Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montclair, CA, USA
Thank you. My son has what's known as selective mutism. At home, he will talk my ear off, but at school...silence. And he's been like this since he was in the 3rd grade, so roughly about 7-8 years. I mean, he's beyond shy. At first, he wouldn't even acknowledge if someone spoke to him. Now, he at least nods if he's spoken to. And he is interacting more with the kids in band. He still may not talk to them, but he won't isolate himself, either. He will hang out with the drumline in class (he plays 1st snare) and will laugh when the kids make jokes. His band director has told me that in the three years he's had Christopher in his class, he can see a big difference in him and he can tell that Chris is on the verge of talking. He can also see that Chris is an awesome musician and can see him going far with it.