Ruth Fidler BA (Hons), PGCE
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
Education Consultant, Ruth Fidler focusses on helping teachers to understand the distinctive profile of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) as part of the autism spectrum.
The session helps teachers understand the characteristics of the PDA profile and recognise the educational needs of pupils with PDA. It also covers issues for educational settings in supporting pupils with PDA. Ruth introduces ‘Collaborative Approaches to Learning’, a flexible approach to partnership working in order to meet the holistic needs of pupils with PDA.