Education

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School refusal guide

This extensive guide was written by a doctoral student and her co-founder of 'Not Fine in School'. There is a summary guide and a guide for schools also available from their website alongside many other sources of information and support. It describes in detail what parents can do to support [...]

Being Misunderstood – 2018 Survey

Experiences of the PDA Profile of ASD Education, health and social care services are designed to be 'needs-based' and 'outcomes-focused'. While the intention is clear, there is a group of autistic people whose needs are frequently not identified in detail, not understood in practice and not fully communicated between professionals. As [...]

Pathological Demand Avoidance: summary sheet

A one-page explanation of the PDA profile, produced by the PDA Development Group and published in June 2016. It describes the main features and the key approaches to supporting a PDA person. The PDA Development Group comprises a group of clinical and professional experts, and includes representation from the NAS [...]

Education Support & Advice

Special educational needs charities IPSEA SOS SEN ACE Education Advice Contact a Family – Education Enquire (Scotland) Senac (Northern Ireland) National Autistic Society – education rights service; – school exclusions service;  – transition support service Schools guides Good Schools Guide Gabbitas National Autistic Society schools Special Needs Guide Schools Advice Service Local authorities have [...]

Blogs by Professionals

Help for Autism and PDA by Dr Judy Eaton -Consultant Clinical Psychologist Starlight and Stories is a blog written by a special needs teacher. The autism section focuses on supporting children with autism in education and also features several articles specific to the PDA profile. SmallTalk Speech & Language Therapy - [...]

Collaborative Approaches to Learning for Pupils with PDA

This book distils expert advice on implementing collaborative approaches to learning for supporting pupils with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) at school. Explaining why this approach is so beneficial, it presents key information, advice and resources to help education professionals best support pupils with PDA, and also school staff.   .fusion-button.button-12 [...]

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

The first book ever written about PDA - it gives a comprehensive overview for everyone with an interest in the subject. It was written collaboratively by professionals and parents. This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties [...]

Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals Meet Issy – an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, [...]

Self-Regulating in School

Simple Stuff to Get Kids Self-Regulating in School Awesome and In Control Lesson Plans, Worksheets, and Strategies for Learning Packed with photocopiable lesson plans and tried and tested strategies, this illustrated guide is the ideal companion for teachers and therapists wishing to help kindergarten and elementary school children to self-regulate. It [...]

The Explosive Child

A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviours, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field. What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems [...]

PDA Reference Booklet for Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners

This booklet was initially produced and printed in 2014 as part of our 'Awareness Matters' campaign and revised in 2016. The booklet will be useful to Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners. This is a free electronic resource. Distribution is positively encouraged.  In addition, the PDA Society can supply hard copies [...]

PDA Society Conference 2015

The first PDA Society conference took place on September 23rd 2015 in Northampton. The day was a great success, with 240 delegates attending. A booklet which includes some commentary and photos from the event, plus the key points from the pre-conference survey can be downloaded within the article. .fusion-button.button-23 {border-radius:2px;}Access Resource [...]

AET National Autism Standards

This extensive paper entitled 'The Distinctive Clinical and Educational Needs of Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: Guidelines for Good Practice' was written by Phil Christie and originally published in the Good Autism Practice Journal. It is reprinted by the Autism Education Trust (AET) to accompany their National Autism [...]