Welcome to Sensory Living, an online shop where we create products and resources to promote development and progression, created by Aoife, an Occupational therapist. High quality products at affordable prices for children, teenagers and adults. Shipping available worldwide.
Welcome to Sensory Living, an online shop where we create products and resources to promote development and progression, created by Aoife, an Occupational therapist. High quality products at affordable prices for children, teenagers and adults. Shipping available worldwide.
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Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)
Sensory Living

Full set of Floor Mats (includes 5 different Floor Mats)

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Why not purchase the entire set of Sensory Living Floor Mats to get the full benefits of the circuit. Ideal for school hallways or PE Hall but these mats are equally beneficial at home. Each Mat comes with a full description of use and benefit. 

 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. It has been proven time and time again in research children need movement and brain breaks throughout the day to function at their best and be able to engage, give attention, and focus on tasks. These paths are ideal for children who struggle with motor skills and sensory processing but provide benefits for children of all abilities. The idea is to incorporate the major motor skills that are needed for everyday life while allowing the child to receive important sensory input in the form of vestibular, proprioception, and tactile stimulation along the way. Not only do these paths help with sensory regulation and motor skill development but they increase cognition and retention of new information. It has been proven in evidence-based research that children perform better in school and can engage better with movement breaks and sensory input. All children need movement breaks and these paths focus on the sequence of movement tasks that give the necessary sensory input in the right format to help children stay at the ‘just right’ level of regulation throughout the day.

 Dimensions- 3 metres length, 1 metre width.

Made per order please expect 3-4 weeks before delivery. Please email info@occupationaltherapyabc.com to pay by cheque or bank transfer and receive an invoice.   

The Following 5 Mats are included in the full set:

1. Alphabetical Steps with Balance Beam:

Follow the alphabet by hopping or jumping along the trail from A-Z! During this mystical path, you will find a balance beam and a squat patch for hands and feet which will help to regulate the body from the alerting input of hopping and jumping.

Motor skills:

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Overall muscle strength
  • Improves low tone
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Motor planning

Sensory input:

  • Proprioception input: when using the muscles and joints the body is stimulating the proprioceptive system. Proprioception is important for perception and body awareness. All coordinated movements depend on proprioception!
  • Vestibular: jumping or hopping stimulates the vestibular system. Vestibular input is important for children’s development because it helps them maintain balance and trunk control and also helps them to successfully interact with their environment.

2. Push Wall and Side Step

Our push wall provides children with proprioceptive activities which creates a calming effect by engaging the body in heavy work. This positively impacts attention, concentration, and focus. By pushing against the wall, sensory input flows from the pressure in the hands, through the joints and muscles and finally to the core. This is extremely regulating to the body and an ideal activity to complete at the end of the sensory paths as it allows children to get in the ‘just right’ level of regulation needed for classroom and home tasks. This path can be used multiple times throughout the day to help regulate and calm the mind and body. The foot stickers are ideally placed 30cm out from the wall. Ideally placed 30cm from the wall.

 

3. Number Stars and Snake Figure of 8

FIGURE OF 8 SNAKE

The figure of 8 snake works on multiple skills, see below:

Motor skills:

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Building muscle memory
  • Improves attention and concentration
  • Prepares the brain for learning
  • Increases communication between to sides of the brain
  • Develop focus while performing a task
  • Bilateral coordination

Sensory input:

  • Vestibular input. Walking in circles through space is alerting and stimulating to the vestibular system. If you have purchased more than one path encourage your child to engage in some squatting movements or tiptoe walking after vestibular input to regulate the sensory system.

10 FOOT STAR

This bright and colorful path was designed to encourage kids to use gross motor movement and coordination skills to step on each number. The bold colors are fun and aesthetically pleasing to children while creating a visual memory for numeracy. This path can also offer an opportunity to assess number fluency, sequencing, and mental math in a fun, playful way. You can encourage children to jump to a number and give an answer. Children are more likely to engage in the assessment if it is a play based in addition to the added motivation of completing the sensory-motor path.

Motor skills:

  • Leg strength
  • Coordination of upper and lower extremity movements
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Balance
  • Stability and posture
  • Motor learning
  • Overall muscle strength and tone

Sensory input:

  • Proprioception input- when a child uses their muscles and joints (jumping) they are receiving sensory input in the form of proprioception. This is very regulating to the sensory system.
  • Vestibular input- when children jump move through space especially with their feet off the ground gives vestibular input to the body. This is very alerting to the sensory system

4. OT Path, Frog Squatting, and Heel to Toe Walking

HEEL TO TOE WALKING

A major motor milestone assessed in most OT motor assessments. A good activity to complete after squatting as it regulates the sensory system after a more active activity like squatting and jumping. Children can receive proprioceptive input by walking on their toes.

Motor skills:

Motor coordination, balance, visual memory, body awareness, posture/stability, develops concentration.

Sensory input: tactile, proprioception and vestibular input received during this activity.

FROG SQUATTING

Jump, hop, or leap, that’s what you can do with our frog lily pads!

Motor skills:

  • Squatting is a vital exercise for increasing the strength of the lower body muscles
  • Develops core strength
  • Improves function and strength of hip, knee, ankle and foot joints/muscles
  • Posture and stability
  • Body awareness
  • Trunk control

Sensory input:

  • Proprioceptive input: squatting involves pressure on the muscles and joints in the form of proprioceptive input. Squatting requires the muscles to stretch and work hard all of which stimulate the proprioceptive system which is very important to the brain as it plays a big part in self-regulation, coordination, posture, body awareness, and the ability to attend and focus.
  • Vestibular input: jumping is very alerting and stimulates the vestibular system. Every time our head moves towards space we trigger the vestibular system which is very alerting to our sensory system.

OT TREE PATH

The tree path is a fun element to engage your kids in before that engage in more challenging motor tasks.

Motor skills:

  • Gross motor body movements
  • Coordination
  • Balance

Sensory input:

Kids receive both vestibular input (body moving through space and proprioception input (the use of muscles and joints).

5. Sideways Jump, Log Jump and Tip Toe Walking

Engage your kids in this fun sensory-motor path which incorporates multiple skills. Start off jumping forwards and sideways working on motor planning, then jump and squat along with the logs and end on tiptoe walking which allows for self-regulation!

Motor skills:

  • Motor planning
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Balance
  • Posture and stability
  • Motor coordination
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Prepares the brain for learning

Sensory input:

  • Proprioception: jumping forwards and sideways stimulates the proprioceptive system by using the muscles and joints in the body. Again proprioception improves body awareness but most importantly it helps to regulate the sensory systems. Tiptoe walking gives further proprioceptive input into the body.
  • Vestibular: by hopping, jumping and moving the body through space the vestibular sensory system is stimulated. Vestibular input is alerting to the sensory system therefore this path ends on proprioceptive input to keep the body at a regulated state.