December 14, 2021 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 Zone of Regulation presentation provides teachers, therapists and parents with hands-on knowledge on the nature of self-regulation and strategies for improving self-regulation and emotional control in individuals of all ages. The presentation addresses topics such as: the brain’s involvement, typical development, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and executive functioning. Audience participants will learn an explicit, stair-stepped method and tools to guide students in utilizing The Zones framework across situations and environments to regulate sensory needs, impulses, and emotional states to social demands.
Visuals and student work samples are highlighted to illustrate numerous learning activities. A variety of tools (sensory supports, calming techniques, and thinking strategies) are explored to help students recognize their internal emotions, sensory needs, and thinking patterns in each zone, when shifting from one zone to another, and then to self-regulate within zones. Participants explore ideas on how to teach, when, why, and how to use tools effectively. The Zones of Regulation presentation also incorporates core concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® framework to help teach students about perspective taking so they better understand how being in the different zones impacts the thoughts and feelings of other people around them.
Who should attend?
Speech & Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Regular 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 Kuypers 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® (www.zonesofregulation.com). 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.
- 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.
AEP Connections, LLC has been approved as an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6680. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEP Connections, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop offers 5.5 NBCC clock hours.
AEP Connection, LLC, #1332, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AEP Connections, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 1/27/2019-1/27/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.