Creator, The Zones of Regulation and Founder & CEO, The Zones of Regulation, Inc.
Leah earned a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Graduate Certificate in Autism, and a Master’s in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She has practiced as an OT and specialist in school and clinical settings, specializing in regulation and social-emotional learning. Through this work, she was inspired to create The Zones of Regulation (Think Social Publishing, 2011) which has been enthusiastically received by educators, therapists, and parents around the world.
She enjoys providing training and consultations to parents, schools, and professionals by offering workshops on regulation and the Zones framework to groups locally, around the United States, and internationally. To date, over 300,000 copies of The Zones of Regulation book have been sold and the framework has been implemented in districts around the world to support students’ social emotional learning. On a personal note, Leah currently resides in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, son, and daughter. To have fun, Leah loves traveling, hiking, skiing and most anything outdoors.