2: 10th June – Managing Demand Avoidance

(3 customer reviews)


Welcome to Managing Demand Avoidance Training

Managing a child unable to cope with any demand put on them, is very challenging and isolating. This talk explores effective approaches used in educational settings.

Pulling together strategies used within special education settings, this specialist talk explores different styles of managing demand avoidance in children and young people. We will dip our toe into PDA – however, this training is focusing on demand avoidance and therefore applicable to anyone interested in this topic.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is the difference between avoidant behaviour and anxiety?
  • Exploring individualised approaches to managing children with demand avoidance
  • An awareness of how the flow of the day can impact on a child’s ability to cope with their emotions
  • Exploring collaborative, practical approaches to support the child

Included Resources:


  • Sensory Difficulties Checklist
  • Whole Child Assessment Tracker

Managing Demand Avoidance Toolkit

Step 1: Identify Triggers – Rate Demands against the Bounce Scale

  • Child Observation Sheet ; and/or
  • Emotional Activation – Triggers Pack
  • Visuals – Home and School

Step 2: Link Scale to Physical Sensations

  • Physical Sensations Cards – Visuals
  • Physical Sensation Cards
  • Behaviours that Challenge – Visuals
  • Emotional Scale Strips and Fans

Step 3: Prioritise Demands

  • Prioritise Demands Sheet

Step 4:  Problem Solve Solutions

  • Problem Solving Sheet
  • Spoons Activity Sheet

Previous Reviews (Found on Google)

I really enjoyed the Demand Avoidance Training. Who knew that ‘spoons’ could measure your energy levels! Brilliant” Debbie Butler

Really useful and informative session with lots of practical advice. Thanks.” Maria Shearer

Very inspiring and informative, practical strategies to put in place to improve practice.” Tessa Richardson

Great support applicable for parent of selective mutism child. Thoroughly recommend.” Ivona Whitelock

A very informative session. Lots of resources to download and very interesting to have lots of different perspectives on this. Thank you” Suzanna Webb

“Tracy is an engaging, passionate and knowledgeable trainer. I have many avenues of interests to research further as well as from other practitioners/parents. I am feeling positive in both my professional and personal life with understanding demand avoidance and implementing strategies with the child at the centre of the practice.” Rachael Relton

Truly an amazing course and so many resources and things to help our children. Tracey was amazing I have come away with so much to think about and implement.”  NB

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