Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Training Overview:
Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a pervasive developmental disorder that occurs in individuals on the autistic spectrum. It is characterised by an avoidance and anxiety response to demand-framed requests and causes difficulties with social communication and interaction with others. Learn support structures and effective strategies to aid young children and adolescents with the condition.
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The course is delivered over 2 hours
Our group training is offered for attendees per trainer
What is covered:
This course will explore differences and similarities and relationships with other diagnosis like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This course provides advice and guidance to family, carers and educators on how to get the most from a child with the condition and the key skills and strategies needed to help a child with PDA, reach their full potential.
Who is the course for?
This course provides advice and guidance to family, carers and educators on how to get the most from a child with the condition and the key skills and strategies needed to help a child with PDA, reach their full potential.
What will you achieve?
- Define the diagnosis of PDA, ASD and ODD
- Identify the characteristics of each condition
- Understand the challenges of living with PDA and supporting someone with PDA
- Identify potential triggers and have strategies in place to avoid these or provide the right kind of support when they do occur.
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