Today a football player, 4.0 sophmore. No signs of selective mutism.
It has been a few years since an update. Quite frankly there has been no signs of selective mutism. He is a very social and talkative 16 year old. Not much verbal filtering, so that may have been lost during the time that other children learn to filter their words for the right occasion. He is direct, almost too direct. Driving, talking on his cell phone, speaking and taking theatre. He even plays highschool football. Thing that when he was smaller would have not been considered or even thought possible .
I no longer worry if it will come back, or feel I need to tell the teachers to be on the lookout for signs that it is returning.
Recently, he is more interested in talking about “those days” and what he remembers. When he is ready, I will add those to this blog.