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FSCD Appeal Panel finds in favour of funding Relationship Development Intervention (RDI tm), June, 2007 

The following excerpts are direct quotations from the FSCD Appeal Panel Decision Document in Alberta, Canada.

Decision of the Family Support for Children with Disabilities Appeal Committee, June 4 and 5, 2007

Decision appealed: The Director's refusal to fund Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) for [child's name].

Decision: The decision of the Director is rescinded.

Findings of Fact:

The FSCD Panel finds that it is a fact that RDI is based on established rehabilitative practices, strategies and approaches that are reasonable, least intrusive and demonstrated to be effective.

The FSCD Panel finds that there is professional support for RDI.

Reasons for Decision:

The FSCD Panel understands that a non-exhaustive list of practices which RDI is based on would include naturalistic teaching, remediation, parent-child interaction, guided participation, scaffolding and spotlighting. These are time-honoured practices, strategies and approaches and common sense tells us that they are reasonable, least intrusive and demonstrated to be effective.

The Director presented no evidence that RDI is ineffective. The refusal to fund RDI was based solely on concerns that there is insufficient science based evidence supporting RDI.

 

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