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Karen would like to share her years of experience with you through her through her new, exciting membership site so that your child can achieve their greatest potential.

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.

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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.

Listen to Parents: Tom’s Story

Tom discusses his daughter’s experience with Karen O’Connor and the differences he saw in the Pieces of the Jigsaw programme compared to ‘standard’ techniques they’d encountered.

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Unlocking your Child’s Potential E-Book

In Unlocking Your Child’s Potential: Music is the Key consultant speech & language therapist Karen O’Connor describes how children with Autism, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia and other developmental challenges make remarkable progress with the help of music-based sound therapy.

“The techniques described in this book have the power to change children’s lives forever."
– Dr. Goodwin McDonnell – General Practitioner

Parent Testimonials

Listen to Parents Wherever you are in the world we can create the best programme for your child through our in-depth online and in-clinic consultations.

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Meet the Experts

Meet The Experts is a series of interviews with professionals in the field of Child Development. Karen O’ Connor has travelled from Dublin to Toronto

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