This A-Z series highlights some of the everyday demands which, in my experience of my child with PDA, can trigger extreme demand avoidance and my understanding of why.
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A PDF version of the series can be downloaded via this link A-Z of Demands Complete Series.
A is for Agreements
B is for Brushing Teeth
Read about how we support Little Miss M with teeth brushing in this blog post:
A note on strategies for brushing teeth
C is for Clothing
D is for Decisions
E is for Eating
F is for Following instructions
G is for Getting ready
H is for Housekeeping
I is for Independence
J is for Job
K is for Keeping clean
L is for Learning
Read a round-up of the presentation Educational provision and teaching approaches for children with PDA by Phil Christie and Ruth Fidler from the NAS PDA Conference in 2017 for more information about how to meet the educational needs of an individual with PDA.
M is for Manners
N is for No you can’t…
Read about how to best manage meltdowns on the PDA Society website by clicking here.
Read about Jane Sherwin’s experience of meltdowns by clicking here.
Read a blog about violent and challenging behaviour by Yvonne Newbold by clicking here.
O is for Own self-imposed expectations
P is for Praise & Perceived demands
Q is for Questions
R is for Rules
S is for Suggestions
T is for Transitions & Timetables
U is for Using the toilet
V is for behaVe
Read more about masking in this blog by Jane Sherwin at PDA Guidance.
Read A note on anger and masking by Little Miss M where Little Miss M describes masking her feelings in public.
Read this insightful blog about masking by Riko’s Blog: PDA and More.
W is for Waiting
X is for please do X
Y is for Yesterday I could…
Z is for Zzz
More information about PDA and advice, including recommended support strategies can be found on:
The PDA Resource website:
You can also read about how we support our daughter in the posts on this blog, particularly A note on demand avoidance