WeSpeak is our signature intensive treatment program for 10-14 year olds with selective mutism, developed based on the high need and demand for services for teens and tweens still suffering from SM.
WeSpeak is thrilled to respond to the high demand for and meet the needs of older children with selective mutism (SM) and their parents by being the first ever program to off a curriculum-based group intensive treatment for this population.
WeSpeak has changed the lives of tweens and teens with SM from all over the US and parts of Canada.
Children prepare videos about themselves, like the one at the left, in advance of coming to WeSpeak to get them used to communicating with their peers.
Knowing the extent to which tweens/teens with SM and their families are suffering, our WeSpeak mission has been three-fold:
- Better understand the unique profiles and factors associated with tweens/teens with SM, and equip parents, schools, and other providers with that knowledge through public education and conference presentations;
- Use empirically-supported approaches and data-driven program evaluation to develop an intervention that will build kids’ and parents’ confidence and skills in conquering their SM; and
- Train other providers in the treatment and techniques so that the treatment is more easily accessible to more kids in need.
Contact the SM Intensive Program Coordinator directly at 212.658.0110 ext. 124 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.