9th August 2012 11:08 am
This workshop will provide participants with a clear explanation of what Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) is, and where it fits alongside other Neuro-Atypical and Neuro-developmental Disorders. The workshop will also explain why PDA requires a different approach to its management, together with a clear indication of what strategies, interventions and approaches work, and those that don’t.
This workshop will take you through the process of getting a Statement of SEN for your child. It will begin by setting out the stages of the Code of Practice which apply – School Action, School Action Plus, and will make reference to the relevant Education Law. Dr Dyer will also highlight the practice by Local Authorities of using eligibility criteria as a way of refusing to issue a Statement, and will explain how you can challenge these. The workshop will also cover how to secure robust evidence of your child’s difficulties.
Dr Dyer will take you through the process of triggering a Statutory Assessment and of requesting Amendments to the Statement of SEN which may already be in place. She will present examples of what a ‘good’ statement looks like. There will be opportunity for questions after the session.
Dr Hilary Dyer, FRSA, MBPsS, is an experienced Independent Educational Psychologist based in Worcester. Her specialism is the assessment of children and young people with Autism, ASD, and associated conditions. Over the years she has assessed and worked with children and young people with PDA, both verbal and non-verbal. She holds a Professional Doctorate in Developmental and Educational Psychology from the University of Surrey. Much of her work is focused on providing medico-legal reports for appeals to the SEND Tribunal. Renowned for her detailed, clear and thorough approach, Dr Dyer has an
enviable record of success in her work.
£25 per session.
Parents and unpaid carers may purchase a 2nd place for an additional £5
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form or call 0121 4507582
Sessions take place at: Autism West Midlands Training Suite, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1NU