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New Insights into Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)
Tue, April 25, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM BST
New Insights into Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome’
A series of presentations by Dr Hilary Dyer FRSA AFBPsS, Specialist Consultant Educational Psychologist
Drawing on her forthcoming book Dr Hilary Dyer will be presenting new material which covers:
- Historical perspectives on PDA – a critical appraisal of the work of Elizabeth Newson, (1980-2003) including overlooked aspects
- The central role of anxiety in a PDA presentation: how anxiety manifests in PDA, the role of masking in the youngster with PDA presentation
- Polyvagal Theory and PDA – the new neuroscience of PDA: The work of Steven Porges on Polyvagal Theory and ASD; Applying Polyvagal Theory to PDA
- Evolving the diagnostic criteria for PDA : Dr Dyer’s development of Newson’s original diagnostic criteria following clinical cases (2010-2016) : What PDA looks like with the new criteria adopted
- Differentially diagnosing PDA: Developing clinical, conceptual, and practical distinctions between PDA, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Attachment Disorder; Why PDA should be retained as a distinctive and separate sub-type of ASD.
- Using a Learning Analytics approach in understanding PDA: What can learning analysis add to our understanding of PDA and how can it lead to improved outcomes for CYP with PDA
- Best practice in Assessing and diagnosing PDA
- Improving outcomes for CYP with PDA: What interventions, strategies and therapeutic input ‘work’ for CYP with PDA, and which don’t?
- An update on the PDA research Agenda
To find out more information, email Dr Dyer at:
This presentation is suitable for parents, carers, and professionals who already have some knowledge and understanding of PDA.