Facilitating Interoceptive Awareness as a Self-Management and Self-Regulation tool, to Increase Engagement in Learning and Education
||23 September 2019
||2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
||Toowoomba - Q303, or via Zoom
||For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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This mixed methods research aims to examine the effect on challenging behaviour in schools of interoception activities. Interoception is the conscious perception of your internal body signals, which is a pre-requisite for emotional self-regulation. Children and young people who exhibit behaviours that disrupt their own and/or others' learning can struggle to know when they are becoming dysregulated and so don't do anything to calm down. Interoception activities that aim to increase students' connection to their bodies and improve awareness of their emotional state were taught in 12 schools in South Australia for one year. Quantitative and qualitative data was collected each term on the number of behavioural incidents and a sample of participants level of interoception using a bespoke tool.