Thousands of parents and educators have now realized that we can give our children and ourselves a second chance. We can provide our children with the opportunity to become dynamic thinkers and communicators. We can create pathways to success and quality of life.
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) is a social, emotional, cognitive approach to provide children with Autism and other neuro-developmental disorders the tools needed so that they can achieve high quality employment, real reciprocal friendships, independence and in many cases marriage and successful family life. And we know that it is never too late to start.
Parents, grandparents and teachers learn how to mindfully guide children with challenges to overcome obstacles to growth and development by restoring a more natural normalized relationship we call the “guided participation relationship”. Adults learn to use the activities of daily life to embed safe, but challenging experiences for the child. Children learn to respond in more flexible, thoughtful ways to novel, increasingly unpredictable settings and problems. Safety, trust and resiliency emerge as children learn they can make more sense of our continually complex world. Real-world competence emerges as they take ever-greater responsibility for conquering authentic tasks and problems with many partners, in many settings.
- Initiate joint attention and perspective sharing
- Increase in self-esteem, self-awareness and self-regulation
- Build foundations necessary for effective reciprocal spontaneous communication
- Become more flexible thinkers, problem solvers and creative collaborators
- Develop greater resiliency to life’s challenges and uncertain situations
- Increase in motivation to learning and for new discoveries
- Improves quality of life for the whole family
- Improvement in ability to navigate social settings and develop meaningful relationships
- Learn about the core-deficits of ASD in order to understand their children better
- Become empowered to make the difference in their child’s life
- Reduces stress and over reliance on outside professionals
- Provides developmental “do-over” with a systematic step by step parent and child objectives
- Find RDI to be cost effective
- Remediate Autism during every day meaningful activities
- Helps restore a reciprocal emotional communication with your child