RDI stands for Relationship Development Intervention. The general idea (again I am just learning) is that development in ASD is slower and in many cases deficient in dynamic learning. And the best way to support this is through relationship models, either with an RDI consultant who trains the parents, or an RDI therapist where the parent is involved.
Looking into RDI for our 3.5 yr old. We have done VB / ABA and floor time and want to focus on social/relationship, so looking into RDI. Our son appears to be high functioning and social remains a core deficit for us. I see couple of questions on here before. Would love to hear any feedback. There aren't any controlled studies on it but it does have one (biased) small study without control showing benefit for children (with higher IQ).
I know of a few that are over night but my is definitely not going for that! Lol Just some place to help him continue his journey of social interaction, speech development and so on. He will be turning 5 btw. Thanks!
I want Relationship Development Intervention for my son. His school is ignoring his lack of dynamic intelligence. I am so frustrated because I don't have any more financial options. Sometimes I feel like we should isolate ourselves because no one understands his needs or his behavior. Does anyone feel like their child is getting what they need and at a great school? If so where are you?
My son was diagonized as early at age 3, he is now 5 years old. He's doing through his weekly speech, occupational, physical therapies and ABA program. I still feel like I really need to do more for him. I'm considering taking a different approach with Alternative Autism treatment called, ByoNostics Computer Technology. Anyone out there with knowledge, please feel free to offer advice or input. Any… read more
My son has mild ASD, we have him on ABA, OT and Speech therapy. He has been developing really well in the last 7 months since we started. I was told to get a Developmental Pediatrician, and a search on the net came out with these two names recommended in the Area. After being highly disappointed with the DAN doctor we went to, I'd like to have a doctor to follow my son's development and hopefully… read more
My son has developed new behavior problems on top of the usual ones we have. He just turned four and has now started being rough with others not just himself. I have him in speech, occupational and physical therapy already. Will behavioral therapy help the behaviors? Or am i just putting him in too much therapy adding that to the mix and he might not do well in the other therapies. I have not been able o find a place that offers it yet and someone told me they… read more
My granddaughter is non-verbal, walks on tip-toes, loves anything that spins, very little eye contact. What can I do to help her when she's with me?