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.
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.