RDI (Relationship Development Intervention)
RDI is an intervention used for children, teenagers and adults with Autism, Asperger's and those with other communication and social conditions (eg those with ADHD). You don't necessarily need a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to use RDI.
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) offers treatment programs for individuals and families that face Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental difficulties. It is often described as “the missing piece of the puzzle” in the treatment of ASD because instead of focusing on symptoms, our program works to activate the grow-seeking drive essential to remediating the universal impairments associated with ASD.
RDI® programs teach parents how to guide their child to seek out and succeed in truly reciprocal relationships, while addressing key core issues such as motivation, communication, emotional regulation, episodic memory, rapid attention-shifting, self awareness, appraisal, executive functioning, flexible thinking and creative problem solving. (sourced from: RDIconnect website; www.rdiconnect.com)