In this episode we speak to Professor Robert J Coplan from Carleton University about the different types of social withdrawal in children and how these can best be supported.
We unpick the reasons why children may be socially withdrawn, which go beyond shyness, and how we can help these children to achieve in the school setting which often rewards social participation. We explore the development trajectory of social withdrawal and how anxious children can be supported to engage in lessons. We end by thinking about the benefits of solitude to us all.
To find out more about Robert's work you can visit Robert J Coplan, PhD (robertcoplan.com) and read more in his book for teachers about shy children: Quiet at School 9780807757697 | Teachers College Press (tcpress.com).
Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
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