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PDA and Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me out!? I am a classroom assistant in a school for studetns with Severe Learning Difficulties. For the past year I have been working with a young man who at age 11 and with an original possible diagnosis of Autism is showing more signs of PDA I feel. He has presented us with some very challenging behaviour, anger and frustration. Has anyone any experience of a child with severe learning difficulties and PDA or know where I might find more information about this? Am looking for bright ideas and innovative strategies!!!!!!!!!
  • Pamela
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    Hello cathy...My daughter is 11 at the end of the year, and she has the diagnosis of IDIC 15 (rare chromosome abnormality) and PDA.She has severe learning disabilities and at her annual review they told me that she has made no progress this year at all, and over the last two years has made minimal progress. She can not read or write, can not sequence more than two and has made no progress with 1:1 correspondence in Maths. She does not display the aggressive behaviours witnessed out of the school environment in school, so it is frustrating for them and us.
    She has Auditory Processing Disorder and Visual perception difficulties as well as severe epilepsy. She shows lots of Autistic behaviours too. I would be happy if you want to email me privately to share some of our more personal experiences - no offence to the rest of you - but there are some things that I don't want to share with everyone! I know you will understand!
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