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Brave Buddies 2012 Summer Program

Monday, August 20, 2012

92nd Street Y Nursery School
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Week-long program runs August 20th through August 24th

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The Brave BuddiesSM 2012 summer program is a one-week intensive evidence-based treatment program designed to prepare children with selective mutism (SM) for school. Using a simulated classroom, the program offers ample opportunity for the positive practice of "brave talking," or verbal participation.

Directed by Dr. Steven Kurtz, Brave Buddies was developed from a wealth of research and clinical experience confirming that intensive behavioral interventions in both simulated and real-life situations are very effective in treating SM in young children. In addition, gains made by children in this intensive program occur at a dramatically faster rate than in traditional weekly treatment sessions.

August 20-24th, 2012

92nd Street Y Nursery School
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128


  • Children diagnosed with selective mutism (SM) between the ages of 4 and 8 are invited to join the Brave Buddies week-long session. Younger and older children will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Cost: $2,500 


Click here to apply for the Brave Buddies week-long program, or for a Brave Buddies session.

Priority is given to families already receiving treatment from Dr. Kurtz and his clinical team. Enrollment is otherwise determined on a first-registered, first-served basis.

For a flyer on the Brave Buddies program, click here.

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