Kimberly Isaac-Emery

Autism with Excellence

 

Offering support and services for persons on the Autism
Spectrum, their families and professionals in the field

Autism with Excellence

 

Offering support and services for persons on the Autism
Spectrum, their families and professionals in the field

Kimberly Isaac-Emery M.Sc.

Kim Isaac-Emery is an autism spectrum disorder specialist that specializes in parent training and in work with teens and adults on the autism spectrum. Kim has been in the field of autism since 1997 with experience as an autism therapist and consultant. As a graduate of both University of Maryland and Capella University, specializing in Psychology (B.S.) and Counseling Studies (M.S.), she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. She maintains a professional certification in Relationship Development Intervention(RDI®) and has been a Certified RDI® Program Consultant since 2005. While Kim’s private practice, Autism with Excellence LLC, is based in Phoenix, Arizona, she also travels to nine different states within the country consulting with individuals, families and schools. Her areas of expertise are Relationship Development Intervention® Programming, cognitive-behavioral/person-centered therapy strategies with children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum, parent and teacher education, training, general consultations and program troubleshooting.

In addition to being a prominent autism consultant and therapist, Kim has presented at autism conferences in Arizona, Texas, Colorado and to general audiences in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Maryland and Connecticut, speaking on the topics of Relationship Development Intervention, the core deficits of autism, social and emotional development, working with teens and adults on the autism spectrum, building relationships in autism, dynamic and mindful thinking and general support workshops.

Kim is an interactive, growth-focused, therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address core deficits of autism and personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Kim has been involved in the following therapeutic models: Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Stanley Greenspan’s Floor Time Model, The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Related Handicapped Children (Teacch), Sensory Integration, Facilitated Communication and the National Association of Child Development (NACD) and Son-Rise/Option Programs. She has also observed and worked closely with speech and occupational therapy professionals. Kim approaches each individual with compassion and understanding, striving to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

From 2011-2015, Kim was the co-host of Understanding Autism, a radio show in Phoenix, Arizona and from 2015-2016 she was the autism correspondent for the Theories of Mind radio show on 1110am KTEK in Houston, Texas.

“RDI has made a tremendous difference in our family’s life. I wish this program had been around when my son,  Kyle was small. The concepts have changed our relationship with Kyle in a very positive way. His interactions and awareness have changed and improved tremendously over the years we have been using RDI concepts. We have learned to be effective guides and he has learned to be an apprentice and this has opened up many many doors for all of us. Kyle is able to participate in life out in the community at a new level and participate at home at a new level as well. This has changed and improved his quality of life in a really big way!

Since RDI, Kyle is more tuned in to people and shows more emotional reactions than ever before. His self control has improved dramatically. In fact, he has experienced the most growth of his life in his 20’s and that’s when we started RDI. It is easier to include Kyle now and we have been more motivated to include him though we still have a ways to go in this area.

The RDI concepts and focus on the relationship, the process, experience sharing, slowing down, understanding the edge and how to go to the edge plus one, how to create productive uncertainty, etc.  continue to be extremely valuable in helping Kyle learn and grow. Learning them and practicing them have helped us grow as well. I can’t really imagine doing it any other way.”

Gayle Nobel, Phoenix, AZ (mother of 29 year old son with ASD)

Kimberly Isaac-Emery M.Sc.

Kim Isaac-Emery is an autism spectrum disorder specialist that specializes in parent training and in work with teens and adults on the autism spectrum. Kim has been in the field of autism since 1997 with experience as an autism therapist and consultant. As a graduate of both University of Maryland and Capella University, specializing in Psychology (B.S.) and Counseling Studies (M.S.), she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. She maintains a professional certification in Relationship Development Intervention(RDI®) and has been a Certified RDI® Program Consultant since 2005. While Kim’s private practice, Autism with Excellence LLC, is based in Phoenix, Arizona, she also travels to nine different states within the country consulting with individuals, families and schools. Her areas of expertise are Relationship Development Intervention® Programming, cognitive-behavioral/person-centered therapy strategies with children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum, parent and teacher education, training, general consultations and program troubleshooting.

In addition to being a prominent autism consultant and therapist, Kim has presented at autism conferences in Arizona, Texas, Colorado and to general audiences in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Maryland and Connecticut, speaking on the topics of Relationship Development Intervention, the core deficits of autism, social and emotional development, working with teens and adults on the autism spectrum, building relationships in autism, dynamic and mindful thinking and general support workshops.

Kim is an interactive, growth-focused, therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address core deficits of autism and personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Kim has been involved in the following therapeutic models: Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Stanley Greenspan’s Floor Time Model, The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Related Handicapped Children (Teacch), Sensory Integration, Facilitated Communication and the National Association of Child Development (NACD) and Son-Rise/Option Programs. She has also observed and worked closely with speech and occupational therapy professionals. Kim approaches each individual with compassion and understanding, striving to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

From 2011-2015, Kim was the co-host of Understanding Autism, a radio show in Phoenix, Arizona and from 2015-2016 she was the autism correspondent for the Theories of Mind radio show on 1110am KTEK in Houston, Texas.

“RDI has made a tremendous difference in our family’s life. I wish this program had been around when my son,  Kyle was small. The concepts have changed our relationship with Kyle in a very positive way. His interactions and awareness have changed and improved tremendously over the years we have been using RDI concepts. We have learned to be effective guides and he has learned to be an apprentice and this has opened up many many doors for all of us. Kyle is able to participate in life out in the community at a new level and participate at home at a new level as well. This has changed and improved his quality of life in a really big way!

Since RDI, Kyle is more tuned in to people and shows more emotional reactions than ever before. His self control has improved dramatically. In fact, he has experienced the most growth of his life in his 20’s and that’s when we started RDI. It is easier to include Kyle now and we have been more motivated to include him though we still have a ways to go in this area.

The RDI concepts and focus on the relationship, the process, experience sharing, slowing down, understanding the edge and how to go to the edge plus one, how to create productive uncertainty, etc.  continue to be extremely valuable in helping Kyle learn and grow. Learning them and practicing them have helped us grow as well. I can’t really imagine doing it any other way.”

Gayle Nobel, Phoenix, AZ (mother of 29 year old son with ASD)