Meet Karen O'Connor
Karen has over 20 years experience working with children with complex communication needs. She would like to share her extensive knowledge and unique approach combining speech & language therapy approaches with up-to-the-minute sensory integrative and sound therapy techniques so that your child can achieve their greatest potential over the shortest period of time.
Karen O’Connor along with Marie Slevin et al. have just published research which looks at Therapeutic Listening for Preterm Children with Sensory Dysregulation Attention and Cognitive Problems. It concluded that
Connacht Tribune journalist Bernie Ní Fhlatharta interviewed Karen O’Connor about the launch of Opening Your Mind and how she hopes to support parents experiencing challenges with their children with her
Listen To The Parents
Parents raising children with sensory and developmental 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 support and therapies for children in the local area. We see great results, and we’re very proud of our work. We know there are so many more families out there who can’t access this kind of resource, and we want to help.
Karen O’Connor, Consultant Speech & Language Therapist, has developed the Pieces of the Jigsaw© programme for parents to use at home. You’ll hear from parents who went through the programme with Karen in the video to the left. They discuss the challenges they and their children faced before they found the Pieces of the Jigsaw©, and the changes that soon followed. You can watch more over on the YouTube channel.
Opening Your Mind© is the name of the four series’ produced and presented by Karen O’Connor. They are available to buy from Vimeo. Each series has a different focus:
Series 1: Does My Child Really Have Autism (ASD)?
Series 2: How To Really Help Children With Dyspraxia Achieve Their Greatest Potential?
Series 3: How Can We Really Help Children With Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD)?
Series 4: Is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Really For Life? No!
Each series is a compilation of 9 videos. These videos will help you to truly understand exactly what is happening for your child’s difficulties and provide treatment techniques to get you started immediately.
If you’re unsure which applies to you, we’ve also put together a bundle option that contains absolutely everything you need for helping your child achieve their greatest potential.
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I Want To Buy The Series, How Do I Do It?
Thank you for your support! We’re delighted you’ve made the decision to buy the Opening Your Mind© Series.
Making the purchase is very simple:
1. Pick the series you want to buy from the options below. You’ll be brought to their purchase page on Vimeo.
2. Vimeo will ask you to create an account before buying – this ensures a safe and secure payment process, and so the videos will be saved in your Vimeo library to access anytime you want.
3. From there, just follow the instructions on the screen to buy. Once you’ve made the purchase, you can access the video and bonus material anytime by going into your Vimeo profile.
Watch More on YouTube
If you’re interested in learning more about the Opening Your Mind© series and the type of information you’ll get, please head over to the YouTube channel to see more from parents, interviews with experts in child development, and taster clips from each of the series we have available.
If you feel Karen hasn’t addressed the kind of problems or challenges you’re currently facing with your child, pop a comment on one of the videos and she’ll do her best to address it in a future video.