My youngest daughter has Selective Mutism and Social Phobia. We have been getting her evaluated for these and I guess along the way they are also evaluating her on her educational level. They are having some real hard times with it too. The first evaluation she cried almost the entire two hours. This week we have had two two hour sessions and she cried the first one, but the second one she made it almost all the way through. Even though they have not finished the entire evaluation (still have one more two hour session in April), they have said she definitely has selective mutism and social phobia. They are also saying that it is coming up that she is a perfectionist and that might be one reason why she won't talk. Because she wants to get it perfect and if its not perfect, then she shuts down. Makes sense.
Now on a positive note, she is 11 years old and is technically in the 5th grade. Well she is testing 8th grade, 9th month and that is taking into count her selective mutism where she breaks down and can't answer the questions. I was amazed at these findings. I knew she was smart, but never thought she was this smart. I am now having to figure out what to do with her education side of things. I don't want to jump her from the 5th and 6th grade stuff to 8th grade stuff, but I don't want her to be bored either.