Zones of Regulation

Free Downloadable Resources - Supporting the Zones Curriculum

Free Downloadable Resources

Supporting the Zones Curriculum
Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning

Join  for free and download this free executive functioning poster which highlights each specific executive functioning skill. 


Interoception – Our 8th Sense

The interoceptive system and our interoceptive awareness are how we recognise internal sensations, like hunger, thirst, itch, needing to use the toilet, our emotions."

To emotionally self-regulate successfully, we need to be aware of our body sensations. This pack takes you through the process step by step.

Making sense of Sensory Behav

Making Sense of Sensory Behaviour

This booklet is designed to help us become more aware of the effects of sensory information and how it may impact on life skills and behaviour. 

Making Sense of your sencsory

Making Sense of Your Sensory Behaviour

This booklet has been designed to allow you to look at your own sensory world, to let you be more aware of your sensory likes and dislikes. 

Understanding The Spectrum

Understanding The Spectrum – A Comic Strip Explanation

Understanding a diagnosis of ASD will help support an individual in understanding how to emotionally self-regulate. 

Free Visual Support Downloads

Free Visual Support Downloads on Pinterest

Recommended Resources




CALM DOWN CORNER: Self-Regulation Classroom Behaviour Management Mindfulness Kit
The Calm Corner Toolbox invites students to use self-regulation coping skills and calming strategies when they are feeling upset, sad, impulsive, distracted or worried in class.

Calm down corner

Emotional Regulation BODY MAPPING (Recognising Body Reactions to Feelings)
These interactive emotional body mapping worksheets provide a way to increase body awareness and emotional regulation skills. 

Emotional Regulation Body Mapping

Emotions Feelings Teaching Resources Ks1 Ks2 Behaviour Display Lego Theme 
A4 emotions posters – 9 posters each with a standing Lego person

Emotions feelings teaching

18 Feelings Posters with Body Language and Facial Expressions
18 Feelings Posters in Colour and Black and White show how a person's body language and facial expressions change with different feelings and emotions. 

Feelings Poster with Body Language

Heavy Work Poster- Classroom
Proprioception activities such as heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.

Heavy Work Poster   Classroom

Informal Assessment of Communication Skills
This pack provides activities that enable an informal assessment to be made of a child’s emotional literacy.

Informal Assessment of Comms

Self-Control to the Rescue! Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life
The self-control superhero is back! This time, they've come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day! 

Self control to the rescue

Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders
Keeping children bodies, minds and emotions on task just got easier with this book from self-regulation expert Teresa Garland. Featuring more than 200 practical and proven interventions, strategies and adaptation for helping children gain more control over their lives.

Self regulation interventions

Sensory strategies: Practical ways to help children and young people with autism learn and achieve

Sensory strategies

Student Movement Breaks
This resource can be used for the classroom, or to support the learning needs of individual students. 

Student movement breaks

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses
Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! 

Kids Guide to staying awesome

The Zones of Regulation
The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem-solving abilities.

The zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation Coping Skills 
A visual to support students to recognise their feelings and find ways to manage their feelings. 

Zone of regulation coping skills

Zones of Self-Regulation Book - visual supports 
Zones to Self-Regulation book for Behaviour Management. These tools are individually accessible for students to use.

Zones of Self Regulation Book Visual Support

Signposting - Resources & Information

Below is a list of organisations that provide additional information/resources relating to Emotional Regulation.

If any of the details below require updating or amending, let us know

Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by STLS. You should always ensure that any service, activity, or therapy that you are considering for your child / young person is appropriate to their needs. 



Kent autistic Trust

Kent Autistic Trust
Wendy Boorman, Family Support Officer

Media Links

Media Links


Introduction to the Zones DJ learns about the Zones of Regulation 

Introduction to the zones

The Birthday Party The 18-minute film describes the different signs of autism in different children. 

The Birthday Party

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