Social Skills for Understanding Personal Space

Teach your students with special needs how to understand and respect the personal space of others by using our Social Skills PowerPoint module on this topic.

In this lesson, your students will learn what personal space is, the four zones of personal space, and how to judge if they are too close to another person. This module also includes resources such as a personal space activity, a coloring book, and a homework assignment to reinforce the lessons learned on this topic.

The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultants and faculty.

Power Point Presentations

I Understand Personal Space Facilitator’s Guide

I Understand Personal Space Power Point Presentation

Resource Materials

I Understand Personal Space Activity

I Understand Personal Space Magnet Cards

I Understand Personal Space Mini Schedule

I Understand Personal Space Outline

I Understand Personal Space Parent Note

I Understand Personal Space Homework

I Understand Personal Space Teacher Note

Personal Space Coloring Book

Pre/Post Assessment

A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference.  Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment.  Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.

Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs.  If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.

I Understand Personal Space Pre/Post Assessment

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