There is a 13-year-old girl that I believe has selective mutism. She sits in the same spot all day and reads a book. She only talks to her parents and absolutely no one else, not even close friends. I would love to know what you think.
A: It is too difficult to tell from the limited information you have given, but since you are the same age and you are noticing her — perhaps handing her a note could capture her attention. She obviously likes to read and if she reads your note, perhaps you can form a dialogue with her in this fashion.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 26 Apr 2011
Tomasulo, D. (2011). Selective mutism. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2011/04/26/selective-mutism/