Alicia - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm considering a new form of therapy for my almost three year old autistic son. We are on track for intensive early interventionbehavioural therapy (a combination of ABA, Floor time and discrete trial). He is due to start in september. It's 25 hours a week of one on one plus weekly team/family meetings. His OT mentioned another form of therapy called RDI or relationship development intervention. I've looked into it and the main differences seem to be more parent training and involvment which I think is good and a real focus on increasing adaptability and teaching the nuances of human interaction by reteaching the brain to process social information in a more typical way. Do any of you have any experience with this type of therapy? It sounds appealing but I don't know anyone who has used it. It isn't as mainstream as what we already have lined up for him. It sounds like something we could do in conjunction with the IEBT but it's a huge time and financial commitment on my and Adam's part. I would just love to have some feedback before we commit. Totally willing to give the time just want to find out if it lives up to it's promise first.