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Interoception: the eighth sensory system : practical solutions for improving self-regulation, self-awareness and social understanding of individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders

By: Mahler, Kelly J.
Contributor(s): Craig, A. D [Introduction].
Publisher: Shawnee Mission, KS : AAPC Publishing, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: x, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781942197140.Other title: Practical solutions for improving self-regulation, self-awareness and social understanding of individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders [Added title page title].Subject(s): INTEROCEPTION | AUTISM | SENSES | SENSORY INTEGRATIVE DYSFUNCTION | SENSORIMOTOR INTEGRATION | EMOTIONS | BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
Contents:
Foreword. - 1. What is interoception? - 2. Interoception and autism. -3. Assessment. - 4. Building interoceptive awareness. - 5. A need for change. - Appendices: A: The Interoceptive Awreness Interview. - B: The assessment of self-regulation. - C. The Caregiver Questionnaire for Interoceptive Awareness. - D. Adaptations for reduced IA - examples. - E. IA builders - supplemental materials. - F. Interoception - handout.
Summary: Interoception, a newly identified eighth sense, allows us to "feel our internal organs and skin and gives information regarding the internal state or condition of our body." As such it is also a key component of our emotional experience. This is an area of difficulty for many, including those with autism spectrum disorders. The book reviews the research underlying the effects of poor interoception and outlines strategies for how to ameliorate these effects.--Publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Self regulation April 2017 CM
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Foreword. - 1. What is interoception? - 2. Interoception and autism. -3. Assessment. - 4. Building interoceptive awareness. - 5. A need for change. - Appendices: A: The Interoceptive Awreness Interview. - B: The assessment of self-regulation. - C. The Caregiver Questionnaire for Interoceptive Awareness. - D. Adaptations for reduced IA - examples. - E. IA builders - supplemental materials. - F. Interoception - handout.

Interoception, a newly identified eighth sense, allows us to "feel our internal organs and skin and gives information regarding the internal state or condition of our body." As such it is also a key component of our emotional experience. This is an area of difficulty for many, including those with autism spectrum disorders. The book reviews the research underlying the effects of poor interoception and outlines strategies for how to ameliorate these effects.--Publisher.

Patron comment on 22/03/2017

Interesting perspective about ASD from the author. Worth reading.

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