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May 2017

Summer Vacation Series 2 of 4 – Webinar

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Vacation Series (4 Parts) Thursday May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Session 1: Ways to Maximize Socialization and Communication with Peers Over the Summer Session 2: Strategies for ‘Speech’ When Visiting with Relatives & Friends Session 3: Summer Camp Session 4: How to Minimize Anxiety While Traveling & Vacationing Away From Home

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June 2017

Summer Vacation Series 3 of 4 – Webinar

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Vacation Series (4 Parts) Thursday May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Session 1: Ways to Maximize Socialization and Communication with Peers Over the Summer Session 2: Strategies for ‘Speech’ When Visiting with Relatives & Friends Session 3: Summer Camp Session 4: How to Minimize Anxiety While Traveling & Vacationing Away From Home

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Summer Vacation Series 4 of 4 – Webinar

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Vacation Series (4 Parts) Thursday May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Session 1: Ways to Maximize Socialization and Communication with Peers Over the Summer Session 2: Strategies for ‘Speech’ When Visiting with Relatives & Friends Session 3: Summer Camp Session 4: How to Minimize Anxiety While Traveling & Vacationing Away From Home

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Brave Buddies Program One Day Session in New York, NY

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages three to eight with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.” Prior to attending Brave Buddies, children participate in lead-in sessions, which introduce them to the staff they will be working with and help them practice brave talking. Brave Buddies is offered…

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What is Selective Mutism? A Guide to Helping Parents, Educators, & Treatment Professionals Understand SM as a Social Communication Anxiety Disorder – Webinar

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Too often SM is misunderstood. This 1-hour webinar will debunk any common misdiagnoses and will introduce SM as more than just not speaking. You will learn why SM is best understood as a Social Communication Anxiety Disorder and how this completely changes the mode of treatment.

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July 2017

Parenting Support: When our Focus is on Helping Our Child with SM, Who is Supporting Us? – Webinar

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented By: Jennifer Brittingham Parents often experience many emotions when learning their child is having difficulties. There is an emotional toll taken during the information seeking phase, confirmation of diagnosis, and especially during the treatment phase. Join in our discussion of these various emotional stages, recognizing our triggers, and ways to receive support so that we can continue to be our child’s best advocate.

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Resilience Camp in Layton, UT

July 17 - July 21

Intensive outpatient treatment for children with Selective Mutism Resilience Camp is an intensive outpatient program designed to help children with SM learn resilience and gain confidence in their speaking abilities.  The program is designed to simulate a classroom setting with small groups of peers. The children attend the day camp and are gradually exposed to typical situations (ordering food at a restaurant, asking/answering questions in a group, playing games with peers etc.) in a safe and supportive environment that rewards them for their…

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WeSpeak One Week Session in New York City, NY

July 24 - July 28

WeSpeak is our group intensive treatment program for 10-14 year olds with selective mutism. WeSpeak is a simulated school setting based on the structure, expectation, and demands of older children with SM. It is developmentally matched to the cognitive and social levels of the older kids – filling a gap in the SM camp services offered to younger children through our Mighty Mouth Kids, which was developed by SM pioneer Dr. Steven Kurtz. We use the exact same underlying behavioral…

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August 2017

Courageous Kids Camp in Denver, CO

August 4 - August 6

Three-day intensive camp for Selective Mutism. Courageous Kids Camp will take place at Anxiety Solutions of Denver. The camp is run by Dr. Claire Dean Sinclair and Sheila Lepkin, MA, NCSP. Call 303-912-9143 or Anxiety Solutions of Denver for more information. srlepkin@gmail.com

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Brave Buddies Program 5-Day Program in New York, NY

August 7 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 2:00 pm

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages three to eight with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.” Prior to attending Brave Buddies, children participate in lead-in sessions, which introduce them to the staff they will be working with and help them practice brave talking. Brave Buddies is offered…

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