20 years practicing as a school-based occupational therapist.
Multisensory Approach! Wonderful product Safety. In fact, safety is our number one priority! We test each of our premium quality products. The products have passed all tests based on the United States CPSIA HR4040 Safety Law and the ASTM-F963 Toy Safety Standards, as well as the European Union EN-71 Toy Safety Standards. Junction of Function products are considered to be “heavy metal chemical free”, i.e., lead free, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. Junction of Function’s intellectual property includes; Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents. We offer continuing education courses to instruct teachers, parents, and students on the methodology of our product lines. We also provide follow-up consultation within the school setting when piloting programs in order to collect information for research purposes. Junction of Function products are a child traveler’s best friend. Some of the products were designed with a particular interest in being “green friendly” or recyclable and reusable. In fact, some of our products were specifically designed with the “busy bee” adult and child in mind. The Writing Made Simple Tins, Writing Made Simple Dry Erase Boards, and Writing Made Simple Lowercase Flashcards are all reusable and reduce paper usage. The new edition of Shoe Tying Made Simple has been designed in a compact version for use in a car when traveling. You may choose to pop the “Tie My Shoe” instructional music CD into the car radio and teach this skill during travel. Why select Junction of Function, Inc. products? Why are we better?
Several educational toy/parent approved awards. Dr. Toy 10 Best educational prodcuts, Parent Tested/Parent Approved, etc. Junction of Function has been awarded several prestigious toy and educational awards which add confidence regarding the purchase of the products. The Dr. Toy 100 Best Award Program was created by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally oriented, stimulating toys and products for children. Junction of Function has won “10 Best” for the Writing Made Simple Letter and Number Magnetic Tin materials and “100 Best” for the Shoe Tying Made Simple program. The 2009 Seal of Excellence Award was given to us for the Writing Made Simple Magnetic Letters and Number Kids and the 2009 Product of the Year Awards was given to Junction of Function for the Shoe Tying Made Simple Kits. Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by moms, music educators and early education professionals. Products are not reviewed by any one person. They are reviewed by many people-the very people who purchase them. What the Stuff Toy Reviews has been developed to provide consumers including moms and dads, manufacturers, and commercial buyers with product reviews and buyer’s guides. This includes both ordinary and unusual products available on the market for babies through teens. All items found here in our catalog are reviewed and evaluated by our product specialist team. The purchaser can rest assured that they will find honest and interesting information about each product. PTPA provides an objective means to discover, appraise, and promote new products designed to enrich family living. The products range from baby clothing, toys, and accessories to parent-centered creations that enhance day to day life. Their mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers. They provide reliable and relevant information to both parties with the intent of improving the consumer access to exciting quality products. Awards are presented to companies whose products are deemed exceptional by a knowledgeable and unbiased panel of experts. Award recipients have access to promotional expertise and extensive advertising and marketing venues. The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval program is an independent testing program conducted to judge a variety of products introduced and marketed to the parent/child consumer market. What did they have to say about Writing Made Simple? This early writing system struck testers as to how effective it was with their own children. It was not just what and how they learned, but how excited they become about learning. When that kind of excitement exists about an educational product, parents take notice. They observed how their childrens’ letter recognition increased dramatically, and the manner in which the instructions for helping children use the system properly in order to get the most out of the program. They noted that the directions were well written and easy to follow. The evaluators stated many times over how perfect the set was to take along to a restaurant, to allow the product to be pulled out and squeeze in some fun learning time. Dr. Toy 10 and 100 Best Award What The Stuff Toy Reviews The National Parenting Seal of Approval Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program Parent Tested Parent Approved Our Achievements The
Degree in Exercise Physiology and secondary degree in Occupational Therapy
Welcome to Junction of Function, Inc. We are quite pleased that you have chosen our “fabulous” new product lines to review. I am the creator of all the “made simple” lines which cater to every learning style using a fun, play-based approach to learning fundamental skills. The materials were specifically designed to stimulate a child’s senses, which makes the learning experience more memorable. The methods take on a very basic task-analyzed approach using multisensory modalities which build upon a developmental progression. The methods consider that a child’s primary “occupation” is to go to school and to play! We use practical life “experiences” to enhance gross and fine motor skill development. Junction of Function incorporates task analysis with motor skill developmental guidelines, sensorial integration, learning styles, and neurodevelopmental approaches.