We also list some events run by third parties. We’re currently developing an accreditation process for third party trainers – please contact us if you run PDA training and would be interested in your courses being listed. The PDA Society takes considerable care to check the services that we signpost, however, we’re not responsible for the quality, experience or outcomes from the third party organisations.
PDA Society Training Offering
Understanding PDA – 1 hour
Basic introductory session that looks at the backgroundto PDA, latest research, what is a demand, strategies to help, problem solving, educational good practice and where to go for help
PDA for Parents/Carers–4 hours (excl lunch & breaks)
Also suitable for health, education and social care professionals. The session is packed with information butdue to time constraints is not designed as an interactive workshop. The course covers: what is PDA?, what is a demand and how PDA can feel, panic attacks/meltdowns (and why they happen), strategies to decrease anxiety and meltdowns, diagnosis, education and signposting.
PDA for Parents/Carers – 6 week workshop (3 hrs per session)
This workshopcovers allthe material from the 4hour course detailed above, but looks at each area in much more depth. The delegates will have time to get to know each other, share & learn from each other and spend time developing strategies specifically for their family.
PDA for Educators–3 hours or 1.5 hour twilight session
This course includesinformation on: the background to PDA, research, demands, strategies, legal obligations, PDA children as learners, rewards/sanctions and collaborative problem solving
Supporting Adults with PDA–4 hours(excl lunch & breaks)
This course is suitable for those working in social care and includesinformation on: the background to PDA, research, demands, strategies, behaviours you might see and why, caregiver choice, changing habits, working with challenging individuals andcollaborative problem solving