However, very quickly a cycle of anxious avoidance takes hold.
If you think that your child might have selective mutism talk to your family doctor or pediatrician to make sure that there are no developmental issues (e.g., hearing or speech delays).
The Selective Prep Program: Selective Prep conducts after school classes at elementary schools across Chicago.
If you are interested in an after school class at your school, please contact us.
Students leave the course fully equipped to perform well on test day grade grades.
In other situations, these same children may speak openly with others and may even be considered a “chatterbox”.Students must get at least a percentile of 24% in both math and reading on this test in order to qualify to take the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam…and much, much higher if they want to succeed in the admissions process.With its adoption by over 40 states, the Common Core has become a defacto national assessment standard.Practice begins with easier steps, and gets progressively harder – like climbing a ladder.Children are asked to complete tasks that they will meet with success. In time, children learn that the anxiety they feel when they are asked to speak decreases without having to avoid the situation in order to feel better.To fully prepare students for these more rigorous tests, Selective Prep has incorporated material based on these new tougher Common Core standards into its curriculum and program materials.