Confident Kids Program at Center for Independence

Confident Kids is a program to help teenagers interact with others appropriately in school and other social settings by improving cognitive processes in areas like attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, and organizational skills. The program is offered by the Center for Independence at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Professionals from Behavioral HealthOccupational TherapyPhysical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology will work with participants in the program.

Who should participate?

Children who need assistance in building organizational skills in order to interact and communicate more effectively with others.

What will they learn?

Confident Kids will help children:

  • Act in socially appropriate ways
  • Develop turn-taking skills
  • Follow rules and directions
  • Problem solve (e.g. cognitive and visual strategies)
  • Finish tasks on time
  • Switch between tasks effectively
  • Engage in extended conversation
  • Express emotions effectively
  • Develop organizational skills
  • Improve coordination with fine motor skills
  • Build gross motor skills through team play
  • Develop sensory strategies
  • Improve spatial awareness


Where is Confident Kids held?

The program will be held at the Center for Independence Locations:

  • Children’s Pine Center, Suite 202. Children’s Pine Center is at 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090.
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  • Children's South, located at 205 Millers Run Road Suite 200, Bridgeville, PA 15017
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When are the sessions?

Sessions will be held two times a week for 10 weeks.

How do I get more information?

Call the Center for Independence at 724-933-9286.