Erin - posted on 04/24/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son just turned 7yrs old and he is in the 1st grade. The school is trying to figure out what is wrong with him and why he doesn't act like the rest of the kids. Selective Mutism is something that came up that he might have,so I'm trying to find what I can do to help him. He talks at home, but is shy everywhere else. He used to talk a little outside of home and talked more if he got to know you, but ever since Christmas he has completly shut down. He doesn't even talk at the store, at daycare, at school or in front of my mom who he sees often anymore. We thought at first he had autism, because he has some symptoms of it , but was tested and is very high functioning but there is some problems. He takes speech, OT and Title one reading classes at school. I have him in cub scouts and now soccer. I have heard good things about fish oil, but have not tried it yet. ANY THOUGHTS???