Giving hope to parents and children impacted by Autism
Core Deficit Questionnaire
Dr. Gutstein has designed RDI® to directly address the core deficits of autism. Core deficits are the common deficits found among all people with a specific diagnosis. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, children and families are impacted to different degrees within the core deficits of autism.
RDI® was originally designed to address core deficits in a developmentally appropriate way. That means Dr. Gutstein chose objectives based on the neuro-typical pattern of development, keeping these core deficits in mind. I am asking you to answer the following questions and consider the application to your own child and family. I also want to raise your awareness of these specific areas, so that you can begin to look at their impact on your family, your child, and the future. It will help you to determine if RDI is a good fit for you.
This will also serve as a way of watching the progress we make with RDI. The following are the core deficits Dr Gutstein originally designed RDI for: Experience Sharing, Social Referencing, Co-regulation, Dynamic thinking and Episodic Memory. Please answer/comment on the following. If answering all question this will take approximately 30 minutes. Answering all questions is not required, but preferred.