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Personal Assistant for 7 year old boy with PDA.
  • Hello, I am new to the PDA society and I have signed up as I will soon be caring for a little boy with the condition and am wanting to know if anybody has any advice for me coming from the perspective of a personal assistant. Also, I am new to the role and as a 17 year old, I would like to channel my passion into learning new skills and developing myself into the best personal assistant I could be. Any guidance and advice is much valued!

    Thankyou!

    - Shannon M - Soon to be PA.
  • PDA_ASD_Parent
    Posts: 3,316
    If you have a look at the recommended techniques on this website you will get a feel for the best approaches. It's about being indirect, humour etc. so that the child doesn't perceive things as demands and get increased anxiety. Good luck in your new role.
  • katie0123katie0123
    Posts: 8
    Hi there,
    Welcome to the forum, its great that you are taking the time to find out the best way to help the little boy you will be looking after! As PlanetAutism said looking at the recommended techniques will really help.
    I also suggest having a read of a book called "Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance" by Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

    Also all the books in the link are really helpful and have some great strategies

    http://www.pdasociety.org.uk/resources/books

    good luck

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