The Kingdom of Should - Children on the Spectrum are Heroes Too! (2 CD set)

$29.99
$29.99

The Kingdom of Should is an entertaining and engaging movie-length (over 2 hours) story, filled with songs and music that every child can enjoy. Our main hope however, is that The Kingdom of Should will be captivating and inspirational to children on the autism spectrum and their families. It has already been so for all those who have experienced it. We very much wanted to honor children who are the least likely of heroes. Little material for children with special needs to relate to exists and from what we have seen, there is nothing quite like The Kingdom of Should. We wanted to impart the message that one’s so-called limitations are often gifts in disguise. We also felt it important to draw attention to the issue of bullying, another underlying theme in our story. And we feel that you can never call out bullying for what it is too often. All these concepts are at the heart of The Kingdom of Should. These are the primary issues that drove us to create this project. The Kingdom of Should‘s dialogue is interwoven with music designed to positively affect attention and behavior. It is also our hope that parents will listen with their children, as it is not only a beautifully crafted tale but also contains some very useful information for parents. The story is intended to be informative for parents new to the world of Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as many with more experience. Those just beginning to look for interventions for their children will find several important issues addressed. Many otherwise experienced parents will likely be learning about two therapeutic approaches – Behavioral Optometry and Developmental Music Therapy - for the first time. The story’s young heroes are children on the autism spectrum: Frankie displays significant autistic behaviors, Lester struggles with Asperger syndrome and a crossed eye and Didi has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. The adult heroes are based on providers of two therapies – Behavioral Optometry and Developmental Music Therapy – that are not well known to many in the autism spectrum community. The musical score was created based on the clinical experience of Joe Romano, who works with children on the spectrum as a developmental music therapist. Joe Romano’s Developmental music therapy is unique due to its integration of movement and the visual process anchored in the universal language of music. Through his work as a developmental music therapist, Joe Romano realized that before he could start many of his sessions, he had to help children and/or adults slow down their heart rate and brain activity so they could focus and concentrate in order to learn and develop. This idea grew into much more. Joe began to use certain notes and rhythms not only to prepare people for therapy, but as an integral part of the therapy itself. The notes, sounds and rhythms that comprise The Kingdom of Should soundtrack were derived directly from Joe’s work with children on the autism spectrum. Many products on the market claim to be based on research, which is all well and good, but the music Joe has created is based on his actual work with real people. He has observed the way various children responded to the music he created for them. Joe continues to fine tune the music he creates as he uses it with more and more children on the autism spectrum. Joe Romano is the only person we know who is currently practicing developmental music therapy as we have described it here, which greatly differs from standard music therapy. As is the case for most children on the autism spectrum in the real world, all three of the main children characters have visual and developmental issues. The Kingdom of Should provides information for parents about the field of Behavioral Optometry, which has a long history of success in improving the lives of children facing autism spectrum and other developmental challenges, yet remains unknown to the majority of parents seeking help with their children on the spectrum. Behavioral optometrists use vision therapy and therapeutic lenses, all of which appear in the story. Running Time (2 CDs): 2 hours, 14 minutes

Dreaming in the Land of Can - Sleep Music Inspired by the Kingdom of Should (CD)

$15.99
$15.99

Does your child have trouble sleeping? We have an answer…

Dreaming in The Land of Can: Music specifically designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Dreaming in The Land of Can’s therapeutic music has been proven to help promote deep and relaxing sleep not only for people with ASD, but for anyone who has trouble falling asleep

Dreaming in The Land of Can, an exceptional and innovative therapeutic tool to promote deep, restful and relaxing sleep. Joe Romano created this music CD through his work as a Developmental Music therapist. Joe realized that before he could start many of his sessions, he had to help children and/or adults slow down their heart rate and brain activity so they could focus and concentrate in order to learn and develop.

Joe initially began designing this program during his work with children and adults with autism, developmental delays, attentional issues, learning difficulties and cognitive impairments. Joe started using his therapeutically designed sounds during music therapy sessions to promote relaxation and learning readiness. He soon realized his compositions would also help people fall asleep.

In addition to the positive effects this music has had with people managing autism spectrum challenges, yoga groups have used Joe’s musical soundscapes to help them control their breathing patterns so they could better concentrate on specific body movements.

The music and soundscapes are all original pieces, composed, arranged and performed by Joe Romano. His retro-classical style uses specific note patterns, rhythmic patterns and sound frequencies from various violins and cellos, French horns, pianos and percussion instruments, as well as sounds of the outdoors to change the heart rate and facilitate learning, rest, relaxation and deep sleep.

Joe Romano is a Developmental Music Therapist. He works extensively with people managing autism spectrum challenges such as developmental delays, learning difficulties, behavior problems as well as PANS/PANDAS-related challenges. Joe uses music, movement and visual processing techniques to engage those who have difficulty integrating the world around them with their inner processes. Joe also works closely with Dr. Steve Gallop to ensure that children are being properly assesssed for visual development issues.

Running Time: 44 minutes

VISUAL ERGONOMICS in the WORKPLACE

$89.95
$89.95

by Jeffrey Anshel, O.D. This self-running one-hour presentation will offer your attendees the latest information on computer use and vision concerns and designate you as the expert in resolving these problems. Each CD-Rom is personalized with your name and can run from any computer. You can offer this program to employees of local companies to assure them that they are doing the right things to reduce symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. You can also offer this presentation at a community event, health fair or occupational health professional group. A complete script comes with the program.

VISION in the CLASSROOM (DVD Video with 100 Educator's Guide Pamphlet)

$55.00
$55.00

A two-part information-packed consumer video based on the popular pamphlet, Educators’ Guide to Classroom Vision Problems. Part One, Development of Vision, outlines vision development and learning problems associated with classroom tasks. Part Two, “Using the Educators’ Guide to Classroom Vision Problems,” instructs viewers in the use of the Educators’ Guide for identification of signs and symptoms of visual problems in the classroom. Produced by OEP and the Kansas Optometric Association, each part is 17 minutes long. Includes 100 copies of the Educators’ Guide to Classroom Vision Problems. DVD and Pamphlets.

WALKING RAIL (DVD)

$35.00
$35.00

This 30-minute video demonstrates the procedure called the walking rail. The footage was shot at the Joint Conference on Theoretical and Clinical Optometry at Pacific University, College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. This procedure has many variations and degrees of challenge. It is up to the optometrist to choose the appropriate level. Each vision therapy procedure used with the patient attempts to incorporate all aspects of vision and tries to convey the essential flexibility of this vision therapy procedure.

INFANT EYE EXAMS: You Only Get Answers to the Questions You Ask (90 min loop)

$18.00
$18.00

By Operation Bright Start, A Program of the American Foundation for Vision Awareness


This 10-minute video is designed for parents of infants. Drs. Carol Marusich and Trey Sullins review, from their own experience, the importance of complete eye health and vision evaluation of infants during their first year of life. DVD format.


9 repetitions in a continuous loop format for showing in your waiting room. Complete running time is 90 minutes.

INFANT EYE EXAMS: You Only Get Answers to the Questions You Ask (10min. version)

$15.00
$15.00

By Operation Bright Start, A Program of the American Foundation for Vision Awareness


This 10-minute video is designed for parents of infants. Drs. Carol Marusich and Trey Sullins review, from their own experience, the importance of complete eye health and vision evaluation of infants during their first year of life. DVD format.


(Also available in a loop format for continuous showing in your waiting room, with 9 repetitions. Complete running time 90 minutes)

INFANT VISION & EYE HEALTH EXAMINATION for the PRIMARY CARE OPTOMETRIST

$18.00
$18.00

By Operation Bright Start, A Program of the American Foundation for Vision Awareness


This video, sponsored by VSP, is designed to augment the skills of eye doctors in examining infants. The complete exam demonstrated by Dr. Carol Marusich gives a detailed explanation and demonstration of the infant eye health and vision evaluation. This demonstration can assist doctors in developing their own sequencing and techniques for infant exams. DVD format, 22 minutes.