Using functioning diagnostic labels on children and adults with autism is damaging to them. Dr. Rachelle Sheely, co-founder of RDIconnect talks more about it.
What is Autism?
Girls and Autism
In this episode, Kat Lee and special guest Nargis Carnahan delve into the joys and challenges of raising a daughter on the spectrum, and how autistic girls who grow up to be autistic women have a set of their own unique challenges they must face.
Dr. Steven Gutstein talks about how what we think we know about autism may not be true and gives a new definition to help us redefine autism.
Theory of Mind: Part 2
We need to teach children to reflect and you know, that’s so much a part of our program to be able to bookmark something, maybe something that doesn’t work or maybe something that does work. We have a whole lot of work on that.
Theory of Mind: Part 1
Dr. Gutstein breaks down the complexities of Theory of Mind.
I haven’t found one paper written, and I’ve read everything, that talks about the potential for remediation of these areas: of neural remediation, of psychosocial remediation. Not one. It’s all about can we teach people other ways of functioning, or just neglecting it completely and not even thinking about it.
Main Obstacle for Parents
The main obstacle if you’re a parent is that your child is not coming to you with the excitement, the motivation to grow. But RDI can help.
The Importance of Self
Autism, social relationships, and relating to the self.
What are Co-Occurring Conditions
Dr. Steven Gutstein explains co-occurring conditions in autism and how they differ from autism itself.
Signs that Autistic Infants Are Motivated to Maintain Stability
A successful Guiding Relationship takes two active participants. But as autism interrupts natural development, infants shut down in their ability to participate and can offer nothing for parents to respond to or guide.