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Re: Effects of Selective Mutism later in life

Postby Caitjinoy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:26 am

I never realized until today that my "excessive shyness" when I was very young could actually have been selective mutism. I didn't talk at school or even to my friends. I remember also being deathly afraid of my grandma for whatever reason. At home I was fine. I'm the youngest of 7 and I wasn't that vocal but I did talk until I had to go somewhere else.

One day my mom gave me a "magic mirror" which was a little intricately designed makeup mirror. She told me to take it out when I felt afraid and think of her and I would be able to talk. At school during class I took it out after my teacher asked a question and I answered it to the whole class and one of my friends shouted "she can talk!"
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