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In Logan, the titular Logan along with Professor X and Laura are traveling when they stop to help the Munsons, a family of farmers. Throughout the encounter, Logan and the others keep their true identity secret. The family offers them food and shelter and during dinner, it's clear that Laura is not normal as she eats with her hands at first and does not talk.

I figured that the family would have just assumed that Laura was developmentally challenged, especially since Charles Xavier (ostensibly Laura's grandfather) talked about running a special needs school. But apparently the father knew from her behavior that what she was a mutant since he asked Logan:

How long has she been a mutant?

Since Laura didn't exhibit any of her mutant powers, what made him think that she was indeed a mutant?

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They didn't think she was a mutant, they thought she was mute.

The conversation went like this:

Screenshot from the Final Shooting Draft of the Screenplay for "Logan". Depicts the conversation below.

WILL
How long’s your girl been that way?
(off Logan’s look)
Mute.
LOGAN
Since... well.. the beginning.
-Mangold, J. (Writer, Director), Green, M. (Writer) and Frank, S. (Writer). Logan. Final Shooting Draft Screenplay. August 2016.

because Laura didn't say a word during the meal.

I thought I misheard it too, but in the scene she does nothing that would suggest she has a mutation.

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    This is correct, I watched the movie the other day and that's exactly how it went. – Möoz Mar 5 '17 at 21:10
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    In fact, having now read the screenplay I can confirm that this is 100% correct. – Möoz Nov 21 '17 at 2:08

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