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Decision Making Guide

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Provide a visual diagram to help students map out the positive and negative consequences of a choice in their behavior.


  • Teacher or parent list the "issue" in the box and the top of the guide
  • Help student to select the options that are available to address the issue and list them  in the options boxes
  • Have students list the pros and cons for all the available options
  • Review the pros and cons with the student making any addition or omissions
  • Help the student to choose the best option to address the issue by circling it with a green marker
  • Have the student fill out a contract or goal sheet to incorporate the selected option (if necessary)

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