Section 4: Decision-Making Support

Decision-Making and Communication

Decision-Making is a communication process.

Decision-Making involves understanding issues relating to the decision, considering options and consequences, and expressing a decision.

Depending on the needs of the individual and the decision to be made, it may address one or more areas of:

  • Reduced life experiences.
  • Reduced past and ongoing impact of communicating preferences and decisions.
  • Specific executive functions of problem-solving, organizing thoughts, self-awareness and regulation, sequencing and planning of events, weighing-up pros and cons, considering risks and safety issues.