My Independent Trip

For the past 5 years I have longed to go to the coast, for a short holiday, without the support of my family. I have hovered over that "book now" button so many times, last year I was incredibly close to pressing it indeed, but unfortunately I mirrored myself the previous years, which meant it [...]

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Treating Selective Mutism

Fortunately, there are many different types of therapy and intervention available for treatment of selective mutism; unfortunately, due to lack of awareness, they're not always at present easily accessible. *The Selective Mutism Resource Manual 2nd Edition is a very useful book, I highly recommend all parents and professionals purchase a copy.* Decreasing the symptoms, or [...]

Searching For The Social Skills I Lost

Overcoming selective mutism is quite an incredible journey; a journey that is exhausting, slow and most of all: rewarding. Unfortunately, many life skills and aspects of life itself can be negatively effected, as well of positively (future blog post), when you struggle with SM. However, today, I am just going to focus on the area [...]

What Is Selective Mutism?

A question that many can't answer, or can't answer accurately, is: What is selective mutism? I am unsure myself the best way to answer this, little research has been done into SM and some research seems incorrect to me, a person with first hand experience of the condition. I do understand that the name of [...]

Selective Mutism & Autism

As it is now officially autism awareness week, I thought today might be a good time to write about the topic of SM and ASD/ ASC. This particular post, or topic, has been on my mind for a while, but it is not easy to write about nor is it easy to not cause misunderstandings [...]