Dr. Crutchfield

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What is selective mutism?


Some children show a complete shutdown of communication and a total inability to speak. In other children, their communication may turn into a whisper to people they feel extremely comfortable with, or, if possible, they may physically abandon the area and hide until they feel safe and more secure. Some parents describe their children as being extremely timid or shy, and some experts think that selective mutism is on the extreme end of the social shyness scale. Continue Reading →

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Healthcare directives are good for everyone


What would happen to you if you were in an accident or sick or if you were just getting older an unable to communicate effectively about the type of health care you wanted? Unfortunately, if you don’t take the time to plan for this type of situation your medical care might be left up to someone else who may not have a good idea of what medical care you would or would not want in a challenging medical situation. Continue Reading →

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