What are The ZONES of Regulation®?
- Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-management, and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for the specific situation.
- For example, when a student plays on the playground or in a competitive game, it is beneficial to have a higher state of alertness. However, that same state would not be appropriate in the Hub.
- The ZONES are designed to help the students recognize when they are in different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in the zone they are in.
- In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students have an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading other people’s facial expressions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their behavior, calming and alerting strategies, and problem solving skills.
- communication skills
- development of compassion, understanding and empathy
- boundary setting, simple self-defence and communication skills and
- awareness of purpose and motivation in life.