Specialist Education Support Network

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Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Pathological Demand Avoidance

PDA Training

What to expect on the training…

  • An overview of how the impairments affecting those with PDA may cause difficulties (What is PDA? The key features of PDA).
  • Meeting the needs of those with PDA. Some interactive activities and simple and effective strategies designed to meet a range of needs based on the impairments.
  • Strategies and interventions for adapting the sensory environment to meet the behavioural needs of individuals with PDA.
  • Why individuals with PDA need Visual Interventions and how they can benefit from them.
  • How to create a range of differentiated age and level appropriate Visual Interventions for individuals with PDA
  • An investigation into the type of language and presentation suitable for the needs of individuals with PDA.
  • Promoting positive behaviour through effective practice


Course Outcomes...

Each delegate will learn to:

  • Understand the needs of individuals with PDA and the associated impairments.
  • Create differentiated, age and level appropriate interventions
  • Adapt the sensory environment to meet the needs of individuals and groups of individuals.
  • Create effective behavioural interventions and strategies


Course type – Group Training

Training length – Full day

Training cost £140            Membership cost £112


Our Principles

Every individual should be continually encouraged to develop and succeed by uncovering their abilities and talents

Exposure to new experiences, venture and skills are essential to develop a young person’s confidence and desire to learn

An educational environment should be inviting and a place in which young people want to be because it meets their needs and their interests

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We will not only inspire young people but also the teachers and professionals involved

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