Upcoming CommuniCamp™ Dates:

Late August 2022 CommuniCamp™

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - August 22 @ 2:00 pm

October 2022 CommuniCamp™

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - October 10 @ 2:00 pm

CommuniCamp™ for Teens

Sound On to hear Dr. E speak about our CommuniCamp™ for Teens program!

For tweens/teens 12-17 years old. (Some exceptions can be made for 18 and 19-year-olds upon clinician approval).

It can often be challenging for older children and teenagers with Selective Mutism and social anxiety to agree to participate in a group treatment program like CommuniCamp™. This is a widespread barrier to treatment, so rest assured you and your child are not alone!

CommuniCamp™ for Teens delivers the motivation for success and will address all aspects of life, including (but not limited to):

  • Starting and joining conversations.
  • Making friends.
  • Participating in class.
  • Job interview skills.
  • Text/email/social media.
  • Asking others for help.
  • Standing up for themselves.
  • Talking to strangers (like servers) without anxiety.
  • Initiating conversations with strangers.
  • Building self-confidence.
  • Understanding themselves.

As a result, our teenage participants gain the tools and language to reflect on their social communication difficulties and identify specific and meaningful goals that they would like to achieve.

There is no restriction based on a teen’s social communication level (i.e., Camper’s communication levels range from shut-down and non-communicative, to nonverbal and somewhat communicative, to verbal).

Based on the SMart Center’s 20+ years of experience treating Selective Mutism using Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), the evidence-based treatment approach created by world-renowned Selective Mutism expert, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, we will help your tween or teen build the social communication skills necessary for school, the real world, and at home.

9 Reasons Why Teens Should Participate in CommuniCamp: