PDA best practice

This page shares information about best practice for professionals from all sectors who work with PDA individuals and their families – including healthcare, education, social care, the law, therapists, counsellors, advocates and policy makers. By sharing information about best practice, we hope to empower other professionals to recognise and support PDA effectively.

The following podcast and video were created for PDA Day 2021 to help empower you with knowledge about PDA and information about helpful approaches:

  • the professional voice: professionals from a range of backgrounds explain why they feel it’s important to identify PDA and share their tips for best practice. Available to listen to as a podcast here and in the player below. A transcript of this podcast is also available here


  • the PDA community’s voice: PDA individuals, families and carers let us know about professionals who have made a positive difference and highlight what they’d like other professionals to know about PDA and what helps. A transcript of this video is also available here

Further examples of best practice include …


Social care

Legal professionals