This article was originally written by RDI dad, Steve Williams and shares a bit about what RDI had meant to his family. The Williams family works with RDI Certified Consultant, Kate D’Anvers
We were receptive to the basic “dynamic vs static” tenet of RDI because it simply made sense to us on a logical level and we had no reservations joining the program. In parallel to the RDI course we have also explored dietary issues and our son has been on a strict gluten and dairy-free diet since he started RDI.
While it is impossible to accurately measure the direct impact of RDI (because our case has a sample size of 1 with no control group!), we both firmly believe that the skills Finn has learned (and continues to learn) in his RDI course have been absolutely fundamental to his transition from a disconnected, anti-social 4 year old prone to meltdowns and difficult to manage to what he is now – someone who take part in all normal activities (i.e. school, socially, family etc) without special treatment or supervision. Our son is popular at school (albeit with a quirky sense of humor) and while we are still working on some of his behaviors he does not obviously stand out from the crowd of kids around him.