Do you have a student who comes across as extremely shy or doesn’t talk at all? Are you confused or having difficulty communicating? Then you will want to tune into Teacher Tip #35, where I will be talking about teaching students with selective mutism. In this tip, you will learn some easy tips on how to communicate with your student successfully while building trust.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, a therapist, a psychiatrist and am in no way claiming to be an expert. I will simply be sharing what has worked well for me and I will also be getting a bit personal sharing some experiences in my own life.
The selective mutism website and podcast mentioned in the video can be found at SelectiveMutismCenter.org.
Remember, selective mutism is not an act of defiance or bad behavior. Selective mutism stems from anxiety. And when we fully understand that, we can be that teacher our student needs.
I hope you found this teacher tip helpful.