When is shyness simply a case of “being shy” or at what stage does shyness become more debilitating and stifling?
At what stage does shyness become a diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder? If you’re a parent who watches their child play alone, notices he or she observes but doesn’t interact with classmates, or lacks appropriate behavior in a social setting, we may be able to help you and your child. A developmental social group might help.
Camp Firefly offers a unique summer camp experience to boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Social Anxiety, OCD, PDD, Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and High Functioning Autism.
LANGUAGE WITH FRIENDS: [2-3 YEARS]
This group, for children 2-3 years of age, will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. This group is playful and fun, often focusing on a particular theme to enhance vocabulary development and to increase a child’s opportunity to use language within a group setting. Children can practice the social rules of communication such as turn-taking, gestures and body language. Led by a Speech-Language Pathologist.
CHAVERIM: FRIENDSHIP GROUPS FOR ORTHODOX CHILDREN
The Chaverim group, for children ages 8-13 years, focuses on strengthening your child’s relationships through activities that enhance the skills needed to make and keep friends. Topics covered in group include: dealing with bullying, accepting criticism, cooperating with others, improving self-esteem, communicating needs, taking others’ perspective, expressing emotions, and showing respect.