$109.00 (Effective until: 03/15/2024)
April 24, 2024 11:00 - 2:10pm Eastern Standard Time
Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L – Live interactive webinar. Kelly will provide an overview of what the latest research tells us about interoception as well as how this important sense influences our ability to recognize, understand, regulate, and/or communicate how we feel.
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? Needing the bathroom? Interoception barriers are very common in a variety of students including neurodivergent students and also students with anxiety, depression, and “behavioral challenges”. Additionally, trauma has been found to significantly impact the inner interoceptive experience, making this topic a very important consideration as we collectively move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will provide an overview of what the latest research tells us about interoception as well as how this important sense influences our ability to recognize, understand, regulate, and/or communicate how we feel. An evidence-based framework for supporting interoception connection will be shared, including multiple strategies for nurturing the 3 main aspects of interoceptive awareness: body, emotion, action.
Who should attend?
Special Education teachers, Speech-Language Therapists, OTs, counselors, general education teachers, administrators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, PTs, principals, nurses, parents, and anyone who works with someone on the autism spectrum, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, or other neurodivergent learning needs. This conference is open to anyone who wishes to attend and will cover content applicable for Preschool - Grade 12.
This Webinar will replay as a recording on Saturday, April 27th beginning at 11 am Eastern Time. This is not a recording that can be downloaded and replayed at your own pace. All registered attendees will receive a link to the live webinar and a link to the recorded replay on Saturday. Full attendance will be taken during the replay and will still qualify you for a certificate of attendance and other professional development opportunities listed. "Live" Q&A feature with speaker will not be available, however you will have the ability to use "chat" feature to interact with other participants. Same registration process for both the live and the recording replay.
KELLY MAHLER, OTD, OTR/L
Kelly Mahler OTD, OTR/L, earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She has been an occupational therapist for 20 years, serving school-aged children and adults. Kelly is winner of multiple awards, including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. She is an adjunct faculty member at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA as well as at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. Kelly is a co-principal investigator in several research projects pertaining to topics such as interoception, self-regulation, trauma & autism.
Financial: Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L will receive a speaker’s honorarium from AEP Connections for this presentation. Kelly has intellectual property rights from her company Mahler Occupational Therapy for products discussed at the course.
Non financial: Kelly Mahler. OTD, OTR/L has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
1. Generate a description of interoceptive awareness to share with colleagues, students, families and other
2. Identify at least 3 strategies that support the development of interoceptive awareness.
3. Explain the importance of a 3-part approach to nurturing interoceptive awareness.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Content
12:30 pm – 12:40 pm Break
12:40 pm – 2:10 pm Content (Q and A if time permits)
Professional Development Offerings
This webinar is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs. Full attendance and a completed evaluation required for satisfactory completion of ASHA CEUs.
Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
AEP Connections, LLC has been approved as an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7173. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEP Connections, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop offers 3 NBCC clock hours.
AEP Connections is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. AEP Connections maintains responsibility for the program. NASP Approved Provider #1165. A code to access the course evaluation will be provided in segments throughout the webinar, to ensure full participation. Full attendance and a course evaluation is required for satisfactory completion.
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AEP Connections, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID XXX. This distance learning – interactive is offered for up to .3 CEUs (3 contact hours). Introductory – OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. A course evaluation with additional post test questions is required for satisfactory completion. *Pending Approval
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Up to 3 hours for the day. Attendance will be checked via ZOOM log in/log out and will be reflected on the certificate of attendance. A course evaluation is required.