University of Maryland Preschool Shyness Study



Is your child very shy?  We are currently recruiting families for our Preschool Shyness Study at the University of Maryland, College Park!

Many children feel somewhat nervous when meeting unfamiliar people or encountering new situations. However, some children are so shy and nervous that it can hinder their ability to form meaningful relationships with peers and can limit their participation in academics and extracurricular activities.

Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano and Kenneth Rubin are conducting a National Institute of Mental Health-funded study examining two early intervention programs for shy children ages 45 to 64 months (3 years, 9 months - 5 years, 4 months) and their parents. Research has found that both programs are effective in helping children feel less nervous in social situations.

We are currently looking for families interested in our groups that are due to begin in early fall 2017!


Interested in participating?

Give us a call at 301-405-5227 or send us an email at littleturtles@umd.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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