Selective Mutism, Anxiety, & Related Disorders Treatment Center (SMart Center)

International expert Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum and her dedicated Support and Research staff provide a supportive, comprehensive center that addresses the needs of the child and young adult with selective mutism (SM) or other social communication issues.

Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® or (S-CAT)® is the evidenced-based treatment program that Dr. Shipon-Blum developed from her work with more than 6,000 children/teens and adults worldwide. The SMart Center is the only treatment facility in the world that offers Dr. Shipon-Blum’s proven S-CAT® Program. SM and social communication issues are all we treat – all day, every day!

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SM, social anxiety/shyness, social communication (pragmatic) disorder, and other social communication disorders are widely misunderstood. As a result, children and adults suffering from these issues are frequently misdiagnosed and mismanaged.

The SMart Center gives those affected by these challenges—and their families—a place to feel safe, at home, and understood. Because we specialize in treating these disorders, we are able to provide accurate evaluations and testing results to make the necessary treatment recommendations for at home, within the school environment as well as the real world.

In addition to evaluation and treatment, the SMart Center offers an array of productsservices and events for parents, treating professionals, researchers and educators to help educate and promote the awareness and understanding of SM and other social communication challenges.