News - Feb 8, 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 available online now and can be found on the Video page
Introductory Workshop - $100 (1 month subscription - sign in and out as often as you like)
Intervention Workshop 1 - $250 (2 month subscription - sign in and out as often as you like)
Intervention Workshop 2 - $250 (2 month subscription - sign in and out as often as you like)
Introductory and Intervention Workshop (full) - $550 Save $50! (2 month subscription - sign in and out as often as you like)
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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