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Can a child go to a regular school if he is selectively mute?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but it's tough
A child who is selectively mute is by definition a "special needs child".
Their version of communication will be different, and there is generally a good reason why they are mute, either from a social or other phobia, ptsd, antisocial syndromes, or other type of reason. A child who is selectively mute should get an iep (individual ED plan) to ensure a normal school offers the right services.

In brief: Yes, but it's tough
A child who is selectively mute is by definition a "special needs child".
Their version of communication will be different, and there is generally a good reason why they are mute, either from a social or other phobia, ptsd, antisocial syndromes, or other type of reason. A child who is selectively mute should get an iep (individual ED plan) to ensure a normal school offers the right services.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Not really all that unusual, but requires accommodations. Less clear is whether it's helpful for the child.
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
He can and may benefit from doing so provided that the school will work with him, you, and his therapist to make it a useful experience.

In brief: Yes
He can and may benefit from doing so provided that the school will work with him, you, and his therapist to make it a useful experience.
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
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