We had the great fortune of finding Yvette to help our son. When we met her he was starting to have fits, which was unlike him, and having greater and greater issues interacting with other kids at school. Through the careful assessment of Yvette we discovered that he had issues with his eyes that had gone undetected by eye doctor visits which explained him always looking tired and bored in class (his eyes and brain constantly fighting to focus) and his reluctance to practice reading. We discovered that he had not integrated all his primitive reflexes causing him having various challenges. And all these challenges were translating in greater and greater difficulty interacting with others and getting frustrated more and more easily. We discovered that he was hearing too much which explained him freaking out when there were whistles in sight or sirens going off. All the sudden so many behaviors had an explanation and we could help him! And Yvette, with her incredible gentleness and patience, accompanied our son through the process of integrating his primitive reflexes, strengthening his core, improving his overall coordination. The kid that was not interested in sports, was incredibly uncoordinated, gained confidence and started showing interest in physical activities. He found his calm demeanor back. He won't be an athlete, he won't be an A-grade student, he won't be president of the class, but he is happy and curious to try new things and is self-assured (or at least so much more than he was!). Huge thanks to Yvette. May she be able to help many many more kids!
I have only praise for Mme Yvette's workshops. I love workshops that spread over the course of several months because this pace gives time to implement the theory received, to see what works/what doesn't, and to get feedback at the next session. The Waldorf-based philosophy that Yvette teaches is also filled with kindness and respect for the child and helps us, as parents, to strive to create such environments in our homes (which isn't always easy and intuitive). The workshops also allowed me to understand the different stages of child development and what the child needs, thinks and feels in each stage to help her grow into her own self and be ready to embrace the adult world.
I am still learning every day but the workshop allowed my husband and I to discuss what we wanted in the long term for our children and have a common approach to our kids' education.
Yvette worked with my son, diagnosed with autism, for almost 8 months and I saw a tremendous improvement in his academic performance. He is now able to communicate smoothly with people of his age and those older than him. He could not relate and play with other kids. Now he can easily interact and make friends. I am really grateful for Yvette's support and training.
Voici mon témoignage. Pour nous c'est pour un défi de language que nous avons consulté Mme Yvette et par les mouvements rythmiques et les lasers que nous avons amélioré non seulement le language mes aussi ça coordination son appétit, ça vue, son ouïe. Avec Mme Yvette c'est la racine du problème qu'elle traite et nom les symptômes. Merci 😊
It (FUNdational Parenting Class) was extremely interesting (not mention fun) to join other moms and babies that attended the workshop. Learning about each baby reflex and their importance to brain development was very informative and helpful. I can now recognize each reflex and facilitate their integration through change of behavior, especially in a world dominated by baby gadgets. You do inspiring work. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.
My 8 year old son went through what can only be described as a trauma of sorts in his school. My husband and I had Yvette’s contact from a friend and called to see how quickly we could start. Yvette was very empathetic and accommodating and we started the following. Q has ADHD and we felt that at the "end" of whatever was happening at school he was struggling. He was in a constant alert state and had a teacher that was not supportive. With Yvette’s caring approach and assessment we determined this to be true and we embarked on our treatment journey. Yvette assisted with reflex and sensory integration through a home movement program and cold laser therapy (QRI). Yvette also did work on Q's hearing with AIT. We also saw a developmental optometrist which has also been a huge help.
After 2 months of treatment he was able to seamlessly integrate into a new school after March Break. An experience that should have been stressful and difficult was fairly painless and we believe that this is a direct result of surrounding Quinn with skilled and caring individuals like Yvette.
Yvette Halpin is a unique and gifted teacher, for children and parents alike. Her workshops have given us concrete and effective tools for parenting our daughters. Even more importantly, they helped to remind us of the love that lies at the core of parenting, and that our role is to raise these little beings to be whole, happy individuals. Highly recommended!
I am thrilled with the experience of Padovan therapy for my son (and myself). After trying many different healing modalities and conventional medicine for some of my child's challenges, I can safely say that this is something that we are willing to invest in and we are sticking with. Some positive changes that have come are obvious and other's subtle. I like the way it works on many aspects of health, making the results have depth and longevity. Yvette's care, patience, commitment and wisdom make this journey all the more doable (and enjoyable) for us. We are grateful.
I enjoyed Yvette's workshop series immensely. Yvette imparts not only her knowledge and understanding of childhood development but empowers you to draw conclusions about your own parenting approach. She is such a lovely, warm individual that just spending a few hours a month in her presence leaves a lasting impression: it has an impact on how you raise your children and how you go through life as a parent and in general. I also enjoyed meeting other parents and having the chance to share and learn together. I wish I could carry on - just for the monthly opportunity to express, assess and evaluate in a 'secure' space. I would have no hesitation in recommending the workshops to anyone and everyone.
As a special needs teacher and parent of two young children, I am ecstatic about Yvette Halpin's remedial work. Through extensive testing, Yvette determined that my six-year-old daughter's vestibular system wasn't maturing naturally.
Until we took her to Yvette, she seemed behind other children her age but it was impossible to pinpoint what was lagging. Her father and I had tried everything to help her along: we respected rhythms, spent most of our time outside, followed Simplicity Parenting methods and yet, our daughter didn't seem to be the master of her own body. Was it the difficult childbirth or maybe a vaccine? I'm certain I thought of every explanation and often let guilt take me for a ride. I even wondered if she would become one of my many students who were unable to process, decode, and retain information. Our search for answers led us to Yvette's innovative remedial work, which we've followed methodically to establish the series of connections in the brain that are required for higher learning. It is a large investment of time but I can say with certainty that in six months our daughter's progress has been considerable. Our daughter was anti-social, extremely sensitive to sound and change, choleric, and never seemed perfectly comfortable. Once we started the exercises, the inexplicable tantrums ceased, she would speak with strangers, and was so much calmer then she had ever been. She would flow easily between activities and didn't panic when things were unfamiliar. She was much more courageous and curious. Then her language changed and she could say a few sentences without stopping or hesitating. She didn't need us to repeat so much and she suddenly became much more coordinated.
Also, she stopped fidgeting and her attention span lengthened. Most importantly for me, I felt that I was able to bond with her - something that had always been a little off. Even though I had been at home with her for five years, I always felt that I couldn't connect with her - she didn't seem fully present as she was, we now realize, struggling to understand her environment and what she was perceiving as reality. Her shift in perception was amazing and has brought us closer. It has also helped her to start locating her body in space and to manoeuvre it more easily. Of course, we still have much work to do, but to see the beginnings of the reversal of an imminent learning disability is very encouraging.
We are very grateful for Yvette's kind approach, vast knowledge of child development and neurological remediation. Her experience in the Steiner pedagogy certainly shines through in her work and serves as an anchor for struggling children. It is, I am certain, the future of education.