Articles by Dr. GutsteinProfessional posts and articles written by the founder of RDI®
What is Dynamic Intelligence? In a nutshell, it is the mental ability that enables humans to successfully navigate the world and our relationships. Because life is full of dramatic upheavals, immense volatility and a LOT of uncertainty, we need a flexible set of...
The parent-infant guiding relationship is akin to the interplay between different components of a guided rocket. Learn how ASD affects this relational dynamic.
Learn how growth-seeking can be activated through the MindGuiding Relationship
Typically developing children rely on the Guiding Relationship to provide a safe and challenging learning environment for mental & self growth. But what happens when it doesn’t develop?
Our world is becoming increasingly complex and we must help our children develop Dynamic Intelligence.
When parenting an ASD child, we cannot take elements of our relationship for granted.
An autism diagnosis sends conscientious parents looking for anything that will help their family regain a sense of normalcy.
Dr. Gutstein explains the primary mission of the RDI program.
Developing the parent-child guiding relationship is a key factor to develop the self.
Growth is nurtured in the messiness of everyday life!
Our children’s development takes place in the context of a natural intuitive “Guiding Relationship.”
(RDI®) is often described as “the missing piece of the puzzle” in the treatment of ASD.
Parents and other caregivers can work to rebuild this interpersonal collaboration…
Experts say that parents play THE primary role in mental, self and neural development.
When a Guiding Relationship is functioning, it becomes a collaborative dance…
…infants diagnosed with ASD at 36 months were rated by their parents as less cuddly and less likely to smile…
Initially, only parents can provide an optimal balance of safety and challenge…
You know the old saying that the eyes are the window to the soul? Don’t believe it!
The more you prompt eye contact, the more you are taking away your database…
Speech is really just a symbol for what parents crave: communication that brings real connection.