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How should parents contribute in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) to help their child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

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Parents are key to Relationship Development Intervention (RDI). They’re taught how to use “teachable moments” to build better social skills for their child with ASD.

RDI training is relatively new, so there isn’t much clinical evidence to show its effectiveness.

For RDI, you’ll need to learn an effective intervention program. This can be time-consuming and expensive. You’ll also have regular communication with a certified RDI consultant, which includes videotaping interactions with your child.

From: Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies: "Autism and ABA."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview."

Association for Science in Autism Treatment: "Relationship Development Intervention."

Perceptual and Motor Skills : “A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Relationship Development Intervention.”

Synapse: “Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies: "Autism and ABA."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview."

Association for Science in Autism Treatment: "Relationship Development Intervention."

Perceptual and Motor Skills : “A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Relationship Development Intervention.”

Synapse: “Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

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