Virtual Consultations for Selective Mutism
If you live far from the SMart Center and are in need of an evaluation or treatment plan, please consider our web-conferencing options! 2/3 of our patients are out-of-state! Many even travel from abroad to receive S-CAT® treatment services and attend S-CAT® programs for Selective Mutism.
We have two options for families who are interested in treatment via web-conferencing:
- Make a one-time visit to the SMart Center for your initial intensive program (either individual or group, CommuniCamp™) then follow-up via web once every 3-6 weeks!
- Schedule an initial virtual consultation with one of our SM experts so that we can train and coach parents, school professionals, and/or treating professionals on ways to help a specific child/student with SM.
Our virtual consults are through WebEx. This platform is a user-friendly video conferencing system that allows our staff to evaluate your child and consult with parents. WebEx allows us to share documents such as handouts, diagrams and treatment goals/games during the session!
Recent parent comments about their web-based consult:
“We felt like we were right in the office! Thank you Dr. E! So great to meet you! Our child is thriving after only a few consults with you! This is amazing since our daughter was in therapy for 5 yrs prior to meeting you. This is a dream come true for us!” -Michelle Kay
“We were not able to travel to the SMart Center but were thrilled to learn you offered Web consults. We were skeptical this may not be ideal for our son since he has a tough time opening up to people. Your down to earth personality (And showing off Mr. B, your pug) did wonders for Jason! We are well on our way and Jason is super proud of himself! Thank you for your dedication to our kids. We are eternally grateful” -Heather Skipp
Please contact our staff to discuss your long-distance evaluation and follow-up consults. We can then personalize to meet your needs!