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can't decide which book to read first

Posted by on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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I borrowed two books from a lady at the support group I go to. I can't decide which one to read first. The two books are The RDI Book. by Steven E. Gutstein,PH.D or The Picture Exchange Communication System training Manual by Lori Frost and Andy Bondy.
I'm not sure if I could read them both simultaneously. Which one would you read first and why?
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Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I'm not a big reader, what is RDI?  Even not knowing, it sounds more interesting than anything with 'training manual' in the title.  Lol!  Good luck, tough call!

lady-J-Rock
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:40 PM



Quoting Momof4AEMW:

I'm not a big reader, what is RDI?  Even not knowing, it sounds more interesting than anything with 'training manual' in the title.  Lol!  Good luck, tough call!


Relationship Development Intervention program. Another Autism book the specialist we saw on Friday said to look into ABA or RDI.  No ABA therapist around here and insurance doesn't cover RDI. A lady at the support group I attend used to be a certified in RDI but without insurance covering it, it got to be too costly. So she lent me both books.

Charizma77
by Carissa on Oct. 14, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I'm not familiar with either of them but knowing me I would probably start reading them both and see what one catches my interest more..

mypbandj
by Jen on Oct. 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Pick one up and start. If you can't get into it, switch.
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Oct. 15, 2013 at 4:33 AM


Quoting mypbandj:

Pick one up and start. If you can't get into it, switch.


Ajisai43
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 7:12 AM

How lucky to have been given the books to check out! I would flip through both of them and see which looks more interesting.  I have an odd relationship with books in that if I don't like the art work or the print it is hard to sit and read.  If the paper is weird it have a hard time getting into the book.  So I would flip through and check them out - which is lighter to carry? Is one serious and the other easier reading? Go with the flow is what I say.  Good luck with the reading, and good for you for checking out new ideas! :)

JTMOM422
by Brenda on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:20 AM

i have never heard of either of these books before. I would think that if you are wanting to do the PECS it is time consuming preparing and laminating those cards. I would do that one first. 

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

I am a fan of visual schedules and social stories.

PECS helps with that but I have found that you don't have to use "PECS" as in trademarked PECS.

This is my visual schedule for my son in the morning that I drew myself:

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