Anxiety & Pathological Demand Avoidance

Anxiety & Pathological Demand Avoidance


People are becoming more aware of the term PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome as part of the autism spectrum. This anxiety driven condition is surrounded by controversy and confusion as to what it is and whether it is a separate diagnosis. This course will examine the main features and case studies of PDA and will look at why parents and professionals may need to look at the characteristics and support strategies when working with highly anxious autistic children.  You will learn what researches say PDA is, how to understand the demand avoidance behaviours of highly anxious autistic children and what the main support strategies are.  We will look at the importance of having a wide variety of support strategies available, the importance of key staff/adults and how to support the wellbeing of a child with a PDA profile.   



Who is it for:

This course is suitable for Primary and secondary SENCOs, teachers and TAs, parents and others working with autistic young people.  We welcome autistic people on our courses.  Please get in touch with us by email so we can arrange to meet your needs.

Event Properties

Event Date Tue-12-November-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date Tue-12-November-2019 3:00 pm
Cut off date Mon-11-November-2019
Individual Price GBP120.00
Leyland Methodist Church
9 Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, PR25 3HA
Leyland Methodist Church
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