PDA Training and Consultancy by Phil Christie and Ruth Fidler


Pathological Demand Avoidance Training and Consultancy

Phil Christie and Ruth Fidler have extensive experience of working with children and young people with PDA in clinical, research and educational contexts.  After many years working within Sutherland House School and the Elizabeth Newson Centre, Phil and Ruth now work independently and also within a partnership of colleagues under the name Autism Associates.
Phil Christie is a Consultant Child Psychologist with experience of diagnosis and assessment of children across the spectrum as well as having been Director of an autism specific school and children’s services for 30 years.  He has a background in research, training and publications, with a recent emphasis on those with a diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome. 
Ruth Fidler  is an Education Consultant with over 20 years experience of teaching in an all-age provision for children across the autism spectrum, including experience of working at a leadership level developing good autism practice to meet the needs of an increasingly complex pupil profile. She has a specialism in PDA, interactive approaches and emotional well being.
For many years Phil and Ruth have worked together to develop training materials for parents and professionals working in a range of contexts with children and young people with PDA.  They present at major national conferences and provide inset for a range of organisations including mainstream and specialist schools, local authority specialist teams, multi-agency groups and CAMHS services. They have also published books on PDA for teachers, parents, professionals and for young people themselves.

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