He has always been reserved/quiet/shy with strangers, even family he doesn't see regularly.
He will talk and play with his younger cousin, and one other family friend the same age, and also his Nana and her best friend *that invested a LOT of time to gain his trust.
He is homeschooled, but has been in sports, VBS, Awana, church, ect. No interaction with anyone, but he does play the games/soccer/baseball/tennis. There are stories on the Parents of SM kids Facebook group of 15 year olds that have NEVER spoken to people outside the immediate family, even in school. Therapy didn't work. :( So more people/school isn't necessarily the answer.
He is now in therapy, and we hope to start speech therapy soon, too. We pray these can help him 'find his Brave' as the SM community says, and ways to overcome those nameless, choking fears. Please be in prayer for him, he's almost 10.