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Would speech therapy help a shy child with selective mutism?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: As above, and . . .
Selective mutism is a sign of anxiety disorder - a form of agoraphobia.
But a well trained speech therapist could be a helpful participant in the overall care of this type of patient, coordinating with psychologist and physician.

In brief: As above, and . . .
Selective mutism is a sign of anxiety disorder - a form of agoraphobia.
But a well trained speech therapist could be a helpful participant in the overall care of this type of patient, coordinating with psychologist and physician.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Selective mutism is a manifestation of chronic pattern of anxiety.
Drug therapy to relieve anxiety plus psychotherapy would be appropriate for your child.

In brief: No
Selective mutism is a manifestation of chronic pattern of anxiety.
Drug therapy to relieve anxiety plus psychotherapy would be appropriate for your child.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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