As an Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in development, skill progression and independence, I decided to create a series of eBooks to help parents, teachers, students and fellow therapists to learn more about OT and find new ways of engaging children in purposeful and functional play.
Sensory Living Pathways
As an Occupational Therapist, Aoife Costello, the creator of Sensory Living Paths by Occupational Therapy ABC has worked extensively with schools, teachers, parents and caregivers to formulate all the major motor skills and sensory regulatory activities into these wonderfully fun paths.
Auditory Regulators helps to block out background noise without distorting or lowering voices so that it is still possible to listen without the distraction of background noise. Ideal for children with language processing issues or children who are easily distracted by background noises .
Wobble Balance Board
Children will balance, kneel or lie on the board. They'll turn it into a slide, a bridge or a pirate ship! The simplicity of the design stimulates their creativity. Waldorf education pioneered using natural materials to stimulate children as they develop...treetrunks were split, hollowedand made into see-saws.
Teens and adults use it for high- and low-intensity exercise, to improve their agility, endurance, strength, balance and coordination. Also ideal for adults and teenagers to work on cardio-vascular, strength, and yoga exercises.
As an Occupational therapist, I truly believe weighted blankets provide huge benefits for both children and adults. Weighted blankets work in a way that's similar to an OT technique called deep touch pressure. Pressure on the body can increase the release of serotonin in the brain. This neurotransmitter is sometimes called the “happy” chemical because it creates a sense of calm and well-being.
Excellent for development delays and engaging kids in everyday functional activities.
Improving fine motor skills in children.
Delevop handwriting skills
After using the OT box I could see significant changes in Matt's behaviour even in the first few days, the first marked changes have been an increase in Matt's attention levels. He is also much calmer and more comfortable in social environments. Sinead, 40★★★★★
After years of searching for guidance, thank you Aoife!! Finally some clear instructions I can follow with some great outcomes I would often spend hours researching on Dr. Google to try and find ways to engage my child and to make their environment a better place, finally I have found the answer!! The OT box has improved my child's life and also my families, thank you.Tracey, 36★★★★★
Loving this product, It doesn't just enhance my child's life but it also enhances mine! I love the time my child and I spend together using all of the tools, his favourite is the fidget toys. I have also seen a significant improvement in his fine motor skills. finally a product that really makes a difference! Christine 43★★★★★