Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults : Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD
This volume contains over 200 enjoyable and stimulating activities and exercises ranging over the entire gamut of social and emotional development, and is applicable to anyone, regardless of diagnosis, but will be particularly valuable for those on the autism spectrum. Activities can be undertaken independently, or with a teacher or therapist, and a full schema for the evaluation of progress and objectives is included. A companion website, free to purchasers provides a wealth of further information and support.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 210.82 x 294.64 x 30.48mm | 1,224.69g
- 01 May 2002
- JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
- London, United Kingdom
- references, indexes
About Steven E. Gutstein
Clinical Psychologists and husband/wife team Steven Gutstein and Rachelle Sheely are founders of the internationally known Connections Center for Relationship Development. Steven Gutstein is the author of Autism/Aspergers's: Solving the Relationship Puzzle.
Table of contents
Activities. 1. Introduction. 2. Relationships. 3. Using the Activities. Level I: Novice. Stage 1. Attend. Stage 2. Reference. Stage 3. Regulate. Stage 4. Coordinate. Level II: Apprentice. Stage 5. Variation. Stage 6. Transformation. Stage 7. Synchronization. Stage 8. Duets. Level III: Challenger. Stage 9. Collaboration. Stage 10. Improvisation. Stage 11. Co-Creation. Stage 12. Running Mates. Level IV: Voyager. Stage 13. Perspectives. Stage 14. Imagination. Stage 15. Group Foundations. Stage 16. Emotion Regulation. Level V: Explorer. Stage 17. Ideas. Stage 18. What's Inside. Stage 19. Conversations. Stage 20. Allies. Appendix A: Relationship Development Questionnaire. Index of Activities and Objectives. Objectives. Levels and Stages of the Complete RDI Program.
All the activities are provided in a step-by-step manner that a parent can implement in a fun way. I've been using the beginning stages with my daughter for a coupla weeks now for up to an hour a day and she seems to thoroughly enjoy the interaction, long term benefits are yet to be seen but look promising. -- Peach