Developmentally Based Growth
Every child has the capacity to grow and progress forward in every area of growth - emotional, social, cognitive, and academic. The key to building this growth is to meet each child at his or her current point in development and provide the appropriate support from that point forward. Rainbow Connections supports children with challenges using approaches that follow the path of typical development, focusing on those particular steps that the child has missed.
When children have all their developmental foundations in place, they are able to easily progress through the sequence of movements which cause them to become neurologically organized. Among other things, this process builds physical foundations including sensory integration, and visual and auditory strength. It also ensures children meet their social, emotional, and cognitive milestones with ease.
RDI® for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) is a parent-based autism therapy that goes beyond treating the symptoms of autism to addressing the “root” of the disorder itself. The focus is centered on those things that will make the biggest difference in your child’s ability to attain a high quality of life - to be able to communicate well, have friends, and enjoy independence.
School settings are difficult for children with challenges. The classroom and playground are dynamic settings. To be successful, children need to be developmentally prepared. Even though a child with a challenge may have reached school ready age, he or she very likely has gaps in development that have impeded the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth that a child this age would normally possess.