What is so important about RDI Consultants
I strongly believe that parents are the best therapists for their children and cannot be replaced by an expert.
The primary goal of the RDI consultant is to give power back to the parents.
RDI Consultants guide parents and primary care-givers to assist their child or family member to embrace change and so open the door to learning about himself, the world and the people in it. They support them to use more dynamic and complex thinking and feel safe enough to explore and grow.
Families are supported to use daily routines, activities and interactions to give their child the experience of connection and competence.The person with autism is then in a position to embrace change and so learn to have a satisfying place in complex modern life.
Helping Children with Autism Package (HCWA) This is also known as FaHCSIA. Relationship Development Intervention is recognised as an approved service for the Helping Children with Autism Package by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). Many RDI consultants are registered to work with HCWA clients.
Medicare You may receive some reimbursement using a Medicare Plan set up by your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist if you work with RDI Consultants who are also allied health professionals (Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists).
Private Health Funds Your Private Health Fund may offer some reimbursement if you are working with RDI Consultants who are also allied health professionals (Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists).