I haven't come across this often, actually rarely, but now it's coming to me full force. Some of you know I'm working on my degree in special education and maybe I should know everything, but I have briefly seen this. Well now it's becoming a personal concern for my youngest son.
He is literally non verbal in school, but test well above average on paper.He has always been quiet in school and a virtual chatter box at home. 2 months ago we moved and he changed schools. In his old school his teachers were all female while his new teacher is male. He has been bullied in the past and withdrew as a result. His new teacher is concerned and thinks he is being rude, which I've told him is not the case. He becomes like a brick wall, will avoid eye contact. From the research I've done he fits the bill. I am actively seeking help for my little man, I firmly feel it's better to be proactive then to do nothing. I have an appointment with the special educator tomorrow to see what action may need to be taken. I'm not an expert yet and not trying to self diagnose, but as a parent, you know when something just doesn't feel right.
What I am asking, does anyone have any experience with Selective Mutism and how is your child doing?