**The Zones of Regulation is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award
**Seen on The History Channel & Bio Network
**Featured in Education (New And Noteworthy) in over a dozen different countries!

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.

Introducing the new Zones Picture Studio! Team up and learn emotional awareness by taking pictures with your device. 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 your device's camera, stored on your 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 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 App 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.

To enhance learning, it is recommended that an adult closely monitor the student's progression through the App, asking probing questions and facilitating discussions about how the App's content can be generalized to the student's real life. The content of the App can be further explored using the lessons and learning activities featured in the curriculum book, The Zones of Regulation.

Download The Zones of Regulation today!

What's New

Version 1.3.5

* Support for iPhone X Resolution
* Updated plugins for compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

Great Teaching Tool


I work with students in Grade 4-6 who have behaviour and self-regulation difficulties for a variety of reasons. We have been using the Zones in a variety of ways. This app is a great way to reinforce the language and strategies that are taught throughout. As we work in a group I project the iPad onto our SmartBoard. We have only worked through the first level so far but all the students were engaged and focused! Because it is so reasonably priced I will purchase the Mac app as well. Thanks so much for a great product.

Excellent content, poor engagement


For the price, I expected a lot more from this app. It is not engaging enough to make kids want to play it more than once. Running in circles on the street is hardly exciting. The amount of content given to students at one time is also excessive. To go through all the emotions/triggers/tools for every Zone at once is too much for students to internalize effectively. This much information at once would be fine as a review during higher levels of the game (as far as I could see, higher levels did not exist). I played the game once and it appears that all I can do now is play the tool mini game over and over again. It is okay the first and second time but certainly is not fun enough to have me wanting to come back for more. For $4.99 I expected a game that would last more than 10 - 15 minutes. The store is lame. I bought everything in it after about ten minutes so there is no motivation for me to continue to earn coins since there is nothing left to buy. Great idea, needs to be developed MUCH further.

Poorly executed ...


I like the Zones of Regulation book / materials and was really hopeful that this app would compare but it doesn't .
The app has a lot of text without voiceover - this is unfortunate as many students who would use this program have limited literacy skills. The new match the face game simply says "Game Over" if you make the wrong selection, and made me want to toss my iPad across the room. Nothing like an app that PUTS you in the red zone?!
The fact you cannot access the sidewalk and buildings or the little skateboard on the sidewalk is infuriating to any kids I have shown this to, Not to mention, from a generalization perspective - should we really be running on the road?
The games pace is slow. There is text about what the feelings are at each level but no instruction on the behavioural description of each feeling (e.g., I am in the red zone when I am angry. I know I am angry because my shoulders are tight, I feel like screaming, and I cannot loosen my fists.)
I am hopeful with further updates this app gets way better as it is such a let down to the program and makes sense as a modality for the types of learners who often get taught the Zones program.
As it stands now, I want my 5$ back.


Selosoft, Inc.
127.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Leah Kuypers


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