Those with self-regulation difficulties lack the innate ability to control their emotions in order to think through and succeed in everyday situations. For individuals with these challenges, emotional or self-regulation must be learned and practiced.
The lessons and learning activities within the Zones of Regulation curriculum, designed by Leah Kuypers, M. A. Ed., OTR/L, give practical ideas that can be easily incorporated into the classroom or home.
Aligned with MN ASD Standards for Licensure: A3, A4, A5, B2, B3, B5, C4, C6, C10
Workshop Learning Objectives
- Identify sensory processing systems, integration and its impact on modulation.
- Outline executive functions that frequently impact self-regulation.
- Define emotional regulation.
- Develop insight into a systematic way to teach students to self-regulate.
- Cite strategies to identify one’s level of alertness and emotions and describe how social and contextual cues are used to decipher expected behavior.
- Demonstrate strategies to adjust one’s level of alertness/emotions to match the environment’s demands.
- Understand ways to integrate The Zones into practice and generalize skills across settings.
May 30, 2013
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1667 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55108
AuSM Member: $65
Group Rate: $40/participate group rate is available for groups of 10 or more. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 19 to register your group.
Lunch is not included in Workshop fee. Coffee, water and an afternoon snack will be provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch or enjoy nearby restaurants.
Reduced rates are available for those unable to pay the entire fee. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 19 for more information.
About the Presenter
Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L earned a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Graduate Certificate in Autism and an MA in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. She has practiced as an OT/autism specialist in school and clinical settings, specializing in self-regulation and social learning, and has worked with students of all ages and challenges, including anxiety, ADHD, and ASD.
Kuypers created The Zones of Regulation® (www.zonesofregulation.com), a framework designed to teach self-regulation, and is the author of the book by same name (2011, Social Thinking Publishing). In addition to working with students, she provides trainings and consultation to parents and professionals on self-regulation and challenging behavior, and also offers workshops on the Zones of Regulation to groups across North America.
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