IN THIS WEEK’S EPISODE:
(27 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L. Kelly earned a MS in Occupational Therapy, as well as a Post-Professional Pediatric Certificate from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She is an occupational therapist and autism consultant, supporting school-aged children and young adults. Kelly is also co-founder of Destination Friendship, an organization dedicated to providing multidisciplinary social skill groups within the community. Kelly is professor 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 presents frequently on topics related to the five books she has authored: 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), and Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders (winner of Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Medal). The three discuss what interoception is, how it affects people with autism, and how people on the spectrum can develop better understanding of how their bodies work.
For more about Kelly, visit: https://www.mahlerautism.com/
For her book Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System, The Comprehensive Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness, Sensory Issues and High Functioning Autism visit: https://www.aapcpublishing.net/AAPC-Bookstore/Product-Viewer/Interoception–The-Eighth-Sensory-System
Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every two weeks join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.
For more information about Dr. Cody, visit: spectrumpsychservices.com