Back to school resources for education professionals
To help education professionals prepare for an inclusive #BackToSchool this September, we’ve created and compiled some new and existing resources about PDA for education professionals.
We’re also asking all teaching professionals to share these resources with their networks (using the #PDAChampion hashtag on social media) – with 7 in 10 PDA children not in school or regularly struggling to attend, it’s important for every education professional to have PDA on their radar.
NEWPDA for education professionals info sheet
Our new 2 page resource gives education professionals bitesize information about PDA, including how PDA may look in school, good practice and helpful approaches plus where to find further information.
15 year old James shares his thoughts on why school is difficult for young people with a PDA profile.
He openly talks about his experience of school and the daily challenges around demands, masking, sensory difficulties, school avoidance, friendships and transitions.
He also offers some possible solutions and tips for teachers, and shares some coping strategies that have helped him along the way.
A transcript of the episode plus more resources from James can be found here.
Best practice for education professionals
In this podcast, education professionals including teachers, headteachers, trainers, advocates and an educational psychologist, share information about PDA and their tips for best practice.
Thank you to everyone for sharing your experience, expertise and passion. We hope this podcast will help empower other education professionals with information to recognise and support PDA effectively.
We hope our #BackToSchool resources about PDA have been helpful. There’s lots more general information about PDA throughout our website and our working with PDA pages may also be of interest. We can also provide further information relating to education and PDA on request – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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