During the early stages of treatment, nonverbal communication such as pointing, nodding, and use of pictures to express needs, can be encouraged and rewarded.
Though some may fear that allowing nonverbal communication will enable the mutism to continue, many therapists believe it is a necessary step for most children with mutism to overcome their communication anxiety in a step-by-step manner.
Either of these two possibilities may show up in your verbal and nonverbal communication with the opposite sex.
Understanding the types of nonverbal communication people exhibit can help you understand the difference between what people say and how they really feel.
In this expert interview with Maryann Karinch, learn about nonverbal communication as it relates to dating and learn how you can use it to improve your relationships.