A NEURO-COGNITIVE/DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH
Developed by Dr Steven Gutstein and Dr Rachelle Sheely, the RDI® program is based on over 20 years of research by experts on the typical development of the human brain and scientific studies on individuals with Autism. It is aimed to help individuals on the Autism Spectrum and people with relational issues. Described as “the missing piece of the puzzle” in the treatment of Autism and other relational conditions, the specific focus of RDI® is to create a “Guided Participation” framework where the parents and main caregivers drive the program with the guidance of a Certified RDI® Program Consultant. The RDI® program teaches parents how to guide their child to seek out and succeed in truly reciprocal relationships, while addressing key core issues such as motivation, communication, self and emotional regulation, episodic memory, flexible thinking, self awareness, appraisal, executive functioning and creative problem solving.