Interoception, The Eighth Sense: Practical Solutions for Promoting Self-Regulation, Positive Behavior, Language Development and Social Participation

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From Education Resources Inc, “Increase the effectiveness of your treatments using the latest evidence-based research on Interoception. This course will help you improve your clients’ functioning in self-regulation, language development, positive behavior, and social participation. Evidence-based treatment strategies to assess and improve interoception will be the focus of this course. Highlights from “The Interoception Curriculum,” a step-by-step framework for improving interoception will also be included. Participants will
learn how to adapt all strategies to effectively meet a variety of client needs and improve client outcomes. The strategies presented in this course are effective for use in many different settings including home, schools, community, and clinic.

What is Interoception?
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? Interoceptive differences are very common in a variety of individuals including those with
autism, trauma disorders, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression and behavioral
challenges causing significant difficulty in identifying and managing the way they feel. Interoception is emerging as a key factor in the development of healthy social-emotional function and underlies specific skills such as self-regulation, positive behavior, language development, and social

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