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Our ASCV conference, Building a Spectrum of Opportunity, will be held this Fall as a weekly virtual conference series! Join us for nine weekly presentations and additional on-demand sessions, Individual IEP Consultations with PEATC, 1:1 Waiver Mentor Meetings with our Information & Referral Specialist and Virginia Medicaid Waiver Mentor, Bradford Hulcher, and an On-Demand Exhibitor Fair.  Register now at www.ascv.org/conference!

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Thursday, November 5 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Interoception, The Eighth Sensory System: Impact on Self-Regulation, Behavior, Mental Health and Social Connection

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Interoception is an important sensory system that helps us to feel internal body signals like a full bladder, growling stomach, tense muscles or speeding heart. Research indicates that our ability to clearly notice and interpret these internal body signals enables us to accurately identify and manage how we feel: Are we Anxious? Getting Frustrated? Hungry? Full? In pain? Needing the bathroom?

Interoception differences are very common in many children and adults including those with ASD. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of what research tells us about interoception as well as how this sense influences self-regulation, behavior, mental health and social connection. Multiple personal accounts of what it is like to live with interoception differences will be presented, including how to use these insights to maximize the independence and emotional well-being of clients. Evidence-based strategies to improve interoception will also be included.  

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L

Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L

Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College
Kelly Mahler OTD, OTR/L, earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She has been an occupational therapist for 18 years, serving school-aged children and adults. Kelly is winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Live Zoom Presentation