Helpful approaches for a PDA Profile of Autism

Conventional support strategies, including those often recommended for ASD, are often ineffective and counter-productive with a PDA profile of autism.

In place of structure, routine, firm boundaries, praise, rewards/consequences, is a person-centred approach based on negotiation, collaboration and flexibility.

The PDA Panda symbolises the need to tailor the environment to meet needs and our P A N D A mnemonic is a simple reminder of helpful approaches.

We hope this infographic will be a useful summary – the image below can be saved and printed or downloaded as a PDF: Helpful approaches infographic: PANDA strategies