Tuesday, March 20, 2007

HI Giles

I got onto your blog by typing your address is the url. In otherwords I couldn't get there by clicking on the address you put in your post.


I find the Selective Mutism interesting. Does this have any similarities to Autism (most prob spelt wrong) ?



Blogger giles said...

It used to be considered similar to autism, however in the last ten years it has been thought as a psychological problem. Whereas autism is an inability to communicate or understand(in differant forms and to differant extents) the people who suffer from selective mutism, can and normally do speak and communicate well in certain situations, however they can be known to stay silent for years or not talk in certain situations. It's very similar to really acute shyness.
give me a shout if you want to know a bit more, i've got a really interesting book about it at home.

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