THINK SOCIAL. TALK SOCIAL. BE SOCIAL.
At SMC, we teach social competence resulting in social skills. Social competence refers to social, emotional, cognitive skills and behaviors that children need for successful social adaptation.
We focus on thinking not behavior. Our thinking drives our behavior. To adapt our behaviors to the social situation we must have social, emotional, and organized thinking. In building a social mind we teach:
Social attention: seeing
Social understanding: thinking
Social interpretation: appropriateness
Social interaction: doing
Our goals plans are customized to your child’s social communication profile compiled from assessments administered by a doctoral level professional.
Our interventions target three areas that comprise Social Communication Competency:
Social Language: use of language in social situations
Using language for different purposes
Changing language according to the needs of the listener
Following rules for conversations and storytelling
Social Cognition (Theory of Mind): understanding another person’s knowledge, beliefs, emotions, and intentions and using that understanding to navigate social situations
Emotional competence: emotional understanding, regulation and expression
Executive function: attention, self-monitoring, goal directed behavior, organization and planning
Social Interaction: reciprocal response and engagement
Joint attention, imitation skills, maintaining interactions, responding to social interactions with others
Have you received a recent diagnosis of autism?
Are you needing guidance on your journey with autism?
Autism Mind will change the way you live with autism.
My name is Ana Anselma, the creator of Autism Mind an equipping site providing coaching, strategies and tools for parents and caregivers.
identify your child’s learning profile
Parent training & support
strategies for living and succeeding with autism
goal directed intervention planning suited to your child’s profile
school search and classroom solutions
IEP planning, writing and meeting support
therapist and professional search
At SMC our mission is to equip children with social communication skills to connect with peers and build relationships for life.
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Here to help you figure it out
We know big journeys begin with small steps
We will guide you on your next step
And support you on your journey