ERIC Number: ED403703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunities for Daily Choice Making. Innovations: AAMR Research to Practice Series, Number 8.
Bambara, Linda M.; Koger, Freya
This guide presents strategies for increasing choice opportunities for people with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Because choice opportunities are easily overlooked, these strategies are intended to provide a systematic way to ensure that simple, but important, daily choices are made available. The guide describes basic principles of choice-making, explains how to teach choice-making skills to the passive learner, describes how to build in multiple choice-making opportunities within daily routines, introduces self-scheduling as a method for helping people plan their day, and addresses common questions and concerns about choice-making. (Contains 18 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Developmental Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Individual Development, Interpersonal Communication, Mental Retardation, Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Skill Development, Training Methods
American Association on Mental Retardation, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 846, Washington, DC 20001-1512 ($21.95; $19.95 members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.