Magical movement!

vestibular-system-sensory-integration

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

sensory-processing-and-wellness

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 […]

Free play, what is it?

Free play children

I have talked a lot already, and shared articles on the benefits of play on a child’s physical, emotional and neurological development . Here is a recent post by the American Occupational Therapy association further explaining these benefits in case you missed me saying it! In particular I have a […]

Kind words

autism-kind words

I recently had the privilege to attend a very entertaining night by comedian (and fellow scouser!) Paul Wady called Guerilla Aspies . Paul is a comedian with Autism who has written the book ‘Guerilla Aspies- a Neurotypical Infiltration Manual’ (www.paulwady.com). His witty storytelling and observations about ‘us’ the neurotypicals made […]