About the Course
I am so glad you here! My name is Kristine Mastronardi and I am so excited to share this journey with you and to teach you everything I have learned about RDI as a parent of an autistic child and as a RDI Consultant.
Guiding 101 is an on demand course that will give you an introduction to guiding and RDI. Learn how you can be a guide to your child, not matter what age. Learn how you can impact your child's mental and neural development so they can obtain the quality of life they deserve: autonomy, relatedness and well being.
Guiding 101 consists of 7 modules. In addition you will have access to a Guiding Journal PDF where you will find content from the Video Modules in addition to assignments that coincide with the material.
As you watch the modules, follow along in your Guiding Journal and be sure to complete the assignments to get the most out of the course.
If I can do it, YOU can do it! Let's go!
Watch our story from diagnosis to finding RDI. Watch how I learned how to be a guide to Jake as we began to form a guiding relationship. Learn how YOU too can become the guide your child needs to achieve the quality of life they deserve!
MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING AUTISM:OUR STORY
Learn the signs of crisis mindset.
Learn about anchoring your past experiences with what you are about to learn. Learn how to use your past successes to help move you forward as you begin your RDI journey!
MODULE 2: CRISIS MINDSET
In this module we dive into what guiding is and how important it is to restore this crucial relationship for long term quality of life. We discuss key guiding basics and the importance of increasing personal agency in our apprentice. We discuss attributes of a good guide and invite you to recall being guided in your own life.
MODULE 3: WHAT IS GUIDING?
In this module we discuss ways to schedule guiding engagements. We will also look at different types of activities you can use when you are guiding. We will look at the importance of routines and rituals which will help you maintain consistent guiding engagements.
MODULE 4: GUIDING BEGINS WITH YOU AND YOUR CHILD
MODULE 5: PREPARE FOR A MINDFUL GUIDING RELATIONSHIP
In this module we go more in depth about guiding and guiding basics. Learn how guiding is a mindful process. Learn how guides work on the edge of competency, as they present one step ahead challenges to their apprentice.
MODULE 6: COMMUNICATION
In this module we look at communication and it's impact on our apprentice. Learn the difference between instrumental communication and declarative communication. Learn the importance of multi channel communication.
MODULE 7: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
In this module we discuss framing an engagement and how you can frame an activity to begin practicing what you have learned. We will go through an example of how you can frame a simple activity for multiple objectives with the focus being on practicing our guiding basics.
PLUS access to a downloadable Guiding Journal!
The Guiding Journal contains assignments to go along with what you are learning.
Once you enroll you will enjoy instant, unlimited lifetime access to Guiding 101 which includes 7 Modules and the Guiding Journal PDF.
Kristine Mastronardi, Certified RDI Consultant
Kristine Mastronardi is a RDI Certified Consultant and Parent who has been working with kids with autism for over 15 years. Kristine is passionate about RDI and helping empower parents to guide their child, no matter the age, to achieve the quality of life they deserve.