Sunday, February 8, 2015

Archived Webinar - The Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation, a free webinar featuring author and occupational therapist Leah Kuypers and host IHM education specialist Jeff Goelitz. Leah Kuypers will discuss the importance of self-regulation, a key topic in her recently published book, The Zones of Regulation. The Zones provides a system similar to road signs to help students from preschool through adulthood to classify different states of arousal, feelings and emotions into four easily identifiable, distinct color-coded zones. Through different strategies and skills, including what Kuypers calls sensory supports, calming techniques and thinking strategies, students can recognize and better manage their emotions, ultimately improving their ability to solve conflicts. Ultimately, students are able to move away from prompting by school staff to regulate their emotions, and instead take personal responsibility for emotion self-regulation. Watch this informative webinar and learn the meaning behind each of "The Four Zones." (Leah Kuyper will be presenting on the Zones of Regulations in Great Falls and Missoula in April. Watch the blog or subscribe to the Montana Autism Project newsletter to know when registration opens in March.