Episode 213 - Decision Making for Kids

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Making decisions is hard. Yet somehow, most of us seem to muddle through the process. But how can we support children whose decisions lead them to negative outcomes? This week we review research related to teaching choice making, problem solving, and all kinds of big decision making, helping children move from being told what to do to deciding for themselves.

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Articles discussed this episode:

Vlachou, A. & Stavroussi, P. (2016). Promoting social inclusion: A structured intervention for enhancing interpersonal problem-solving skills in children with mild intellectual disabilities. Support for Learning, 31, 27-45. doi: 10.1111/1467-9604.12112

Sparks, S.L., Pierce, T., Higgins, K., Miller, S., & Tandy, R. (2016). Increasing choice making in students with intellectual disability. Education and Training in Autism, 51, 331-343.

Hune, J.B. & Nelson, C.M. (2002). Effects of teaching a problem-solving strategy on preschool children with problem behavior. Behavioral Disorders, 27, 185-207. doi: 10.1177/019874290202700302

Sparks, S.C. & Cote, D.L. (2012). Teaching choice making to elementary students with mild ot moderate disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic, 47, 290-296. doi: 10.1177/1053451211430123

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