DVDs, Books, and other Materials about Child Development and Children with Disabilities
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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
Location: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park
Title: "Improving Handwriting Without Teaching Handwriting: A Model for OT and PT Role Delineation"
Description: This model of OT/PT collaboration clearly defines both therapists' roles in a joint intervention program for a student with handwriting problems. The OT program consisted of selected daily activities to integrate motor and process performance skills within the context of the occupational performance of play and leisure exploration and participation. The physical therapist evaluated strength, balance, and postural alignment, especially of shoulder girdle and spine. The recommended daily PT program consisted of specific exercises to improve the quality and efficiency of physical movements. Both therapists collaborated with the parents and student to plan the maintenance program. Evaluation results, activity charts, handwriting samples, and video captures provide examples of priorities, targeted outcomes, unexpected positive results (academic and athletic performance), and reported satisfaction of parents and student.
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
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