27TH OF JULY 2020 BLOG POST: LINKS TO MY RECENT TWITTER MUSINGS ON DEMAND MANAGEMENT PHENOMENA.
This is just a quick blog post to bring my current thinking on PDA onto my blog. I originally planned to convert all my twitter threads into PDFs and I assumed these then could be easily copy and pasted over onto the blog. Then post each thread as a blog post, similar to Robert Peston does. However, this does not seem to be an appropriate option for me as the twitter threads contain many images relevant to the points being made and these are not copying over. Thus, I am uploading each of the around 14 pdfs of each twitter thread. I hope you find them useful.
I am due to publish another list of published PDA articles soon.
Links to my recent observations on PDA.
My thoughts on PDA have evolved quite significantly over the last few months and I have inserted links to the PDF’s as they do build on each other. I currently think that PDA is best described as a new type of mental disorder and Elizabeth Newson provides it in her historical research in 1986 through to 1996. Originally, PDA was not a Pervasive Developmental Disorder but part of a diagnostic grouping Newson created herself called the “Pervasive Developmental Coding Disorders“. Newson did for a couple of reasons, partly because she thought autism was too narrowly defined and as her own diagnostic grouping makes more sense to laypersons like teachers & caregivers. When one considers if PDA is part of this new diagnostic grouping, it appears to be case and it seems to explain most of the PDA literature. Please do contact me if you have any queries about the content in the PDFs.
My latest research.
My most recent conference paper is:
– Is the concept of Demand Avoidance Phenomena (Pathological Demand Avoidance) real or mythical?
I have recently had a commentary article published in Good Autism Practice:
– Demand avoidance phenomena: circularity, integrity and validity – a commentary on the 2018 National Autistic Society DAP Conference.
Furthermore, I have PDA article published in Child & Adolescent Mental Health.
– Commentary: Demand Avoidance Phenomena, a manifold issue? Intolerance of uncertainty and anxiety as explanatory frameworks for extreme demand avoidance in children and adolescents – a commentary on Stuart et al. (2019).
Additionally, I and others have had a short essay published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders:
– Empathy and a Personalised Approach in Autism.
A book chapter describing what the sub-discipline Critical Autism Studies is, I lead authored it and it can be found here (chapter seems free to access):
Autism Policy and Practice.
The autistic-led good practice journal, Autism Policy and Practice has published its first edition under the current editor team. This can be accessed via the link below: