Why does my child suddenly not speak?
When he first saw Xiao Cong, he followed Xiao Wang like a little fart, without saying a word.
Dr. Wang took us to an empty activity room and sat down, specially, let Xiao Cong sit opposite me.
At this time, I was able to take a closer look at Xiao Cong: it ‘s a little different from a normal twelve-year-old boy. Xiao Cong is very thin, with a pointed chin, to avoid stretching and legs above.Because of his earlier development, Xiao Cong’s hair is thicker, her eyebrows are thicker, and her skin seems dark due to the weight of her hair.
Such a skinny boy is also of this age. It should be said that he should be a lively elf like a little monkey, and Xiao Cong sitting in front of me, not only some people think he is shy, even, his expression is a little bitsluggish.
In fact, Xiao Cong’s situation is even worse. Before coming to Guangzhou Baiyun Psychological Hospital for treatment, he had not said a word for two years!
A ten-year-old naughty child suddenly becomes “dumb”!
Xiao Cong was born in an ordinary family in Guangning County, Guangdong Province. His father worked with the construction team all year round to do engineering. His mother was a less-educated housewife and was responsible for taking care of Xiao Cong and his 5-year-old sister at home.
In the first grade, Xiao Cong was smart and smart, and he scored 100 points on Chinese math exams.
After entering the second grade, the little boy ‘s active personality began to show up. He talked with his classmates in class, engaged in small movements, and his grades began to change. In the third and fourth grades, Xiao Cong ‘s average number of Chinese words was only sixty or seventy.separated.
Xiao Cong was very anxious, but he couldn’t help himself, and in the meantime, two other things that had a great impact on Xiao Cong happened.
Starting from the second grade, I don’t know why. The students around him started to call Xiao Cong “fool”. Primary school students called each other by nicknames, which were very common, and the extremely insulting nicknames hurt the sensitive Xiao Cong., Especially when his results continue to break, the title of “fool” is particularly harsh!
Xiao Cong told the teacher more than once that his father had told his classmates to call him a “fool”. Sadly, this did not cause the teacher and parents to realize enough that the abusive behavior between the children had not been effectively stopped.
If the teacher did nothing in the nickname incident, and another thing, the teacher’s handling method greatly hurt Xiao Cong.
Because the class had a small meeting and repeated small teaching actions, the teacher was angry and transferred Xiao Cong, who was sitting in the second row of the classroom, to the last row. This caused Xiao Cong, who had strong self-esteem, to be hit.
The occurrence of a single incident made Xiao Cong gradually become dumb.
And when the teacher and parents finally noticed, the ten-year-old Xiao Cong, who was originally active, no longer said a word to anyone!
What happened to the child?
Because he couldn’t communicate with others, Xiao Cong had to leave school at home.
The anxious father took him to the hospital for an examination, and the result was that the proper system was normal, and Xiao Cong’s body had no problems, but he couldn’t speak!
According to the doctor’s guidelines, his father took Xiao Cong to the psychiatric department of the local hospital for treatment, but due to various reasons, Xiao Cong only received psychological outpatient treatment, and the doctor prescribed some antidepressants for Xiao Cong to take home to take., But nothing worked.
Seeing that the originally lively, even naughty son did not say a word for two years, his father finally quit his job and took Xiao Cong to Guangzhou for medical treatment.
At the doctor’s suggestion, Xiao Cong underwent in-patient surgery and was formally undergoing psychological treatment at Guangzhou Baiyun Psychological Hospital.
”When he first arrived, Xiao Cong was very unaccustomed and often cried because of homesickness, but even crying, he just opened his mouth and couldn’t make a sound.
“Dr. Wang, who is in charge of Xiao Cong’s psychotherapy, introduced us to the situation that Xiao Cong had just been admitted to the hospital:” Considering that the child has not spoken for two years, we first checked him and found that there were no problems with the appropriate biological organs such as the vocal cords, so,We started interventional psychotherapy.
“Because this is the first time they have been exposed to such cases, doctors at Baiyun Psychological Hospital are also very cautious.
After experiencing the initial discomfort, Xiao Cong slowly got used to the changes in the environment.
Because of his young age and special condition, the hospital gave Xiao Cong more care in psychotherapy.
In addition to normal medication, the attending psychotherapist, Dr. Wang Zhengan, conducts face-to-face psychotherapy with Xiao Cong for at least an hour every day, and often brings Xiao Cong to the outdoors for light exercise and relaxation.
Worried that Xiao Cong would not speak for too long and his language function was degraded, Dr. Wang also instructed the nurse to help Xiao Cong slowly perform vocal exercises.
In a gradual and gradual environment, Xiao Cong, who had a trust in Dr. Wang and the nurse, miraculously broke the silence that lasted for two years after only one week in hospital!
”In the beginning we tried to read some small booklets to Xiao Cong. Xiao Cong stood there, looked at the booklet, and opened his mouth, but there was no sound.
We were all worried. Imagine for a while that Xiao Cong was able to make some hoarse sounds. Although it was muddy, at least, there was a sound!
We are all very happy, so we continue to encourage him . “Speaking of the scene when Xiao Cong finally began to speak, Dr. Wang was still excited:” Progressive, Xiao Cong’s appropriateness is clearer, I can hear him as a wordOne word is being read. Although he is reading very slowly, and many words cannot be heard clearly, how great a progress it is!
Now, Xiao Cong has been admitted to the hospital for almost a month. Basically, daily and less complicated communication has been achieved. Xiao Cong still loves to sing. He often sings by himself with a microphone in the activity room, right, Xiao Cong!
At this point, Dr. Wang raised his head to Xiao Cong, and Xiao Cong smiled wryly.
”Although Xiao Cong’s situation is much better than before, in fact, the underlying problem in his heart has not been truly solved.
Dr. Wang slowly put away a smile and said without limitation: “Although through this step of communication and treatment, we know some of the reasons that caused him to have a language barrier, but it is easy. This is only a small part, and it belongsPart of what happened at school, while the more profound family reasons are still unknown.
Every time I talked to Xiao Cong about things at home, he basically returned to a state of silence. Even so, when we asked him some questions about his personal feelings, he was always silent.Speaking of this, Dr. Wang showed a little helplessness: “Originally we still wanted to understand Xiao Cong’s condition at home from my parents, but because the family is far away, I haven’t met Xiao Cong’s mother so far, and his father does notAt home, many conditions are unclear.
This is a very unfavorable condition for our treatment. In the next step, we plan to take more measures to start from the family side and analyze the root cause of Xiao Cong.
Based on the preliminary judgment of the current situation, the reason why Xiao Cong did not speak for a long time was because of the stress disorder caused by peripheral external stimuli, which caused silent symptoms.
“For the treatment of Xiao Cong, although the current performance is good, Dr. Wang is still very worried:” Because of economics and some other reasons, after seeing Xiao Cong start talking, Xiao Cong’s father wanted toLet Xiao Cong be discharged home.
However, in fact, many of the root causes have not yet been identified, and Xiao Cong is still in the early stages of recovery. If the environment is changed at this time, the environment that has been protected, cared for, and taken care of by the hospital will be converted to a place with few protective measuresSocial environment, a certain school, if something similar to the nickname event, teacher punishment and other things happen again, this will probably hurt Xiao Cong more than before. If there is another accident, and then you want to recover, it will be difficult.
Therefore, we are also working hard to communicate with parents, hoping that Xiao Cong can be treated here for three months. I think such a treatment time is more suitable for Xiao Cong’s current situation.
“What is mutism?
Silence as a special symptom refers to the absence of organic lesions in the speech organs, the lack of mental development and the absence of speech.
The disease generally has no organic cause of the brain.
At present, it is thought that it is caused by mental factors acting on children with certain personality characteristics, which may be related to the following reasons-1. Children with personality characteristics before the disease?
They often have sensitive, timid, shy, lonely, fragile, and dependent personality traits. Parents of children often have personality abnormalities and mental disorders.
2. Although mature children with delayed development have acquired language function, the time to start speaking is significantly longer than that of normal children, and often accompanied by other language problems.
It is also often accompanied by other developmental disorders such as functional enuresis, functional enuresis, and some of the children’s EEG manifestations are immature EEG and other abnormal changes.
3. Children with psychosocial factors often experience emotional trauma in early years, such as family conflicts, parental disagreement, parental separation and divorce, parental abuse of children, and sudden changes in family environment. Some children are affected by family environment changes or a significantOnset after mental stimulation.
How to tell if your child is suffering from mutism?
The accurate diagnosis of mutism in children is quite difficult and requires a comprehensive examination and evaluation, including neurological examination, psychopsychological examination, hearing examination, social communication ability examination, learning ability examination, language and speech examination, and various related objective examinations.
At present, relevant experts in the United States believe that there are 5 clinical features that can be used as a basis for diagnosis. -1 “Cannot” speak in situations where verbal communication is required, but speak normally in other environments.
2. Duration of more than 1 month.
3, no speech barrier, no language problems caused by speaking foreign languages (or different dialects).
4. It is because of entering the school or changing the school, relocation or social interaction, etc. that affect the children’s life.
5, did not suffer from such autism, schizophrenia, mental retardation or other developmental disorders such as development or mental illness.
How is mutism treated?
When parents find that their child has symptoms of mutism, they must not be taken lightly. Instead, they should take the child to a professional psychotherapist for help in time. Delays may lead to the child’s illness and increase the difficulty of recovery.
At first glance, Xiao Cong, the editor’s note in front of me, is such an ordinary, but temporarily quiet child. Maybe in the next second, he will jump up like a little monkey and yell, just for the badBadly jump everyone down!
But Xiao Cong has been sitting so quietly, lowering his head slightly.
Encouraged by Dr. Wang, he finally looked up and slowly asked, “What’s your name?
“The black man, with a little dazed smile in his eyes.
When Dr. Wang asked Xiao Cong if he could tell me his experience, Xiao Cong shook his head first, but then he heard Dr. Wang say that this was done to tell more people to care about their children, protect them, and keep them from changing.When many children encountered what he had experienced before, Xiao Cong nodded immediately.
What a kind and sensible child!
After listening to Dr. Wang’s introduction to Xiao Cong’s experience, it is true that Xiao Cong was ill and had a lack of personal characteristics. However, why no one can detect it in time and make the poor child suffer for so long?
In addition to the past, there are two factors that need our serious attention.
The first is the school factor.
Once a child enters school, they spend a lot of childhood, a large part of their studies, and social interaction in the school, and the school should take important responsibility for the growth of the child.
It ‘s true that nicknames are common among children, and the teacher’s strict discipline is reasonable at the same time, but why are not sensitive teachers like Xiao Cong for years?Extra attention?
Are there too many students?
Or is the current educational purpose still to train good students who can score high marks, but ignore the healthy growth of children’s psychology?
The second factor is the family.
Indeed, the work of adults today is too busy and tired, and many parents are unable to spare more time to accompany their children to grow up, which makes the majority of the only children today more lonely, so they may cause psychological problemsIt has increased greatly. However, in the limited time spent with children, parents still judge how their children are based on their achievements. So who cares about children ‘s mental health?
Maybe Xiao Cong’s example is only a very small number of cases, but we can still see the problems reflected from it. How can we make children’s mental and physical health grow up as well?
This is still a thought-provoking question and requires the common attention of the entire society!