Everyday Social Skills

This program is a higher level version of our Everyday Social Skills How-To Series (HTS). This Learning Activity Series (LAS) approaches the content in a way that is more suitable for advanced users, using interactive lessons based upon video modeling. Everyday Social Skills addressed basic social skills necessary for interactions within the community such as, walking, using a restroom, waiting in line, asking for directions and joining a group.

Using a Restroom

  • Find the correct restroom
  • Wait for your turn
  • Respect the privacy of others
  • Don’t stare at others
  • Find an empty stall
  • Check for toilet paper
  • Enter the stall
  • Lock the stall door
  • Flush the toilet when done
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Get your belongings
  • Unlock the stall door
  • Wash your hands
  • Check yourself over
  • Exit the restroom

Asking for Information/Help

  • Decide if you need help
  • Decide who you will ask for help
  • Go to the person
  • Look at the person
  • Don’t interrupt others
  • Ask for help
  • Let the person help you
  • When done, thank the person
Waiting in Line

  • Go to the end of the line
  • Give space to others
  • Don’t stare at others
  • Talk quietly
  • Keep your belongings with you
  • Don’t cut in line
  • Don’t push
  • Move forward as the line moves
  • Wait until you are called
  • Be ready to talk
  • It’s ok to ask questions
  • Be friendly

Asking for Directions

  • You know that you are lost
  • Find someone to ask
  • Make eye contact
  • Stand the correct distance apart
  • Ask for Directions
  • Listen to the directions
  • Ask questions
  • Repeat the directions
  • Say “thank you”
  • Follow the directions

  • Know where you are going
  • Walk with a friend
  • Know the directions
  • If you get lost – ask for directions
  • Wear proper clothing
  • Use the sidewalk
  • Stay to the right
  • Move over to let others pass
  • Use the walk signs
  • Look where you are going
  • Don’t stare at others
  • Greet others
  • Pay attention to where you are going
  • Keep your things safe
  • Don’t litter
  • Don’t walk alone
  • Don’t walk at night

Joining a group

  • Decide if you want to join in
  • Decide how to join in
  • Make eye contact
  • Ask others if you can join them
  • Join in
  • Listen to others
  • Have fun