Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation® framework provides children with strategies and tools to become aware and independent in controlling their emotional impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their overall ability to problem solve. Through incorporating the concepts of Social Thinking, the lessons on self-regulation become meaningful to our kids’ lives as they gain a deeper understanding of the impact their behaviour has on relationships.


From Foundation to Year 6, students at Wilandra Rise begin to identify when they are becoming less regulated, with support manage their feelings and get themselves to a healthy place. 



Blue Zone


Green Zone


Yellow Zone


Red Zone


The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings.


Students might be feeling sad, tired, sick, or bored. 


The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. '


Students might be feeling happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions; however we have more control when we are in the Yellow Zone.


Students might be feeling frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness or nervousness. 

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. 


Students might be feeling frustrated, angry, explosive and feeling unable to control themselves. 



For our students, it is the growing ability to control their own feelings and behaviour that eventually allows a child to become more skilled in their relationships with children and adults. 


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