Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) Workshop

This training particularly focuses on the understanding that individuals with these conditions may communicate/present differently to neurotypical learners but can still achieve their potential with the implementation of appropriate interventions.

Essentially, I want colleagues to see through the eyes of the learners as well as having the strategies.

Would you like this course as an inset?  Call us now on 0794 383 8819 or email

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

Cost for this training: £165 ex Vat per delegate.  All refreshments, lunch, course documentation included.


Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome

  • Friday 15th September 2017 PAACT Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) 10am - 12 noon Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Hall, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln LN6 7RB Cost for this workshop £10 To book please contact
  • Thursday 11th January 2018 Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Rd, Lincoln LN1 3DY Practical Strategies for Learners with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) Syndrome To book contact Gemma Fogg
  • Friday 27th April 2018 Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Rd, Lincoln LN1 3DY Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) To book contact Gemma Fogg
  • Tuesday 19th September 2017 Premier Meetings Liverpool Albert Dock, Albert Dock Liverpool Merseyside L3 4AD
  • Wednesday 4th October 2017 Premier Meetings Gloucester (Twigworth), Tewkesbury Road Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 9PG