My husband and I have worked with Ash for the last 12 months. Ash has been a positive blessing in our life, and we thoroughly recommend Ash and RDI to others who have children with ASD.
RDI and our coaching with Ash has had a massively positive change for our son, within our family, and for us personally as parents and individuals. Ash is fantastic, caring, personable and knowledgeable.
On a personal note, I didn’t realise the level of anger and frustration I was holding by not knowing how to manage situations or being tired of managing situations. Now I have a far higher understanding of ASD, and have learnt so much – now I have techniques and ways of managing and expanding on everyday situations; and I can use these with my daughter as well – which is an added parenting tool!
Via Ash, we have been learning about being effective guides, and this has significantly helped us and our son. It’s a journey, but we have seen through our guiding and way of interacting with our son, that we have a calmer, more engaged child and we have techniques to manage the everyday whilst also pushing the boundaries. The first time, that he connected back to me and recognised my emotions in a situation, is a memory etched into my brain – in such a great way.
We cannot recommend Ash highly enough, and we look forward to continuing to be coached by Ash … so we can in turn guide our son.
- Kate, Auckland Central
Ash’s boundless passion for RDI and her incredibly thorough knowledge of all aspects of autism has provided us with enormous hope for the future of our little boy. Once we started to learn more in depth about the RDI approach and how and why it works we were totally on board and have seen that our son has responded so well to the therapy. Ash has been amazingly supportive, equipping us with invaluable tools for understanding an ASD child’s mind and bringing the very best out of our son. We couldn’t recommend her, or the RDI program, more highly.
- Jo, North Shore
" She has made huge progress since last being seen at 3 years. She has been supported by Ash Mikosza with an RDI program and her progress has been tremendous. She is now using language to communicate and eye contact has improved, as has social reciprocity, with shared enjoyment being much more evident than was previously the case"
- Auckland Paediatrician to a 4 year old girl
" The change has been huge for us. He is less anxious about everything. He is more flexible when things dont go his way or the plan changes. Way less meltdowns! He is actually motivated to listen and talk to us about everyday things, not just his favourite subjects. He has gone from being really focused on his favourite subjects, to now asking us "how was your day Mum?" and "hey, guess what happened on the playground today!" He is also playing better with his brother and they can actually play in an imaginative way together. The progress we have made has me so hopeful for the future, but I feel sad for all the famililes who don't know about RDI"
- Cara, Titirangi
"Having worked with Ash for the last 12 months has made massive changes to how I parent my 11yr old ASD daughter. The level of understanding for both of us and learning to be an effective guide for her has not only improved our relationship but has show her that she can achieve Anything. So so recommend this to every parent who wants to help but finds the NZ system does not provide such resources. Ash is fantastic and can help you provide meaningful changes to your family life - don't put it off if you need help"
- Maria, Red Beach