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211 Windsor Plaza, 8625 109 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 1E7

(780) 440 2924

Henning McKenzie Consulting provides psychological services to those in and around Edmonton, including Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Leduc. We work with adults, children and teens. We follow-up our assessment reports and focus on providing recommendations that are helpful, practical and realistic.


Attention & Behaviour

"Into the Zone" Program

The Zones of Regulation ®

By Leah Kuypers, M. A. Ed., OTR/L

  • Self-regulation is the ability to control one's emotions, behavior, and desires in the face of external demands, in order to function in society

  • It is essential to:

    • Achieve goals

    • Avoid impulses and/or emotions that could prove to be negative

    • Classroom Success

The Zones of Regulation® is a cognitive behavioral approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing the ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four zones.  By addressing underlying deficits in emotional and sensory regulation, executive functions, and social cognition, the program provides strategies for students to become more aware and better able to control their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem-solve.  

This program is recommended for elementary aged children with the following symptoms:

  • Being hyper-responsive/ hypo-responsive
  • Difficulty shifting focus
  • Difficulty controlling impulses
  • Emotionally reactive
  • Difficulty monitoring performance (academic/ behavioural)
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Anxious

If you would like more information about this program, or other interventions relate to attention and behaviour, please contact us.