Jess is a multi-award winning Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist who's research has been published in the Huffington Post & the Journal of Occupational Science. She has worked in a range of Paediatric clinic's in both Ireland & Australia and strives for best practice in the profession.
Innovative and creative intervention is at the core of Jess's practice, ensuring that parents feel supported & children reach their potential.
Jess frequently 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.
I am a parent of child with additional needs and I'm also training to be an SNA, so I am coming at this course from two different sides. I find Jess' energy brilliant and motivating. The detail in the course gives great insight in to the how and why behind different activities.
As a parent, I would very very strongly recommend this course (I wish I did it 3 years ago) - especially if you are not getting regular appointments from your service provider - this course will provide you with so much information that you will be able to fill the gaps between appointments with activities and be confident in what you are doing is helping your child.
As an SNA in training this is going to make my job so much easier as I will understand the difficulties the child I'm working with may have and be able to make changes that can have a big impact on their school day.
I love the format as I can come and go when it suits, play back sections, try activities out at home and then move on to the next section - as a busy Mam that is really important to me.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Jess, this is such a great course, really insightful for parents trying to get a grasp of all of this. It's broken down and explained in such a consise helpful manner. Really enjoyed this course and Jess was always there if I needed help with any part of it, I honestly couldn't rate this course highly enough
I am absolutely delighted I did this course as I now have so many ideas that I can trial and implement to help the children I am working with. I am working in a special class in a mainstream school where each child would have different needs and coping mechanisms, this course has helped me to come up with different ideas to introduce into their daily routines which some are really helping. I would really recommend this course to parents and to anyone working with children. Excellent course, easy to understand, clear and pleasant presentation from Jessica, and I can say that if you need to ask questions you can do so and will get your answer/ advise back very quickly. Thank you so much Jessica.
My 5 year old has dcd and octobox has been absolutely super , it's hard to engage him in fine motor but he lives this programme. Please produce monthly Octoboxes I will be looking for more in a few months time when these are done , thank you so much
I am an Sna and I have just completed this amazing and highly interesting course. It was very user friendly and easy to follow. The contents of the course were extremely helpful and informative. I have learnt so much and I am really looking forward to being able to implement this knowledge in my work environment. From doing this course I have also attended webinars that I would not have known about and they have furnished me with even more knowledge. Thank you Jess for making this course available to all who work in the education sector. The children that we work with can only benefit from this wonderful upskilling of our professional development.
I found this course very interesting, very practical and there was brilliant access to videos , links and tips!!
I would highly recommend anyone to do this course. Many thanks Jess.
I absolutely love this course, it’s interesting, relevant and very clear to follow! You can tell Jess has a great passion for occupational therapy and children. She’s excited to pass on her research and knowledge. Jess provides so many tips and tricks which I love and can’t wait to put into practice! Excited to continue my learning
I'm currently training to be an SNA and I was delighted to find a course that includes loads of OT strategies. The videos are really interesting and there are tons of tips that I will be able to use while working in schools. Would definitely recommend this course for anyone working with children with additional needs.
I just started this course last week and I am finding the content so practical. It's really helping me to make sense of specific areas of development. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who works with children or is planning to work with children like me.
I highly recommend Jess’s Octoboxes. These resources are really well thought out & give you everything you need along with online support. Thank you so much Jess!
Octobox - 3 Months
Farmyard Fun - Octobox
Farmyard Fun - Octobox
Kids love doing the tasks and watching videos learned so much all ready
My 4 year old son absolutely loved this,he could not wait to move on to the next session. The sense of achievement & delight when he completed sessions was really lovely to see. Thank you Jess.