Dr. Sandra Savinelli and Ana Anselma
The Social Mind Center’s mission is to improve the lives of extraordinary families and children by equipping them with social competence such as communication to make connections and build relationships for life.
At SMC we are experts in identifying a learning profile to improve instruction and skills development. We are truly a team committed to instructing extraordinary minds to find their voice, purpose and place in the world.
At SMC, we teach social competence resulting in social skills. Social competence refers to social, emotional, and cognitive skills and behaviors that children need for successful social adaptation across environments.
Our focus at SMC is on thinking not behavior. Thinking drives behavior. To adapt our behaviors to the social situation we must have social, emotional, and organized thinking. In building a social mind we teach:
NEW Executive Skills Groups: Organized thinking, working and living. Providing a road map to academic success for both parents and child. This group sessions incorporate parent training. Group is Monday’s at 5:00pm throughout the year additional classes during breaks and summer. Groups focus:
I AM! Empowering and connecting girls to the issues and solutions to succeed in middle & high school. Starting January, 10th 2018 and continuous all year every, Wednesday’s 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Social Outings for Adults (SOfA) and Exceptional Dating
SOfA game night is a group activity for anyone interested in hanging out and having a good time. Cost: Free
Social Competency Strategy:
An individual intervention plan, including assessment and goals is developed for each child. Progress reporting ever 12-16 sessions. Intervention is structured and focused.
An intake social communication interview identifies the child’s area of weakness to be targeted in group or individual session. Schedule an intake interview today!
Steps to social group placement:
Individual Speech and Language sessions. Providing services at center and schools.
Social Communication Groups:
Counseling & Coaching – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) changing patterns of thinking or behavior leading to problem solving and new coping strategies to manage:
Reading Comprehension and Writing programming:
All our individual interventions and therapist work toward building the social competency skills to build independence and relationships.
We Understand your extraordinary child. The Social Mind Center will develop a plan to equip your child with the tools to acquire social, emotional, and academic success.