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    My child can whisper to most people but can’t use their normal voice. Is this Selective Mutism?

    We consider children who whisper in social situations instead of talking to be a form of selective mutism. The child often fears that their voice sounds strange or different in some way to other children, and so whispering is used as a strategy to mask their true voice. We would generally use similar strategies with these children as those who are mute.