The Interoceptive Sensory System
Interoception has only recently been added as the eighth sensory system and yet a thorough understanding of this hidden sense is vital to therapists working with children with sensory modulation disorders. Information from the interoceptive system lets us know when we need to eat, drink, go to the bathroom, seek help for an illness, or take a breather to slow down our cardiovascular system. Dysfunction in this critical sensory system can lead to issues with toilet training, feeding, emotional regulation, diagnosing of illnesses, and so much more. In this 1.5-hour course, Gwen covers the basics of the interoceptive system and then provides a wealth of resources and strategies so you can help children right away.
- Identify the symptoms of over- and under-responsiveness to interoceptive input.
- Describe the location of interoceptive receptors and their triggers.
- Propose appropriate activity modifications and adaptations based on interoceptive deficits.
- Plan sensory-based intervention strategies based on identified issues with the interoceptive system.
Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level occupational therapists and other professionals working with children with sensory processing disorders and self-regulation difficulties
Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders. Gwen is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC and creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and three teenage daughters.
- Financial: Gwen Wild is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC and receives proceeds from all sales.
- Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Post-Test: Before receiving a certificate, learners must take an objective post-test to demonstrate they acquired the learning outcomes. An attestation statement is included indicating the learner viewed the entire course and completed the post-test independently. A passing grade is ≥ 70%.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.15 AOTA CEU or 1.5 contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.
Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Boards of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-630143. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.
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