Services for Families

Our PDA Kids is both a crisis service and an ongoing information and therapeutic service.

I am acutely aware that we are all at different stages of our PDA journey. I will support you and your family at whatever stage you find yourself in.

I see you; I hear you; I acknowledge your lived experience without judgement.

This may look like a lot of different things for different families:

  • Understanding PDA
  • PDA & the nervous system
  • Understanding masking
  • PDA terminology
  • The importance of trust and safety
  • PDA Burnout
  • Communication
  • Understanding expressions of PDA
  • Supporting sensory needs
  • The sibling relationship
  • The night-time routine demands – dinner, bathing, brushing teeth and bed
  • What does choice and control look like in a child?
  • Navigating the education system 
  • School vs Home Schooling
  • Twice exceptional children: ASD/PDA & gifted children
  • Advocating for my child’s needs and accommodations at school

What might a session look like?

In your first session, we want to hear your story without interruption. Your experiences matter greatly to us. Personalised support is key, ensuring that you, your child, and your family feel seen, heard, and validated.

Together, we’ll identify your main concerns and collaboratively prioritise them based on your unique needs.

For a family new to the world of PDA, we might explore what PDA is and strategies for adjusting parenting to support your child’s needs. If your child is experiencing PDA burnout, we’ll focus on understanding and supporting them during this time. For others, it could involve navigating the school system, advocating for your child, or providing support during nightly routines like dinner, bath, brushing teeth, and bedtime.

You decide how often we meet. We can adjust our sessions as needed to accommodate changes in your situation. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and we’re here to support your family when you need it most.

We’re eager to work alongside you, offering respect and practical tools to support you as parent/carers, to understand your child’s emotional needs, and see them thrive.