The number one reason parents express interest in our program is that
their child doesn't have friends.
What we don't always realize is that the reason most neurodivergent kids struggle with friendships is that
they are unintentionally sabotaging their reputation.
Our kids have the power and the ability to
create the reputation they want for themselves!
They just need some guidance to make it happen.
Have you ever felt like you can see your child struggling, but you don't know how to help?
This is how I felt when I worked in the school system. I got called when kids were hurting others, eloping, disrupting the classroom, damaging property, etc.
I was really good at diffusing very difficult situations.
And I also started noticing all the kids who WEREN'T engaging in these extreme behaviors.
The kids who were floating from day to day, getting along with everyone but not making friends. Or struggling day to day socially rejected by their peers. Or too anxious to even talk to other kids.
I started Starfish Social Club in 2016 for these children.
The kids who were struggling to make friends.
The teens who had a reputation for being annoying.
The ones who went unnoticed because they weren't being disruptive or failing their classes.
The students who could easily go an entire day and not have a single social interaction, or who could go an entire day without a POSITIVE social interaction.
The children who couldn't seem to figure out the whole 'social' thing.
During lockdown, I very reluctantly transitioned from our in-person groups to teaching via Zoom.
You know what? It was awesome!
The kids were really engaged. They enjoyed seeing each other just as much as when they were in person. And I figured out how to teach with zero resources.
No books, no worksheets, no pencils.
And that's when my curriculum, SC3 Academy, was born.
SC3 stands for:
Now Starfish Social Club offers Zoom classes to kids all over the US (and beyond if time zones allow), and a licensing and coaching program to help people start their own social club!
I'm grateful to have found my place in the world, and I'm excited to help your kiddo do the same!
What our parents are saying...
8 weeks to a reputation reset
1. What is a reputation and why does it matter?
2. Group vs. alone behavior
3. Creating a reputation for being smart (pt. 1)
4. Creating a reputation for being smart (pt. 2)
5. Creating a reputation for being funny
6. Creating a reputation for being kind
7. Giving feedback to others
8. Receiving feedback from others
(This module is also available in a pre-recorded online version. Click orange arrow above to get access to it now!)
- Students learn what a reputation is, how it's formed, and that they can change their reputation at any time.
- Students learn how they may be sabotaging their reputation, and what they can do instead.
- Students learn strategies for creating a reputation for being smart, funny, and kind.
- Students learn how (and when) to give others social feedback, and how to receive social feedback from peers.