To identify their feelings and levels of alertness
How to develop effective regulation tools
When and how to use the tools
Problem Solve positive solutions to problems
To understand how their behaviors influence others' thoughts and feelings
And ultimately move towards:
Regulation Versus Dysregulation
Regulation is the ability to adjust level of alertness and direct how emotions are revealed behaviorally in socially adapted ways in order to achieve goals. Dysregulation is the lack of regulation
What Impacts Regulation?
Adverse childhood experiences (ACES)
Sensory processing and modulation
Regulation that occurs in the context of Social Interaction, such as:
Student seeks assistance from teacher/caregiver
An Individual responds to another in attempt to support him or her when facing a stressor
How to support an individual through co-regulation using the Zones language: I see that you are having a tough time keeping your body calm, you are moving all over and cannot sit still. This shows me that you are maybe feeling wiggly and in the yellow zone. What do you think you can do to help calm your body?