News - Mar 2, 2017 update
For Online Registration:
Intro and intervention workshop - $150 (click here to register
) Thanks to the generous support of the SASLPA and Regina Public Schools!
For Online Registration:
May 18-19, 2017, R&R Autism Introductory and Intervention Workshop, Sudbury, Ontario (click here for brochure
). For online registration:
New Workshop - How to Grow Your Child's Social Emotional Brain - MAr 6th
David Loyst will be presenting a series of workshops for Wind and Tide Preschools in Surrey and Langley in February.
"How To Grow Your Child's Social & Emotional Brain" will integrate literature from developmental attachment theory/research with Mr. Loyst's decades of being a parent and working with thousands of children. Two hours of discussion and stories will show how understanding and engaging your child developmentally will create secure attachment, which is the best soil to grow the social and emotional brain of a child.
There will also be a brief discussion of conscious parenting, as the best predictor of a parent's attachment relationship with their child is the parent's “story” about their own childhood. In other words, how parents make sense of their childhood, even if they've had a challenging childhood, is a key component of developing a secure attachment with their child.
Registration and more information at:
We are very pleased to be able to offer 2 new offices closer to our clients. Bonnie will be able to meet with clients at our downtown location on Robson Street and David will now be able to see clients at our new Port Coquitlam location!
New R&R Introductory and Intervention Workshops
are available online now and can be found on the Video page
Introductory Workshop - $100
Intervention Workshop 1 - $250
Intervention Workshop 2 - $250
Introductory and Intervention Workshop (full) - $500
Services now being offered in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, BC!
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.
Behavioural Interventionist positions are available. See Careers.
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