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Answering the RDI "question "

Many apologies for not posting in a while….I definitely want to get back to going through the many components of RDI for my readers. Over the course of the past month I have been working with a few schools alongside my families, and recently attended an RDI conference for professionals, followed by an RDI Dynamic Intelligence workshop for a few of us alongside Dr Gutstein as we continue to look at mindfulness and continuing the theme of competence for individuals who are at higher stages in RDI. Yet over and over again….What is RDI?  How do you explain RDI?  How would RDI “handle” that? What would “RDI” do?  And as I talk to teachers, professionals, parents as they ask these questions,  the usual response after I answer them is Hmmm that’s interesting. So take a look here and here and here and here   and I'm sure I'm missing a few great blogs With that said, I'm going to take a few moments and talk about Why RDI? When my kids were first Dx, I was focused o

How do I "do" RDI?

  In the spirit of creating this blog, I wanted to chat about *doing* RDI.   As with most of my posts here, I have asked many of the same questions that I write about, which is why I am here. Two of the questions that I run across from time to time is how do I do RDI …and then because a quick answer usually creates more questions…the next is usually Why is RDI vague? So I am going to try and make RDI less vague …These are my reflections, based on implementing RDI with my own 2 boys over 7 years ago and my work as a consultant for the past 4 years. RDI is…. Relationship development intervention is based on the latest research in developmental Psychology, transferring these cutting edge advances to effectively apply them to help our children on the Autism Spectrum.   Through empowering parents,   RDI consultants equip families to deliver a state of the art program to help restore the developmental trajectory of their child on the spectrum.   In this step by step process, t