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.
Social groups consist of 2 to 5 children led by a certified therapist:
Social Competency Strategy:
Benefits for Your Child and Family:
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:
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.