Based on my experience would like to offer this great start:
Anxiety levels dictate tolerance of demands at any particular time.
Humour can be extremely helpful when communicating with PDA children,
Depending on their level of functioning often respond better when complicated language is used as it tends not to be so direct.
Reduction of challenge, often PDA can be high functioning and it shouldn't be automatically assumed they can not manage the same challenge that non-PDA can manage, it's just how it's presented to them
Extended reading isn't an issue for every PDA.
The first link is to the NEW PDA Society design of the original 'Teacher's guide to understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome&' leaflet; which was designed for teachers/ other staff in schools to help them learn more about this condition. PDA is increasingly seen as an autistic spectrum condition, but one which requires very different management to that usually recommended for children on the spectrum.
Also take a look at the &';Teachers' area of our new website to see other useful information including Autism Education Trust guidelines for supporting a child with PDA.
Have you ever seen some shaded plants grow tall and spindly very fast, while ones in sunlight are shorter and thicker? Plants that grow tall and spindly trying to reach the sunlight are usually suffering from Shade Avoidance Syndrome, or SAS. Now scientists have identified the molecular process that controls the onset of SAS. When a plant that requires bright sunlight detects shade from another plant, it will switch into SAS mode and try to quickly grow taller, up into sunlight again. A pretty clever strategy!
This little lesson was designed to show students different ways that they could revise for exams. As well as the main lesson it also includes a Diamond 9 which could be used as an extension or follow up.
There is also an assembly version, which the link takes you to. I've also included a link to a blank lesson plan, because with the template each plan took about 15 minutes to do and could be useful for teacher trainees.
This is a simple glossary for the Edexcel GCSE ICT. It can be used as a lookup tool for students, to ensure that students have the appropriate vocabulary and to create other resources. Please let me know if there are important words missing or words you would like including. This version is not intended for printing, but for on-screen use.
In this exercise two people have to say the same script, but try through body-language to convey different messages. Hilarious and really shows how much people communicate through non-verbal communication.
I really just put this together to show off just how capable the Mind Mapping Software could be, but I am sure it must be useful for showing tenses. It was originally part of a series of lessons on learning 2 learn and how Mindmaps could be used to help with revision. The resource uses shortened English, because when I made the original materials I was teaching speaking rather than formal written documents. (For the British Council in Kuala Lumpur)
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
This adapted book is great to work on the tricky concept of non-examples for children with less verbal skills. This book works on the essential skills of making choices, building vocabulary, and identifying items based on an exclusionary criterion. Each page follows a similar routine and is interactive. This book has 10 pages each with a clue given on each page. Students need to choose from the 4 picture response options to determine which item is non-example that the clue is hinting at! Instructions of set up and all picture pieces are included!
This book provides a visual way for students with low language to work on a more complex skill. It's time to go beyond simple matching and sorting! This book has worked well for skill building for my students.
This resource includes two Halloween themed language games to work discriminating between real and make-believe and to work on discriminating between fact or fiction. These games are great for early elementary. They are also perfect for students with autism or cognitive disabilities who need to work on discrimination, comprehension, and making inferences. This would work well in a classroom or in a speech therapy setting!
Each game includes 28 playing cards, a label, and a directions card. Laminate, cut out cards, and play!
This is an adapted work to practice identifying the attributes of the number, the color, and name of a group of items. The book has 5 pages with 2 groups on each page - so 10 total groups of items. All pictures all back to school themed! The student will match the corresponding picture to answer the question - How Many? What Color? and What? Instructions of set up and all picture pieces are included!
Same format as the other books in the series but with thematic vocabulary! Perfect for the start of the school year!