Choice Board

  • Situation

    How do I get a student to tell me what it is he wants?

  • Summary

    A Choice Board is a visual display of choices that the student prefers. Use either objects, photos or icons that represent the item or activity.

  • Definition

    This is a strategy to teach students to make requests and initiate communication.

  • Quick Facts

    • Child's Age: 0-2, 3-5, 6-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18+
    • Planning Effort: Moderate
    • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Pre-requisites

    Knowledge of student likes/preferred items

  • Process

    1. Make a choice board of preferred items using objects, photos or icons.

    2. Place this up on a wall or accessible location.

    3. Take the student over to the board and have him choose an item.

    4. Immediately reinforce this by verbally stating what he chose as you give him the item and praise, praise, praise!

    5. See if the student then will initiate this process-repeat!

    6. You can have choice boards specific to items available in the area or available at that time, depending on the student and classroom environment.

  • Documents and Related Resources Choiceboards PDF and Word Boardmaker templates



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