Managing Demand Avoidance

Learning Objectives

  • To understand how Demand Avoidance presents to on-lookers, parents/carers, professionals, and the child
  • My personal experience being a parent of a child with a PDA Profile
  • Explore how it feels to have Demand Avoidance
  • Explore the neuroscience behind Demand Avoidance and Overwhelm
  • Understand how to re-wire and reset the system – so that the child is able to dip their toe into a demand
  • Explore the impact of the sensory system on a dysregulated system
  • Review how to use the Managing Demand Avoidance Toolkit and Sensory Needs Checklist
  • Top tips and Final Thoughts