Welcome to the Social Mind Center, where we focus on building social minds!!!!

Dr. Sandra Savinelli, Clinical Director and Ana Anselma Administrative Director

The Social Mind Center’s mission is to equip children with social communication skills to connect with peers and build relationships for life.

Social Communication Groups

Our social communication groups are available are from preschool through high school and follow a social language and perspective-taking curriculum that gives children the skills to connect with others and build relationships through flexible thinking. Some children miss social cues and misperceive body language. We offer coaching and direct experience that leads to cognitive, social and emotional development.

Social communication groups can benefit any child struggling with building relationships, communication, and/or peer collaboration.

Group Format:

Social groups consist of 2 to 5 children led by a certified therapist:

  • Group ages range from 4 to 18. We have preschool and high school teenage groups
  • 1 hour session once a week Monday thru Thursday
  • Cost is $80.00 a session
  • Weekly topics:
    • social lessons
    • collaborative experience
    • conversational skills
    • relationship development
    • interaction skills
    • problem solving
    • emotional understanding and understanding other people’s perspective

Social Competency Strategy:

  • Build & expand social perspective (thinking about others and what are thinking)
  • Build & expand social language (socially acceptable words & body posture)

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Benefits for Your Child and Family:

  • Making Friends & Keeping Friends
  • Working in Groups
  • Excelling in Team Sports
  • Playing Well with Others
  • Resolving Conflicts/Social Problem Solving
  • Self-Advocacy /Bullying Solutions
  • Developing Shy & Gifted Kids
  • Turning Around Social Anxiety

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

We teach social communication skills in social groups and work with children individually when their speech, language and communication skills are still evolving. We offer individual intervention for children who may be facing a wide range of challenges:

  1. Assessments
  2. Speech & Language
  3. Occupational Therapy
  4. Individual Counseling and Coaching
  5. Classroom Support
  6. Teacher Training
  7. Parent or Care-giver Training & Support
  8. Intervention Planning

Cogmed Services

Cogmed Working Memory Training

The Social Mind Center is a proud provider of the Cogmed Working Memory Training program.

Cogmed is a working memory and attention training program designed to improve working memory in people with attention or working memory issues.

Developed by Torkel Klingberg, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, this program was shown to help about 75 to 80 percent of kids — specifically, in reducing inattention and hyperactivity.

Enrollment is easy and pain-free.

Contact Dr. Savinelli today!

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We Understand

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.

What we believe:

  • We believe that language is what connects us to the world and others. We believe that the limitations of your language are the limits of your world (Ludwig Wittgenstein).
  • We believe every child is more than a diagnosis and a sum of their weaknesses.

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Contact Information

University Office Park
5400 S. University Drive, L605
Davie, Florida 33328