If you want or need to know more about working with children and young people who have Autism or Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in an education or other setting, here is an essential combined training day.
The trainer for these two programmes is our Laura Kerbey, an autism champion, who has worked extensively with children and young people with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome and PDA, in both mainstream and SEN learning environments.
Six Simple Steps for Success with Autism (9.30am – 12.00pm)
Whether in a teaching or supporting role, people attending this workshop will be able to leave the training with knowledge in the following areas:
Six Simple Steps:
Step 1 Understand what it means to have autism
Step 2 Communicate effectively with children and young people who have autism
Step 3 Overcome sensory difficulties
Step 4 Remove barriers to learning
Step 5 Create an autism friendly environment
Step 6 Use positive behaviour management
Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance (1.00pm – 3.30pm)
What is PDA? Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex Autism Spectrum Condition that needs a very different approach to the usual one adopted with individuals with autism.
This second part of the day gets to grips with PDA. During the afternoon we will pull back the curtain on this condition. In particular, you will:
Who should attend:
This programme is designed for:
Optional Level 2 qualification: if you’d like to register for a formal Ofqual-approved accreditation, you can complete assessment materials for either or both of these subjects. Our short-course qualifications are accredited by OCN London. Fees for the registration/accreditation are an additional £50 per module, and as this is optional you can let us know nearer the time.
So whether you’re a teacher, teaching assistant, learning support, parent, youth worker, childminder, carer….. or in fact in any place where you may come into contact with young people who have autism… you need this training!
Some lovely feedback from a previous participant: