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Frequently Asked Questions

Superkids as found a new home at the

Southfield Center for Development in

Darien! For information on their

September programs, please call

203-203-7654 or go to

southfieldcenter.com/superkids

How do you compose the groups?

Does coming for an intake interview guarantee my child a spot in a group? 

Will my child feel stigmatized by attending a group?

How do I describe the group to my child?

Do you form a relationship with my child's school?

What is the group fee?

Will insurance cover the group fee?

How do I register my child for a group?


Will my child fit in?

If you are interested in having your child join a SuperKids group we will schedule an intake interview with you and your child. Typically, the intake is 45 minutes long and gives your family the opportunity to meet us, see where groups take place and address any concerns you have. It also gives us the opportunity to assess your child's needs and determine which of our groups provides the best "fit." (see fee information below for intake fee)

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How do you compose the groups?

Many factors influence group composition: chronological age, school grade, emotional developmental level, social skill level and reason for attending the group. Because a lot of the group work involves the leaders breaking down the social skills in order to teach them to the children in a way that makes sense, we place children together who need to work on similiar skills at a similiar level. In this way we insure that both individual and group goals are being met. We are very careful in the way we compose groups, as the group dynamic plays a large role in the groups' opportunity for growth and success. top

Does coming for an intake interview guarantee my child a spot in a group?

Not necessarily. When we meet your child we are determining their social skill level in order to place them with children who are working on developing the same skills. Sometimes we need to work with children individually until they are ready to go into a group. Sometimes a child's skill level is too high or low for the groups we have available. This is one reason we do a "pre-screening" on the phone. We only like to set up the intake interview when we are reasonably certain we have something to offer your child. We can't be completely certain until we meet your child though. If we don't have a group to offer your child right away and don't feel like individual therapy would benefit them we will put him or her on a waiting list until we have a good match.

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Will my child feel stigmatized by attending a group?

In our experience, we have found that group members quickly feel comfortable due to the playful, fun and supportive atmosphere of the groups. SuperKids groups are often the only place outside the home these children and teens can express their feelings and receive peer support.

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How do I describe the group to my child?

This depends on your child's age and level of self-awareness. There are many ways to describe our groups: a playgroup, a friendship group, and a social skills group. When you set up your intake appointment on the phone, we can discuss what will work best for your child.

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Do you form a relationship with my child's school?

We are available to get involved with schools to whatever degree parents wish. For additional fees we can write reports, attend special education (PPT and CSE) meetings at schools, and collaborate with teachers and school staff. School teams can often integrate our assessments and feedback to better serve the needs of your child.top

What is the group fee?

The initial intake is a 45-minute meeting with you and your child. The fee for the intake is $125, payable at the time of intake. The school-year program  is $1,425 which includes 15 one-hour groups (this can be broken down into three payments of $475). 

The 6-week summer programs are priced as follows: Pre-K-2nd grade one hour twice-a-week program costs $1,140. 3rd-graders - High school one and a half hour twice-a-week program costs $1,710.   top

Will insurance cover the group fee?

We do not accept insurance. However, please check with your insurance company to find out if you can be reimbursed for the group fee. Reimbursement would be covered by out-of-network mental health benefits. Contact us if you would like an information sheet with SuperKids information that you may need to provide to your insurance company when you call them to see if you can be reimbursed for this service. We will supply an invoice marked paid upon payment.

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How do I register my child for a group?

Call us at 866-944-9558 to do an initial phone interview - if it looks like we have an appropriate spot for your child, we will set up an intake appointment.

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SuperKids, with offices in Ridgefield, Norwalk, Milford, and Guilford CT, helps children, teens, and adults develop social skills through weekly groups, with special summer sessions. Therapists are trained to work with Asperger's disorder, autism, pervasive developmental delay, selective mutism, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and ADD. ©2010. All rights reserved.