If you have asked the question, what is the difference between The Son rise program and RDI, and have found your way here, I hope that this information is helpful to you.
The reason I am writing this is because even though The Son rise Program acknowledges that RDI has some similarities on their site, there is a lot of misinformation that they are promoting as RDI. You can check out their page here- http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/contents/other_sections/floortime-rdi-son-rise-program.php Yes, RDI, The Sonrise program and Floortime all acknowledge relationships as a crucial backdrop to the ultimate success of our children. After that fact, all three take different, unique approaches. Both Sonrise and Floortime are child led, whereas RDI is guide led, with the focus on promoting Dynamic intelligence. The focus begins with relationships, but taking it that step further for the building blocks of understanding perspective and critical thinking as shown by typical children, is what makes RDI so effective In assisting our children to catch up to their peers on all levels of intelligence ( social and IQ) therefore fulfilling their true potential! click here for more information http://www.rdiconnect.com/pages/Our-Programs.aspx
I respect any parent’s choice and want to give a parent correct information… to make an informed decision. As I stated, this is the purpose for writing this, since I am a parent who took both her children Through RDI as well as a RDI certified Consultant. As a side note, there are many misrepresentations regarding Floortime in this comparison, but that will need to be for another day J When I discovered the incorrect information on the Sonrise site, I did email Mr Kaufman. I asked for Mr. Kaufman to correct the information he has on RDI on his website which to date he has not. In addition, I volunteered to have us both collaborate on a comparison which was also declined. Continue reading »