Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Franklin County Board of Education 
190 King's Daughters Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

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Lauren Tindle 

The Zones of Regulation - September 26, 2019 

Hosted By:

Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative

Date & Location:

September 26, 2019

Franklin County Board of Education

190 King's Daughters Dr.  Frankfort, KY 40601

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 Course Hours:  6

**Lunch will be provided**

**No Cost to Attend**

**Carpooling is recommended due to limited parking**


Target Audience:  Speech & Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Regular and Special Education Teachers,  Counselors, Case Managers, Specialists, Social Workers, Psychologists, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Behavior Therapists

To Register Contact:  Lauren Tindle, ltindle@ovec.org

For more information on The Zones of Regulation or to order books, please visit www.zonesofregulation.com

 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.  


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® (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. 


Learning Outcomes

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.