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Decision supporters can build confidence by noticing the decisions or choices the person you are supporting already makes, no matter how small. Today, did they choose their clothes, food? How they spent their time? What other choices did they make? Talk about these. Remind them that they can learn to make bigger decisions with support and practise.
Ask or observe and suggest the kinds of supports they might ask for, to help them to make more and more decisions.
Think about the day to day life of the decision maker. Where might they be able to practise decision making? Could you have a role in supporting them to practise decision making in day to day life? (if the answer is yes you must seek their agreement to do this. You can use the resources in this web site to learn more about supporting decision making in daily life.
Yes, everyone can be involved in the decisions that affect them.
You may need
With support and practise, you can make more decisions for yourself.
You may not realise it but most people make decisions every day.
Look at the picture. The person in the picture is making a decision about what to buy.
Start a conversation
Ask a person you trust about the decisions they notice you making.
What decisions did you make today?
Maybe you make decisions about your
You could also talk about the kinds of decisions you could make in the future.
Talk about the kinds of support you may need to make more decisions.