No ball games.. No way


I’m delighted to launch Dexter and Me – a story about motor coordination which is now available to buy through our website here. However, I wasn’t sure what to write a blog about as I’ve already talked about hand eye coordination here and the power of the movement system in […]



Adapting children’s stories for children with additional needs Whether in school or at home, most children usually love being read or told a story by an adult. Stories allow children to enter an imaginary world where they can find a reprieve from their real lives, ask and have questions answered, […]

Summer squabbles


As the summer holidays approach their end, parents may be longingly counting down the days until the kids are back to school. Long summer days can mean lots of time for play, but with play come the inevitable sibling squabbles. Although squabbling can be very wearing for parents to listen to, it does serve an important developmental function. ‘Conflict […]

Magical movement!


With Summer approaching (hopefully!) , it’s time to get outdoors and exercising again. So, today I wanted to talk about the vestibular (balance system) and the power of movement. Movement is important for maintaining healthy bodies at a healthy weight. With 1 in 3 Irish children classed as obese, for […]

Sensory processing & Wellbeing


Promoting wellbeing through sensory based mindfulness This Christmas I was given a gift of the book ‘Your precious life- How to live it well’ by Shane Martin. Shane Martin is a psychologist based in Ireland who (like myself) was struck by how intervention and advice on wellbeing and positive living is […]

Creating a sensory friendly classroom


As children settle into the school routine, differences in the way children process sensation may start to become more apparent to both parents and teachers. Some children may be overloaded with the amount of sensory information an average classroom provides. Others may not be getting enough sensory information to attend […]

Sensory Integration the natural way


Opportunities for sensory play in nature A couple of weekends ago we were lucky enough to be invited by friends to beautiful Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland AND be blessed with clear blue skies all weekend! I was struck by the endless opportunities for multisensory play and adventure […]

10 Tips for sensory kids to make bed time easier


After another run of sleepless nights with my own kids after a tummy bug ran through the house, I thought I would write a sympathetic blog on sleep and sensory issues. Children who’s sensory systems are more sensitive to sensation find it hard to get used to everyday sensory information- […]