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Attendees will learn what Pathological Demand Avoidance is, how it presents in children, and what they can do to support children with PDA.

This workshop will provide parents, educators and professionals with a description of the key characteristics of PDA, an explanation of why traditional behaviour management strategies are not effective for PDAers, and an understanding of what can be done to support children who present with a PDA profile both at school and at home.

Suitable for Parents, Educators and Allied Health Professionals.

Presented by Raelene Dundon, Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Webinar provided via Zoom.

The recording will be available to registered attendees.

About the Presenter

Raelene is an Autistic Educational and Developmental Psychologist and the Director of Okey Dokey Childhood Therapy, a large paediatric allied health practice in Melbourne. She has extensive experience working with Neurodivergent children and their families, as well as typically developing children, providing educational, social/emotional and parenting support.

Raelene regularly presents workshops for parents and professionals on topics related to supporting children with additional needs in the classroom and in other settings, and has presented at International Conferences in Macau, Singapore, Prague and Edinburgh, as well as conferences in Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne.

Raelene is the author of 4 books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, with her fourth book “PDA in the Therapy Room: A Clinician’s Guide to working with children with Pathological Demand Avoidance” released in February 2021.


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