My name is Rebecca. I used to be Selectively Mute. I used to be terrified to speak in public places, especially at school. That feeling of panic and dread mixed with massive desire to talk and make friends and be “normal”…I’m no stranger to that at all. So, parents, teachers, caregivers of children with SM: you may feel you’re alone in helping your child cope, but you’re not. Truly. And sufferers of SM…there are people who know how it feels, and we want to help you.
Check back often, please: there are many more posts to come! In the meantime, feel free to check out The Selectively Silent Child website [www.designandcopy.ca/silentchild] which is run by Lin Gorenkoff, Sherri Fiorino & I.
Much love and support,