Strategies case study


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



Author: Josephine Carlile

Published: Good Autism Practice, November 2011