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Phil Christie

Phil Christie is Director of Sutherland House Children's Services, run by autism charity NORSACA (www.norsaca.org.uk), and leads a team of Consultant Child Psychologists at the Elizabeth Newson Centre. The centre carries out training and research activities and has particular expertise in PDA. He is also Associate Editor of 'Good Autism Practice', and became Chair of the Advisory Council of the Autism Education Trust in 2009.

JKP publications by Phil Christie

  1. Collaborative Approaches to Learning for Pupils with PDA

    Collaborative Approaches to Learning for Pupils with PDA

    Strategies for Education Professionals

    Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

    This book distils expert advice on implementing collaborative approaches to learning for supporting pupils with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) at school. Explaining why this approach is so beneficial, it presents key information, advice and resources to help education professionals best support pupils with PDA, and also school staff. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 6.46in / 230mm x 164mm, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 9781785920172
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-261-4
  2. Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

    Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

    A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie, illustrated by Jonathon Powell

    In this illustrated guide Issy invites readers to learn about PDA, a part of the autism spectrum, from her perspective, helping them to understand how it causes her to find simple, everyday demands very stressful. Issy tells readers (aged 7 upwards) about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.30in / 228mm x 160mm, 56pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-513-0
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 56pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-929-6
  3. Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome - My Daughter is Not Naughty

    Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome - My Daughter is Not Naughty

    Jane Alison Sherwin

    Full of advice and support, this book is an honest account of one family's experiences of raising a child with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA). It includes strategies to help manage PDA behaviours, information on obtaining diagnosis and raising awareness, and explanations to help readers gain a better understanding of the condition. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 8.46in x 5.59in / 215mm x 142mm, 328pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-614-4
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 328pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-085-6
  4. Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

    Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

    A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

    Phil Christie, Margaret Duncan, Ruth Fidler and Zara Healy

    Written by professionals and parents, this book answers the key questions about PDA and uses case examples throughout to show the impact of the condition on different areas of the child's life. The early intervention options and workable strategies for managing PDA positively will make day-to-day life easier for the child, their family and peers. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.93in / 246mm x 176mm, 208pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-074-6
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-253-2
  5. First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

    First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

    Frameworks for Communication

    Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson, Wendy Prevezer and Susie Chandler, illustrated by Pamela Venus

    This book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. It champions initial intervention at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can be applied to children of school age. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 9.61in x 7.24in / 244mm x 184mm, 208pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-011-1
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-943-9