ASD Tip of the Month

Use Choice Making to Enhance Communication


Some individuals with ASD struggle with understanding how to make a choice. Difficulty making choices reduces their participation in a variety of environments. The ability to make a choice helps to reduce undesirable behaviors, increase motivation and provide personal freedom. Provide choices for food, leisure, academics, job activities, daily living skills, etc. using words, visual supports and/or other modes of assistive technology.

For more information on choice making, visit the OCALI lending library resources such as More than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism by F. Sussman