August 2019 CommuniCamp™ Intensive Group Treatment & Parent Training Program
August 23 @ 6:30 pm - August 26 @ 2:00 pm
CommuniCamp™ is a 3+ day Intensive Group Treatment and Parent Training Program to help children and teens ages 3-17 (at every level of communication e.g. shut-down and non-communicative, nonverbal, somewhat communicative, etc.) with Selective Mutism, social anxiety, and extreme shyness speak in school and other social settings. Based on 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 child, tween, or teen build the social communication skills necessary for school, the real world, and at home.
The CommuniCamp™ Mission is two-fold: 1) treatment in small, peer-groups in a school for children and teens and 2) parent education, training, and support seminars:
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 two-to-three campers on social comfort and confidence to instill social confidence, increase communication, and facilitate learning of coping skills using S-CAT® based strategies 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.
Parent Training, Education, and Support Seminars:
While campers undergo treatment, we simultaneously provide 15 hours of intensive parent education, training, and breakout support sessions so parents can immerse themselves in the world of Selective Mutism and learn strategies, ask questions, share stories, receive support, and feel confident implementing the goals, strategies, and interventions the entire family learned at camp, at home.
100% of parents rated CommuniCamp as “excellent” and 100% of the parents highly recommend it to others!
WHEN IS IT?
- June 21-24, 2019 (click here to apply for June 2019 CommuniCamp)
- July 19-22, 2019 (click here to apply for July 2019 CommuniCamp)
- August 23-26, 2019 (click here to apply for August 2019 CommuniCamp)
WHO CAN APPLY? New and established patients! Children and teens ages 3-17-years-old with Selective Mutism, Social Anxiety, and/or Extreme Shyness (and their families!)
HOW DOES IT WORK? The process for new families to join CommuniCamp™ is simple! Visit www.CommuniCamp.org for enrollment and pricing!