I can not say enough about the power of declarative communication. It fundamentally changes your relationship with an individual on the autism spectrum.
I will never forget literally watching the weight pressure for interaction and "rightness" leave the room when I began focusing on declarative communication with a student of mine so many years ago. It was if a weight had been lifted off our relationship. It was no longer about me getting. It was about us giving opportunities. A change that has led to life long advances.
"My approach to intervention is rooted in respect for child development and focuses on making the mundane meaningful, looking at daily interactions as opportunities for learning and growth while respecting the uniqueness of the individual and family. It’s about setting high expectations for long term quality of life and relationships for individuals on the spectrum and implementing a specific and doable plan to get there one step at a time.”
– Lauren Wilson, LCSW, RDI® Program Certified Consultant