Education

Pathological Demand Avoidance

Pathological Demand Avoidance

Recently we have been asked by a number of parents if we can assess and diagnose Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA.  We thought, given the clear rise in the attention it is receiving we should explain what it is and how it can be assessed and diagnosed.

Autism Spectrum Conditions and Education

Autism Spectrum Conditions and Education

The issue of education for individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions is a complex one. Some people with ASC’s have gone on to achieve the very highest standards within the education system, whereas some are so profoundly affected by their condition that education in the academic sense is not an option. 

Special Education Needs and Autism – What You Need to Know

Special Education Needs and Autism – What You Need to Know

There has long been a debate about autism and other conditions that, when diagnosed, result in children being categorised as having special educational needs (SEN) and offered various forms of supported learning at school.