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Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)

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Last updated 10 May 2014, created 10 April 2012, viewed 8,129

This presentation provides practical advice on how to deal with students who have Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome. It is based on a classroom study and I hope it is helpful.

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Based on my experience would like to offer this great start: Anxiety levels dictate tolerance of demands at any particular time. Humour can be extremely helpful when communicating with PDA children, Depending on their level of functioning often respond better when complicated language is used as it tends not to be so direct. Reduction of challenge, often PDA can be high functioning and it shouldn't be automatically assumed they can not manage the same challenge that non-PDA can manage, it's just how it's presented to them Extended reading isn't an issue for every PDA.

from whanauwhite, 10 May 2014
(report comment) 3 out of 5

well use this for difficult staff who are slow to support SEN children

from mycall4u, 28 January 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Very useful with some good visual representations to explain the concepts about PDA. Thanks

from Dodi, 25 November 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Clear presentation of info. Good tips which can be applied to many children in my BESD setting.

from eds3, 24 June 2012
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Thanks for sharing, just had a child diagnosed with this. Very helpful

from highlandteach, 04 May 2012
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