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HBC Detectives

Social Skills Program

A Fun and interactive Way to Help Your Child Learn New Social Skills

HBC Detectives is a fun and interactive program for children aged 8 to 13 who want to improve their social skills. During this interactive program, the detectives will work together to solve a mystery while learning how to maintain friendships, have a conversation, read others’ body language, and understand others jokes and sarcasm. HBC Detectives is a fun way to improve your child’s social skills and have a blast!

Weekly meetings for the detectives will be conducted in-person for the duration of about 1 hour and 30 minutes. In addition to the weekly meetings, each child will be involved in an individual check-in during each session to address any difficulties and gauge their understanding of concepts. The children will have assignments to work on at home to help solidify their understanding of concepts addressed in the meetings.

At the end of the 9-week program, the children will have a fiesta to celebrate their hard work in solving all the crimes within the program.

This program was created by our team at HBC and inspired by two proven curricula: The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), which helps individuals learn and practice friendship skills, and Accept Identify Move (AIM), which combines mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and applied behaviour analysis to support social and emotional well-being.

Weekly Detective Meetings

Children or detectives as they are called when they are in the program, will meet weekly for 1.5 hours with the therapists and learn new social and emotional skills, which can help them appropriately respond to everyday challenges.

Parent / Caregiver Education

Parents will have the abilty to participate in a brief workship that will discuss the content of the detective meetings as well as other concerns they may experience with their children while the program is being run. 

The next HBC Detectives program will start in September 2024

Lauren Camellato

Senior Therapist

Lauren has been working in the field of ABA for 5 years and is a Registered Behaviour Analyst (Ontario) and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Lauren first began working with children with ASD through providing support at summer programs teaching children with exceptionalities to swim and bike. She has since gained experience working with young adults in Life Skills programming, as well as providing IBI and tutoring services to children. Lauren went on to obtain an Autism Behaviour Science certificate and further her education in the field of ABA and pursue a degree through Florida Institute of Technology’s Masters of Behaviour Analysis Practice program. Lauren is passionate about practicing ABA through compassionate care and strives to create environments that foster each child’s unique learning style.