December 14, 2022 8:00 - 3:00pm Central Standard Time
Featuring the latest evolution to the Zones Framework. This webinar, Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L will explore the topic of self-regulation and share the latest evolution to the Zones framework while outlining a concrete pathway approach to foster self-regulation skills.
The Zones of Regulation Comprehensive Training participants will be taking a deeper dive into the exploration of the competency of regulation and how it fits into a climate and culture of social emotional learning. This expanded version of our Basic Training webinar offers a more in-depth look into the neurological components, development of regulation, and compassionate mindset as the foundation to understanding and teaching The Zones of Regulation framework and curriculum. Whether you are new to The Zones or are a seasoned practitioner, this training will provide you with a thorough understanding of the lessons and concepts within The Zones curriculum. The extensive exploration of regulation tools and strategies outlined in the training will help you teach with fidelity and efficacy. In addition to highlighting the latest evolution of The Zones framework, participants can expect further student work samples, examples, and videos to illustrate strategies for adapting and differentiating the concepts to help learners, both neurodiverse and neurotypical, meet their goals across school, home, and community settings. Participants will walk away with an in-depth understanding of the complexity of regulation and how The Zones simplifies teaching and learning this competency for both teachers/practitioners and learners alike.
Who should attend?
Speech & Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, General and Special Education Teachers, Counselors, Case Managers, Specialists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Behavior Therapists, Parents.
Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L
Leah 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 and specialist in school and clinical settings, specializing in regulation and social-emotional learning. Through this work, she was inspired to create The Zones of Regulation (Think Social Publishing, 2011) which has been enthusiastically received by educators, therapists and parents around the world. In addition to developing additional learning tools to supplement The Zones of Regulation curriculum, she owns a small business, Kuypers Consulting, Inc., based out of Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys providing training and consultations to parents, schools, and professionals by offering workshops on regulation and the Zones framework to groups locally, around the United States and internationally. To date over 270,000 copies of The Zones of Regulation book have been sold and the framework has been implemented in districts around the world to support students’ social emotional learning. Please visit www.zonesofregulation for additional information, a current schedule of trainings, and to find support in implementing The Zones of Regulation.
Participants can expect to:
- Acquire knowledge of fundamentals and essential components of The Zones framework, including The Zones Pathway to Regulation.
- Develop a solid understanding of the scope and sequence of The Zones lessons used to inform teaching and student engagement.
- Delve into key lessons and tools/strategies to ensure implementation with fidelity.
- Engage in hands-on learning with a variety of regulation tools, building a personalized toolbox to directly apply and inform teaching of Zones concepts.
- Explore the competency of regulation and the neurocognitive components involved to support creating a compassionate, inclusive climate for SEL to flourish.
- Review additional examples, student work samples and videos that illustrate strategies for adapting and differentiating The Zones lessons and concepts.
Learning Objectives: Learner will demonstrate knowledge of self-regulation, including:
- Describe the role sensory processing/modulation, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and social cognition play in self-regulation.
- State three (3) ways in which the Zones framework teaches students to self-regulate.
- Identify two (2) ways to integrate the Zones into practice and support generalization of skills across settings.
- Explain how to teach students to individualize their own tools for self-regulation
8:00 – 9:45 am – Introduction to Self-Regulation
- What is self-regulation?
- Development of self-regulation
- Components of self-regulation
- Sensory and think, pair, share on their sensory lifestyle
- Executive Functioning, Emotional Regulation, Social Cognition
9:45 – 10:00 am – Break
10:00 – 11:15 pm
- How we view Behavior – Assessment and Data Collection
- The Zones of Regulation Framework – Integrating theories and approaches, Defining the four Zones, Introducing the Zones to students
11:15 – 12:15 pm – Lunch Break
12:15 – 1:30 pm – Zones Curriculum
- Identifying the Zones in self and others
- Identifying triggers
- Zones and perspective taking
- Exploration of tools for the Zones
- Sensory supports, Calming techniques, Thinking strategies
- Reflection on personal Toolbox
1:30 – 1:45 pm – Break
1:45 – 3:00 pm
- Zones Content Continues
- When and how to use tools
- Stop, Opt and Go problem solving
- Implementing the Zones
- Adapting to different population and settings
- Using with other approaches
- Endnotes and Questions
Professional Development Offerings
Each program (day) is offered for .55 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate level; professional area). Full attendance and a completed evaluation required for satisfactory completion of ASHA CEU’s.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
5.5 hours for the day. Attendance will be checked via ZOOM log in/log out.