The Zones of Regulation
Emotion regulation and social skills program for 6-12 year olds
The Zones of Regulation program is designed for children 6-12 years old, and aims to address challenges with emotional and sensory regulation, and social skills. It is suitable for all children, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or mood disorders.
Using visuals, play-based activities, role playing and video modelling, the program teaches self-regulation by helping children to categorise their emotions and state of alertness into four ‘zones’. From here, children learn skills to control their impulses and cope when they fall into the more challenging zones and feel overwhelmed.
What’s included in the school holiday program?
The program consists of small-group child sessions, run by a psychologist. Groups split into two age ranges: 6-8 years and 9-12 years, with materials tailored accordingly
Learning Links runs the program over 2 or 3 days (2.5-3.75 hours per day)
How will my child benefit?
The program provides strategies to teach students to:
- become more aware of controlling their emotions and impulses, depending
on their environment
- manage their sensory needs
- understand how their behaviour can impact others
- learn what tools they need to manage their feelings and states independently
These skills can allow children to gain greater confidence in social situations, unfamiliar environments and at school.
The Zones of Regulation program is $275.
NDIS funding can be used for this program.
The Zones of Regulation is running at Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool and Peakhurst in the June/July school holidays. Download flyer >
Prior to your booking being confirmed, a Learning Links Psychologist will contact you to conduct a short interview and ensure the program/s will address your child’s needs.