A choice board allows the learner to voice their choice in many different situations. An activity choice board would visually display various activity choices to the learners to help them identify what they want to play.



Choice boards are an effective tool to use in many situations. Learners can use a choice board to access their choice of reinforcement, activities, places they want to go, and people they want to see or talk to. Choice boards are also used for selecting which toys to play with or what materials to use.



  1. Present the choice board to the learner. *ensure it is created at the learner's language and cognitive skill level to be an effective tool.

  2. Ask the learner to choose from the choices displayed. You may have to point to and read each option.

  3. Please wait for the learner to choose by pointing to, taking off, or verbally stating the icon of their choice.

  4. Allow the learner to engage in the selected choice immediately. If the learner is making a selection for  a reward, write the choice or place the icon on the token board or first-then visual.  

  • Ensure all choices on the board are readily available to the learner.
  • It should only be offered as a choice for the learner if it is available.
  • Some learners may be overwhelmed by so many options, so you may have to reduce the number of icons on the choice board.