Selective Mutism

Some children are quiet by nature, however, some children struggle to speak with certain people or in certain situations even though they are physically able to. Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder when someone is unable to speak in certain social situations such as with peers or adults at school or to relatives or family friends they do not see very often. It usually starts during childhood and, if left untreated, can persist into adulthood. It can be quite upsetting for parents when their child suffers from speaking anxiety and it can be difficult to know how to support them and get the help they need for them to gain confidence in speaking freely.


The course below is written for parents to give them an understanding of Selective Mutism and their child's struggles, it also gives strategies to support their child and let other people involved with their child know what to expect from them, how to be around them and how to engage with them in a supportive way.

If you would like support for your child through Play or Creative Therapy, or just want some advice please do get in touch  

To access the course please click image below

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For a free PDF about 

The Do's and Don't's when supporting a child with Selective Mutism drop us an email in the contact form below

Snakes and Ladders Therapy Centre

1st Floor, 

above Oakmere Service Centre

Hollies Way,

Potters Bar,

Herts, EN6 5BH


07891 209081


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