My Child is not Naughty! Understanding PDA
What is PDA?
PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome is a condition that many kids, and their families, struggle to deal with in this day and age.
According to the National Autistic Society:
"Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is now considered to be part of the autism spectrum. Individuals with PDA share difficulties with others on the autism spectrum in social aspects of interaction, communication and imagination. However, the central difficulty for people with PDA is the way they are driven to avoid demands and expectations. This is because they have an anxiety based need to be in control."
Here at the Sensory Smart, we understand the challenges faced by families affected by PDA and Autism, but sadly many people do not. That's why we have hunted high and low to get a decent range of books on the subject to raise awareness and help people to understand kids with PDA are not just being naughty or challenging - they are being challenged. Big difference!
We really love this innovative and easy-to-read book by Ruth Fidler and Paul Christie which explains PDA in plain English, and is easy enough for a child to understand.
It's a great one to pass around to school teachers, carers or family.
Can I Tell You About Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome?
Did you know, there's actually a whole range of 'Can I Tell You About...' books which are fab to help others understand kids dealing with the challenges of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, OCD and more.
We've stocked our shelves high with books to help as much as we can, so do have a browse of the Sensory Smart bookstore, and see how we can help you and your child.
We love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below with your favourite books about PDA, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders...