Education Support and Strategies


In this PDA Society webinar Phil Christie and Ruth Fidler from Autism Associates provide an overview of the education and support needs of children with the PDA profile.

They outline how some of the strategies that are typically found to be effective for autistic children and young people (such as the use of routine, predictability and structure) need considerable adaptation, as PDA individuals respond better to less direct and more collaborative approaches.

There will be discussion around types of educational provision that best suit PDA pupils, the need for careful prioritisation, avoiding confrontation, using an invitational approach and promoting emotional well-being and resilience.

An extended question and answer session follows.
Recorded in November 2017

Please note: this webinar was recorded in 2017, it may therefore contain some outdated language and terminology.