The Zones of Regulation curriculum teaches children a conscious awareness of their emotional state at any given moment as well as multiple tools and strategies for self-regulation. They can accept their emotions - and at the same time choose outward behaviors that meet their personal goals or are appropriate in the social context.
This course will be given by Leah Kuypers, MA Ed., OTR/L, the originator of the Zones of Regulation concept.
What is Hands on OT?
Hi! We’re Evelyn (Roizy) and Amy (Friedy) and we’re the hands behind Hands on OT.
The Hands on OT approach is to uncover and address the root of your child’s emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges.
With decades of neurodevelopmental experience between us, we’ve seen many beautiful children come in after having been stuck in a cycle of therapies for years. With each therapy, the problem seems to improve - only to return and manifest itself a different way.
If you don’t strike at the root, your child will never be free. If you do, issues years in the making often start resolving themselves, even when not addressing them directly.
Time and again we’ve seen children’s lives - and for that matter, their entire families' lives - change for the positive.
Keep reading to see if Hands on OT is right for your child.
How many of the following statements describe your child?
"My child has a hard time…"
Coping with background noise or loud, unexpected sounds.
Performing daily life activities without becoming frustrated.
With physical contact - it’s either too intense or not intense enough.
Keeping her fingers or other objects out of her mouth.
Dealing with new environments and transitioning to new activities.
Planning ahead or remembering tasks with multiple steps.
Speaking clearly and making herself understood.
The more statements that describe your child, the greater a chance his issues are rooted in sensory or reflex integration.
At Hands on OT, we would love to help him become the happy, functioning child he has the potential to be.
Our Clients' Stories
Melissa, Mother of David
Three years ago, my son was diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD. I don't think that label fits him anymore. His emotional maturity has improved tremendously. He is learning how to express his needs effectively and is a lot calmer now. He is also able to keep up scholastically. We actually are enjoying his company now! We are getting to know our bright, creative child in a way we never knew him. In his principal’s words: "I don't recognize this year’s David from last year’s David."
Lilian, Mother of Todd
The atmosphere in my household continues to get better and better after every round. I am 100% positive my son would not be where he is at today if it weren't for Evelyn and Amy. They have changed his life and mine.
M.M., Mother of Rachel
Our daughter's distractibility, poor handwriting and inability to keep up was affecting her classroom performance. After completing a few rounds of exercises, we began to see improvements in her abilities. She developed a beautiful handwriting, is able to focus and no longer lags behind her peers.
Esti, Mother of Yaakov
When we came to Amy and Evelyn, my son was getting OT, PT, and seeing a therapist once a week. He was also on ADHD medication. I'm still in middle of the program but we've already seen improvement in his behavior to the degree that we recently took him off his ADHD medication with great results, and at this point his anxiety seems to be completely non-existent.
Grace, Mother of Tyler
After the therapists at Hands on OT observed my son and shared their thoughts, it was almost as if they were reading my mind. It was the first time in 3 long years I felt like someone understood. Fast forward two years later, my son is able to be the boy I always knew he was underneath what I'll call “the mess of sensory uncomfortableness.” My son is functioning well, is able to sit more appropriately and is more comfortable in his own skin.