Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is linked to an extreme need to avoid everyday demands and opportunities. Some of the distinctive features of the profile are around high levels of anxiety,
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is linked to an extreme need to avoid everyday demands and opportunities. Some of the distinctive features of the profile are around high levels of anxiety, using social means to avoid, resisting the ordinary demands and excessive mood swings. The need for control in all areas is a prominent feature which can appear dominating. High levels of support are required along with specific strategies to engage.
This online session will benefit:
- Staff working with, or wanting to work with students in the SEND field
- Parents/carers wanting to learn more about Pathological Demand Avoidance
During the session, delegates will develop their basic understanding and knowledge of PDA, including the various barriers and challenges students may face in the classroom. They will leave with a secure understanding of how to support and aid learning.
By the end of the session, delegates will have:
- An understanding of PDA
- An awareness of the barriers to learning and the impact of these difficulties
- An awareness of strategies and activities to aid learning
Workshop leader Karen Ferguson is the Founder and Principal Trainer for Linrow Education.
Karen has considerable experience of working in SEND environments, she also has a Masters Degree in Education and Level 2 Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA qualifications. Karen believes that a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and is committed to ensuring that quality education is available to all.
The strategies are not diagnostic tools, and you will not be able to gain a diagnosis from this session.
This session cost £40 and places are limited to enable discussion. The session will take place via the Zoom virtual platform, delegates will be sent access codes/ links prior to the virtual sessions.
thursday, march 21, 2024 - thursday, march 21, 2024