Helping your child with PDA to play: eight strategies for supporting a child with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome at home
This paper describes a case study of a young boy and the strategies that enabled him to learn skills while playing with others and developing positive relationships.
The eight strategies described are:
• The use of humour
• Indirect praise
• Thinking aloud
• Flexibility and creativity
• Tone of voice
• Letting things go
• Treating anger as communication
• Positive relationships
The paper was published in Good Autism Practice and is now available from the Autism Education Trust website.
Author: Josephine Carlile
Published: Good Autism Practice, November 2011