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Can I Tell You About Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Meet Issy – an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, everyday demands can cause her great anxiety and stress. Issy tells readers about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her.

This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and speech therapists working with children who stammer. It is also an excellent starting point for group discussions at home or school.

Contents:

  • Foreword by Judith Gould.
  • Introduction.
  • 1. Introducing Issy.
  • 2. Friendships.
  • 3. Playing.
  • 4. This is my PDA.
  • 5. How to help me.
  • 6. School.
  • 7. Extra support.
  • 8. Sensory differences.
  • 9. Meltdowns.
  • 10. How other people can help.
  • Recommended resources, reading and websites.

Author Bio:

Ruth Fidler is Assistant Head Teacher at Sutherland House School run by the autism charity NORSACA. She works throughout the school (aged 3-19) developing whole school approaches to working interactively with children across the autism spectrum, with a particular focus on social and emotional wellbeing.

Phil Christie is Director of Sutherland House Children's Services, run by autism charity NORSACA and leads a team of Consultant Child Psychologists at the Elizabeth Newson Centre. The centre carries out training and research activities and has particular expertise in PDA. He is also Associate Editor of 'Good Autism Practice', and became Chair of the Advisory Council of the Autism Education Trust in 2009.

Jonathon Powell completed a Diploma of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University, Queensland. He has illustrated material for Family Planning Queensland, including several brochures, an education manual.

 

Can I Tell You About Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Author: Ruth Fidler

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