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School-Based Services


We offer multiple professional services within the school environment.


Web Conferencing OR Webinar:
Workshops, seminars, roundtable discussions, in-service trainings, 1.5-3 hour presentations where our staff presents long distance to YOU!

Benefit: Most cost-effective! No travel costs!

Perfect for:
  • Schools interested in in-service trainings and workshops,
  • Roundtable workshops for groups of parents, treating professionals, school personnel
*Continuing Education credits available for select professionals

S-CAT® School Consultation: 
This service, conducted by phone or web conferencing, is designed to aid in the support and coaching of school professionals working with a patient of the SMart Center.

This is an opportunity for an open dialogue with our clinical team to promote understanding of the child/teen's social communication challenges; recommended strategies for increased social communication; and how adjustments can be made given the needs of the specific school. We can also discuss 504 or IEP plans during these consultations.

Typically 30- to 60-minutes in length, this consultation also includes a professional review of our school assessment form and a clinical summary report.

Professional Consultation:
This service is designed to support school professionals working with a student, child or adolescent with selective mutism or other social communication challenges who is not currently a patient at the SMart Center.

Conducted in Q&A format, our trained clinicians speak with you about the child/teen's social communication challenges and recommended strategies and approaches. We can discuss 504 or IEP plans during these consultations as well. Note: This session is intended to provide overall guidance and does not replace a formal evaluation and treatment program. 

The initial session includes pre-appointment assessment review of school/parent feedback forms and one hour session by phone or web conferencing. Ongoing sessions are typically one hour in length as well.
    On-Site School Observation & Training:
    Our trained clinician will observe a child or teen with social communication challenges in their classroom setting, and then meet with school personnel to discuss findings and suggest school-based accommodations and interventions.

    Available for schools in parts of PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE. Webinars available for other locations!
    *Continuing Education credits available for select professionals

    Selective Mutism "In the School" Training:
    This training is designed for schools looking for a general educational seminar to better understand and assist students with selective mutism. Training can be done via either in-person or web-conferencing, and can be done hourly, for a half-day, or a full day.

    Through this training, school professionals will learn behaviors indicative of selective mutism; contributing factors; how to assess and evaluate a mute child; how our S-CAT program can help, and what interventions and accommodations can be used to promote communication within the school setting. 

        Webinars and Workshops are also available!


        For further information contact us.

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