IamA college student with a history of Selective Mutism AMA!
My short bio: Hello! When I was 5 years old, I was diagnosed with Selective Mutism. In case you didn't know, Selective Mutism is a complex childhood disorder in which a child is unable to speak in certain social situations (School, sports, church, etc.) due to extreme social anxiety, but he or she acts like a normal rambunctious child at home and in other comfortable settings. In my case, I started showing symptoms in preschool. I remained mute in school until I graduated high school, which is pretty uncommon. I am in college now and I do speak in class and give presentations. However, I am constantly battling the urge to 'freeze up.' I'm working now to spread awareness and educate people about my disorder. I am willing to answer any questions you may have about me or Selective Mutism. Also if anyone is interested, I have started a blog (very recently) that is dedicated to my experiences with Selective Mutism. https://thequietgirl95.wordpress.com Proof: http://i.imgur.com/Cs6obWD.png