Zones of Regulation-A Concept to Foster Self-Regulation for Students who Struggle with Managing their Emotions and Sensory

Description:

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.

The workshop will be presented by Elizabeth Sautter, M.A. CCC

Elizabeth Sautter, M.A. CCC, is a licensed speech and language pathologist and co-director/co-owner of Communication Works, a private practice offering speech, language, and social support in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked with preschool to adult clients and their families since 1996 in private practice, schools, and hospitals, specializing in social communication, self regulation, and executive functioning. She has co-authored two popular children’s books with Kristen Wilson, Whole Body Listening Larry at Home and Whole Body Listening Larry at School (www.socialthinking.com) and a resource book for social /emotional learning, Make Social Learning Stick! How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence Through Everyday Routines and Activities. (aapcpublishing.com).

Learning Outcomes:
Learner will demonstrate knowledge of self-regulation, including:
- Identify sensory processing systems, integration and it’s impact on modulation
- Outline executive functions that frequent impact self-regulation
- Definition of emotional regulation
- Learner will develop insight into a systematic way to teach students to self-regulate
- Cite strategies to identify ones level of alertness and emotions and describe how social and contextual cues are used to decipher expected behavior
- Demonstrate strategies to use to adjust ones level of alertness/emotions to match the demands of the environment
- Learner will identify ways to integrate The Zones into practice and generalize skills across settings

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

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

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

This workshop is being presented in conjunction with the Stockton University School of Health Sciences

ETTC Hours Accepted for ETTC Members only. Registrants using check, cash or Purchase Order please contact Kent Mayhew, kent.mayhew@stockton.edu for more information.


Audience: Regular and Special Education Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals
Workshop Code: W18056EB
Dates: Friday May 18, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 4:15

Cost: 12 ETTC Hour(s). Only ETTC Hours accepted. For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description
Location: Stockton University, Campus Center, Event Room

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