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emotion apps
8.54
147
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the zones
0.00
109
2
special needs planning
0.00
74
1
framework
0.00
51
2
zegenie inc.
86.59
51
ceona inc.
0.00
36
autistic kid
0.00
31
zones for training
6.88
26
behavior child
0.00
15
1
kids-zone
0.00
15
2
autistic children
0.00
12
behavior children
0.00
11
zones
16.26
9
3
mobile app frameworks
0.04
7
regulation
0.00
4
zones of regulation
21 K
1
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App name
The zones of regulation
Description
**The zones of regulation is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award **Seen on The History Channel & Bio Network The zones of regulation (www.zonesofregulation.com) 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!
It's okay
by BeckyTartaggy on 2019/11/15 02:03
I like the concept of having a game. It makes it so easy for me to introduce zones in an engaging way, but I wish it was less like trivia. I wish it would explain why the questions were wrong, or at least allow us to see the question to see what we did wrong. Or even tell us the right answer. I feel like kids can't really learn unless they know what they did wrong. I'm also disappointed in the tools part of the application. It doesn't allow you to skip tools. One tool is "jump on trampoline", but a client who is incapable of walking wouldn't be able to do that. Someone who doesn't have access to a trampoline wouldn't be able to engage in that tool either. Also, if the tool wouldn't help, then why are you making students put it in their toolbox? The zones and the toolboxes are supposed to be tailored to the individual.
Zones of regulation
by Addilynn Wilmot on 2019/01/25 22:52
In this app^ I can’t get past stop, opt, and go level. Can someone tell me how to do the rest?
Past basketball?
by 7t$f3u& on 2018/09/09 01:28
We cannot get past the basketball free throw portion of the app. PLEASE HELP!!!
No audio
by Plae2016 on 2017/03/29 15:21
It would be great if there was audio, but there is no sound so not worth it.
Not worth the money
by gmm0203 on 2016/11/23 22:40
Very poorly done, not worth to price. Very disappointed in the quality.
Customize characters
by Superkittylover on 2016/03/21 16:26
I would like this app much better if I could customize the people.
Good for high functioning ASD/ADHD
by Aspeights on 2016/01/20 20:36
I'm a school based OT. I have been able to use this app to teach the zones to some of my middle schoolers. I wouldn't recommend for younger students or those with literacy concerns. I would like to see data that the app takes as far as getting the questions correct and tools selected.
Has Potential But...
by erinmc179 on 2015/12/28 18:35
I am a school psychologist and have been using this app for a year or so. I have recently gotten the newest iPad mini and now the audio in the app no longer works, making it much less engaging. Some other suggestions: corrective feedback when a child chooses the incorrect answer. Also, many of the prompts are very wordy and I often need to read promts aloud and clarify. Lastly, to promote further engagement and learning opportunities from this app (as the Zones is a great program), please continue to expand the app with new levels, activities, etc.
Lousy
by Grade 1 Teacher/Mom on 2015/11/18 01:17
This app includes a character controlled by the user running around into different "zones". Once in the zone, the user reads a quiz like question around that zone such as, "Which feeling is not in the green zone, sad, frustrated, content." Kids need to be able to read the prompts. My issue is not so much with the reading requirement but with the app's lack of responsive teaching. If I got it wrong, how come?? A reinforcer for readers, but only in the short term.
No Audio
by ThriftyArmyWife on 2015/06/20 14:16
So... This would be a decent app if it had audio... Without it, it's frankly overpriced. It's frustrating that my five year old wants to play/learn but I have to slow him down and keep him from clicking through because he is unable to read and I have to read every single prompt... Please add audio for the younger kids using this curriculum
Really disappointed with this app
by Me1481 on 2015/04/06 02:14
We use the zones program in o.t., but this app doesn't speak, so my child can't use it on her own, she can't read. True false questions are not interesting or engaging. Wish I could get my money back.
not recommended
by maryjoot on 2015/03/21 13:38
Am a school OT disappointed in my purchase. Someone needs to make a better app with the Zones program because this one isn't interesting and just skims the surface. Love the Zones program but this app provides little content or learning. Was hoping for much more!
Glad to have it
by specialappssk on 2014/12/27 11:59
For perspective, I am a special educator (SLPA) and mom to a child on the spectrum. This is not Minecraft or Angry Birds, so it's probably not fair to expect it to be an app kids will gravitate to on their own, although they might if they haven't been sucked in to the app video game world yet. That's ok- I see it as a therapy tool to be used, adult and child together, or with close supervision. (I do agree with another reviewer's request for audio narration- this could be useful for setting up a station where one student could be working on this app to enhance what was previously learned while the therapist is working one on one with another student.) I think this is a super resource to pull out and revisit with students who need help identifying and managing their emotions. I use it with my own son from time to time- the new content is very useful-kids can practice which emotions match up with blue, green, yellow or red zones, as well as practice breathing strategies for calming down. There is also a new section, the "picture studio", where the child can add photos of their own demonstrating different emotions. (there is a bug on my iPad mini running an older iOS version so maybe others will be fine, but I can't use the "take photos" option (it crashes) so the child has to take the picture outside of the app and then use the photo library option instead. Five stars if not for the two caveats mentioned. Definitely a great resource to have at its current price of $6!
Mom
by DebC333 on 2014/09/18 23:57
My 9 year old son has been playing this game every day for a week. He's in a class that just began discussing The Zones of Regulation, so this app is a great teaching and reinforcing tool. He was disappointed that after two days of playing he had played the entire game and bought everything possible at the store. But he continues to play by deleting and adding new players. He seems to like the repetition. I would have given it 4 or 5 stars if a player could have gone through the colored zones more than one time.
LL
by Mmmmmm beans on 2014/03/14 18:45
It's a fun game but it needs a new update of more things to buy and more tools to have in your tool box and more mini games.
Would like more tools
by Bnels63 on 2014/02/28 04:07
I appreciate the effort on this app, but based on the screenshots was expecting more tools. The book had dozens of tools, but as far as I can tell, the app only references three. Would prefer less 3d gameplay and more focus on tools.
Most awesome
by Onewordwonder on 2014/02/06 20:34
We only wish there were more levels to continue the fun and learning.
Awesome tool!
by CrysuW on 2013/10/25 19:14
I am a Speech-Language pathologist, and I purchased this tool to help me support several elementary aged students on my campus with social skills and self regulation. Students with social cognitive impairments often can't regulate themselves and don't identify their own feelings, which is a crucial piece of social interaction. This game provides a fun 1:1 way to teach those underlying core skills to students in a way that they can understand and relate to... It is also much easier to get them to engage in talking about feelings which preteens and teens just "love" talking about. So far it has been a hit, and the pacing is good. Students cannot make progress in the game without engaging in activities, but they are motivated to do well with rewards for their character. The game has a small resemblance to "mine craft", so that is also really motivating. Awesome game!!!
Super Great Game!!!
by MrMikeG on 2013/10/03 21:42
The Zones of Regulation is a fantastic learning tool for the kids I work with. I use the book as well but this app is a nice change of pace while still being able to reinforce the lessons learned. The kids really enjoy the app, especially the “Stop, Opt and Go” mini game. Excellent buy and I look forward to whatever the developers have in store for the app’s future.
Only 2 players
by janypooh on 2013/09/17 16:16
Please update to be able to add players (up to 20 or 30)? Otherwise good motivator for zones
Not worth it
by Toejamerz on 2013/09/15 05:06
I got this game at the recommendation of my sons OT. My 10 year old has Inattentive ADHD with emotional regulation difficulties, so i thought this would be a good supplement to what he is learning through the program at his OT's. WRONG. Both my 7 & 10 year olds finished the "game" in less than an hour. i couldn't believe it, so i played it. 1st, let's be clear, This wasn't really a game, as much a tutorial where you walk your character to various points and answer situational ?'s to get coins. The coins can be used to buy badges, but don't really do anything. My daughter thought the graphics were creepy, my son said the characters looked weird, and both asked if there were zombies hidden in the town! My son completed it, and achievements were not exciting enough to continue to relearn the lessons. Would not recommend. Not sure what age level this is targeted given the language and reading skills needed to answer the ?'s unassisted, but this is lame even by a 7 year olds standards. A simpler, less graphic heavy & more engaging game, with more levels would be more effective than the current incarnation.
Wow!
by Jimbo3286 on 2013/08/30 05:00
First I'd have to say the graphics and music are very fun and kid friendly. Every child that has played this game so far has really been enjoying it, and I think the above are two reasons why. From an educational standpoint the app explores several areas of emotions and how to regulate emotions and I believe this is a great tool for parents and teachers to use with their children. A note to the developer: please consider adding in something for the "Match the Face" mini game that tells the player they got the answer wrong, and show them the correct answer or something. I've found this to be the only real complaint with some kids showing mild frustration. This aside, thank you for such a great app! 5 stars!
Love the idea, but can't get it to work
by Ktbaylorbabe on 2013/08/21 21:24
Super excited when I found this to use in-conjunction with Social Thinking curriculum with my students with Autism. Bought it & it hasn't worked correctly any of the times I've tried to use it. Super disappointing. Please fix it!!
Needs more
by Deestuff on 2013/06/01 15:53
My 6year old has proprioception issues with vestibular and self regulation problems coupled with ADHD with impulsivity. He loved this app but it is so short that he was left wanting more. There are only a few zones and after the initial walk through the neighborhood there was nothing left to explore. The game is good but need a lot more meat. My little guy went from eager to bored within 30 minutes. Beef it up and I would be willing to pay 10 times the price AND recommend it to his OT.
Zones needs Audio Words
by RegulatedMom on 2013/05/27 14:24
Love the app, yet my dyslexic 9 year old still can't read, and he is frustrated that he is unable to use (READ) the app by himself. Please consider adding audio for ALL in game instructions, rewards, etc! Thank you.
Great way to help your kids continue to learn about regulation!
by SLPLIZSLP on 2013/05/08 22:36
I have been using the Zones of Regulation curriculum for a year with my kids with sensory, attentional, and emotional regulation challenges and it has worked wonders. These kids have loved having a new and fun way to incorporate learning about the Zones into their life. It has been great for me to see how much they have learned as they walk into each of the zones and answer questions. Earning coins also really helps to keep them motivated. I would highly recommend this app!
So cool
by BB SLP VT on 2013/05/07 18:44
Students love this app! It is engaging, and motivates exploration of emotional regulation concepts. Worth the money. We need more apps of this quality for students with social cognition and self regulation challenges. I have had a small issue with locking up, and received great (and immediate) support from designer!
My kids want to play it on their own!
by Therapymama on 2013/05/06 17:06
I have been using this app both with my clients as well as with my own children. It is really engaging and even my own typical developing kids want play it on on their own. I have loved the discussions it has prompted and how it has held the attention of some very challenging clients. They want to continue exploring and playing the games. It has been fun too to play with small groups. I would recommend for therapists, as well as every parent to teach social and emotional regulation skills.
Excellent Way to Reinforce Zones concepts!
by PWhack on 2013/04/06 20:10
As a school-based Occupational Therapist, I am thrilled to have this app to help my students learn and reinforce concepts from the Zones of Regulation. I heard this app was coming, and have been eagerly waiting its release. I purchased it right away -- and it is a great app! The graphics are outstanding, the characters are likable and the flow of the game is smooth and fun for kids. I will definitely recommend this to parents for additional support outside of school. Thank you for developing such useful and fun app. It gives me good thoughts! ;-)
A Must-Have app - FABULOUS Resource
by J Kuz from MN on 2013/04/06 15:52
This app is such a fabulous resource to supplement the concepts in the Zones of Regulation curriculum! I started using it the 1st day it was released with several social skill groups in my elementary school setting. I have a quite "spirited" group of six 2nd and 3rd grade students, some of them on the autism spectrum, others with emotional/behavioral needs. They have been excited to come to social skills group every day this week to see what comes next in this invaluable app! Learning activties are interwoven throughout game components where users can earn coins, achievements, unlock mini-games, and more. I would HIGHLY recommend this app for educators working on social/emotional/behavioral skills of all ages - elementary-middle & high school. This would be a wonderful resource for parents to use at home as well to reinforce skills their children learn in social skills groups or therapy. Wonderful!
Sweet App
by Treatment 1003 on 2013/04/05 23:01
This is an awesome medium to learn about self-regulation. The kids are easily grasping the Zones concept and motivated to keep playing/learning to learn about their tools and triggers. Huge thumbs up.
Perfect!
by Coondoos the Great on 2013/04/05 15:55
This is a fantastic game for all people; not just people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Psychologists, MFTs, social workers, behaviorists, parents, teachers and more can benefit from utilizing and recommending this game!
Great Way to Learn the Zones
by Miah2354 on 2013/04/05 03:18
It's a nice addition to anyone familiar with the Zones of Regulation curriculum. It's engaging and I like that once you get some tools in your "toolbox" you can look back at them as a reminder. So far my students like it and are learning skills in a fun way. Hopefully more content can be added in updates and options for students to apply more "tool-based" problem-solving.
Awesome App!
by Pickle Stix on 2013/04/04 01:01
As a school psychologist my district has been using Zones of Regulation with students on the autism spectrum, but any child with difficulty in emotional regulation will benefit from this app. Kids love Internet games and and this app teaches through a whole lot of fun and adventure play. It's definitely a 5 star app with a 5 star teaching method!
Engaging!
by SeanJSweeney on 2013/04/04 00:02
This is a very nice way to work with the content in the Zones of Regulation curriculum, and complement the activities in the book. I piloted with a group of rather disreguated kids and they were very engaged. Nice graphics and a game-based interface will help kids work through the concept of zones, associated feelings, triggers and tools to help get you to the "green zone."
Incredible
by Tacoguy12 on 2013/04/03 20:53
I was anticipating this app for a while. My son loves playing it and the content is very valuable. While he is on the autism spectrum he has no problem progressing through the app. I love the art style, the music, theme etc. Very kid-appealing and definitely worth the price. What I would like to see are more instances relating to social situations. Perhaps in a future update, but great app as it stands. Thanks for such a useful app.
It's okay
by BeckyTartaggy on 2019/11/15 02:03
I like the concept of having a game. It makes it so easy for me to introduce zones in an engaging way, but I wish it was less like trivia. I wish it would explain why the questions were wrong, or at least allow us to see the question to see what we did wrong. Or even tell us the right answer. I feel like kids can't really learn unless they know what they did wrong. I'm also disappointed in the tools part of the application. It doesn't allow you to skip tools. One tool is "jump on trampoline", but a client who is incapable of walking wouldn't be able to do that. Someone who doesn't have access to a trampoline wouldn't be able to engage in that tool either. Also, if the tool wouldn't help, then why are you making students put it in their toolbox? The zones and the toolboxes are supposed to be tailored to the individual.
Not worth it
by Toejamerz on 2013/09/15 05:06
I got this game at the recommendation of my sons OT. My 10 year old has Inattentive ADHD with emotional regulation difficulties, so i thought this would be a good supplement to what he is learning through the program at his OT's. WRONG. Both my 7 & 10 year olds finished the "game" in less than an hour. i couldn't believe it, so i played it. 1st, let's be clear, This wasn't really a game, as much a tutorial where you walk your character to various points and answer situational ?'s to get coins. The coins can be used to buy badges, but don't really do anything. My daughter thought the graphics were creepy, my son said the characters looked weird, and both asked if there were zombies hidden in the town! My son completed it, and achievements were not exciting enough to continue to relearn the lessons. Would not recommend. Not sure what age level this is targeted given the language and reading skills needed to answer the ?'s unassisted, but this is lame even by a 7 year olds standards. A simpler, less graphic heavy & more engaging game, with more levels would be more effective than the current incarnation.
A Must-Have app - FABULOUS Resource
by J Kuz from MN on 2013/04/06 15:52
This app is such a fabulous resource to supplement the concepts in the Zones of Regulation curriculum! I started using it the 1st day it was released with several social skill groups in my elementary school setting. I have a quite "spirited" group of six 2nd and 3rd grade students, some of them on the autism spectrum, others with emotional/behavioral needs. They have been excited to come to social skills group every day this week to see what comes next in this invaluable app! Learning activties are interwoven throughout game components where users can earn coins, achievements, unlock mini-games, and more. I would HIGHLY recommend this app for educators working on social/emotional/behavioral skills of all ages - elementary-middle & high school. This would be a wonderful resource for parents to use at home as well to reinforce skills their children learn in social skills groups or therapy. Wonderful!
Awesome tool!
by CrysuW on 2013/10/25 19:14
I am a Speech-Language pathologist, and I purchased this tool to help me support several elementary aged students on my campus with social skills and self regulation. Students with social cognitive impairments often can't regulate themselves and don't identify their own feelings, which is a crucial piece of social interaction. This game provides a fun 1:1 way to teach those underlying core skills to students in a way that they can understand and relate to... It is also much easier to get them to engage in talking about feelings which preteens and teens just "love" talking about. So far it has been a hit, and the pacing is good. Students cannot make progress in the game without engaging in activities, but they are motivated to do well with rewards for their character. The game has a small resemblance to "mine craft", so that is also really motivating. Awesome game!!!
Wow!
by Jimbo3286 on 2013/08/30 05:00
First I'd have to say the graphics and music are very fun and kid friendly. Every child that has played this game so far has really been enjoying it, and I think the above are two reasons why. From an educational standpoint the app explores several areas of emotions and how to regulate emotions and I believe this is a great tool for parents and teachers to use with their children. A note to the developer: please consider adding in something for the "Match the Face" mini game that tells the player they got the answer wrong, and show them the correct answer or something. I've found this to be the only real complaint with some kids showing mild frustration. This aside, thank you for such a great app! 5 stars!
Great way to help your kids continue to learn about regulation!
by SLPLIZSLP on 2013/05/08 22:36
I have been using the Zones of Regulation curriculum for a year with my kids with sensory, attentional, and emotional regulation challenges and it has worked wonders. These kids have loved having a new and fun way to incorporate learning about the Zones into their life. It has been great for me to see how much they have learned as they walk into each of the zones and answer questions. Earning coins also really helps to keep them motivated. I would highly recommend this app!
My kids want to play it on their own!
by Therapymama on 2013/05/06 17:06
I have been using this app both with my clients as well as with my own children. It is really engaging and even my own typical developing kids want play it on on their own. I have loved the discussions it has prompted and how it has held the attention of some very challenging clients. They want to continue exploring and playing the games. It has been fun too to play with small groups. I would recommend for therapists, as well as every parent to teach social and emotional regulation skills.
Excellent Way to Reinforce Zones concepts!
by PWhack on 2013/04/06 20:10
As a school-based Occupational Therapist, I am thrilled to have this app to help my students learn and reinforce concepts from the Zones of Regulation. I heard this app was coming, and have been eagerly waiting its release. I purchased it right away -- and it is a great app! The graphics are outstanding, the characters are likable and the flow of the game is smooth and fun for kids. I will definitely recommend this to parents for additional support outside of school. Thank you for developing such useful and fun app. It gives me good thoughts! ;-)
Mom
by DebC333 on 2014/09/18 23:57
My 9 year old son has been playing this game every day for a week. He's in a class that just began discussing The Zones of Regulation, so this app is a great teaching and reinforcing tool. He was disappointed that after two days of playing he had played the entire game and bought everything possible at the store. But he continues to play by deleting and adding new players. He seems to like the repetition. I would have given it 4 or 5 stars if a player could have gone through the colored zones more than one time.
Has Potential But...
by erinmc179 on 2015/12/28 18:35
I am a school psychologist and have been using this app for a year or so. I have recently gotten the newest iPad mini and now the audio in the app no longer works, making it much less engaging. Some other suggestions: corrective feedback when a child chooses the incorrect answer. Also, many of the prompts are very wordy and I often need to read promts aloud and clarify. Lastly, to promote further engagement and learning opportunities from this app (as the Zones is a great program), please continue to expand the app with new levels, activities, etc.
Needs more
by Deestuff on 2013/06/01 15:53
My 6year old has proprioception issues with vestibular and self regulation problems coupled with ADHD with impulsivity. He loved this app but it is so short that he was left wanting more. There are only a few zones and after the initial walk through the neighborhood there was nothing left to explore. The game is good but need a lot more meat. My little guy went from eager to bored within 30 minutes. Beef it up and I would be willing to pay 10 times the price AND recommend it to his OT.
Super Great Game!!!
by MrMikeG on 2013/10/03 21:42
The Zones of Regulation is a fantastic learning tool for the kids I work with. I use the book as well but this app is a nice change of pace while still being able to reinforce the lessons learned. The kids really enjoy the app, especially the “Stop, Opt and Go” mini game. Excellent buy and I look forward to whatever the developers have in store for the app’s future.
Incredible
by Tacoguy12 on 2013/04/03 20:53
I was anticipating this app for a while. My son loves playing it and the content is very valuable. While he is on the autism spectrum he has no problem progressing through the app. I love the art style, the music, theme etc. Very kid-appealing and definitely worth the price. What I would like to see are more instances relating to social situations. Perhaps in a future update, but great app as it stands. Thanks for such a useful app.
Great Way to Learn the Zones
by Miah2354 on 2013/04/05 03:18
It's a nice addition to anyone familiar with the Zones of Regulation curriculum. It's engaging and I like that once you get some tools in your "toolbox" you can look back at them as a reminder. So far my students like it and are learning skills in a fun way. Hopefully more content can be added in updates and options for students to apply more "tool-based" problem-solving.
Awesome App!
by Pickle Stix on 2013/04/04 01:01
As a school psychologist my district has been using Zones of Regulation with students on the autism spectrum, but any child with difficulty in emotional regulation will benefit from this app. Kids love Internet games and and this app teaches through a whole lot of fun and adventure play. It's definitely a 5 star app with a 5 star teaching method!
No Audio
by ThriftyArmyWife on 2015/06/20 14:16
So... This would be a decent app if it had audio... Without it, it's frankly overpriced. It's frustrating that my five year old wants to play/learn but I have to slow him down and keep him from clicking through because he is unable to read and I have to read every single prompt... Please add audio for the younger kids using this curriculum
Engaging!
by SeanJSweeney on 2013/04/04 00:02
This is a very nice way to work with the content in the Zones of Regulation curriculum, and complement the activities in the book. I piloted with a group of rather disreguated kids and they were very engaged. Nice graphics and a game-based interface will help kids work through the concept of zones, associated feelings, triggers and tools to help get you to the "green zone."
So cool
by BB SLP VT on 2013/05/07 18:44
Students love this app! It is engaging, and motivates exploration of emotional regulation concepts. Worth the money. We need more apps of this quality for students with social cognition and self regulation challenges. I have had a small issue with locking up, and received great (and immediate) support from designer!
Lousy
by Grade 1 Teacher/Mom on 2015/11/18 01:17
This app includes a character controlled by the user running around into different "zones". Once in the zone, the user reads a quiz like question around that zone such as, "Which feeling is not in the green zone, sad, frustrated, content." Kids need to be able to read the prompts. My issue is not so much with the reading requirement but with the app's lack of responsive teaching. If I got it wrong, how come?? A reinforcer for readers, but only in the short term.
Zones needs Audio Words
by RegulatedMom on 2013/05/27 14:24
Love the app, yet my dyslexic 9 year old still can't read, and he is frustrated that he is unable to use (READ) the app by himself. Please consider adding audio for ALL in game instructions, rewards, etc! Thank you.
Good for high functioning ASD/ADHD
by Aspeights on 2016/01/20 20:36
I'm a school based OT. I have been able to use this app to teach the zones to some of my middle schoolers. I wouldn't recommend for younger students or those with literacy concerns. I would like to see data that the app takes as far as getting the questions correct and tools selected.
not recommended
by maryjoot on 2015/03/21 13:38
Am a school OT disappointed in my purchase. Someone needs to make a better app with the Zones program because this one isn't interesting and just skims the surface. Love the Zones program but this app provides little content or learning. Was hoping for much more!
Most awesome
by Onewordwonder on 2014/02/06 20:34
We only wish there were more levels to continue the fun and learning.
Love the idea, but can't get it to work
by Ktbaylorbabe on 2013/08/21 21:24
Super excited when I found this to use in-conjunction with Social Thinking curriculum with my students with Autism. Bought it & it hasn't worked correctly any of the times I've tried to use it. Super disappointing. Please fix it!!
Sweet App
by Treatment 1003 on 2013/04/05 23:01
This is an awesome medium to learn about self-regulation. The kids are easily grasping the Zones concept and motivated to keep playing/learning to learn about their tools and triggers. Huge thumbs up.
Perfect!
by Coondoos the Great on 2013/04/05 15:55
This is a fantastic game for all people; not just people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Psychologists, MFTs, social workers, behaviorists, parents, teachers and more can benefit from utilizing and recommending this game!
Really disappointed with this app
by Me1481 on 2015/04/06 02:14
We use the zones program in o.t., but this app doesn't speak, so my child can't use it on her own, she can't read. True false questions are not interesting or engaging. Wish I could get my money back.
LL
by Mmmmmm beans on 2014/03/14 18:45
It's a fun game but it needs a new update of more things to buy and more tools to have in your tool box and more mini games.
Would like more tools
by Bnels63 on 2014/02/28 04:07
I appreciate the effort on this app, but based on the screenshots was expecting more tools. The book had dozens of tools, but as far as I can tell, the app only references three. Would prefer less 3d gameplay and more focus on tools.
Zones of regulation
by Addilynn Wilmot on 2019/01/25 22:52
In this app^ I can’t get past stop, opt, and go level. Can someone tell me how to do the rest?
Only 2 players
by janypooh on 2013/09/17 16:16
Please update to be able to add players (up to 20 or 30)? Otherwise good motivator for zones
Customize characters
by Superkittylover on 2016/03/21 16:26
I would like this app much better if I could customize the people.
Glad to have it
by specialappssk on 2014/12/27 11:59
For perspective, I am a special educator (SLPA) and mom to a child on the spectrum. This is not Minecraft or Angry Birds, so it's probably not fair to expect it to be an app kids will gravitate to on their own, although they might if they haven't been sucked in to the app video game world yet. That's ok- I see it as a therapy tool to be used, adult and child together, or with close supervision. (I do agree with another reviewer's request for audio narration- this could be useful for setting up a station where one student could be working on this app to enhance what was previously learned while the therapist is working one on one with another student.) I think this is a super resource to pull out and revisit with students who need help identifying and managing their emotions. I use it with my own son from time to time- the new content is very useful-kids can practice which emotions match up with blue, green, yellow or red zones, as well as practice breathing strategies for calming down. There is also a new section, the "picture studio", where the child can add photos of their own demonstrating different emotions. (there is a bug on my iPad mini running an older iOS version so maybe others will be fine, but I can't use the "take photos" option (it crashes) so the child has to take the picture outside of the app and then use the photo library option instead. Five stars if not for the two caveats mentioned. Definitely a great resource to have at its current price of $6!
Not worth the money
by gmm0203 on 2016/11/23 22:40
Very poorly done, not worth to price. Very disappointed in the quality.
No audio
by Plae2016 on 2017/03/29 15:21
It would be great if there was audio, but there is no sound so not worth it.
Past basketball?
by 7t$f3u& on 2018/09/09 01:28
We cannot get past the basketball free throw portion of the app. PLEASE HELP!!!
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The zones of regulation
Description
**The zones of regulation is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award **Seen on The History Channel & Bio Network The zones of regulation (www.zonesofregulation.com) 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!
It's okay
by BeckyTartaggy on 2019/11/15 02:03
I like the concept of having a game. It makes it so easy for me to introduce zones in an engaging way, but I wish it was less like trivia. I wish it would explain why the questions were wrong, or at least allow us to see the question to see what we did wrong. Or even tell us the right answer. I feel like kids can't really learn unless they know what they did wrong. I'm also disappointed in the tools part of the application. It doesn't allow you to skip tools. One tool is "jump on trampoline", but a client who is incapable of walking wouldn't be able to do that. Someone who doesn't have access to a trampoline wouldn't be able to engage in that tool either. Also, if the tool wouldn't help, then why are you making students put it in their toolbox? The zones and the toolboxes are supposed to be tailored to the individual.
Zones of regulation
by Addilynn Wilmot on 2019/01/25 22:52
In this app^ I can’t get past stop, opt, and go level. Can someone tell me how to do the rest?
Past basketball?
by 7t$f3u& on 2018/09/09 01:28
We cannot get past the basketball free throw portion of the app. PLEASE HELP!!!
No audio
by Plae2016 on 2017/03/29 15:21
It would be great if there was audio, but there is no sound so not worth it.
Not worth the money
by gmm0203 on 2016/11/23 22:40
Very poorly done, not worth to price. Very disappointed in the quality.
Customize characters
by Superkittylover on 2016/03/21 16:26
I would like this app much better if I could customize the people.
Good for high functioning ASD/ADHD
by Aspeights on 2016/01/20 20:36
I'm a school based OT. I have been able to use this app to teach the zones to some of my middle schoolers. I wouldn't recommend for younger students or those with literacy concerns. I would like to see data that the app takes as far as getting the questions correct and tools selected.
Has Potential But...
by erinmc179 on 2015/12/28 18:35
I am a school psychologist and have been using this app for a year or so. I have recently gotten the newest iPad mini and now the audio in the app no longer works, making it much less engaging. Some other suggestions: corrective feedback when a child chooses the incorrect answer. Also, many of the prompts are very wordy and I often need to read promts aloud and clarify. Lastly, to promote further engagement and learning opportunities from this app (as the Zones is a great program), please continue to expand the app with new levels, activities, etc.
Lousy
by Grade 1 Teacher/Mom on 2015/11/18 01:17
This app includes a character controlled by the user running around into different "zones". Once in the zone, the user reads a quiz like question around that zone such as, "Which feeling is not in the green zone, sad, frustrated, content." Kids need to be able to read the prompts. My issue is not so much with the reading requirement but with the app's lack of responsive teaching. If I got it wrong, how come?? A reinforcer for readers, but only in the short term.
No Audio
by ThriftyArmyWife on 2015/06/20 14:16
So... This would be a decent app if it had audio... Without it, it's frankly overpriced. It's frustrating that my five year old wants to play/learn but I have to slow him down and keep him from clicking through because he is unable to read and I have to read every single prompt... Please add audio for the younger kids using this curriculum
Really disappointed with this app
by Me1481 on 2015/04/06 02:14
We use the zones program in o.t., but this app doesn't speak, so my child can't use it on her own, she can't read. True false questions are not interesting or engaging. Wish I could get my money back.
not recommended
by maryjoot on 2015/03/21 13:38
Am a school OT disappointed in my purchase. Someone needs to make a better app with the Zones program because this one isn't interesting and just skims the surface. Love the Zones program but this app provides little content or learning. Was hoping for much more!
Glad to have it
by specialappssk on 2014/12/27 11:59
For perspective, I am a special educator (SLPA) and mom to a child on the spectrum. This is not Minecraft or Angry Birds, so it's probably not fair to expect it to be an app kids will gravitate to on their own, although they might if they haven't been sucked in to the app video game world yet. That's ok- I see it as a therapy tool to be used, adult and child together, or with close supervision. (I do agree with another reviewer's request for audio narration- this could be useful for setting up a station where one student could be working on this app to enhance what was previously learned while the therapist is working one on one with another student.) I think this is a super resource to pull out and revisit with students who need help identifying and managing their emotions. I use it with my own son from time to time- the new content is very useful-kids can practice which emotions match up with blue, green, yellow or red zones, as well as practice breathing strategies for calming down. There is also a new section, the "picture studio", where the child can add photos of their own demonstrating different emotions. (there is a bug on my iPad mini running an older iOS version so maybe others will be fine, but I can't use the "take photos" option (it crashes) so the child has to take the picture outside of the app and then use the photo library option instead. Five stars if not for the two caveats mentioned. Definitely a great resource to have at its current price of $6!
Mom
by DebC333 on 2014/09/18 23:57
My 9 year old son has been playing this game every day for a week. He's in a class that just began discussing The Zones of Regulation, so this app is a great teaching and reinforcing tool. He was disappointed that after two days of playing he had played the entire game and bought everything possible at the store. But he continues to play by deleting and adding new players. He seems to like the repetition. I would have given it 4 or 5 stars if a player could have gone through the colored zones more than one time.
LL
by Mmmmmm beans on 2014/03/14 18:45
It's a fun game but it needs a new update of more things to buy and more tools to have in your tool box and more mini games.
Would like more tools
by Bnels63 on 2014/02/28 04:07
I appreciate the effort on this app, but based on the screenshots was expecting more tools. The book had dozens of tools, but as far as I can tell, the app only references three. Would prefer less 3d gameplay and more focus on tools.
Most awesome
by Onewordwonder on 2014/02/06 20:34
We only wish there were more levels to continue the fun and learning.
Awesome tool!
by CrysuW on 2013/10/25 19:14
I am a Speech-Language pathologist, and I purchased this tool to help me support several elementary aged students on my campus with social skills and self regulation. Students with social cognitive impairments often can't regulate themselves and don't identify their own feelings, which is a crucial piece of social interaction. This game provides a fun 1:1 way to teach those underlying core skills to students in a way that they can understand and relate to... It is also much easier to get them to engage in talking about feelings which preteens and teens just "love" talking about. So far it has been a hit, and the pacing is good. Students cannot make progress in the game without engaging in activities, but they are motivated to do well with rewards for their character. The game has a small resemblance to "mine craft", so that is also really motivating. Awesome game!!!
Super Great Game!!!
by MrMikeG on 2013/10/03 21:42
The Zones of Regulation is a fantastic learning tool for the kids I work with. I use the book as well but this app is a nice change of pace while still being able to reinforce the lessons learned. The kids really enjoy the app, especially the “Stop, Opt and Go” mini game. Excellent buy and I look forward to whatever the developers have in store for the app’s future.
Only 2 players
by janypooh on 2013/09/17 16:16
Please update to be able to add players (up to 20 or 30)? Otherwise good motivator for zones
Not worth it
by Toejamerz on 2013/09/15 05:06
I got this game at the recommendation of my sons OT. My 10 year old has Inattentive ADHD with emotional regulation difficulties, so i thought this would be a good supplement to what he is learning through the program at his OT's. WRONG. Both my 7 & 10 year olds finished the "game" in less than an hour. i couldn't believe it, so i played it. 1st, let's be clear, This wasn't really a game, as much a tutorial where you walk your character to various points and answer situational ?'s to get coins. The coins can be used to buy badges, but don't really do anything. My daughter thought the graphics were creepy, my son said the characters looked weird, and both asked if there were zombies hidden in the town! My son completed it, and achievements were not exciting enough to continue to relearn the lessons. Would not recommend. Not sure what age level this is targeted given the language and reading skills needed to answer the ?'s unassisted, but this is lame even by a 7 year olds standards. A simpler, less graphic heavy & more engaging game, with more levels would be more effective than the current incarnation.
Wow!
by Jimbo3286 on 2013/08/30 05:00
First I'd have to say the graphics and music are very fun and kid friendly. Every child that has played this game so far has really been enjoying it, and I think the above are two reasons why. From an educational standpoint the app explores several areas of emotions and how to regulate emotions and I believe this is a great tool for parents and teachers to use with their children. A note to the developer: please consider adding in something for the "Match the Face" mini game that tells the player they got the answer wrong, and show them the correct answer or something. I've found this to be the only real complaint with some kids showing mild frustration. This aside, thank you for such a great app! 5 stars!
Love the idea, but can't get it to work
by Ktbaylorbabe on 2013/08/21 21:24
Super excited when I found this to use in-conjunction with Social Thinking curriculum with my students with Autism. Bought it & it hasn't worked correctly any of the times I've tried to use it. Super disappointing. Please fix it!!
Needs more
by Deestuff on 2013/06/01 15:53
My 6year old has proprioception issues with vestibular and self regulation problems coupled with ADHD with impulsivity. He loved this app but it is so short that he was left wanting more. There are only a few zones and after the initial walk through the neighborhood there was nothing left to explore. The game is good but need a lot more meat. My little guy went from eager to bored within 30 minutes. Beef it up and I would be willing to pay 10 times the price AND recommend it to his OT.
Zones needs Audio Words
by RegulatedMom on 2013/05/27 14:24
Love the app, yet my dyslexic 9 year old still can't read, and he is frustrated that he is unable to use (READ) the app by himself. Please consider adding audio for ALL in game instructions, rewards, etc! Thank you.
Great way to help your kids continue to learn about regulation!
by SLPLIZSLP on 2013/05/08 22:36
I have been using the Zones of Regulation curriculum for a year with my kids with sensory, attentional, and emotional regulation challenges and it has worked wonders. These kids have loved having a new and fun way to incorporate learning about the Zones into their life. It has been great for me to see how much they have learned as they walk into each of the zones and answer questions. Earning coins also really helps to keep them motivated. I would highly recommend this app!
So cool
by BB SLP VT on 2013/05/07 18:44
Students love this app! It is engaging, and motivates exploration of emotional regulation concepts. Worth the money. We need more apps of this quality for students with social cognition and self regulation challenges. I have had a small issue with locking up, and received great (and immediate) support from designer!
My kids want to play it on their own!
by Therapymama on 2013/05/06 17:06
I have been using this app both with my clients as well as with my own children. It is really engaging and even my own typical developing kids want play it on on their own. I have loved the discussions it has prompted and how it has held the attention of some very challenging clients. They want to continue exploring and playing the games. It has been fun too to play with small groups. I would recommend for therapists, as well as every parent to teach social and emotional regulation skills.
Excellent Way to Reinforce Zones concepts!
by PWhack on 2013/04/06 20:10
As a school-based Occupational Therapist, I am thrilled to have this app to help my students learn and reinforce concepts from the Zones of Regulation. I heard this app was coming, and have been eagerly waiting its release. I purchased it right away -- and it is a great app! The graphics are outstanding, the characters are likable and the flow of the game is smooth and fun for kids. I will definitely recommend this to parents for additional support outside of school. Thank you for developing such useful and fun app. It gives me good thoughts! ;-)
A Must-Have app - FABULOUS Resource
by J Kuz from MN on 2013/04/06 15:52
This app is such a fabulous resource to supplement the concepts in the Zones of Regulation curriculum! I started using it the 1st day it was released with several social skill groups in my elementary school setting. I have a quite "spirited" group of six 2nd and 3rd grade students, some of them on the autism spectrum, others with emotional/behavioral needs. They have been excited to come to social skills group every day this week to see what comes next in this invaluable app! Learning activties are interwoven throughout game components where users can earn coins, achievements, unlock mini-games, and more. I would HIGHLY recommend this app for educators working on social/emotional/behavioral skills of all ages - elementary-middle & high school. This would be a wonderful resource for parents to use at home as well to reinforce skills their children learn in social skills groups or therapy. Wonderful!
Sweet App
by Treatment 1003 on 2013/04/05 23:01
This is an awesome medium to learn about self-regulation. The kids are easily grasping the Zones concept and motivated to keep playing/learning to learn about their tools and triggers. Huge thumbs up.
Perfect!
by Coondoos the Great on 2013/04/05 15:55
This is a fantastic game for all people; not just people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Psychologists, MFTs, social workers, behaviorists, parents, teachers and more can benefit from utilizing and recommending this game!
Great Way to Learn the Zones
by Miah2354 on 2013/04/05 03:18
It's a nice addition to anyone familiar with the Zones of Regulation curriculum. It's engaging and I like that once you get some tools in your "toolbox" you can look back at them as a reminder. So far my students like it and are learning skills in a fun way. Hopefully more content can be added in updates and options for students to apply more "tool-based" problem-solving.
Awesome App!
by Pickle Stix on 2013/04/04 01:01
As a school psychologist my district has been using Zones of Regulation with students on the autism spectrum, but any child with difficulty in emotional regulation will benefit from this app. Kids love Internet games and and this app teaches through a whole lot of fun and adventure play. It's definitely a 5 star app with a 5 star teaching method!
Engaging!
by SeanJSweeney on 2013/04/04 00:02
This is a very nice way to work with the content in the Zones of Regulation curriculum, and complement the activities in the book. I piloted with a group of rather disreguated kids and they were very engaged. Nice graphics and a game-based interface will help kids work through the concept of zones, associated feelings, triggers and tools to help get you to the "green zone."
Incredible
by Tacoguy12 on 2013/04/03 20:53
I was anticipating this app for a while. My son loves playing it and the content is very valuable. While he is on the autism spectrum he has no problem progressing through the app. I love the art style, the music, theme etc. Very kid-appealing and definitely worth the price. What I would like to see are more instances relating to social situations. Perhaps in a future update, but great app as it stands. Thanks for such a useful app.
It's okay
by BeckyTartaggy on 2019/11/15 02:03
I like the concept of having a game. It makes it so easy for me to introduce zones in an engaging way, but I wish it was less like trivia. I wish it would explain why the questions were wrong, or at least allow us to see the question to see what we did wrong. Or even tell us the right answer. I feel like kids can't really learn unless they know what they did wrong. I'm also disappointed in the tools part of the application. It doesn't allow you to skip tools. One tool is "jump on trampoline", but a client who is incapable of walking wouldn't be able to do that. Someone who doesn't have access to a trampoline wouldn't be able to engage in that tool either. Also, if the tool wouldn't help, then why are you making students put it in their toolbox? The zones and the toolboxes are supposed to be tailored to the individual.
Not worth it
by Toejamerz on 2013/09/15 05:06
I got this game at the recommendation of my sons OT. My 10 year old has Inattentive ADHD with emotional regulation difficulties, so i thought this would be a good supplement to what he is learning through the program at his OT's. WRONG. Both my 7 & 10 year olds finished the "game" in less than an hour. i couldn't believe it, so i played it. 1st, let's be clear, This wasn't really a game, as much a tutorial where you walk your character to various points and answer situational ?'s to get coins. The coins can be used to buy badges, but don't really do anything. My daughter thought the graphics were creepy, my son said the characters looked weird, and both asked if there were zombies hidden in the town! My son completed it, and achievements were not exciting enough to continue to relearn the lessons. Would not recommend. Not sure what age level this is targeted given the language and reading skills needed to answer the ?'s unassisted, but this is lame even by a 7 year olds standards. A simpler, less graphic heavy & more engaging game, with more levels would be more effective than the current incarnation.
A Must-Have app - FABULOUS Resource
by J Kuz from MN on 2013/04/06 15:52
This app is such a fabulous resource to supplement the concepts in the Zones of Regulation curriculum! I started using it the 1st day it was released with several social skill groups in my elementary school setting. I have a quite "spirited" group of six 2nd and 3rd grade students, some of them on the autism spectrum, others with emotional/behavioral needs. They have been excited to come to social skills group every day this week to see what comes next in this invaluable app! Learning activties are interwoven throughout game components where users can earn coins, achievements, unlock mini-games, and more. I would HIGHLY recommend this app for educators working on social/emotional/behavioral skills of all ages - elementary-middle & high school. This would be a wonderful resource for parents to use at home as well to reinforce skills their children learn in social skills groups or therapy. Wonderful!
Awesome tool!
by CrysuW on 2013/10/25 19:14
I am a Speech-Language pathologist, and I purchased this tool to help me support several elementary aged students on my campus with social skills and self regulation. Students with social cognitive impairments often can't regulate themselves and don't identify their own feelings, which is a crucial piece of social interaction. This game provides a fun 1:1 way to teach those underlying core skills to students in a way that they can understand and relate to... It is also much easier to get them to engage in talking about feelings which preteens and teens just "love" talking about. So far it has been a hit, and the pacing is good. Students cannot make progress in the game without engaging in activities, but they are motivated to do well with rewards for their character. The game has a small resemblance to "mine craft", so that is also really motivating. Awesome game!!!
Wow!
by Jimbo3286 on 2013/08/30 05:00
First I'd have to say the graphics and music are very fun and kid friendly. Every child that has played this game so far has really been enjoying it, and I think the above are two reasons why. From an educational standpoint the app explores several areas of emotions and how to regulate emotions and I believe this is a great tool for parents and teachers to use with their children. A note to the developer: please consider adding in something for the "Match the Face" mini game that tells the player they got the answer wrong, and show them the correct answer or something. I've found this to be the only real complaint with some kids showing mild frustration. This aside, thank you for such a great app! 5 stars!
Great way to help your kids continue to learn about regulation!
by SLPLIZSLP on 2013/05/08 22:36
I have been using the Zones of Regulation curriculum for a year with my kids with sensory, attentional, and emotional regulation challenges and it has worked wonders. These kids have loved having a new and fun way to incorporate learning about the Zones into their life. It has been great for me to see how much they have learned as they walk into each of the zones and answer questions. Earning coins also really helps to keep them motivated. I would highly recommend this app!
My kids want to play it on their own!
by Therapymama on 2013/05/06 17:06
I have been using this app both with my clients as well as with my own children. It is really engaging and even my own typical developing kids want play it on on their own. I have loved the discussions it has prompted and how it has held the attention of some very challenging clients. They want to continue exploring and playing the games. It has been fun too to play with small groups. I would recommend for therapists, as well as every parent to teach social and emotional regulation skills.
Excellent Way to Reinforce Zones concepts!
by PWhack on 2013/04/06 20:10
As a school-based Occupational Therapist, I am thrilled to have this app to help my students learn and reinforce concepts from the Zones of Regulation. I heard this app was coming, and have been eagerly waiting its release. I purchased it right away -- and it is a great app! The graphics are outstanding, the characters are likable and the flow of the game is smooth and fun for kids. I will definitely recommend this to parents for additional support outside of school. Thank you for developing such useful and fun app. It gives me good thoughts! ;-)
Mom
by DebC333 on 2014/09/18 23:57
My 9 year old son has been playing this game every day for a week. He's in a class that just began discussing The Zones of Regulation, so this app is a great teaching and reinforcing tool. He was disappointed that after two days of playing he had played the entire game and bought everything possible at the store. But he continues to play by deleting and adding new players. He seems to like the repetition. I would have given it 4 or 5 stars if a player could have gone through the colored zones more than one time.
Has Potential But...
by erinmc179 on 2015/12/28 18:35
I am a school psychologist and have been using this app for a year or so. I have recently gotten the newest iPad mini and now the audio in the app no longer works, making it much less engaging. Some other suggestions: corrective feedback when a child chooses the incorrect answer. Also, many of the prompts are very wordy and I often need to read promts aloud and clarify. Lastly, to promote further engagement and learning opportunities from this app (as the Zones is a great program), please continue to expand the app with new levels, activities, etc.
Needs more
by Deestuff on 2013/06/01 15:53
My 6year old has proprioception issues with vestibular and self regulation problems coupled with ADHD with impulsivity. He loved this app but it is so short that he was left wanting more. There are only a few zones and after the initial walk through the neighborhood there was nothing left to explore. The game is good but need a lot more meat. My little guy went from eager to bored within 30 minutes. Beef it up and I would be willing to pay 10 times the price AND recommend it to his OT.
Super Great Game!!!
by MrMikeG on 2013/10/03 21:42
The Zones of Regulation is a fantastic learning tool for the kids I work with. I use the book as well but this app is a nice change of pace while still being able to reinforce the lessons learned. The kids really enjoy the app, especially the “Stop, Opt and Go” mini game. Excellent buy and I look forward to whatever the developers have in store for the app’s future.
Incredible
by Tacoguy12 on 2013/04/03 20:53
I was anticipating this app for a while. My son loves playing it and the content is very valuable. While he is on the autism spectrum he has no problem progressing through the app. I love the art style, the music, theme etc. Very kid-appealing and definitely worth the price. What I would like to see are more instances relating to social situations. Perhaps in a future update, but great app as it stands. Thanks for such a useful app.
Great Way to Learn the Zones
by Miah2354 on 2013/04/05 03:18
It's a nice addition to anyone familiar with the Zones of Regulation curriculum. It's engaging and I like that once you get some tools in your "toolbox" you can look back at them as a reminder. So far my students like it and are learning skills in a fun way. Hopefully more content can be added in updates and options for students to apply more "tool-based" problem-solving.
Awesome App!
by Pickle Stix on 2013/04/04 01:01
As a school psychologist my district has been using Zones of Regulation with students on the autism spectrum, but any child with difficulty in emotional regulation will benefit from this app. Kids love Internet games and and this app teaches through a whole lot of fun and adventure play. It's definitely a 5 star app with a 5 star teaching method!
No Audio
by ThriftyArmyWife on 2015/06/20 14:16
So... This would be a decent app if it had audio... Without it, it's frankly overpriced. It's frustrating that my five year old wants to play/learn but I have to slow him down and keep him from clicking through because he is unable to read and I have to read every single prompt... Please add audio for the younger kids using this curriculum
Engaging!
by SeanJSweeney on 2013/04/04 00:02
This is a very nice way to work with the content in the Zones of Regulation curriculum, and complement the activities in the book. I piloted with a group of rather disreguated kids and they were very engaged. Nice graphics and a game-based interface will help kids work through the concept of zones, associated feelings, triggers and tools to help get you to the "green zone."
So cool
by BB SLP VT on 2013/05/07 18:44
Students love this app! It is engaging, and motivates exploration of emotional regulation concepts. Worth the money. We need more apps of this quality for students with social cognition and self regulation challenges. I have had a small issue with locking up, and received great (and immediate) support from designer!
Lousy
by Grade 1 Teacher/Mom on 2015/11/18 01:17
This app includes a character controlled by the user running around into different "zones". Once in the zone, the user reads a quiz like question around that zone such as, "Which feeling is not in the green zone, sad, frustrated, content." Kids need to be able to read the prompts. My issue is not so much with the reading requirement but with the app's lack of responsive teaching. If I got it wrong, how come?? A reinforcer for readers, but only in the short term.
Zones needs Audio Words
by RegulatedMom on 2013/05/27 14:24
Love the app, yet my dyslexic 9 year old still can't read, and he is frustrated that he is unable to use (READ) the app by himself. Please consider adding audio for ALL in game instructions, rewards, etc! Thank you.
Good for high functioning ASD/ADHD
by Aspeights on 2016/01/20 20:36
I'm a school based OT. I have been able to use this app to teach the zones to some of my middle schoolers. I wouldn't recommend for younger students or those with literacy concerns. I would like to see data that the app takes as far as getting the questions correct and tools selected.
not recommended
by maryjoot on 2015/03/21 13:38
Am a school OT disappointed in my purchase. Someone needs to make a better app with the Zones program because this one isn't interesting and just skims the surface. Love the Zones program but this app provides little content or learning. Was hoping for much more!
Most awesome
by Onewordwonder on 2014/02/06 20:34
We only wish there were more levels to continue the fun and learning.
Love the idea, but can't get it to work
by Ktbaylorbabe on 2013/08/21 21:24
Super excited when I found this to use in-conjunction with Social Thinking curriculum with my students with Autism. Bought it & it hasn't worked correctly any of the times I've tried to use it. Super disappointing. Please fix it!!
Sweet App
by Treatment 1003 on 2013/04/05 23:01
This is an awesome medium to learn about self-regulation. The kids are easily grasping the Zones concept and motivated to keep playing/learning to learn about their tools and triggers. Huge thumbs up.
Perfect!
by Coondoos the Great on 2013/04/05 15:55
This is a fantastic game for all people; not just people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Psychologists, MFTs, social workers, behaviorists, parents, teachers and more can benefit from utilizing and recommending this game!
Really disappointed with this app
by Me1481 on 2015/04/06 02:14
We use the zones program in o.t., but this app doesn't speak, so my child can't use it on her own, she can't read. True false questions are not interesting or engaging. Wish I could get my money back.
LL
by Mmmmmm beans on 2014/03/14 18:45
It's a fun game but it needs a new update of more things to buy and more tools to have in your tool box and more mini games.
Would like more tools
by Bnels63 on 2014/02/28 04:07
I appreciate the effort on this app, but based on the screenshots was expecting more tools. The book had dozens of tools, but as far as I can tell, the app only references three. Would prefer less 3d gameplay and more focus on tools.
Zones of regulation
by Addilynn Wilmot on 2019/01/25 22:52
In this app^ I can’t get past stop, opt, and go level. Can someone tell me how to do the rest?
Only 2 players
by janypooh on 2013/09/17 16:16
Please update to be able to add players (up to 20 or 30)? Otherwise good motivator for zones
Customize characters
by Superkittylover on 2016/03/21 16:26
I would like this app much better if I could customize the people.
Glad to have it
by specialappssk on 2014/12/27 11:59
For perspective, I am a special educator (SLPA) and mom to a child on the spectrum. This is not Minecraft or Angry Birds, so it's probably not fair to expect it to be an app kids will gravitate to on their own, although they might if they haven't been sucked in to the app video game world yet. That's ok- I see it as a therapy tool to be used, adult and child together, or with close supervision. (I do agree with another reviewer's request for audio narration- this could be useful for setting up a station where one student could be working on this app to enhance what was previously learned while the therapist is working one on one with another student.) I think this is a super resource to pull out and revisit with students who need help identifying and managing their emotions. I use it with my own son from time to time- the new content is very useful-kids can practice which emotions match up with blue, green, yellow or red zones, as well as practice breathing strategies for calming down. There is also a new section, the "picture studio", where the child can add photos of their own demonstrating different emotions. (there is a bug on my iPad mini running an older iOS version so maybe others will be fine, but I can't use the "take photos" option (it crashes) so the child has to take the picture outside of the app and then use the photo library option instead. Five stars if not for the two caveats mentioned. Definitely a great resource to have at its current price of $6!
Not worth the money
by gmm0203 on 2016/11/23 22:40
Very poorly done, not worth to price. Very disappointed in the quality.
No audio
by Plae2016 on 2017/03/29 15:21
It would be great if there was audio, but there is no sound so not worth it.
Past basketball?
by 7t$f3u& on 2018/09/09 01:28
We cannot get past the basketball free throw portion of the app. PLEASE HELP!!!
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