CommuniCamp™ Treatment Program for Children with Selective Mutism Scheduled on Oct. 7-9 at SMart Center Near Philadelphia

The Selective Mutism Anxiety and Related Disorders Treatment (SMart Center) will host its CommuniCamp™ treatment program for children with Selective Mutism the weekend of October 7-9 (Columbus Day) at its center in Jenkintown, near Philadelphia. CommuniCamp™ is an intensive group treatment program for children between the ages of 4 and 12 with Selective Mutism. The three-day program is designed to help children with SM build confidence and social communication skills in everyday settings.

Jenkintown, PA, September 10, 2017 --( Two earlier CommuniCamp™ programs this year were sold out and drew families from throughout the United States and internationally. To enroll in the October 2017 CommuniCamp™ group therapy program, visit.

What makes the CommuniCamp™ program so special?

CommuniCamp™ is based on the proven, evidenced-based S-CAT® (Social Communication Anxiety Treatment®) approach pioneered by SMart Center Director Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, which has been used to successfully treat more than 5,000 children around the world.

Families travel from around the world to learn from top experts in the field.

CommuniCamp is for parents too. Parents will receive intensive education and support sessions each day of the camp.

Parents will receive written information and learn step by step strategies to help their child in the real world, home with guests and within the school setting.

Unlike some camps, children do not have to be verbal with any adults to attend the SMart Center CommuniCamp™ program.

All families who attended past CommuniCamps recommended the camp to others.

During camp, children will connect with other children who feel as they do. Working with trained counselors and clinicians, children will participate in game playing and hands on activities, where children will learn step by step strategies to improve communication.

About the Selective Mutism Anxiety Research & Treatment Center
The Selective Mutism Anxiety & Related Disorders Treatment Center (SMart Center) specializes in research and treatment of selective mutism and other social communication disorders. Directed by international expert and researcher Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, who pioneered cost-effective treatments of selective mutism, the center offers its proven, evidenced-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), which has helped thousands of children overcome selective mutism and related social communication disorders. For more information about Dr. Shipon-Blum, S-CAT, and the comprehensive treatment services offered at the SMart Center, visit

Selective mutism is a complex anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as the school. When not properly treated, SM can wreak havoc on a child’s academic success and can persist into teenage and adult years, creating lifelong social communications issues.

The Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® and S-CAT® are registered trademarks and CommuniCamp is a trademark of the Selective Mutism Anxiety & Related Disorders Treatment Center (SMart Center).
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Alexandra Talarico