Treatment of selective mutism. Building self-esteem through talk therapy and engaging in areas of interest can also benefit children with selective mutism. It’s important to follow the child’s lead and find groups and classes that interest. In doing this, kids will feel greater comfort in a new environment.What is the prognosis for SM?
The prognosis for children and adolescents who are treated for SM appears to be excellent. With appropriate treatment, SM is often overcome successfully. Without treatment, however, SM is more likely to persist and comorbid symptoms in addition to SM are common.Is selective mutism a medical diagnosis?
There is no test for selective mutism. Diagnosis is based on the person's history of symptoms. Teachers and counselors should consider cultural issues, such as recently moving to a new country and speaking another language.