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Improving Social Behavior

Taking Turns

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Purpose:  To remind parents and staff of the importance of developing good turn-taking skills and providing structured turn-taking practice activites

Real Life Examples

Playing tag on the playground


Playing a board game


Getting out of a crowded parking lot


  • Read the hand-out
  • Develop a "Turn-Taking" Board for use with your students
  • Follow the instructions for developing structured, turn-taking activiites.
Turn-Taking is a crucial social skill that people need to master in order to be proficient in a variety of social situations. Remember that individuals with social and behavioral issues may need a systematic approach to teaching turn-taking behavior. Providing opportunities to practice this skill with different people and in different social situations will increase the likelihood of generalizing the skill and becoming independent with it.