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How do you get closer to someone who has selective mutism? Seems very hard to do.

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Patience

Yes, it can be difficult to develop a relationship with someone who has selective mutism. You have be ready to work on this over a long period of time.
It will be important for the other person to see your interest and encouragement in him/her. You have to plan on the relationship developing slowly with the gradual building of trust.

In brief: Patience

Yes, it can be difficult to develop a relationship with someone who has selective mutism. You have be ready to work on this over a long period of time.
It will be important for the other person to see your interest and encouragement in him/her. You have to plan on the relationship developing slowly with the gradual building of trust.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Here is a reference

I have used this reference before and good luck: http://www.
Amazon.Com/the-selective-mutism-treatment-guide/dp/9659178301/ref=sr_1_2?Ie=utf8&qid=1341509283&sr=8-2&keywords=selective+mutism.

In brief: Here is a reference

I have used this reference before and good luck: http://www.
Amazon.Com/the-selective-mutism-treatment-guide/dp/9659178301/ref=sr_1_2?Ie=utf8&qid=1341509283&sr=8-2&keywords=selective+mutism.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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