PDA Society online training courses
Whilst our usual face-to-face training remains suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re pleased to announce that online courses are now available for:
Working with and supporting PDA children – 1.5-2 hours
Aimed at education settings that would prefer an overview rather than more in-depth training but suitable for all professionals (education, social care & health) supporting PDA children aged between 5-16yrs.
This basic introductory session looks at: What is PDA?, demands, helpful approaches, educational good practice and where to go for help.
Understanding PDA for Educators – 3 hours (1 session or 2 x 1.5-hour sessions)
Available as twilight or inset day training and suitable for educators working with young people aged between 5-16yrs within mainstream, SEN or autism specific schools. Delegates are requested to watch a 20min introductory webinar prior to attending the training.
This course includes information on: Legal duties, what is PDA?, demands, how PDA can feel, reasonable adjustments, helpful approaches (including ideas for the classroom), collaborative problem solving, children as learners, demonstrating progress and finally looking at resources and where to go for additional help.
Understanding PDA for Parents/Carers – 5 hours (2 x 2.5-hour sessions)
Written specifically for parents and carers of children up to age 18yrs. Families with young people aged 18yrs+ are very welcome to join the course but due to time constraints we’re unable to cover more specific adult approaches and ideas. Delegates are requested to watch a 20min introductory webinar prior to attending the training.
This course covers: the key features of a PDA profile, demands, the effects, helpful approaches, anxiety, rewards/praise & sanctions, collaborative problem solving, siblings, diagnosis, transition to adulthood, education, resources and where to go for help as well as interactive activities/discussions.
Helpful Approaches – a workshop for parents/carers – 4 hours
Further details to follow.