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PDA...

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Shellywelly1973 Mon 15-Oct-12 11:14:15

Wise ladies of MN I could do with some good advice. My ds has dx of ASD & ADHD & i have recieved so much information from this forum, but i need to know about PDA...

A good friend of mine has confided in me she had concerns about her ds8. This morning she asks me about PDA. She came across it on the net and says her ds ticks many of the boxes. He is very difficult to manage at home but seems ok at school. She has spoken to school but they have no concerns.

So,

Where do you go to get dx?

Are their other conditions, possibly ODD that could show as similar to PDA? (Excuse my ignorance).
Good sources of info for managing behaviours?
Reading material, websites any other info would be greatly appreciated!

TIA

HotheadPaisan Mon 15-Oct-12 12:56:25

PDA can definitely present as ODD. Both (and many other things) would be helped by some of the strategies below. You just have to keep remembering this is how their brains work, it's neurological, but you can help with it:

Autism Speaks Challenging Behaviours Toolkit - free download, excellent on positive behaviour strategies

What to do when your temper flares by Huebner - practical, CBT-like strategies with good information and explanations for ages 6-12

Motivation and Reinforcement by Schramm (2011 Edition) - very good on why some children are so controlling, explains it all really well

Understanding PDA - great strategies for helping children who struggle with high anxiety due to everyday demands which results in controlling behaviour and angry outbursts

There is plenty out there around these areas that is free too.

porridgelover Mon 15-Oct-12 13:07:09

Marking my place so I can read those resources later.

porridgelover Mon 15-Oct-12 13:07:41

BTW.... thanks thanks smile

HotheadPaisan Mon 15-Oct-12 13:39:11

YW! I have them in an easy C&P now. They are the most useful resources I've found over the years, like I said there is a lot out there, you don't have to pay for all the books.

Ineedalife Mon 15-Oct-12 15:01:35

Hi Hothead, thanks for the books recommendations I have just ordered the Understanding PDA one.

I found it facinating that the author was disatisfied with the Atypical Autism diagnosis. The psychaitrist who diagnosed Dd3 initially said she had Atypical Autism. She decided not to give her that diagnosis as she felt Dd3 wouldnt get the right support with that Dx.

I have often wondered about PDA and as she gets older she is getting harder to manage.

Am looking forward to reading itsmile

HotheadPaisan Mon 15-Oct-12 16:15:59

NP, PDA filts DS1 but he got a HFA diagnosis which is fine, PDA strategies really help. It's the sensory stuff that really affects him too.

Ineedalife Mon 15-Oct-12 16:31:56

Yes we struggle with sensory overload and sensory seeking here, sometimes at the same timeconfused.

Meant to say Dd3 go an ASD diagnosis. We say she has Aspergers as she is very high functioning.

Walter4 Mon 15-Oct-12 21:24:18

The PDA contact group, is for parents of children with PDA , it has been a lifeline for us and a grat resouce for help and information for parents from other parents and some professionals too. They have a detailed profile of PDA .

notapizzaeater Tue 16-Oct-12 12:45:08

I think my ds is PDA but my health authority don't/won't diagnose it !!! School treat him as if he has it though

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