Decision Making

Decision Making

Children with a learning disability often have decisions made for them.

If they are allowed more independence to choose what to eat, what to wear etc and are taught that it is OK to say ‘no’ they are much more likely to use these skills in other situations such as relationships andkeeping safe.

In additions to these activities, decision making should be encouraged as an every-day event at home and at school.

Think of situations in school where students can be given more choice.

Talk to parents about how much choice their son or daughter has at home. Parents can develop a ‘Choice Chart’ to give their child a choice every day (which can be increased to more choices) on simple things like which t-shirt to wear, which fruit to eat.

Children with a learning disability often have decisions made for them. If they are allowed more independence to choose what to eat, what to wear etc and are taught that it is OK to say ‘no’ they are much more likely to use these skills in other situations such as relationships and keeping safe.

This section provides foundation learning and skills for Health and Wellbeing outcomes, including H&WB 3-47b I am able to make informed decisions and choices that promote and protect my own and others’ sexual wellbeing

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