The Zones of Regulation: A Concept to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control







Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 am (Continental Breakfast)
Workshop Time:
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Lunch provided)

DoubleTree Hotel
5000 W. 127th Street
Alsip, IL 60803

Workshop Description:

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Self-Regulation is a skill everyone needs to manage the daily trials and tribulations.  Sometimes we become incapacitated to cope, and with all the pressures on our youth, all too often we are seeing more self-regulation needs in this general population.  Managing emotions and monitoring behaviors is a particular challenge for some.  Self-regulation skills need to be taught and learned so that our youth have the capacity to manage everyday conflicts, preserve under stress and maintain a mentally healthy state of being. 

The Zones of Regulation (2011) curriculum, comprises of lessons and activities designed by Leah Kuypers, M. A. Ed., OTR/L to help students gain skills in the area of self-regulation.  The lessons and learning activities are designed to help the students recognize when they’re in the different Zones (states of alertness/moods) as well as learn how to use strategies to regulate the Zone they are in.  In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students will be gaining an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading facial expressions, perspective on how others see and react to their behavior, insight on events that trigger their behavior, calming and alerting strategies, and problem solving skills. 

Zones trainings provide strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts.  Practical ideas are provided that can easily be incorporated into the classroom or home.  

Learner will demonstrate knowledge of self-regulation, including:

  1. Describe the role sensory processing/modulation, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and social cognition play in self-regulation.
  2. State three (3) ways in which the Zones framework teaches students to self-regulate.
  3. Identify two (2) ways to integrate the Zones into practice and support generalization of skills across settings.
  4. Explain how to teach students to individualize their own tools for self-regulation.

Created and Presented by: Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L

Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L earned a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the university of Wisconsin-Madison, a Graduate Certificate in Autism and a Master’s in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She has practiced as an OT/autism specialist in the school and clinical settings for the past 12 years, specializing in self-regulation and social learning. She has worked with students of all ages and challenges, including anxiety, ADHD, and ASD. She has authored a curriculum and app to teach self-regulation, The Zones of Regulation® ( Leah consults with families and schools, as well as provides trainings on self-regulation, challenging behavior and The Zones of Regulation to groups around the world.

Credits: 5 PD hours will be offered to teachers and 5 clock hours will be offered to social workers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists

Fee: $300.00- Payment may be made by cash, check, or money order (payable to the Eisenhower Cooperative).
Mail Payment to: Eisenhower Cooperative, 5318 W. 135th Street, Crestwood, IL 60418, Attn: Kristen Kozik

Free of charge to Eisenhower Cooperative and AERO and member district employees.

Eisenhower Cooperative Member districts include: 125, 126, 127, 127.5, 130, 132, 143, 143.5, and 218

AERO Cooperative Member districts include: 104, 108, 109, 110, 111, 122, 124, 217, 220, 229, 231,

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2019



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