I don’t know much about it yet or how it works, but I’m looking into it for Mark primarily due his autism – possibly Michael due his OCD and sensory issues. Just sharing a little bit of it here directly from their website:
“Through its innovative Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Program, RDIconnect gained a worldwide reputation for designing family-based programs. Currently, RDIconnect provides programs for an entire range of developmental difficulties.
Different meanings of the word "relationship" in Relationship Development Intervention provide a gateway to understanding our company mission. We are dedicated to developing tools and training programs that empower parents and helping professionals in the following ways:
The good news: Brains change throughout life!
The brain is a dynamic entity. Neurologists agree that the brain develops the potential for rapidly making different kinds of connections as needed, based on the types of challenges presented. Through careful, systematic remediation, we can help the brain develop more normally.
Remediation implies that we are embarked on a long-term marathon, not a sprint; a systematic process of correcting deficits to the point where they no longer constitute obstacles to reaching one’s potential and attaining a quality of life. Remediation provides children a second chance to master areas where developmental disability would otherwise lead to life-long marginalization and failure. When we remediate, we purposely focus on the person’s greatest areas of weakness. On a neural level, remediation in RDI means deliberately developing the brain’s capacity for integration and productive neural collaboration.
Parents can learn to guide their children's neural and mental development. If you encounter obstacles to functioning as an effective guide for your child you are provided with support and training that is carefully staged and tailored to you, your level of readiness, learning style, unique culture and your real-life circumstances.
Our programs provide a step-by-step, manageable approach for those engaged on the front lines of helping children of all ages develop the powerful mental processing and sophisticated neural collaboration needed to succeed in 21st century environments. All of our programs are designed so each learner can begin and progress at his or her own level of readiness.”
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