One day my then three year old son stopped talking and for the next six months he did not utter a single word to a single person. Not a single word. To anyone ever.
Tests, visits to doctors, at home therapy, tears lots and lots of tears, guilt and sorrow.
And then one day he spoke again but just to us and despite all our best efforts, therapy, friends and family he still hasn't spoken to anyone else in 3 years.
These are our adventures in selective mutism - a misunderstood and little known disability that can manifests it self differently in every person it effects.