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“Alexithymia: Tell Me How You Feel”


On Saturday, October 29, 2022, Dr. Stephanie Foster and graduate student Jessica Carranza presented at the annual OTAC conference on the condition alexithymia.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Foster and her graduate student, Jessica Carranza! Together, this team of two presented at the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) conference on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Santa Clara, California. Their presentation to an audience of over seventy-five occupational therapists was titled “Alexithymia: Tell Me How You Feel”. Midway through the presentation, the group sang “The Zones of Regulation”.

If you are interested in learning more about the Zones of Regulation, a link to the song can be found here on YouTube. Try it out! It is a really fun way to learn about and understand emotions.

Alexithymia is a condition that makes understanding and expressing emotions difficult. People with autism spectrum disorders have a 50% chance of having this condition.

Stephanie Foster, PhD, OTR/L

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