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How do you get your child to recogise personal space?

Strategies:

Teach them and model keeping an arm's length from other people
Use a hoola hoop to model and practice keeping distance
Using chalk draw around your child's feet. Then stand at a good personal boundary distance and get your child to draw round your feet. When done stand to the side and discuss how far the feet are apart. Practice talking with you each standing inside your circles
Write a social story describing giving information about personal space, how we tolerate people on our sides but not too close when on front or behind. See main website for details and examples of social stories
Use visual cards reminding them of personal space distance:

Personal Space Visual Aid

Personal Space Visual Aid

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Personal Space Social Story

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