Selective Mutism (SM), sometimes called Situational Mutism, is an anxiety-based mental health disorder which usually begins in early childhood. Those with SM speak fluently in some situations (e.g., at home) but remain consistently silent in others (e.g., at school, in the community).
The video below has been developed by a group of speech and language therapists in Ireland with a special interest in selective mutism.
These resources are not provided by IASLT but may be of interest to families, carers and teachers
Parents of twins/multiples often ask- will my children be slower to talk than their peers?