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Dr. Rachelle Sheely discusses the importance of non-verbal cues in the way we understand communication.
Sometimes in our lives we have this feeling like, “that’s what I’m supposed to be doing!” And that’s the way I felt about RDI.
Join Dr. Rachelle Sheely in a video interview discussing how RDI brings healing and encouragement for the whole family.
Learn more about the RDA here.
Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about the importance of children with autism developing a sense of self.
Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about what research into typical development has taught us about autism.
A first go round for families beginning RDI® is that they will need to slow down to speed up.
Is it really important that she look at me?
Dr. Sheely shares about the benefits of remembering and giving thanks.
We all think about using the New Year to formulate a change that is important to us.
Tips for teaching your children independence.
Dr. Sheely reviews “Constructing a Language: a Usage-Based Theory of Language Acquisition” by M. Tomasello.
Making sure our “other” children are not left behind.
As you move throughout your day, we hope you feel and project compassion with your fellow sojourners…those you meet along the way.
What does working with a consultant look like and how much would it cost?
Here are some ideas for your summer.
Play in early developmental is the work of childhood.
“The most valuable lessons come not from teachers or textbooks, but from life experience.”
Volunteering builds a work ethic and puts feet to compassion.
This summer plan to slow down your routine and with your great kid…
Dr. Sheely interviews a young man with autism.
As consultants, we are working ourselves out of a job, not into one.
Spring not only comes in the temporal world but to the world of autism as well.
Jokes can be tricky, especially for a person on the spectrum.
The functions and payoff of communication are well worth the effort…
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” P. Drucker
Being thankful is not only relevant, but an antidote to selfishness that can foster resilience and empathy…
There is a poetry to autumn that many of us addicted to screen time have ceased to enjoy.
Continuing our series on education as the school year begins, we focus on RDI™ in the Prince George’s County Public Schools
Read one young autistic man’s speech talking about how he found independence in his life and how RDI helped.
An important feature of RDI is the consultant training program.
Whenever we guide, we address the goal beneath the goal.
While guiding does not negate the importance of instruction, it recognizes that good guiding is more than covering content.
To continue our series on guiding, one of our consultants shares the difference between a good and a bad guide she has had in her life.
Guiding is a side by side ‘let’s take this journey together’ approach…
We asked the RDI online consultant trainees tell us about a time when they were guided by a mentor who helped them. Here are their stories.
To end our series on the importance of failure in the development of creativity, Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about how RDI facilitates an environment for this.
Lev Vygotsky, the famous Soviet psychologist, observed and wrote authoritatively about the development of higher cognitive functions in children. While he died (1934) long before the public...
Uncertainty can make us anxious. But for RDI families of children on the spectrum, the use of uncertainty is fundamental for good guiding. Find out why.
Tomorrow, Friday April 18th, we will offering The RDI Book Kindle Edition for 50% off. Our goal is to get the book into the hands of as many parents and professionals as we can. Click here to...
Dr. Sheely sits down for a chat with autism expert, Dr Steven Shore.