Selective Mutism and Berkeley Public Elementary SchoolExperiences
I'd be very grateful to hear from families who have kids in Berkeley public schools, especially elementary schools, who have kids with Selective Mutism, with either a 504 or full IEP.
I'm particularly interested in hearing how teachers and administrators have treated kids with SM and their parents. For example, what sorts of accommodations were, or were not made? Did teachers or others at the school respond appropriately when other kids may have been inappropriately aggressive, bullying, etc., towards kids with SM or anxiety disorders? Did teachers disbelieve the SM diagnosis and act as if they thought the student was willfully uncooperative, instead of suffering from an emotional disorder?
Input on experiences at privates/independent schools are welcome too. I can privately/offline share experiences with one private/independent east bay school.
Thanks in advance!
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