B2-C: Interoception and the Autistic child: Supporting the body-mind connection in the classroom and beyond

Interoception impacts social skills, reading comprehension, and regulation. This presentation will introduce the concept of interoception and how to support autistic learners in developing interoceptive awareness. We will look at a small group implementation of Kelly Mahler’s Interoception Curriculum supported by sensory experiences, expressive arts, and social emotional literacy. We will explore ideas of how to expand these strategies into larger classroom settings as well as at home.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define Interoception.

2. Describe the connection between interoception, social emotional learning, and regulation.

3. Identify three strategies for teaching interoception.

Early Childhood Inclusive Environment Mental Health Social Skills


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