Other considerations for social skills


Some students may not understand social norms about personal space without clear instruction. Consider teaching all students about boundaries. Be specific. For example, talk about how close to stand to others and what is and isn’t appropriate to ask or say.

Refer to the behaviour page for more information on how to reduce behaviour of concern by supporting the student and promoting more appropriate behaviour, and our emotions page for more information about supporting a student with managing their emotions.

Other co-occuring conditions

Students with social challenges may also be on the autism spectrum, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, or be blind or low vision, or deaf or hard of hearing.

Refer to understanding disability page to help support the student.