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:
Science Social Group
STEAM Projects plus Social Competency!
Focus on working in groups: Level 2 of our social competency curriculum
NEW Executive Skills Online Class starting April 30th Monday’s at 5:30pm!
Organized thinking a road map to academic and self-management success for both parent and child. Group sessions incorporate parent training.
Classes are in modules of 8 sessions. Prior to commencement of class an assessment will help us make recommendation on which module to prioritize.
Join us starting May 2nd on Wednesday’s 4:30pm!
Social Mind Center’s programming for girls geared to helping girls define their own future. Empowering and connecting teenage girls to the issues and solutions to succeed as leaders in the 21st century.
Social Outings for Adults (SOfA)
SOfA Game Night is a group activity for anyone over 18 interested in hanging out, meeting some new people and having a good time. We play a variety of board games, card games and group Xbox/PS4 games.
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.