Play video games to overcome selective mutism

Using video games as a part of selective mutism intervention was purposed by Bork and Wood in 2011 (see Meet Meeu: one of the world’s first mobile applications that is specifically designed to assist children with selective mutism (SM) through video game play. This therapeutic approach aims to take the focus off speaking while allowing a […]

FAQ on Selective Mutism

Let’s begin our blog with some frequently asked questions pertaining selective mutism! A child with selective mutism will eventually speak when there is a need to, right? Remember, speaking is not a choice for a child with selective mutism. A child with selective mutism can speak and wants to speak, but is unable to. People […]

What is Selective Mutism?

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder based on genetic roots. The following diagnostic criteria of SM is provided by DSM-V, and all these must be met in order to be diagnosed as with SM: Consistent failure to speak in specific social situations in which there is an expectation for speaking (e.g., at school) despite speaking in […]