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What do you think of when you think of an autism treatment?
Do you feel frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, upset with the lack of progress?
Most autism providers I know are dedicated to their students, wanting to do everything within their power to truly make a difference in the lives of these young children. When you are frustrated with the lack of progress that you see in your children, have you stopped to think it is the treatment itself that is lacking?
So, what makes RDI a better autism therapy?
In the RDI model, we do not spend all of time teaching kids around a table, because we believe that teaching static answers will never be enough to survive in the outside world. Sure, your child can list of the names of all the countries in the world but when face to face with a big decision or frustrating problem, how do they handle it?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Is your child flexible with his thinking? Able to ‘go with the flow’ when there are changes
- How does your child react to challenge? Do they shut down or use it as an opportunity?
- Do you think that the skills your child is being taught right now, will help them when they live on their own?
- Do you feel like your contributions as a parent are being acknowledge, or are you shut out of decision making?
If you feel like you are not satisfied with the answers to the questions, maybe it’s time for a change.
It is my goal to empower parents to take all of the everyday experiences that you share with your child and to use them to create opportunities for development and to help your child develop a sense of self. Because once we can help our children with autism to be able to face challenges and overcome them in a manageable way, the more children start develop the sense of who they are and what they can accomplish. And that is what changes everything.
Ready to find a different type of autism therapy? Contact a consultant in your area today!