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Treat your child's speech & language challenges with our proven home programmes.

Who is Karen O'Connor?

Karen O’Connor is a consultant speech & language therapist with over 20 years experience working with children with complex communication needs and developmental challenges.  

Over the years, Karen has undergone considerable post-graduate training in many areas including advanced studies in sensory integration, the LiFT™ programme, the Therapeutic Listening™ programme, the Advanced Therapeutic Listening™ programme, Floortime, Talktools, and many more.

What is Opening Your Mind?©​

Karen O’Connor has developed the Opening Your Mind© series for parents to use at home.

With over 20 years experience working with children with complex communication needs, Karen would like to share her extensive knowledge and unique Pieces of the Jigsaw© approach so that your child can achieve their greatest potential over the shortest period of time.

Pieces of the Jigsaw© combines speech & language therapy approaches with up-to-the-minute sensory integrative and sound therapy techniques.  The full Pieces of the Jigsaw© programme is included with each Opening Your Mind© Series.

In this 9 - part video series Karen explains in detail how to identify whether your child has ASD or a condition that presents similarly i.e. sensory processing disorder. Once identified she describes how to help your child to progress and reach their full potential in sensory, language and learning in general.

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In this 9 - part video series Karen explains in detail what exactly dyspraxia is, looking more specifically at the verbal and oral aspects which affect a child’s speech and language skills. Karen describes how to start treating your child today using the most effective treatment approaches to help your child speak clearly, using longer sentences and clear, articulate language so that they can achieve their greatest potential in life

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In this 9 - part video series Karen describes in detail how to help children with sensory processing disorder to be calm, regulated, understand and use language better and learn so that they can truly achieve their greatest potential in life.

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In this 9 - part video series Karen explains what APD is and how it impacts on a child’s language and learning but most importantly she explains how to help a child overcome APD over a short period of time using up-to-the-minute sound therapy techniques. Contrary to popular belief APD does not have to be a lifelong condition but can be resolved quickly using the most effective techniques.

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Get all four series of Opening Your Mind©​ plus some bonus material to help you help your child in achieve their greatest potential!

39.99

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Listen to Parents

Parents raising children with speech and language and sensory difficulties face incredible challenges daily. There’s very little effective support available online for parents experiencing these challenges, which is why Karen created the Opening Your Mind© series.

The Child Development Centre provides highly effective programmes and therapies to families all over the world. Based on over twenty years experience combining speech & language therapy approaches with up-to-the-minute sensory integrative techniques we watch children make incredible improvements over a short period of time. We know there are so many more families out there who can’t access this kind of resource, and we want to help.

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Bríd details her son’s experiences with the LiFT programme as delivered by Karen O’Connor. Bríd thinks without the programme Cathal definitely wouldn’t be where he is today 10 years later.
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Helen discusses her experience introducing her son to Karen O’Connor’s Pieces of the Jigsaw programme and the support Karen provided from the start.