Thursday, June 04, 2009

Communication Magic with sports helps Mute Boy Find His Voice

Orlando Magic Helps Mute Boy Find His Voice - ABC News: "While most Orlando Magic fans come to the games to see the action, all Izzy Rodriguez wants to do is listen to his son speak. It's a sound he thought he might never hear.
Diagnosed with an anxiety disorder called selective mutism, Ryan Rodriguez had never spoken more than a word or two while his preschool classmates chatted up a storm. But that changed one night when Ryan caught a Magic game on television and started pointing.
'He sat there and kept going, 'Me, me, play, play,' Rodriguez told 'Good Morning America. 'So I turn around and I do crazy things.'"

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