In this episode Frank is talking to Jess Kennedy from My OT and Me. Jess is a multi-award winning Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist whose research has been published in the Huffington Post & the Journal of Occupational Science. She has worked in a range of Paediatric clinics in both Ireland & Australia. Innovative and creative intervention is at the core of Jess's practice, ensuring that parents feel supported & children reach their potential.

Jess also provides online training to schools across Ireland and the UK where teachers and SNA's learn strategies that they can use in the classroom environment.

It this episode Frank and Jess delve into the world of Occupational Therapy and discuss how OT can help children with sensory processing issues, meltdowns and behaviour issues, the importance of messy play and pretend play and so much more. Jess also explains how her new online platform Gabadoo works and how it can help parents. OT has so many benefits for all children and I'm sure most parents will have something to take away from this episode.


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You can find more information about Jess and all the services she provides including her new online platform Gabadoo at My OT & Me | Occupational Therapy | Sensory, Social & Motor Skills ( and Gabadoo - Individualised Support from Developmental Experts and on Instagram.

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