Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded January 31, 2019

Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.

Description: Interoception refers to the perception of internal sensory bodily experiences. These internal experiences routinely affect our emotions and self-regulation. Although therapists have been aware of the importance of visceral sensations for many years, understanding of the neurobiology of interoception and its connection to emotions, self-regulation and mental health have only recently become available. This webinar will present information on what interoception is, its neurobiological foundations and how it relates to common areas of dysfunction in children with sensory integration challenges.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:

  1. Define interoception.
  2. Identify the neurobiological foundations of interoception.
  3. Describe three ways that interoceptive awareness, or lack thereof, may present in children with sensory processing challenges.

Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants

AOTA
Domain: Client Factors
Process: Evaluation

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.5 contact hours .15 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

About the Speaker: Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation as well as a practicing occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center. She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center and Laboratory. She is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention, has authored book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. Dr. May-Benson received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her master’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy. She was a Maternal and Child Health Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Studies at Boston University. She has received the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTA for her work in ideational praxis.

 ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at admin@thespiralfoundation.org or (617) 969 – 4410 ext. 231.

Continuing Education:

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

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