Education

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What is PDA? booklet

This booklet is designed to be an introductory guide to the Pathological Demand Avoidance profile of autism for individuals, families and professionals. The booklet covers an overview of PDA, how PDA can feel, an insight into what demands are and how they’re avoided, info about identifying PDA, helpful approaches and [...]

Mapping educational experiences

Mapping the educational experiences of children with pathological demand avoidance This paper describes a study carried out to review the educational experiences of children with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).  It would be of interest to those who work in the field of education and to parents who are navigating their [...]

National Autistic Society PDA resources

Here are links to the National Autistic Society's PDA resources: What is pathological demand avoidance (PDA)? Supporting pupils with a demand avoidant profile The National Autistic Society provides useful information to help everyone understand anxiety in school and school refusal – though please note that the strategies suggested would [...]

PDA tools and resources – tes online

The following PDA-related resources are available to purchase or download for free from www.tes.com ... Managing Demand Avoidance Toolkit .fusion-button.button-6 {border-radius:2px;}View resource The Demand Avoidance Toolkit, is an adapted framework of collaborative approaches used in education to teach pupils with PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). This pack works alongside the Zones of Regulation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Education support & advice

This page signposts some sources of useful information, support and advice regarding education. The PDA Society takes considerable care to check the services that we signpost, however we’re not responsible for the quality, experience or outcomes from third party organisations. We’re currently developing an accreditation process for services and organisations [...]

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

Strategies for Education Professionals 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 [...]

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals 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 [...]

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 [...]