NR.IE19.033NG Introduction to Social Referencing
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Introduction to Social Referencing
Presented by: Mélise Sears & Morgan Jenkins
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Lions Learning Centre 9625 Prairie Road, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Morgan Jenkins, Occupational Therapists, Mélise Sears, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Vicki Juneau, Registered Psychologist will be presenting on Social Referencing Throughout the School Day. This is an INTRODUCTORY workshop to social referencing; based on the ‘Reference and Regulate’ program by David Loyst & Associates ( 

They will review the stages of the reference and regulate program, share ideas on direct intervention strategies, discuss sensory regulation and its role in learning, review attachment and its importance in relationship building for social referencing, and provide information and ideas on how to incorporate social referencing throughout the school day.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of social referencing and will have the opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas on how to facilitate social referencing skills in the school environment. 

About the Presenter(s):
Mélise Sears

Mélise Sears, Speech-Language Pathologist with Peace Collaborative Services (PCS)

Morgan Jenkins

Morgan Jenkins, Occupational Therapist with Peace Collaborative Services (PCS)

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.
Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-6/Maternelle à 6

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Lunch will be 30 minutes and will be provided.