Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle by Dr. Steven Gutstein. This was the first book to describe the model and theory of Relationship Development Intervention (RDI™ Program).
The Connections Center (Relationship Development Intervention) RDI® is a family focused intervention which strives to remediate (treat until they are no longer deficits) the core deficits of autism.
Good ABA programs for autism are not “one size fits all.” ABA should not be viewed as a canned set of drills. Rather, each program is written to meet the needs of the individual learner.
Applied Behavior Analysis involves many techniques for understanding and changing behavior. ABA is a flexible treatment and can be adapted to meet the needs of each unique person.
For many, using electronics is like an addiction, because the child feels so much more competent when using electronics than engaging in dynamic interactions.
Parents all over the world toss and turn with the start of a new school year. Parents of children with special needs have additional fears about the quality of their school, the appropriateness of their child’s placement and the endless worry about making sure their child is able to enjoy meaningful, authentic relationships.
Since the beginning of time and observed in every culture in the world, is the Guided Participation Relationship (GPR). The GPR is the authentic collaboration between a more experienced “Guide” and a willing “Apprentice.”
While a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) has many areas of expertise, (fluency/stuttering, social language, overall language development including grammar, vocabulary, understanding concepts, following directions, etc.), the concept of articulation, or sound production, may warrant the most questions for parents of school-aged children.
Fine motor skills can be defined as the skilled coordination and movement of the small muscles of the hands, fingers, tongue and mouth. An occupational therapist can help a parent understand and identify the hidden foundational skill areas that are impacting the child’s growth.
Art Therapy can be used as a window into the unknown inner world of the client or the relationships present during a session, yet it is up to the therapist to help those involved use the art for self discovery and also as a safe alternative to expressing feelings.
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