Tip of the Week: Making Choices
Individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome often have too few choices to make for themselves throughout the day. Be sure to work in choice and options wherever possible to allow for some control and self-direction in their lives. Make an inventory at the end of each day to determine how much of their day was by their own choice and try to add opportunity for decision-making into the next day. Choices allow for learning and an improved quality of life overall.
Patrice Carroll, Latham Centers’ Director of PWS Services, is world-renowned for her Prader-Willi syndrome expertise. She works with Latham students and residents, their families, and other experts, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices. If you have PWS-related questions, we invite you to email TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.