The Program of Relationship Developmental Intervention Makiko Kishimoto 1,2 , Manabu Takagi 2 , Norihito Yamada 2 1Division of Early Childhood Mental Health, Department of Psychosocial Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development 2Department of Neuropsychiatry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences Keyword: 対人関係発達指導法 , RDI , ガイド関係 , GPR , Relationship Developmental Intervention , Guided Participation Relationship pp.325-332
Published Date 2019/12/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001200247
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 Relationship Developmental Intervention (RDI) is a program for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have difficulty in sharing experiences with others. This approach focuses on improving long-term quality of life and addresses the core deficits of ASD rather than substituting and compensating for the deficits. RDI emphasizes restructuring the parent-child relationship, which is called the Guided Participation Relationship, rather than teaching new communication and thinking skills to the children. It supports caregivers who are constantly challenged to develop children's self-awareness and autonomous thinking. In this article, we present an overview of the RDI program, including the Relationship Developmental Assessment and support methodology, findings from previous research, and an interim report of the author's RDI intervention study. RDI is of great interest in that it opens up self-growth for children, and the concept of RDI should be widely promoted.

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