Dynamic Intelligence refers to a collection of resources including self-knowledge, mental habits, mindsets, and mental tools that help us function effectively in complex dynamic environments. In simple terms, DI helps individuals cope with diverse situations, become problem-solvers, and learn to effectively pivot with life changes.
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Should I Force Socialization on My Child Who Is Happy Being Alone?
Some children, and adults as well, gather strength in private alone time. Solitude can feel good to these individuals, so they seek it. But this can lead parents, especially those that feel a personal need to be socially active, into the throngs of concern, “My kids do not want to socialize. They are happy being alone. Should I force socialization?” We understand that a child’s desire for aloneness can present real concerns for parents, but rather than forcing socialization (which does not work), here are some key points to consider:
Can You Have Autism and Empathy?
Our society often describes autistic individuals as lacking empathy and incapable of having feelings as others do. This is a myth, a false stereotype, and a misunderstanding of behaviors. While some autistics lack empathy, many possess it, and this is common to all populations—neurodivergent or not.
Helping Autistic Adults Find and Keep Employment
Why do so many autistic adults struggle with finding and keeping a job? The world simply isn’t built for neurodivergent people–but there are things employers can do to remedy that.
Transitioning to Independence: 5 Online Resources to Help Neurodivergent Young Adults Find Jobs & Job Skills
85% of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, yet 60% of them have cognitive abilities at or above those of neurotypical individuals. So what is the problem?
How RDI®️️ and Dynamic Intelligence Lead to Quality of Life for Adults on the Spectrum
Dynamic growth is a key function of dynamic intelligence. With this, your child’s mental resources are improved. Your child constructs and continuously builds a library of personal knowledge that they can retrieve from as needed.
The Second Function of Dynamic Intelligence: Ongoing Growth
Along with their application in mentally challenging, dynamic environments, dynamically intelligent persons preserve mental resources for a second critical function – dynamic growth.
How does Dynamic Intelligence Help Our Autistic Kids during the Holidays?
The more “normal” and routine life is during the holidays, with fewer unexpected circumstances, the more you can help your child avoid overload that could lead to a meltdown.
How to Improve Communication with Autism
Your role is to not “cure” the child of autism but to improve communication which bolsters the autistic child’s growth and development and therefore helps to set and strengthen a foundation that encourages independent living.
Six Areas of Dynamic Intelligence
The development of Dynamic Intelligence is crucial to the ability to have a quality of life.
Improving Parent/Child Communication with Autism
As a parent, we experience much joy when our autistic child gains the ability to answer static questions, but what does it look like for our child to communicate in a much deeper sense, and how do we help them improve?
How Does Dynamic Intelligence Impact Daily Life?
We live in a complex and dynamic world where everyday we must solve problems, make decisions and face challenges. Dynamic Intelligence is the term we use to describe the mental functioning that enable humans to successfully navigate this world and our relationships.
Increasing Dynamic Intelligence for Growth
Giving our children the opportunity for growth
Mental Exercises to Grow Dynamic Intelligence
Dynamic Intelligence is the most sophisticated part of our neural and mental ‘operating system’.
Stuck With Monotonous Answers From Your Child? Try These 5 Steps
Declarative communication can be verbal or non verbal. It is the opposite of imperative communication, which demands answers to questions.
With declarative communication a response is neither expected nor required. It’s okay if your child doesn’t respond to your declarative statement. For example: if you stated “These oranges are sweet.”, we would not expect a reciprocal statement.
What is Dynamic Intelligence?
The most critical factor in your child’s pursuit of self dependence
The Road to Dynamic Thinking
One mom´s story of Dynamic Thinking in action.
Instrumental Communication and Dynamic Abilities
So many objectives can be targeted during snow shoveling, both parent and child objectives.
Dynamic vs Static Intelligence
Check out the difference between static and dynamic intelligence…
Dr. Steven Gutstein of RDIconnect shares why we must develop Dynamic Intelligence to navigate our complicated and messy world.
When Failure Leads to Curiosity
Uncertainty can cause anxiety – especially among autistic kids and adults. But did you know that you could use that uncertainty, to produce neurological growth?