Welcome to The Social Smarts Foundation, Inc.

The socially smart afterschool playdate

 

The Social Smarts Foundation, Inc. will run a weekly social skills program for children in grades K-3.

 

The program is an afterschool playdate that is facilitated by behavioral specialists. Sessions focus on acquiring social skills through cooperative building (i.e. Legos/K'NEX), popular sports, and typical playdate activities.

 

Children who have mild to moderate special needs, as well as typically developing children who may have some areas of social weakness, will benefit the most from this program.

Mission & Goals

Social Smarts mission is to provide children with an opportunity outside of school hours to learn and practice social skills with their peers.

Our Goals:

  • Help children develop stronger social skills
  • Reduce sense of loneliness and frustration in children who struggle socially
  • Increase children’s self-confidence with their peers

The Program

The Social Smarts Foundation, Inc. social skills program will run for one 60 minute session per week after school.  The program is open to children with mild to moderate special needs that are in grades K-3, and have social skills deficits.  Additionally, children with no special needs but who may need to refine their social skills are also encouraged to register. We focus on building social skills through cooperative building (i.e., Legos), sports and typical playdate activities.  Other highlights of our unique program include:
  • Low child to instructor ratio, plus additional volunteers onsite
  • Programming developed collectively by a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), Child Psychologist, behavioral therapists, parents, and teachers
  • Utilization of peer models
  • Socially proficient children will participate in the program in order to provide strong examples of appropriate play, expected behavior, and communication
  • Each program session will be customized to participants’ needs which will be determined through client intake process
  • Progress reports will be given to families
  • Recommendations will be provided to families to carry through at home