Updated: Sep 30
If you're a SNA, SET, SENCO, Teacher, Prinicipal, Childcare Professional or Parent it seems like we're all on the hunt for outstanding occupational therapists and professionals to guide us. We've been sifted through the digital jungle for years and we've settled on a few firm favourites.
These stellar individuals not only deliver top-notch content but also serve it up in the most enjoyable and digestible way possible. So, join us as we explore the cream of the crop in the world of occupational therapy in our opinion ....LOL!"
Heres my top 4 accounts, starting with 2 very talented Irish women
Joint No. 1 (Irish ) Occupational Therapist
OT-ABC founded by Occupational therapist, Aoife Costello
Meet Aoife – a passionate soul on a mission to help people of all ages live their best lives. With an entrepreneurial spirit that's second to none. Aoife's your go-to guru for fantastic products accompanied by video demonstrations. Every item you find on her site has been carefully handpicked, rigorously trialed, and tested to meet her high standards.
Joint No. 1 (Irish ) Occupational Therapist
Jess Kennedy is the founder of My OT & Me
Get ready to meet Jess Kennedy, the driving force behind My OT & Me. Her mission? Nothing short of revolutionising education and training accessibility for teachers, organizations, and families across the globe, all in a bid to empower children to conquer challenges faster. We can't help but sing praises for her cost-effective monthly CPD (Continuous Professional Development) offerings – a must for any forward-thinking school. Jess's passion shines through in her engaging and delightful content delivery, sprinkled with golden tips and nuggets to strengthen your school team. Trust us; you won't want to miss out!"
No. 2 (USA) Occupational Therapist Team
Rachel Harrington & Jessica Hill founders at Sensory Project Show
Rachel and Jessica, the unstoppable duo! Every Tuesday, I eagerly anticipate their latest YouTube content, and let me tell you, I'm never disappointed. In my eyes, they've set the gold standard for online OT content delivery. With their infectious fun, relatability, and unwavering honesty, they've not only redefined how it should be done but also made it a must-watch. These experts specialise in crafting user-friendly, action-packed content that families can seamlessly integrate to support their child's progress right from the comfort of home."
All good OT's worth their salt have freebies for download but I'd highly recommend joining their mailing list not only for freebies but for updates on podcasts drops, webinars for CPD.
No. 3 (USA) Occupational Therapist
Colleen, founder at The OT Toolbox
The OT Toolbox is my go-to, time and time again. I often find myself eagerly typing in my search queries, hoping that Colleen has covered a particularly complex topic. Why? Because I know that Colleen has the knack for breaking down even the trickiest subjects and serving them up in a easy to read memorable way to those who might not have OT training. It's like having your personal OT expert at your fingertips!"
I recommend taking the time to have a good root around her site where you too will find valuable resources, tools, ideas, and activities.
No. 4 (USA) CPL Kinderkinetics - NOT OT's per say but I love their philosophy
Kinderkinetics just speak my language, their specialised field focus on incorporating
Gross motor skills – Locomotion and object manipulation Body and spatial awareness Midline Crossing Motor Planning Laterality and Directionality Static and dynamic balance Perceptual motor skills Strength and flexibility Visual motor integration
Imagine the list above as your ultimate checklist for a SUPERCALM Sensory Pathways design for our super fun very effective school movement breaks for students with neurodiversity such as Autism, Dyspraxia, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphic, Global Delays, Intellectual Disabilities, Down Syndrome
This is a specialised paediatric field which works to stimulate, promote and remediate age specific neuro-motor and fundamental gross motor skills, through physical activity programmes. Kinderkinetics can have benefits in multiple areas of development including childhood physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
These guys absolutely stand out from the crowd. Why? Because they're consistent, packed with high-value insights, delivered in short and snappy bursts, and brimming with hands-on demonstrations. In a world of online OT resources, these are the shining gems you don't want to miss!"
CONTACT: SUPERCALM SENSORY PRODUCTS
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