News - May 8, 2017 update

May 17, 2017, Parent Workshop - How to Grow Your Child's Social/Emotional Brain (click here for brochure)

May 18-19, 2017, R&R Autism Introductory and Intervention Workshop, Sudbury, Ontario (click here for brochure).  For online registration: 
Introductory Workshop (only) - $100 (click here to register)
Intervention Workshop (only if Intro previously viewed/attended) - $260 (click here to register)
Intro and intervention workshop - $350 (click here to register)

May 25-26, 2017, R&R Autism Introductory and Intervention Workshop Calgary, Alberta (click here to register)

*Please note for all workshops - If the registration link is shown, there are spaces available.  Registration is confirmed by you Paypal receipt.  
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  
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Services now being offered in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, BC!  

R&R services now available in most communities across the lower mainland and in Victoria.  Please see our Intervention page for details.

Webcast Available! 

R&R autism Introductory workshop presented at the 2010 Speech-Language and Audiology Canada conference is now available on our Video page!  

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. 

Implementation of R&R autism intervention in the Greater Vancouver area has allowed children with ASD to successfully develop the skills of joint attention, social referencing and self regulation. Research indicates that these skills are the foundation for language and social skills in children with ASD.   READ MORE ABOUT THE BASIS FOR R&R

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.

Bonnie Daudlin t. 604-338-0595 l VANCOUVER, 1972 Robson St 
David Loyst  t. 604-760-6787 l VANCOUVER BC 7389 Gladstone St
David Loyst  t. 604-760-6787 l VANCOUVER BC 8031 River Rd
David Loyst  t. 604-760-6787 l PORT COQUITLAM BC 1740 Mary Hill Rd 
Bonnie Daudlin  t. 604-338-0595  l RICHMOND BC 8031 River Rd
Going with Loyst & Associates was the best decision we've made with dealing with our son's ASD... There is hope, finally and we've never looked back since then...
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