7 Year Old with Selective Mutism
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I have self-diagnosed my daughter with Selective Mutism by the research i have been doing and different things I have been reading. I am still looking for a doctor in the Miami area that can properly diagnose her so that we can decide the best kind of treatment. Do you have any recommendations for proper diagnosis? My question to you is, are there different degrees or is there a spectrum of Selective Mutism cases? What are the best case scenarios for recovery? My daughter does communicate with teachers, camp counselors, after care assistants and children her age. Although the communication is with limitation, she speaks to them and she seems to be comfortable in school with her teachers and classmates. She is doing very good in school in terms of grades. However, outside of school, she only speaks to immediate family members, the Nanny and Grandmother. She will also speak to children, but will not speak to any of her aunts, uncles, friend's parents, or teenagers in the family. I am also a little bit confused on how to handle in conversations with her. Do you make her aware of the problem she has? Does that work to their advantage as they try to overcome this problem? I really appreciate any type of insight as I am very interested in getting her the help she needs as soon as possible.
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