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Introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance

Pathological Demand Avoidance and Autism (PDA and ASD)

by Knowledge Gate

Course overview

Understanding the complexities of behaviour in individuals can be challenging. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a behaviour profile seen within the autism spectrum. Our course delves deep into the intricacies of both PDA and Autism, highlighting their distinct characteristics and the intersections between them. The curriculum has been carefully curated by experts in the field, offering participants a comprehensive grasp of these conditions. With a blend of theory and practical applications, participants are empowered to navigate real-world situations, offering support and guidance to those on the spectrum. Whether you're a professional, a caregiver, or someone eager to expand your knowledge, this course is your gateway to understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance and Autism.

Learning Outcome

  • Gain a thorough understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance and its impact on individuals with Autism.
  • Explore the historical context of PDA and its evolution as a recognised profile within the Autism spectrum.
  • Acquire knowledge of sensory processing disorder and its relationship to PDA, enabling effective support strategies.
  • Understand the challenges and considerations of implementing PDA-informed approaches within educational settings.
  • Recognise the role of parents in supporting individuals with PDAs and equip them with essential information.
  • Develop insights into the intersection between learning disabilities and Autism and how it relates to PDA.

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