9 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

Top 5 Reasons To Become An RDI Consultant

“I’m exhausted, Kamini. My brother had sudden problems for which I had to fly down with my son to my parents’ place. I couldn’t spend any time with my child.”   “He has severe anger issues. This bothers and triggers me immediately. “   “Despite implementing all kinds of behavior plans, she keeps touching my…

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26 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

The Journey from Simple Imitation to Independence

I watched this mother - daughter duo actively involved in doing a puzzle. Not only did the child have to put each piece of the puzzle in, but she also had to name every item.   A constant stream of instructions emanated from the mother. ‘Put the piece in here.’ ‘Yes, turn it.’ ‘Good. What…

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12 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · 7 Comments

What You Are Seeking Is Also Seeking You

This 6 year old's parents are both gentle and mild mannered. The visited us for an RDI assessment, flying in from a different city.   I could see the immense effort the mother was putting in to interact and engage with the child. Both parents had their doubts and reservations about being able to connect…

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20 Jun · Kamini Lakhani · One Comment

‘Autistic Individual’ or ‘Individual with autism?’

The other day, I received this comment:   I loved your article, Kamini. Perhaps you should say individual with autism rather than autistic individual. It would be more respectful. Autism doesn’t define them. It’s only one part of their lives.   I gently thanked the reader and decided to dig deeper into this.   What…

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7 Jun · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

Three Questions You Must Ask Yourself

In the middle of the activity the 9 year old disconnected. He lay down on the carpet, stroking it. He made strange sounds and flapped his hands.   The mother was shocked as she observed him. “How long will this go on? I thought we had left all these behaviors behind. After every thing we’ve…

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