Zone'in Training

Foundation Series Comprehensive

Impact of Technology on Human Development and Productivity

Day One – Sensory Processing, Fine Motor Development

Harnessing Energy Sensory Tools and Techniques for Responsible Learning
Sensory Integration frame of reference addresses energy self-regulation and sensory impairments that limit attention and learning, and provides loads of sensory and motor tools and techniques for use at home and in the classroom. Included are the Sensory Observations and Strategies form and the Zone’in Recommended Tools and Techniques handouts. Zone’in Program is profiled.

Back to Basics Printing Skills – The Forgotten Foundation of Literacy
Fine Motor Development frame of reference addresses why children can’t print and read, and what to do about it. Teacher printing instruction in primary grades is 14 minutes per day, resulting in inconsistent, slow printing output, and poor letter recognition for reading. Included are the Fine Motor Observations and Strategies form, the Foundation Scale for Grades K-6 and the Printing Basics Guide handouts. Move’in Program is profiled.

Day Two – Attachment and Addictions, Technology Balance

A Cracked Foundation How Virtual Parenting is Destroying Our Children
Attachment and Addiction frames of reference address the importance of healthy attachment formation in children, and profile rising incidence of attachment disorders, technology addictions and virtual parenting. Teachers and therapists can make a difference! Included are the Attachment Questionnaire, the Inner Drive Directive for Home and Critical Factors for Child Development handouts.

Mixed Signals Connection to Technology is Disconnecting Child Development
Technology Balance frame of reference. Children now use an average 8 hours per day of combined technology, negatively impacting on physical, mental, social and academic success. Education regarding the latest technology research and new Balanced Technology Management initiatives are covered. Included are the Technology Addiction Questionnaire, 10 Steps to Unplug Your Children and the Unplug – Don’t Drug Directive handouts.

Day Three – Science of Attention and Learning, School Success

Why Can’t Children Sit Still? The Importance of Movement and Play for Child Development
Science of Attention and Learning frame of reference explores the biology behind how movement and exposure to “green space” improve attention and learning, and how to incorporate these activities into classrooms. Rising levels of development delays and learning disabilities require teachers use techniques that enhance child development. Included are the Nature Directive, Child Development Directive and the Creating Zone’in Stations handouts.

Diminishing Returns How to Increase Profits in the Classroom
Successful Schools frame of reference addresses declining literacy, student productivity, and behavior management, and provides strategies in the areas of classroom, gym and playground modifications to ensure student and school success. Included are the Productivity Designs for Classroom and Gym, the Zone’in Gym Stations, Playground Structures and the Inner Drive Directive for School handouts.

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the individual workshop profiles to view individual workshop learning outcomes.


Sensory Observations and Strategies form
Zone’in Concept
Zone’in Recommended Tools and Techniques
Fine Motor Observations and Strategies form
Foundation Scale for Grades K-6
Printing Basics Guide
Attachment Questionnaire
Technology Addiction Questionnaire
Inner Drive Directive for Homes
Ten Steps to Unplug Your Family from Technology
Technology Reduction Module
Unplug – Don’t Drug Directive
Child Development Directive
Nature Directive
Productivity Designs for Classroom and Gym
Zone’in Stations for Classroom and Gym
Inner Drive Directive for Schools
Zone’in Gym Station Instructions
Foundation Scale for Infant, Toddler and Pre-School
Early Development Directive
Productivity Scale
Workplace Productivity Directive

Who should attend?

Parents, teachers, administrators, special education staff, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, counsellors, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and child care providers. Foundation Series Workshops are designed to be introductory level for therapists, intermediate for teachers and advanced for parents, child care workers and teaching assistants.

Evidence based – Research referenced – Strategy focused

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