Evaluation of the Relationship Development Intervention Program

  title={Evaluation of the Relationship Development Intervention Program},
  author={Steven E. Gutstein and Audrey F. Burgess and Ken Montfort},
  pages={397 - 411}
This study is the second in a series evaluating the effectiveness of Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) to address unique deficits inherent in autism spectrum disorders. RDI is a parent-based, cognitive-developmental approach, in which primary caregivers are trained to provide daily opportunities for successful functioning in increasingly challenging dynamic systems. This study reviewed the progress of 16 children who participated in RDI between 2000 and 2005. Changes in the Autism… Expand
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