Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)

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.

Last updated 10 May 2014, created 10 April 2012
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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.

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

  • 4

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

  • 3

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

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