Hershey, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2019 -- Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L, a Pennsylvania-based Occupational Therapy scholar and author, is excited to announce the release of her new guidebook and instructional resource, The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Framework for Developing Mindful Self-Regulation. The curriculum is available for purchase on the recently redesigned https://www.kelly-mahler.com/product-category/publications/.
Of particular interest to educators and parents, especially of learners with challenging behaviors or conditions such as autism, anxiety, depression, trauma or ADHD, The Interoception Curriculum features 25 evidence-based lessons that use the latest information about interoception, the emotional highway between our bodies and brains, to teach self-regulation skills in a developmental progression from start to finish. Meticulously researched and practically applied with many clients over the years, the curriculum is designed to be adapted for a wide range of learners, both children and adults.
"I want to change the way we view what is often called 'challenging, disruptive or purposeful' behavior. I want to inspire people to think differently, dig deeper, and discover what is at the root cause of the behaviors we may observe," says Mahler. She continues, "If we can do this, I believe that we can provide more effective, meaningful supports so that our clients, students, and loved ones can flourish. That's why I'm so excited to share my discoveries about interoception with professionals and families. I want to help them gain a better understanding of behavior. To learn how to dig deep. To ask the right questions. To implement an interoception-based approach to behavior and self-regulation."
With a foreword by Ira Glovinsky, Ph.D., The Interoception Curriculum seeks to reveal the complexity of being human whether an individual has a diagnosis or not. Glovinsky notes, "Working on the body-emotion-action connection will move us away from thinking that we can fit humans into categorical boxes. Kelly's thinking about the importance of interoception is brilliant and a gift to all of us."
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About Kelly Mahler
Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L, earned an MS in Occupational Therapy as well as a Post-Professional Pediatric Certificate from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She is currently a doctoral student at Misericordia University. Kelly has been an occupational therapist for 17 years, serving school-aged children and adults.
Kelly is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. She is actively involved in several research projects pertaining to interoception. Kelly is an international speaker and frequently presents on topics related to the seven books she has authored:
The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Framework for Developing Mindful Self-Regulation
Interoception Activity Cards
Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System
The Comprehensive Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness
Sensory Issues and High Functioning Autism (with Myles and Robbins) —winner of National Parenting Publications Bronze Medal
Destination Friendship: Developing Social Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Social Challenges (with Benton, Hollis, and Womer)
Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders — winner of Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal
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