The Zones of Regulation - Update Featuring Interactive Picture Studio

August 25, 2014 in Education (E)

[] Lafayette, California - Selosoft, Inc. today is pleased to introduce an update to The Zones of Regulation, an educational app for iPhone(R), iPad(R), iPod touch(R), Mac(R) and Android(TM). The Zones of Regulation is a framework for thinking as well as a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their behaviors, including the management of their emotions and level of alertness. This, in turn, leads to increased self-control and problem solving abilities.

The highlight of the new update is the Zones Picture Studio. Students will team up and learn emotional awareness by taking pictures with their iPad(R), iPhone(R) or iPod touch(R). Scenarios are presented to students providing them the opportunity to reflect on how the scenario would make their body feel. Thinking about the cues from their body and brain, students use the app to capture what the feeling looks like on them, gaining insights on the physiological cues that accompany emotions. All pictures will be taken with the device's camera, stored on the device, and displayed directly in the app for easy review. Students can even create their own scenarios. The new Zones Picture Studio offers hours upon hours of fun and education.

Leah Kuypers is the author of the book, The Zones of Regulation (2011, Social Thinking Publishing). The Zones of Regulation was featured as a promising practice in Attention Magazine and is being implemented school wide in districts across the United States and Canada.

The Zones of Regulation App has been seen on the History Channel and Bio Network and has been featured in over a dozen countries in the iTunes Store.

The Zones assists students in conceptualizing how they are feeling by creating a system to categorize their emotions and levels of alertness into one of four zones. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the App's learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different zones, with each of the four zones represented by a different color.

The Zones is designed to be used with elementary students, secondary students, and adults.

Throughout the App, students learn how to use strategies or tools to manage their feelings and behaviors in each zone. Given each student's needs and preferences are unique, students explore various calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports, building a toolbox of methods to use to regulate and move between zones.

However, self-regulation takes a lot more than knowing about tools. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the App also explores how triggers or different events can impact how they are feeling.

The App highlights how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions and perspectives about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their different zones, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills to change the way they are thinking and feeling.

The Zones of Regulation provides a fun, and engaging experience while learning and gaining valuable knowledge to assist in developing real-life skills. Students will be taken on an adventure throughout a town filled with excitement, rewards, and mini games.

Device Requirements:
* iPad(R), iPhone(R), iPod touch(R)
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices and most Android devices
* Download size : Approximately 30.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Zones of Regulation 1.3.0 is available worldwide for a Back to School promotional price of $3.99 (USD) through the App Store in the Education category. An enhanced version of the app is available in the Mac(R) App Store. The Android(TM) version is available for $3.99 on Google Play and the Amazon App Store for Android. After the promotional period the price for the app will be $5.99 (USD). For Promo Codes please email Selosoft, Inc.

Based in Lafayette, California, Selosoft, Inc. was founded by Sterling Selover in July, 2012. Selosoft, Inc. is a software company focusing on mobile game development for the iOS and Android Platforms. Copyright (C) 2014 Selosoft, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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