Supporting learners in maths and English with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) (On Demand webinar) (Code: C0963)

This course will provide the opportunity to explore and learn about Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Pathological Demand Avoidance which are Autism Spectrum Disorders of which many educators are unfamiliar with. We will consider how to work with these learners in maths and English through practical strategies and guidance based upon the latest psychological research. This is aimed towards teachers of maths and English and support staff who work with learners with SEND and other SEMH needs.

Pricing options

Individual fees

  •  Subsidised price £25
  • SET member price £21.25
  • Full price £75 (for non-ESFA funded organisations)


Webinar Recording
Price: from £25.00

Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this for?

Teachers, leaders and support staff who want to gain a practical understanding of the wider Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Training aim

To provide participants with strategies to engage learners with ODD and PDA in maths and English


  • Identifying the symptoms.
  • Understanding these two disorders and how they affect the study of maths and English.
  • Practical approaches to engaging ODD and PDA learners in maths and English.


 60 minutes approx

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830