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What Will You Learn?

A pervasive developmental disorder that is common in individuals on the autistic spectrum, pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is characterised by an avoidance of demand-framed requests by an individual and causes difficulties with social communication and interaction with others. Take the Pathological Demand Avoidance Diploma Course and you’ll learn support structures and effective strategies to aid young children and adolescents with the condition.

The course begins by covering what Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is and how to recognise the features and characteristics of a person who has it. The differences between PDA and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are highlighted and the process of getting a PDA diagnosis is defined.

The course explores the history of pathological demand avoidance, which only became a named condition in the 1980s and has only quite recently (2000 onwards) gained more focus and awareness, and introduces key figures within the field. You’ll read through 2 cases studies and a parent’s insight, to give you a better understanding of PDA and what living with a child with the condition is like.

As a pervasive developmental disorder that often co-occurs with the diagnosis of autism, it is important that you understand what it means to be on the autism spectrum. The Pathological Demand Avoidance Diploma Course explains the characteristics and difficulties that can occur with autism, how it is diagnosed and covers Asperger syndrome - a milder form of autism.

Many, if not all, people on the autistic spectrum also suffer from sensory processing disorder (SPD) to varying degrees. You’ll learn more about SPD, the signs that may indicate specific difficulties a child may be having, and gain an understanding of what it is like to have sensory processing disorder.

As with other autism spectrum disorder profiles, pathological demand avoidance is dimensional, so its effects can be greater or lesser in each individual. No matter the severity of the condition, it is still important to be able to identify the triggers and have strategies in place to avoid these or provide the right kind of support when they do occur.

This course provides advice and guidance to parents, siblings, and educators on how to get the most from a child with the condition. You’ll also learn the benefits of working with a Key Worker and the key skills and strategies they will need to help a child with PDA to reach their full potential.

Pathological Demand Avoidance Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Anxiety and Stress
  • Part 2: What is Pathological Demand Avoidance?
  • Part 3: Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The History of PDA
  • Part 2: Significant Figures
  • Part 3: Case Studies
  • Part 4: The Benefits of Having a ‘Label’
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Part 3: Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: PDA in the Young Child
  • Part 2: Strategies for Parents
  • Part 3: Sensory Difficulties
  • Part 4: Tantrums and Meltdowns
  • Part 5: Tips for Parents
  • Part 6: A Helpful Approach
  • Part 7: The Family
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: PDA in Schools
  • Part 2: The Child as a Learner
  • Part 3: The Role of the Teacher
  • Part 4: Useful Wording
  • Part 5: Sharing Control
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Adult Support
  • Part 2: The Key Worker
  • Part 3: Synchronise Demand and Tolerance
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Part 2: Categories
  • Part 3: What Does It Feel Like?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Formal Assessment
  • Part 2: Case Study
  • Part 3: Adults with PDA
  • Part 4: Autism in the Work Place
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Setting Up a Business
  • Part 2: Marketing Your Business
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 9 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Pathological Demand Avoidance Diploma Course is suitable for anybody who wishes to understand PDA, whether it be to understand your own child, a relation, friend, pupil or someone in your care. With an improved understanding of the condition and a variety of effective strategies that can be put in place, this course will help you to make a positive difference to the child, children or adolescents you care or work with.

Pathological Demand Avoidance Diploma Course
Accreditations

The Pathological Demand Avoidance Diploma will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

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Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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