Zones of Regulation™
The Zones of Regulation™ curriculum includes learning activities to help clients recognize when they are in the different zones (states of arousal) as well as lessons on how to use strategies or tools to regulate the zone they are in.
Calming techniques and thinking strategies are explored along with sensory diet supports so students have a toolbox of strategies from which they can choose to help self-regulate.
To further explore the concept of self-regulation, clients gain an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading facial expressions, perspective on
how others see and react to their behavior, insight about events that trigger their behavior, and problem-solving skills. Executive functioning skills are addressed in order to increase flexible thinking, awareness of impulse control, and understanding the big picture.
For many of us, controlling our emotions and body comes fairly naturally. For others, this is not the case. Those with regulation difficulties lack this innate ability to think through and succeed in everyday stressful situations. For them, emotional control and self-regulation must be learned and practiced.
Communication Works' cutting-edge Zones of Regulation™ therapy supports students with social and self-regulation challenges.
Who Can Benefit?
The Zones of Regulation™ strategies are applicable to preschool to college age students in regular education and to all levels of special education students. The Zones program is geared toward clients who struggle with self-regulation, including anger management, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, flexibility, or self-control.
- How to identify their level of arousal and sensory needs
- Which regulating strategies work for them
- The impact of regulating strategies and when to use them independently
- Strategies for problem solving
- Perspective taking and understanding how one's behavior impacts others
- Increased awareness of emotions and facial expressions
If you have concerns about your child’s development, please contact us online, send us an email or call us at (609) 924-7080 to set up a consultation in our office. When appropriate, we will conduct an individualized evaluation of your child to determine the most appropriate therapy and recommendations.