At Courageous Kids Camp, our experienced therapists specialize in treating Selective Mutism.
They know how to ease your child’s fears and get them talking more comfortably in more situations.
This intensive three-day camp can help:
- Decrease your child’s fear about talking in front of certain people
- Prepare them for the challenges of school in the fall
- Teach parents specific strategies to help both in and out of school
- Decrease school anxiety
In a pseudo-school day, we use fun activities common to the classroom to build confidence and approach speaking. Each child has an adult counselor to work on their specific goals, meaning they will get one-on-one attention the entire time. There is circle time, a guest storyteller, movement and music, playground time, field trips, and Show and Tell. We always use a systematic, positive approach with praise and rewards, and a daily trip to the Prize Store.
Research on short-term, intensive camps for treating Selective Mutism suggests that it is an effective, efficient method of treatment. The camp uses principles of Exposure Therapy, a proven treatment technique for all kinds of anxiety, including Selective Mutism. Our therapists have extensive training and specialized experience in using this treatment. Exposure Therapy typically gets excellent results for kids with anxiety and Selective Mutism.