PDA & school avoidance podcast with James


15 year old James shares his thoughts on why school is difficult for young people with a PDA profile. He openly talks about his experience of school and the daily challenges around demands, masking, sensory difficulties, school avoidance, friendships and transitions. He also offers some possible solutions and tips for teachers, and shares some coping strategies that have helped him along the way.

A transcript of the episode is also available here.

More about James' experience of PDA is also available on our website, including:




Further information and resources about PDA for education professionals are also available on the 'Working with PDA' pages of our website.