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Updated 10/10/18

Download our Product Catalog for DVDs, books, assessments, posters, and charts that will help you assess and manage hand, visual, and feeding problems in children with developmental and learning disabilities. If you have questions about our products, contact us by telephone (651) 730-9004 or email RPErhardt@ErhardtProducts.com

CONTINUING EDUCATION

* October 30, 2018: "A Systems Approach to the Development of Feeding Skills and Feeding Disorders", 2018 MOTA Conference, Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN Register
This poster presents a comprehensive systems approach to the understanding of feeding development in children with and without disabilities, providing information useful for the decision-making process leading to best practice intervention. The comprehensive perspective is described as a series of vertical developmental sequences in which oral and fine motor skills are interwoven horizontally with corresponding gross motor, visual, cognitive, communicative, social, and emotional levels, with emphasis on how feeding impacts, and is impacted by, all those domains. This perspective thus includes consideration of the feeding relationships between children/caregivers, and the infant/family professional's role as facilitator of these relationships. Tables with video captures of case study examples illustrate assessment procedures and demonstrations of intervention strategies.

* February 8, 2019: "Meeting the Challenge of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) with Associated Medical and Educational Diagnoses", Integrative Education Symposium, Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN Register
This session describes practical approaches for providing services to children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, which is recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth edition(DSM-5). Content includes: Theoretical foundations for impairments in skilled motor movements, implications for activities of daily living (ADLs), and strategies for individualization of therapeutic activities. Associated co-concurrent conditions such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, learning disabilities (LD), Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), and emotional-behavioral problems will be discussed in terms of commonalities with DCD.

OUR COMPANY

We produce and distribute a variety of materials for professionals working with children who have developmental and multiple disabilities. The company was founded in 1989 by Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics for more than 45 years. Mrs. Erhardt received her B.S. in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois, M.S. in child development from North Dakota State University, and pediatric NeuroDevelopmental Treatment (NDT) training in London, England. Her curriculum vitae includes education, work experience, honors, professional affiliations, consultation contracts, and publications

Currently in private practice in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area, she has provided evaluation and consultation services to families, health agencies, educational systems, and national corporations, and published and lectured extensively throughout the United States and overseas on topics such as prehension (hand skills), vision, eye-hand coordination, and feeding problems in children with cerebral palsy, as well as handwriting and perceptual problems in children with learning disabilities.

The 21 video programs in DVD format describe normal and atypical development, assessment procedures, and intervention programs. All DVDs are shipped with a CD containing enclosures:
* suggestions for inservice procedures
* viewing and discussion guides
* reports or scored test booklets (if applicable)
* scripts for translation into other languages or for hearing-impaired viewers.
Other products (books, assessments, posters, activity charts, etc.) are correlated with many of the video programs.


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