Is RDI™ right for my child?
RDI™ is beneficial for a wide range of children:
- 12-month-old babies to adolescents and young adults
- Varying communication abilities, including those who are verbal and non-verbal
- Diagnosed with or displaying symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s, high functioning autism, moderate to severe autism, PDD, PDD-NOS, Global Developmental Delay, Non-verbal Learning Disorder, etc.)
- Diagnosed with or displaying symptoms of other neurodevelopmental disorders (Social Communication Disorder, Executive Functioning Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Reactive Attachment Disorder, etc.)
RDI™ is a developmental therapy which means that your child doesn’t have to be at a certain level to start the program. We determine where his development went off track or experienced gaps, and we start from that point. I customize the program to meet the specific needs of your child and family, taking into account your child’s age, abilities, obstacles and interests as well as your family dynamic.
What progress can I expect my child to make?
RDI™ programs can be extremely effective in getting your child’s development back on track and improving his or her quality of life. Regardless of your child’s age or ability, he or she has the potential to make the following gains:
- Stronger connection with parents and siblings
- Genuine reciprocal communication
- Increased motivation to learn and seek new experiences
- Increased resilience and ability to overcome challenges
- Improved ability to regulate emotions and behaviour
- Improved social competence
- Greater independence
- Greater flexibility and ability to deal with change
- Improved problem-solving and thinking skills
- Enjoy relationships and life more
How will RDI™ help me as a parent?
The RDI™ program will empower you to lead your child’s development and bring more joy to your family. You will learn how to:
- Parent your child with greater confidence
- Resolve/manage challenging behaviour
- Build a stronger connection with your child
- Set appropriate expectations for your child (not over or undercompensating)
- Reduce stress and normalize family life
- Reduce over-reliance on outside professionals
- Spend more quality time together
- Create positive memories