News - Oct 1, 2019
David Loyst is now co-presenting Parenting 2.0 with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe! Click here
for details. David and Vanessa also have created many segments for ParentTV.com
New R&R Introductory and Intervention Workshops are under construction.
What is Reference and Regulate (R&R) autism intervention?
R&R is an program developed by Loyst and Associates Autism Services Inc. in 2006 to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn to:
• Be calm and flexible
• Tell people what they want and think
• Develop true friends and loving, reciprocal relationships with their families
R&R is a developmental attachment approach to intervention. We determine the child's developmental level in a number of areas (e.g. play, social referencing, language, etc) and we engage the child at that level. By "playing with a child the way they like to play" we can develop a relationship where children want to learn from us. This internal motivation from the child provides the best environment for the child to move to the next step in development. R&R is often play based, because play is the context for learning for children who are at early developmental levels. Finally, R&R is a relationship first, model of intervention. We create learning environments where children can feel safe, successful and happy with the adults they are working with.
This strong theoretical basis for R&R has been is supported by extremely positive outcomes for Loyst and Associates clients in the Greater Vancouver area. Our ongoing R&R autism intervention research projects are providing additional support for the effectiveness of the program. READ MORE ABOUT R&R RESEARCH
David Loyst presented the Reference and Regulate autism intervention Introductory Workshop at the annual conference of the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) in Whitehorse, Yukon in May, 2010 and at the 2014 SAC annual conference in Ottawa, Ontario. READ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS.
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