My son is 21 and very shy. He just started a part time job in a movie theater. He needs to speak up in the loud foyer of the theater so that the patrons can hear him. He has had years of speech therapy, worked with a voice coach and has had social skills training. I am wondering if anyone has had luck with getting their child to speak up. Are there any techniques that have worked… read more
Actually, it is two years later and he is now 23. After many therapies and a full time work skills program for eighteen months, I would not characterize him as shy anymore. He has found his voice, for the good and the bad. He can be loud, argumentative, and hostile. Has anyone seen their child turn like this?
There are a number of techniques that he can learn to alleviate his anxiety.
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Yes, we have. But, as soon as he gets in front of a new person, he speaks so softly, the person can't hear him.