Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition which causes individuals to struggle with inattentiveness or hyperactivity or both. Individuals with a diagnosis of ADHD may also exhibit impulsive behaviour which could be dangerous to themselves and others and disruptive to their learning. Children with ADHD may find it difficult to concentrate in classroom settings, follow instructions and transitioning between activities.
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is condition which falls under the ASD umbrella. Research into PDA is still at an early stage but individuals with a diagnosis of PDA are likely to display traits consistent with a diagnosis of ASD but with some additional characteristics. These characteristics include a desire to control situations and extreme avoidance of demands.
Children with PDA can find it difficult to follow instructions from adults, follow routines at home and school and develop and maintain social relationships.
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