Helping a child with PDA

Research by Family Graffiti | Published on 12th February 2018

PDA, there is a way to help


The difficulty of addressing PDA in an autistic child, is that each difficulty profile, requires completely opposite strategies.

Children with PDA require ‘less directive’ intervention, less structured schedules and a more ‘flexible’ response approach. The PDA parent needs a more ‘equal’ based relationship approach, collaboration and respect (both difficult to achieve), this and an ‘avoidance’ approach is more likely to create an effective strategy.

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