Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) aims to create strong personal family bonds for you and your child with Autism through shared family fun time. Developed by psychologist Steven Gutstein Ph.D, RDI focuses on skills that normally develop in infancy and early childhood that lead to social interaction and flexible and dynamic thinking. This parent-driven clinical treatment program helps prepare parents to act as guides to create daily opportunities for their child to succeed in everyday settings. The child will be working towards increasing flexibility and problem solving, understanding social communication, dealing with unpredictable changes, and developing real relationships.
An Introduction to RDI
Description: This site gives a thorough explanation of RDI programs and the manner in which they teach parents how to work with their children to truly succeed in a reciprocal relationship and also address key core issues.
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
Description: RDI is a fun program of strategies and techniques that you can teach your child on a daily basis. Get the facts and learn how.
Description: This site directly links you to RDI training, educational resources, and parent supports. It also provides access to a newsletter and information on family based programming.
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Forum/Blog Name: Autism_RDI_NC
Description: RDI teaches parents how to effectively guide their children to develop the desire and skill to share their experience with others and become motivated to learn about others' feelings, perspectives and ideas. RDI is a remediation program that addresses the core deficits of autism.
Forum/Blog Name: Homeschooling with RDI
Description: An un-moderated private discussion group for sharing ideas about incorporating RDI, an Autism Remediation program developed by Dr. Steven Gutstein and Dr. Rachelle Sheely, in a homeschooling program for parents with child(ren) on the Autism Spectrum.
Forum/Blog Name: Autism/RDI/Dynamic Intelligence
Description: This group is for both parents who are currently working with an RDI consultant, along with parents who are not working with a consultant at this time, who want to help their children by both the Guiding model and Dynamic Intelligence model of RDI in a supportive atmosphere.
Forum/Blog Name: RDI-Chicago
Description: This group is for families or professionals who are interested in or currently using RDI therapy to remediate autism.
Forum/Blog Name: RDI International List
Description: Welcome! Our RDI forum is for all those who are involved or interested in RDI, a program to assist those with AS/ASD/PDD onto "the path of self-discovery and social awareness".