Raising A Child With Selective Mutism | MY CHILD WON'T TALK Stáhnout

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  • 11 sty 2019

  • SUBSCRIBE to Origin: https://tinyurl.com/y8v4u288 Introducing three families whose children suffer from the strange and isolating condition called selective mutism. They are children who can talk and inside the family home, do talk, often quite noisily. But, in public, they are seized with an anxiety about speaking which is so acute it renders them mute. They are unable to speak in class at school, to friends, to grandparents. Untreated, the condition destroys any prospect of a normal social life. But treatment is long term and painstaking. The prospect of speaking in public makes these children’s heart race, makes them sweaty, breathless and paralysed by anxiety. We meet seven year old Red, whose granddad has never heard a single word from his only granddaughter. We meet Megan, cut off from the rest of her school class by her fear of speaking. And we meet Danielle, who, at 15, seems to be a recovered mute. Danielle’s story shows us the persistence and insidiousness of the condition as it starts to creep back and steal away her speech again. Content licensed from Landmark Films. For any enquiries, please contact us at info@passiondistribution.com


  • bb
    bb 1 rok temu

    People thought I had selective mutism until I told them i don’t talk to them because I don’t like them

  • It’s Reghan
    It’s Reghan 4 miesiące temu (edytowany)

    I used to have selective mutism, I had it since I was heartbroken when my best friend died when I was 5 and since my body didn’t feel as though it was worth it 2 talk. Some days I wasn’t able to talk to myself, which is soul crushing. It felt so weird and I can’t describe it. Last year I got a therapist and finally got over with it. I’m still shy and I had to bring a lot of confidence to write this put I just wanted 2 share my story. Thank u 2 if anyone Ever sees this and I’m sorry if I didn’t make since, it’s just hard 2 talk about and I hope that people can understand that.

  • annas fandoms
    annas fandoms 5 miesięcy temu

    “how can you have a relationship with a child who won’t speak to you?”

  • TopoftheGlist
    TopoftheGlist 5 miesięcy temu

    You can see Megan’s little inner voice shouting “YOU DID IT!!” ♥️😭

  • Alexandra
    Alexandra 5 miesięcy temu (edytowany)

    I did some research and this is how the girls are doing now: Megan still does cheerleading and seems like a very happy and outgoing girl. Red is 19 and loves makeup and metalhead music and she also seems very happy (but she still hasn't talked to her granddad). I found both Red's and Megan's Instagram, meganyxox and red_eli28

  • elizabeth
    elizabeth 1 rok temu (edytowany)

    no one:

  • crystal
    crystal 5 miesięcy temu

    My uncle had this when he was a kid. When he finally talked, the first thing he said was "I just didn't have anything to say"

  • Emily Lou.
    Emily Lou. 2 miesiące temu

    My cousin has selective mutism. I’d never heard her speak until we were about 12. We were in the garage getting food out of the deep freezer when she pointed at my dads bike and said “Motorcycle.” I’ve never heard her say another word since. That was 10 years ago.

  • kimbo kim
    kimbo kim 4 miesiące temu

    anyone have a parent that would literally slap this outta you?

  • Kayla G
    Kayla G 5 miesięcy temu

    You can have a relationship without talking. Relationships have existed longer than complex forms of verbal communication.

  • lucie r
    lucie r 1 rok temu

    A girl in my class has selective mutism. She invited me over for a playdate and she talked to me the whole time, shes really nice :)

  • Sophia Pipta
    Sophia Pipta 4 miesiące temu

    “she never volunteers, she never puts her hand up”

  • highlloween
    highlloween 3 miesiące temu

    i used to have selective mutism as a kid. most people thought i physically wasn’t able to speak so they reacted so enthusiastically when they heard me whisper for the first time that i just stopped talking again

  • 1zaharazar
    1zaharazar 5 miesięcy temu

    I have a child with SM. The pressure they add for her to talk is having the reverse effect. STOP!!!

  • Timothy Pappas
    Timothy Pappas 1 miesiąc temu

    Red's Grandad: "It's hard to put into words"

  • Sunset Fern
    Sunset Fern 1 rok temu

    I have a friend with selective mutism and he’s replaced words with varying tones of “hmm” he legit sounds like a Minecraft villager

  • Kenny Purdon
    Kenny Purdon 3 miesiące temu

    When I was younger I had selective mutism for around 3 years and its the most stressful thing ever. I was always anxious and my teachers used to yell at me and force me up infront of the entire class to get me to speak and I was called rude alot for not replying. There needs to be more awareness for it becuase its not like when u have it ur able to explain it to people.

  • Jess Lipinsky
    Jess Lipinsky 4 miesiące temu

    This just sounds like my social anxiety

  • Innyloves1D
    Innyloves1D 1 miesiąc temu

    The childreen in Megan's class are so mature and understanding about her phobia, is so amazing to see kids so educated. And it's kinda rare this days.

  • Holly White
    Holly White 6 miesięcy temu

    I can’t go 5 minutes without talking never mind 8 years