We are having our 4 year old daughter tested for selective mutism in October. We were referred by our pediatrician at her 4 year checkup up to the behavioral medicine department at our clinic. They will be evaluating her for social anxiety which leads to the selective mutism. She is completely normal at home, and by that I mean very vocal and smart, screaming and shouting at times as preschoolers tend to do in fun and excitement. At school, she will not say a word to teachers or students. She'll interact, but still will not speak. We brought up our concerns to her pediatrician and he had no experience with SM, but gave us a referral.
at 3:50 PM on Sep. 9, 2009