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Supporting People who have Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

£215.00+VAT

Can be delivered In House, tailored to any age group

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone supporting people with Pathological Demand Avoidance or Demand Avoidant behaviours – including carers, foster carers, residential home providers, teachers and pastoral staff.

What prior knowledge or experience is needed?

No previous knowledge or experience is required for this course.

Delegates will be given strategies to help provide sanctuary, structure and nurture.

Summary of the course:

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex Autism Spectrum Condition characterised by anxiety driven need to be in control.   People with PDA need a different approach to the ones used with other Autism Spectrum conditions. This course will teach learners how PDA differs from other types of autism. Most importantly the course will teach effective strategies to ensure that those who work with people with PDA can support them to help them meet their potential and manage their behaviour.

Course content:

  • Understand the meaning of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Understand the impact PDA has on a person and how they might be supported.
  • Understand the key principles of positive behaviour management when working with those with PDA
  • Understand the effects that PDA has on lifelong learning and social opportunities and how to reduce the impact of this
 This course can be delivered in house to a group of Staff, please contact us for further details

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Very informative, lots of strategies I will try with both my own son and children in schoolJodie. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

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Fantastically delivered, a great informative day which will definitely inform my teaching and practice. Jo. Attended Positive Ways of Changing Behaviour

Really enjoyed the training session. Very useful and full of information. Great trainer!! Whitney. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

Great course, very informative, well presented by Claire Grace, learnt loads. Thank you.Anthony. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

I have found them to be a professional and highly effective training providerShelagh Mackey. Manager, Stevenage Educational Trust

Felt like I was sitting listening to a very wise womanJuanita Strange. National Autistic Society

A Fabulous warm funny, experienced realistic trainer, was a pleasure. Thank you Debbi. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

an afternoon that provided many insights and much practical adviceJames Harding. Deputy Head, The Purcell School For Young Musicians

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Excellent course, excellent tutor, excellent day.Andy. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

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