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There's a student that's a selective mute. She apparently stopped talking generally at the age of 4 due to trauma. Been working with her for a year and usually she just waves but today she said good
morning to me @@OS@
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    • That’s honestly super sweet.
      lmposter 18 sep
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    • “A selective mute” she’s just quiet the fuck?
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    • if i worked with this person and they spoke to me after a year silence i'd probably have to hug the shit out of them
      RayStrike 18 sep
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    • Conditions like RAD can actually cause someone to become a selective mute. Unlike what most people think in these comments, the victim has the ability to talk yes, but due to trauma, they are literally too scared to talk. Many child trafficking survivors become selective mutes. Therapy does help tho
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    • The fuck is wrong with ya'll? This was sweet. So much hate, I swear.
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    • Some of y'all are kinda fucking retarded. Mute is a physiological disorder. They physically can't speak. Selective mute does not mean they are "juSt QUiET", its a psychological disorder. They physically can't speak because they mentally can't bring themselves to, usually because of crippling fear
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    • My sister is a selective mute, she only talks to me, and she told me not to tell anyone that she talks, she has a beautiful voice too
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    • I was a selective mute after elementary due to my parent’s abuse. I met someone who was really nice and they slowly worked me to talking. It’s been 7 years since I met them and now he can’t get me to shut the fuck up. Lmao
      Wyntre 18 sep
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    • Ifunniers always wondering why they cant getba gf and then come to posts like these and they're the biggest fucking cunts on the planet
      Billothy 18 sep
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    • Selective mutism isn’t just “being quiet”. It means they choose to stop talking for a duration of time (usually due to trauma or mental illnesses and more commonly if they are on the autism spectrum)
      PinkDaze 18 sep
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    • People actually think I was selective mute bc I never talked in class, truth is I just don’t like anyone in my classes, if there are friends then yes I talk, but if there aren’t any, I just decide to stay silent and keep my peace.
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    • Ifunniers get mad when people don’t take male depression seriously and then act like this lmao
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    • for everyone wondering, if someone suffers extreme trauma especially as a young child they sometimes will stop talking altogether as a coping snoon, similar to repetitive actions or autism stimming. some people never talk again. source: high school psychology class
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    • I like how people think selective muteness isn’t a thing when psychosomatic disorders exist. Also, weird shit happens when you’re traumatized. Some people literally forget how to see or use certain limbs when traumatized.
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    • Nah, like...she chose to use her voice to say "good morning" even though she been through some shit, she chose her to build up the courage to block out the anxiety, to tell her good morning. There some tough Shit and brave af. 🙌
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    • People really out here saying "so she just ignoring people and doesn't wanna talk???" These are the same dumbasses that tell depressed people they cant be sad bc nun bad happened to them
      deathbow 18 sep
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    • In middle - high school we had a girl like that, a little on the bigger side, she never talked, or read out loud and we all excepted her as she was. One teacher was trying too hard to get her to read out loud and the whole class stood on the quite girls side.
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    • People here in the comment section really don’t know how trauma affects a person. You guys are worse than Reddit
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    • Damn IFunniers are fucking cunts
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    • KingBird 18 sep
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    • I had selective mutism until about age 11. I had one friend who was referred to as my “surrogate” because she would answer for me during our childhood. I appreciate the fuck out of her. I’m now in my 20s and have no problem speaking. In fact sometimes I don’t shut up
      wundeadx 18 sep
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    • For anyone who’s having a hard time understanding, a mute is someone who literally cannot form words due to vocal or mental issues whereas a selective mute is someone who can form words in theory, but due to trauma and or mental barriers they cannot. Best example is think of “too scared to speak”
      Abraxuss 18 sep
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    • man some if you guys are fuckin garbage for talking shit about someone's trauma. you didn't experience what she went through. just because you pieces of shit like to run your mouths, doesn't mean you should. open your mind before your mouth.
      Gormar 19 sep
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    • Anyone who decides that someone else’s struggle isn’t that bad is a horrible person who deserve to be beaten to hell and back
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    • We love growing from trauma and bettering your life. Good for her.
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    • Why do I let this app get to me? Why? I actually almost feel like crying because of how hateful people are for absolutely no Goddamn reason. What does it gain you? A momentary sense of superiority? Is that worth all the heartache it causes innocent people?? Isn't the world already hateful enough???
      quog 18 sep
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    • I'm a selective mute, I can really one ever speak to my immediate family and 2 close friends for breif intervals andI never talk to anyone else. I'm not just "quiet" like some people are saying, its a psychological thing that prevents me from talking to people
      sz02 18 sep
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    • Selective mutism (SM), also known as situational mutism, is an anxiety disorder in which a person normally capable of speech cannot speak in specific situations or to specific people if triggered. Selective mutism usually co-exists with social anxiety disorder.
      mjbenti 19 sep
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    • I was like this for a year after my dad nooned himself, wouldn't talk or say anything and then when I did start again I stuttered really bad. Have since then and I can't stop it
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    • My little sister has selective mutism. She really only talks to her immediate family and her few friends now, she used to not talk to anybody so I’d say she’s improved a lot
      wormie 19 sep
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    • Everyone who's talking shit about being selective mute just shut the fuck up and keep your stupid ass opinions to yourself
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    • I’m a social worker and work with kids and adults with mental/physical disabilities. I always come close to tears when I see them complete a task they always struggle with.
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    • What. The. Fuck. iFunny is so rude sometimes. This girl has emotional trauma and y'all just say shit like "just talk" and wonder why you're single.
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    • Holy fuck that's amazing. That's a huge step holy shit
      Saint_14_ 18 sep
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    • What y'all expect? This is a conservative echo chamber. When it comes to mental illness, trauma, etc. iFunny is incapable of understanding it. It's either fake or you're just not pulling on your boot straps hard enough lol
      kwick69 18 sep
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    • Apparently people didn't read the word TRAUMA.
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    • You must have made her feel safe enough to talk. That’s awesome 👍🏼
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    • People are more retarded than I expected holy shit. Selective mutism is a real thing, it isn’t just “oh I’m just quiet”
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    • As a person who’s been mute because of trauma please know it’s hard to do simple things like saying hello it’s hard and know that she trusts you
      hhhhmmmm 18 sep
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    • I was a selective mute because in my house you got hit when speaking out of turn so I basically never spoke ever and would raise my hand for permission anywhere I was before speaking
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    • You guys only care about trauma and mental illness when it benefits your own beliefs, pathetic
      Matokl 18 sep
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    • Selective mutism isn’t just being very shy or just choosing not to talk, it’s wanting to talk and be accepted but just experiencing an extreme level of social anxiety you just shut down. Can barely form proper relationships with your own family sometimes and everyone just thinks your an asshole
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    • Please take good care of her!! She trusts you, and I’m sure she’d love to be friends!
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    • I hope everyone of you gets abused horribly, like beaten and put down and shit until you mentally can't bring yourself to form words because you're so terrified of being beaten again, so we can tell you to stop being a little bitch
      Xchamber 19 sep
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    • Psychological trauma has severe effects especially in children. You can’t blame the little girl. Who knows what terrible things she has seen/been through. It’s nice to hear she’s made some progress
      tomn53 19 sep
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    • I knew someone who was selectively mute in high school. He wouldn't communicate with most people but he would write notes to some people that he really trusted. Rotsen if you're reading this, you're a G
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    • I've worked with kids with different disabilities before. If that happened to me I'd start bawling, bro
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    • Okay I don’t necessarily like the term “selective mute” but that and being quiet are not the same. I mean this child isn’t talking to her parents or closest friends. It means she literally won’t talk almost ever. Not the same as a shy kid.
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    • Why are people here so fucking willfully ignorant that they insult a traumatized child to feel special?
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    • We had a chick like that and a group of popular kids would let her hang out and do stuff with them after school. Never talked, but still got enjoy the company and laugh with them.
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    • You all can shit talk trauma until you go through some yourself and you become the little piss baby you truly are.
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    • I have a friend like that, he never spoke to anyone except three people and I've known him since middle school. (I'm a senior btw) When I first heard his voice it was the last day of middle school. I wanted to run over there and hug him or some shit but he walked away. He said hello.
      Krab_king 18 sep
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    • dang selective mute since she was four meant she must have gone through some terrible shit and even worse that she was only a child
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    • Aw good for her. She must really really trust you.
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    • I worked at a little local mart and we had this asperger's dude come in every other day and had the same order pickup that was to be ready every time and we always greeted him nicely but he wouldnt look anyone in the eye or say anything. But one day he said "thank you very much." And looked almost
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    • The people with shit attitudes on here remind traumatized people of the assholes that hurt them. Why talk or reach out to someone that is just as bad as the abuser. And they don't even care that they are a cunt. I'm glad that child found one of the few that isn't
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    • I was a selective mute until I was 5. Y’all are fucked up
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    • imagine she said the n word instead
      Crosserby 18 sep
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    • selective mutism is when your brain decides you literally cannot speak anymore as a way to handle trauma or severe anxiety. shit sucks because its a physiological response so it can only be controlled through the use of drugs
      Surogou 18 sep
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    • I had selective mutism as a kid, and I can’t even describe to you how hard that would be.
      shemamis 18 sep
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    • selective mutism is interesting to say the least. i have really bad anxiety most my life and its like a wall forms between you and your voice. you get stuck in your head, and its embarrassing and tiresome.. but once you’re around someone more and more that wall kinda lifts. its a slow process tbh
      hiryker 18 sep
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    • Those of you wanting to become a selective mute it’s not something you just do typically it’s because the trauma like she mentioned in your brain shuts off that part of its mind
      Meigay 18 sep
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    • Adorable, I applaud her effort. 11/10
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    • What’s the problem with her putting this on the internet? She was so happy about it that she wanted to share it with everyone. Just because someone does something nice on the internet doesn’t mean it’s for clout.
      Dr_Spoons 18 sep
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    • Hey guys, selective mutism is when someone stops taking entirely for any reason despite having working vocal cords. Neuro-diverse people and trauma victims are the vast majority of selective mutes.
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    • She's just quiet, "selective mute" man tf, I'm selectively deaf cuz I don't listen to bullshit
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    • People are retarded, selective mute doesnt mean they choose to be mute. It just means they weren't born mute and something happened later on that caused them to go mute
      Dovah74 20 sep
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    • Working at ranch helping a 7 year old nonverbal autistic child ride a horse. He never spoke in his whole life. Out of the blue he said "walk on horse" the father fell to his knees crying. It was the first thing he ever said. Damn I jogged next to that horse for an hour to keep him giggling.
      HarleyKat 19 sep
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    • Sometimes I try and talk but I literally can't, it's the weirdest thing. My mom has fits a lot and I try and talk but she won't let me, so I don't know if that's where it comes from.
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    • I was selective mute my first year of school bc I’m autistic
      nawsir 18 sep
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    • She’s starting to get better by starting to trust you
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    • There's a friend of mine I grew up with that's selectively mute. No one knows why. She's super sweet and has won multiple drawing contests in the town we live in
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    • That's sweet. I appreciate this.
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    • selective mutism is an actual condition, it’s not just being shy.
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    • That happened to my niece, she started talking at a very young age when we all llived togther, but then she went through some stuff and went mute. Rn we all live togther again and her hearing us all talk and laugh has ecourage her to start talking again.
      Daigon 18 sep
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    • A selective mute?? Bruh, the button is at the bottom on your zoom classes.
      willgnyc 18 sep
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    • I've met a girl like that. She carried a white board around to write stuff. It was kind of odd because it was when I was younger, but now that I think about it, I dont even know what was going on in her life for her to make that decision sad
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    • I'm a selective virgin, i get offered pussy on the daily but i just say no idk why is this hard for yall to understand
      memiac 19 sep
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    • After seeing humanity I dont blame them for not wanting to talk to people
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    • I didn’t even know that was a thing, it sounds pretty heartbreaking tho
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    • Most of y'all talking shit about mental health and trauma would completely shatter if you went through similar shit. Y'all the same people to bitch that they need to go on life support for a fucking splinter
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    • Apparently I was mute before the age of 6. Obviously I can't remember it happening much, but according to my family one day I just started talking and never shut up. All I remember was feeling like if I did talk I would get on trouble. I can't remember why tho.
      Ash_Lasti 18 sep
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    • That's really sweet
      Jacob7272 18 sep
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    • I work with autistic children and the first time I met one of them the mother was warning me that he bites and hits and hasn’t done well with other therapists. I was hanging back letting him get comfortable before we started and he stopped and looked at me 1/2
      ognutt 18 sep
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    • The older I've gotten the less I started to speak until one day I woke up and just didn't say anything at all to anyone, it's been that way since
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    • There was a girl in middle school who did not talk. I was lucky to get her to whisper something into my ear once or twice
      Sespi 18 sep
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    • VRchat is one of those places where those mutes feel like they can start over. A new life. When those mutes talk it can be a good feeling. Yeah it's probably not the same or as impactful but it works nonetheless. Whatever helps them ya know?
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    • I work with 2 autistic kids, one of them is verbal but bar socially the other is just straight nonverbal. Let me tell you, watching them grow and learn is crazy, the one who can talk went from saying “hi” to telling me paragraphs about her day
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    • Y'all talking shit like a 4 year old girl is being "retarded" and she's just quiet, NO 4 year old "is just quiet". This ilittle girl has seen some shit and was likely told to be quiet a lot when she was younger, prompting that brains response to just stop making noise all together.
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    • That's wonderful, hope her future keeps improving
      SentinelX 18 sep
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    • I had a nonverbal roommate at the mental hospital and I taught him how to high five
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    • I pretended to be a mute in the 10th grade for the whole year so ppl wouldn't talk to me
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    • When I was super young I didn't talk, so they thought I was autistic, turns out my brother just loved talking so I let him talk for me
      lemilian 18 sep
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    • My niece was selectively mute. I literally cried the first time she spoke to me. She just started talking to me as though we'd always talked. She finally asked why I was crying but smiling.....
      lugnutter 18 sep
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    • I know a girl like that. I wish I could help her but I don’t have any classes with her and I don’t know her very well. She seems to be opening up a bit to people tho, which is nice.
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    • I actually had a friend in high school who was selective mute as well. He and I always shared a cabin during band camp and one time he left a note on our beds saying he cleaned the cabin while we were away, calling himself Mr. Maid. He was definitely a bright spot during dark times.
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    • Aww. She trusts you. That's wonderful.
      Dr_Quack 18 sep
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    • jdlmike 18 sep
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    • Kid in my highschool was a "selective mute" and not for a bad reason, this dude had a radio talk show voice, like deeo and everything and hes maybe 5ft 5. So hes very self consious of his voice
      mmmtiddy 18 sep
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