LIVE WEBCAST: PDA and Autism - 26 August 2022

$120.00

Live Webcast – Friday 26th August 2022

9:30am – 12:45pm – AEST (Brisbane)

Purpose

The purpose of this training is to increase your understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) or Extreme Demand Avoidance (EDA), to assist you to recognise the profile your child, student or client, to increase your confidence in your role with these children and equip you with strategies to maximise positive outcomes.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Teachers, teacher’s aides, Principals, Deputy Principals, HOSES.
  • Parents,  carers and family members.
  • Health professionals who see autistic children and adolescents, for e.g., psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, mental health nurses, physiotherapists, counsellors, GPs, paediatricians and psychiatrists.

Does your Child or Adolescent have NDIS Funding?

If you are self-managed or third party-managed and parent education is in the Plan you may be able to use your NDIS funding to attend this event.

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Description

We describe the history of PDA and outline current international definitions and understanding of this autism subtype. Recent research literature on PDA is reviewed. The participant will learn about two potential caregiver report measures to assist them to detect PDA. PDA-specific challenges for the PDA child are described. The current best recommended approach for PDA at school, home and in therapy is presented. Participants will learn how to develop a relationship with a person with PDA, practical tips for improving communication, how to assist with their emotional understanding and growth, how to increase their positive self-identity, to manage meltdowns, and the best resources for parents, teachers, and therapists for PDA. The content is highly relevant for parents, teachers, and health professionals.

Learning Process: The workshop includes a combination of talking, participant activities and Q&A.  Participants attend via link to a live presentation.  They have access to a chat room where they can ask questions at any time. There is opportunity to learn from workshop participants, as well as the trainers.

Event Trailer

About the speakers

Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has Honour’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of London. He is currently an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Tony has written many publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. His original book, titled Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals was published in 1998 and has been translated into over 25 languages.

Tony operates a diagnostic and psychological support clinic two days a week for children and adults. He also spends considerable time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and seminars.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for nearly three decades. Her peer-reviewed research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health for autistic individuals. She has co-authored six highly regarded books on autism, five with Prof Tony Attwood. Her 2018 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. Her most recent books Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provide guidance to parents of young children on the autism spectrum.  She regularly provides training to four Australian Universities.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to describe the different neurology in autism, and the nuances and differences of the PDA presentation.
  • To know what to look for to understand if PDA is present, including the use of two questionnaires.
  • To be able to list several key components to the parenting approach that is recommended for PDA.
  • To be able to describe the key components for successful inclusion and teaching of the PDA student.
  • To learn strategies for improving communication and your relationship with the PDA child or teenager.
  • To know the strategies that are more likely to engage a PDA child or teenager in the classroom and in the therapy room.
  • To be able to use strategies in the home, classroom and therapy room to increase positive self-identity, increase emotional understanding and maturity, and to manage a meltdown.

What You Will Receive

  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance to meet CPD requirements of 3 Hours CPD (can count to most Professionals’ CPD)

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Discounts/Cancellation/Refund Policy Australia

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Discount: If you are a full time student requiring a discount please enquire about our student rate and send in a photocopy of your student ID card or if you are facing hardship please email events@attwoodandgarnettevents.com to apply for a discount.

For Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus $50, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.