutism as a condition and it seems to fit exactly with my son and I finally feel that we may have something to label his condition and help him accordingly. To that end, I am looking for parent groups for selective mutism and also recommendations for therapists who specialize in selective mutism treatment. Would love to hear from parents who are or have been in similar situation. Thanks a lot for your help!