Your RDI Program
Based on the initial assessment a comprehensive short term plan for each family is set in motion. Common initial parent objectives may include assigning a 15-minute daily increment for quality time, slowing down communication pace, increasing use of non-verbal communication channels, or reducing screen time for everyone in the family.
The Family Consultation Program
The Guiding Relationship is dependent on two equally significant roles: that of the guide (parents/family) and that of the apprentice (child on the spectrum). The guide is responsible for providing challenging moments for mental and neural growth on an ongoing basis while the apprentice is challenged to join in this shared emotional attachment. Apprentices (the child) who routinely experience challenges as safe and successful event develop a strong motivation to explore and expand their world, as well as a sense of general well being, competence and trust in themselves and their guides (family).