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June 2017

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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S-CAT® CommunicCamp in Jenkintown, PA

August 11 - August 13

Who: Children 4-11 years old with Selective Mutism, Social Anxiety and/or extreme shyness. What: S-CAT® CommuniCamp is a 3-day intensive group treatment program for children with Selective Mutism. Social Anxiety and/or extreme shyness. The purpose of this camp is for children to build the social communication skills necessary for school, the real world, and at home using Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum’s evidenced-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®) The goal: To help the child cross the bridge to social communication and speech!…

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CommuniCamp in Jenkintown, PA

August 11 - August 13

Let’s Cross the Bridge to Communication at CommuniCamp WHAT: CommuniCamp is a 3-day intensive group treatment program to help your child with Selective Mutism, social anxiety, and extreme shyness, build the social communication skills necessary for school, the real world, and at home. Using the evidence-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®) created by world-renowned Selective Mutism expert, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, we will help your child cross the bridge to social communication! Professionally trained counselors, under the direction of our lead…

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Back to School Planning for the Child with Selective Mutism – Webinar

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented By: Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum Join the expert, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, who developed the evidenced-based treatment, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), discuss strategies to help the child with Selective Mutism prepare for the upcoming school year.

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Mighty Mouth Kids Camp in New York, NY

August 28

We are eagerly awaiting the next round of our Mighty Mouth Kids Camp (MMK). MMK is our intensive behavioral treatment program for 3-9 year olds with selective mutism started by Dr. Steven Kurtz and replicated now at 10 sites in 8 cities, in 3 countries, on 2 continents! In addition to kids extensively practicing their brave talking, we added a live parent coaching component to the parent training, where parents actually practice using the skills they learn while they are…

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