Raise awareness, to provide resources, and to recommend options for selective mutism related topics. Provide a common ground where people with SM from all over the world can network and support one another. Foster and generate resources for clinical and research funding opportunities
About Selective Mutism
Selective Mutism (SM) is best described as a phobia of being heard or seen speaking. People with SM are able to speak perfectly with individuals that they are comfortable, but are often unable to speak normally in other social settings.
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Selective Mutism is
little known childhood disorder.
SMF originated from a family in which all three children suffered from selective mutism. Due to a lack of awareness, no one was able to help these children while mother Poling Bork was desperately and helplessly watching her children suffer in silence. With a sheer determination and a strong impulse to find a resolution, she embarked on a long, daunting, yet rewarding journey which resulted in the acquisition of the necessary knowledge to help her children overcome selective mutism.
What we do
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- Helped many children regain their voices
- Provided parents with selective mutism related parenting strategies
- Lead and conducted research and studies on selective mutism
- Provided specific pedagogical approaches for educators who work with children with selective mutism
- Provided sound advice to professionals including Speech Language Pathologist and pediatricians on how to best address selective mutism