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    My child doesn’t have any problems at school with their talking. Does your program still apply to us?

    Yes, the program at the clinic is tailored to your individual situation. We may find that the teacher and school do not need any input from us, so our strategies will be focused on those other social situations where your child finds it difficult to communicate.

    In those situations where children with selective mutism don’t seem to have a problem at school, there are sometimes still subtle difficulties with communicating – such as asking for help, contributing to class discussions, telling the teacher when there is conflict with a peer, and so on. These children may answer teachers when spoken to, but say very little spontaneously. They may also answer with limited words instead of full sentences. Our assessment will look at all of these aspects of communication and assist the teacher where necessary to help build your child’s communication to the level of their peers.