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Importance of an Early diagnosis of Selective Mutism (SM)

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Importance of an Early diagnosis of Selective Mutism

By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum
President and Director Selective Mutism Anxiety Research and Treatment Center (SMart-Center)
Founder and Director Emeritus Selective Mutism Group Childhood Anxiety Network (SMG~ CAN)
Director Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI)
Clinical Assistant Professor Family Medicine and Psychology PCOM

"When a child does not talk in ‘select’settings, such as school, for more than one month, despite their ability to talk quite normally in other settings, such as home, and these symptoms do not correspond with any other psychological condition, the diagnosis is most likely Selective Mutism."

Read the entire Article By Dr. Blum HERE

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We thank Selective Mutism Anxiety Research & Treatment Center for allowing PediaStaff to link to their article. The SMart Center is a comprehensive treatment and research Center focused exclusively on the anxiety disorder, Selective Mutism in young children and teenagers. The center is directed by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum. Visit their website at Selective Mutism Anxiety Research & Treatment Center

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