RDI ConsultingThe RDI Model for treating autism is facilitated by certified consultants located in 25 countries around the world
On-Demand Parent Training
Professional Group Training
Lisa PalastiExpert RDI Consultant
Lisa Palasti has over 20 years of experience working with children with special needs. Prior to becoming the first certified RDI® Program Consultant in Canada in 2005, Lisa worked in the school system supporting children with special needs. Lisa knows firsthand what it feels like to be a parent of special needs children and the positive impact Relationship Development Intervention® has had on her family. Lisa began using Relationship Development Intervention® with her family in 2003, today her boys are both independent young men and thriving members of their community. She finds it tremendously rewarding work to empower and educate parents to guide their children in developing real world competency and dynamic intelligence. RDI® changes lives and builds minds – parents can make all the difference!
How I Can Help YouIt's my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment where we'll work together to achieve your parenting goals.
What is RDI®?
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) offers programs for individuals on the autism spectrum, or other developmental difficulties. It is often described as “the missing element” in the treatment of autism because instead of focusing on symptoms, our program works to activate the growth-seeking drive essential to addressing the challenges associated with autism.
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.
Virtual Group Training
Classes are now forming and space is extremely limited. Classes will prepare professionals to work with special needs children and their parents, of any age groups, focusing on the remediation of Autism’s core deficits. A combination of lectures, small group discussions, actual parent training sessions, video reviews and case studies will equip trainees to empower parents through meaningful engagements.
Next Session: May 3, 2023 – July 26th, 2023
- Family-based, behavioral treatment which addresses the core symptoms of autism
- Focuses on building social and emotional skills
- Parents are trained as the primary therapist in most RDI programs