Fund research / make mandatory, training of ALL elementary school personnel on selective mutism.LET ALL KIDS BE HEARD! sign now

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Selective Mutism is a social anxiety disorder.Often it is not until children enter school and are expected to perform, interact and speak, that Selective Mutism becomes more obvious.Studies are scarce. Most research results are based on subjective findings and on a limited number of children. Textbook descriptions are often nonexistent or limited, and in many situations, inaccurate and misleading. As a result, few people truly understand Selective Mutism.Professionals and teachers will often tell a parent, ‘the child is just shy,’ or ‘they will outgrow their silence". Because of the lack of knowledge Many children have been punished for not speaking in school when it is physically beyond their ability.With treatment it is possible to overcome and learn to manage it but sadly due to the lack of research and funding ,many families can not afford to attend the few seminars that there are because the fees are so high to attend and many children suffer in SILENCE!

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