A Chat with Starfish Social Club
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At Starfish Social Club, we provide social lessons, social groups, and academic support to children and adults with unique learning needs. We focus on teaching the 'why' behind the 'what', both socially and academically in order to build authentic abilities as opposed to memorized skills.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Students with social challenges often do not receive appropriate interventions designed to address their unique needs. These social challenges affect academic success as well. Seeing students struggle through school with unmet needs prompted the creation of Starfish Social Club.
What do you love most about your job?
The best part of what we do is helping students become more aware of the social world around them, which is the key to socially appropriate behavior. The second best part is helping parents and teachers understand why their kids do the things they do!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I have a student who plays on a basketball team. Last year he had no awareness of his teammates. He just floated up and down the court. This year, he is actually playing as a part of the team! He understands how to think about others and how to adjust his behavior accordingly. Huge win!