For children with slow development like ADHD, Dyslexia , PDD etc. social interactions are problematic. Social skills are an important skill that can help your child succeed in all aspects of his life. As your child grows, so does his social awareness and skills. However, for a child with special needs, learning social skills and forging new friendships can be stressful and scary. As a parent, there are several ways you can help teach and encourage your child to overcome his fear and help him gain the confidence to create and maintain friendships and positive social interactions.
Your child may need a little “nudge” when it comes to making new friends. He may be scared or self-conscious, and low self-esteem can prevent him from making the first move.
The main idea behind a social group is to help provide a natural situation where your child can communicate and learn from other kid’s, while having fun and making friends.Being around other kids with similar interests automatically provides a subject for conversation, and a great starting point to creating positive interactions. This can be achieved by creating playdates around universally liked activities, such as going for a movie ,attending parties, being involved in team sports, having a fun filled dance or cooking sessions.