Phone: 301.593.6554


CCC_kids CCC™ Kids Camp is a 5-day camp experience that provides intensive behavioral treatment for children ages 4 to 8 who are diagnosed with SM and/or severe social anxiety. Participating in the CCC™ camp gives children the opportunity for a more successful transition to the new school year as they build successes with brave talking. The CCC™ Kids Camp is a structured experience in which children participate in a variety of engaging activities including outdoor sports, arts and crafts, and music. We also simulate typical classroom activities such as circle time, morning meeting, and center work. These activities provide children with hands on practice in verbal participation in a safe, school-like environment. Children receive individualized goal setting and support through work with a one to one counselor and positive feedback and rewards to increase their brave behavior. “The CCC Camp is modeled after the intensive week-long program developed by Dr. Steven Kurtz.”

Camp includes:

  • 25 hours of effective treatment completed in only one week
  • Each child receives individualized treatment with his/her own trained counselor
  • A variety of fun and engaging activities for children to practice brave talking with new children and adults

The CCC™ Kids Camp is co-directed by Drs. Kelly O’Brien and Veronica Raggi who have extensive expertise in the treatment of SM and social anxiety. For more information, please contact our intake coordinator at (301) 593-6554, ext. 24 or 40.

WHEN: AUGUST 13, 2018- AUGUST 17, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm

Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC Chevy Chase, MD


Registration Form: Registration Form: PDF.

During the school year, we also offer half-day group opportunities in the community for continued practice with brave talking with children and adults in new settings. Please contact our intake coordinator at the number listed above for more information. Parents of campers say that the small group and individual attention helped their children make tremendous progress in brave talking and other challenges. Parents liked the simulated classroom setting and numerous opportunities for children to generalize brave talking to a variety of activities and people. Parents reported large boosts in their children’s self-confidence after participating in the program. They feel our program is a helpful transition into the new school year!....... And children say the program is fun!

Cool, Confident and Courageous Groups: Building Socialization Skills and Brave Speech in Children with Severe Social Anxiety and/or Selective Mutism

Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is pleased to offer two, 8-week groups for children with selective mutism this fall. The focus of these groups is on the continued practice and reinforcement of brave speech and social interaction with peers and adults in a fun and safe setting. The preschool/kindergarten group will be held weekly at 3:30pm on Mondays. The 1st through 3rd grade group will be held weekly at 5:45pm on Thursdays. Groups will meet for 1 hour each session and run for 8 weeks. Groups will be held at our Chevy Chase location at 8401 Connecticut Ave., Suite 1120, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Group rates are $100 per session. We require a $120 registration fee (which includes a $20 supply fee.) $100 of the registration fee will be applied towards payment of your final group session. For families new to our practice, children must first participate in an intake session to reinforce verbal interactions with our instructor prior to the start of group. If you would like to register, please email Dr. Veronica Raggi at or leave a detailed message with your name and contact information for Dr. Raggi at 301-593-6554, ext 57.