Further reading

Below is a list of books that you may find useful.
'Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?'
Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 2015

Part of the Can I tell you about...? series

In this illustrated guide Issy invites readers to learn about PDA, a part of the autism spectrum, from her perspective, helping them to understand how it causes her to find simple, everyday demands very stressful. Issy tells readers (aged 7 upwards) about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her.

'Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: My Daughter is not Naughty.'
Jane Alison Sherwin
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 2015
Full of advice and support, this book is an honest account of one family's experiences of raising a child with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA). It includes strategies to help manage PDA behaviours, information on obtaining diagnosis and raising awareness, and explanations to help readers gain a better understanding of the condition.


​'Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children'
Phil Christie, Margaret Duncan, Ruth Fidler and Zara Healy
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
The first book on PDA, written collaboratively by professionals and parents to give a complete overview of PDA. 

                   '​The Explosive Child'
Ross W. Greene
 Paperbacks, 2014

Available in the UK from Amazon,  in paperback and ebook format
Although not written specifically about PDA, this book offers some really useful management strategies for 'chronically inflexible children'.
Ross Greene's website , 'Lives in the Balance' can be found here
'Anger Management, A Practical Guide'
Adrian Faupel, Elizabeth Herrick, Peter M. Sharp
Routledge, 2010
Lots of practical ideas for working with children who have difficulties managing their anger.
'The Red Beast'
K.I. Al-Ghani
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
This vibrant fully illustrated children's storybook is written for children aged 5+, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger, with useful tips about how to 'tame the red beast' and guidance for parents on how anger affects children with Asperger's Syndrome.
'The Panicosaurus, Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome'
K.I. Al-Ghani
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety, and encourage them to banish their own Panicosauruses with help from Mabel's strategies. Parents and carers will like the helpful introduction, explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.
'The Incredible 5 Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition'
Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis
AAPC Publishing, 2012
This much-awaited, second edition of the wildly popular "Incredible 5-Point Scale" is, as the title suggests, "significantly improved and expanded." Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first edition, Buron and Curtis let readers benefit from work done with the scales over the past 10 years, to result in refinements to the original scales, now considered "classics" in homes and classrooms across the country and abroad. It also delves into lots of new scales that are specifically designed for two groups of individuals: young children and those with more classic presentations of autism spectrum disorder, including the expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. Another welcomed addition is a list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in students' IEPs. As in their other writings, the authors emphasize the importance of self-management and self-regulation, two evidence-based practices.

More information on the use of the 5 point scale, and some free resources can be found on Kari's website here
'Lost At School'  
Ross W Greene. 
Scribner Publishers, 2008

Available in the UK from Amazon
From a distinguished clinician, pioneer in working with behaviorally challenging kids, and author of the acclaimed The Explosive Child comes a groundbreaking approach for understanding and helping these kids and transforming school discipline.
Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum. A Guide for Professionals
Eve Fleming and Lorraine McAllister
This practical guide equips practitioners to support families and carers in developing effective toilet training programmes and provide continued help with analysing and addressing problems that occur. Focusing on the 3 'Ps' - preparation, practicalities and problem-solving - they offer a step-by-step process tailored for children with autism, which includes strategies for managing behavioural issues, approaches to address sensory sensitivities and advice on overcoming specific bowel and bladder difficulties. It also has an invaluable chapter on approaching toilet training with children with PDA. 
Suzie Books
Charlotte Olson

A series of children's stories intended to help children cope with new situations found in most families
The Adventures of Stretch More
Trina Epstein and Ross W Greene
Ages 8 to 13 years. This book features three pick-your-path stories about Stretch More, a rubber-band character who loves video games and skateboarding, but also has behaviour issues that frequently get him in trouble. Stretch is very inflexible! If you know a child like Stretch -- one who has difficulty adapting to changes, handling frustrations, and problem solving -- then this book can help! At key decision points in each story when Stretch could choose to be flexible or not, readers take control and decide how Stretch reacts, then turn the page to see the consequences of his behaviour. This is the first children's book to demonstrate Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), a therapy method that presumes kids act poorly because they lack the skills to deal with challenging situations. Together parents and children learn how to defuse the tension and build a more supportive approach to improving behaviour.