Growth and independence are possible, and they happen through a process of guidance that stimulates growth-seeking and awareness in the child.
Without the ability to learn from your past experiences and use your episodic memory to make choices, you can become rigid and inflexible and nonfunctional.
It helps parents once they understand what a meltdown is, as then you are able to gain the ability to foresee the signs of a meltdown, as well as identify the causes, and reduce the frequency.
You can expect your holidays to have positive outcomes and produce beautiful memories when you are mentally prepared, and especially when you do not put too much pressure on yourself.
In the RDI program, our focus is not on language when we talk about speech therapy, it is about RDI lifestyle and daily life opportunities, simple life activities that promote mutual communication.
By practicing consistent directive methods, you can master communication challenges, even if your child with ASD is non-verbal.