JENKINTOWN, Pa., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Selective Mutism, Anxiety, and Related Disorders Treatment Center,
CommuniCamp™ helps children and teens between the ages of three and 17 with selective mutism, social communication anxiety, and related disorders speak in school to teachers and peers, teaches coping skills to ease anxiety in group settings, and facilitates confidence and motivation to "get the words out." Based on world-renowned philosophies from Selective Mutism specialist Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum's evidence-based treatment approach, S-CAT® (Social Communication Anxiety Treatment®), CommuniCamp™ helps build comfort, confidence, and social communication in all settings of a child's life. CommuniCamp™ has dual missions:
1. Intensive Group Treatment: Over the course of a three-day weekend (5 hours/day, 15 hours total), our professionally trained counselors, under the direction of our lead clinicians, work directly with campers on social comfort and confidence to instill social confidence, increase communication, and facilitate learning of coping skills using S-CAT® strategies, activities, and interventions using each camper's individual baseline for social communication. Through these strategies and by removing the expectation for speech and respecting each camper's baseline, our campers see and hear themselves communicating confidently in a peer-group school setting which translates to their school environment when they get home. 2. Parent Education, Training, and Support Sessions: While campers undergo treatment, we simultaneously provide 5 hours/day, 15 hours total of intensive parent education, training, and breakout support sessions so families can immerse themselves in the world of Selective Mutism, ask questions, share stories, receive support, and feel confident implementing the interventions, goals, and strategies learned at CommuniCamp™ as soon as you get home.
Why choose CommuniCamp™?
Learn more and enroll your child or teen in one of our Summer 2019 group treatment and training programs for Selective Mutism by visiting http://www.CommuniCamp.org. To request more information, email CommuniCamp(at)SelectiveMutismCenter(dot)org.
To effectively overcome Selective Mutism and all anxieties, a child needs to be involved in a treatment program, such as the evidenced-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®). Developed by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, this holistic or "whole-person" treatment approach is designed to reduce anxiety, build self-esteem, increase social comfort, confidence, and communication in all settings. As a physician, Dr. Shipon-Blum views Selective Mutism as a social communication anxiety disorder of which mutism is merely a symptom. The key to an effective treatment plan is understanding factors into the development and maintenance of Selective Mutism as well as understanding a child's baseline stage of social communication. Then, working as a team, the treatment professional, parents, school staff members, and the child all work together to help the child build the coping skills to combat anxious feelings and to progress across the Social Communication Bridge©.
Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum ("Dr. E") is the President and Director of the SMart Center, the Founder and Director Emeritus of the Selective Mutism Association (SMA), the Director of the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI), and a parent of a child who overcame Selective Mutism. Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum and her expert clinical staff have successfully treated over 6,000 children, teens, and young adults worldwide using S-CAT". For more information about Dr. Shipon-Blum, S-CAT®, and the comprehensive treatment services offered at the SMart Center, visit http://www.SelectiveMutismCenter.org.
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