PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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Clinician's View is a major developer and producer of
continuing education videotapes for therapists and
educators. Their catalog provides a full description of
videos in infant development, movement, oral-motor,
feeding, and respiration. In addition, they rent 5 hour
videotaped seminars of popular rehabilitation topics.
Erhardt Developmental Products
Erhardt Developmental Products provides instructional
videotapes and other materials for individuals who work
with children who have developmental and multiple
disabilities. Videotapes by Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR
cover the areas of hand function, visual function,
feeding, eye-hand coordination and
visual-perceptual-motor problems. They describe normal
and atypical development, assessment procedures, and
intervention programs. Each includes inservice
suggestions and discussion guides to be duplicated for
Children's Medical Ventures was formed by 36 of the
nation's premier children's hospitals to help improve the
health and well-being of premature infants and newborns.
They have developed a line of products specifically for
preemies, including pacifiers and simple positioning
equipment. In addition to product information, the web
site includes an information library, dictionary of
medical terms, and clinical and parent bulletin boards.
Sensory Resources specializes in books, audio recordings
and videotapes on sensory processing and integration.
They are the publishers of the unique product line
developed by Belle Curve Records. These include a series
of SongamesAE that augment therapist or parent supervised
treatment activities for occupational, physical or speech
therapy. Featured is the widely acclaimed Marvelous Mouth Music that
was developed by Belle Curve and Suzanne Evans Morris.
Integrated Eating Solutions (I.E.S.) is an innovative
software database program designed to provide an
efficient system for recording information from a feeding
evaluation and creating mealtime reports. Its framework
utilizes a functional observational approach for working
with children and adults who display oral motor or
feeding difficulties. Information is recorded in
checklist formats. Data entry is point and click. Custom
note fields give flexibility for additional descriptions.
The program produces consistent, quality reports with
easy retrieval and access to past reports. The Uplander
Sage website is a goldmine of information on the program.
Each section is described in detail and tutorials are
provided for both new and current users of the I.E.S.
Download their demonstration software (Macintosh and
Windows compatible) and try it for a month.
Beyond the Book is the website of Dr. Jacqueline Stordy,
a researcher studying the effect of specific types of
essential fatty acids (EFAs) on childrens
development. Dr. Stordy is the co-author of the book,
The LCP Solution, which describes the effect
of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements in
the treatment of children with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia. The
website provides additional information on new research,
book reviews, and anecdotal descriptions of several
children who have benefited from LCP supplements. Dr.
Stordy also publishes the LCP Focus Ezine
which is available by e-mail subscription or in an online
Electro-Pure Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver is a natural alternative to antibiotics.
There is no disease causing bacteria that can live in the
presence of even minute traces of metallic silver. It is
also effective against viral and fungal diseases.
Electro-Pure? Colloidal Silver is the creation of
biologist David Beebe, who understands the production of
high quality colloidal metals and has done extensive
research into their efficiency. His web site provides
extensive educational material on colloidal silver and
its history and effectiveness. Research data on purity
and chemical comparison with other colloidal silver
manufacturers is provided.
Mannatech is a well-established network marketing company
that researches and develops high quality
glyconutritional and phytonutritional products which are
sold by local distributors. These food supplement
products support the immune system and overall
development of health and wellness.
Fruit-Eze is a delicious fruit paste, blended from a
special mixture of prunes, dates and raisins. It provides
a highly concentrated and easily assimilated source of
soluble and non-soluble fiber that can be used as an
effective substitute for bulk laxatives. The website
provides detailed instructions for use by children,
adults and long-term care facilities. Suggestions are
also given for mixing the product with formulas for tube
feeding. Research data on the effectiveness of Fruit-Eze
Professional Development Programs
PDP provides developmental learning materials, sensory
integration treatment products, and publications, as well
as continuing education seminars. Their web site contains
full descriptions of their workshops, copies of the
workshop brochures, and online ordering for their
Talk Tools: Innovative
Innovative Therapists is a continuing education company
designed to provide workshops on the techniques
associated with oral-motor therapy. Workshops are
provided by Sara Rosenfeld Johnson and Lori Overland. Talk Tools also sells a variety of kits for
Pam Marshalla writes practical books on topics in speech and language therapy. Topics include apraxia, oral-motor, drooling, thumsucking and articulation therapy. She also speaks at various continuing education programs across the US and Canada.
This visually attractive site features the oral-motor
seminars of Charlotte Boshart. A product catalog and
newsletter are also provided.
Speech/National Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Northern Speech/National Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
sponsors continuing education courses for speech
pathologists, occupational therapists, physical
therapists, nurses and other health care professionals.
Topics focus on the issues of clients with dysphagia,
tracheostomies and ventilators, dementia, and apraxia.
NSS/NRS also publishes and distributes cognitive and
language assessment scales and therapy materials for
speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical
therapists, psychologists and other health care
professionals. Their Swallowing Disorder Products include
videotapes and training materials by Jeri Logemann, Ph.D.
Golden Sunrise produces a high quality food supplement,
Nutri-Rice. Rice bran is one of the richest sources of
essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, essential
fatty acids, and anti-oxidants. Nutri-Rice Solubles is
100% premium rice bran, stabilized by a natural process
without the use of chemicals or preservatives. It is
easily assimilated providing vital nutrients, all
occurring naturally. Nutri-Rice can be added to formulas
and foods to provide additional nutrition and calories.
Each 3 Tbs. serving adds 82 calories to the diet.