Is your child unable to speak in social settings but at home or with certain people, they are talkative? Do they use nonverbal cues such as facial expressions or nodding to communicate, despite understanding the language and having the ability to speak? This is common in children who have selective mutism.
Selective mutism can make it difficult for children to speak up in class or form relationships with their peers. At times, it can be misinterpreted as shyness in a child. The good news is that with the right help, kids with selective mutism can get better. At New Heights Counseling, we have counselors who are readily available to help.
How we help
Our team will use behavioral and cognitive-behavior (CBT) strategies to help children with selective mutism. We will help your child learn how to speak in new situations and with new people. As therapy progresses, your child will gain more confidence and be more prepared to face their fears. We know selective mutism involves children, parents, and teachers. We are here to help.