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cyberpigeon:

things not to do with people who have selective mutism

  • pressure them to speak
  • praise them and make a huge deal when they do speak
  • say shit like “i can’t help you if you don’t speak to me!”
  • intentionally exclude them because they don’t talk
  • punish them if they don’t speak

these are like the most counterproductive things you can do

YES. SO MUCH. Making a huge deal out of it just makes me not want to talk to that person because it makes me beyond uncomfortable. I struggled with this so much when I was in school. Still kind of do, only now I don’t have to get up in front of a class and talk if I don’t want to fail.

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