Leah Kuypers

Leah Kuypers, Guest Speaker


Leah Kuypers is an OT/autism specialist in school and clinical settings, specializing in self-regulation and social learning, and has worked with students of all ages and challenges, including anxiety, ADHD, and autism. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Arts in Education with a Graduate Certificate in Autism from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Leah created The Zones of Regulation, a framework designed to teach self-regulation, and is the author of a book and two apps by same name (2011, Social Thinking Publishing, Inc.; 2013, 2016, Selosoft, Inc.). In addition to working with students, she provides trainings and consultation to parents and professionals on self-regulation and challenging behavior, and conducts workshops on The Zones to groups across North America. She lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, son, daughter, and dog.

Leah will be a keynote speaker at our 13th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Conference on June 26, 2020. She will share her insights on teaching The Zones that she’s gained since the book was released nine years ago. Join us for tips and takeaways that will change how you teach the framework in your clinic, classroom, or home!

See Leah Live

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Author/speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees and royalty payments. She is the owner of Kuypers Consulting, Inc., and its related intellectual property and receives royalties for the sale of its products.

Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

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