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   Millions of children and adults have used Tooties over the past 42 years all over the world with terrific results in schools, homes, and therapy or vision centers. From that vast experience we have developed methods of quickly motivating any age to do better in Math, Reading, Writing and Science as well as self-esteem and coordination, even behavior, etc. We have highly trained teachers to help almost anyone quickly including serious cases of Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficits, even if other experts say it is impossible. We can even help many cases of apparently hopeless brain damage from accidents or birth.

   We work closely with other professionals when in the best interests of the student. Depending on the ages and nature of problems our teachers can fly to you or you can come to Los Angeles, California or to a number of other locations. Best results are obtained when perfectly normal and sharp children take our training so that their maximum potential is developed and any potential problems can be prevented. Everyone can be improved in one way or another and our experts have the experience to find those ways.

   Tooties were invented by former aerospace scientist John Hanson, back in 1962 to improve his own very young children. As the children grew, new types of Tooties and Tooties equipment were developed to address different areas of teaching. The goal was to make the learning process self-teaching and lots of fun and to develop products that children never seemed to get tired of at any age. The most effective ages are from eight months to about age 30 but miracles can happen with older people as well. Dr. Hanson started specializing in education and psychology in order to try to understand why Tooties were so effective in helping so many people.

   Schools, playgrounds, parents, and eye doctors began to discover the immediate benefits and soon Tooties were all over the world. You can even improve your kids on your own just by getting our materials and following instructions or we can do it for you. We are always available to help you on the Internet or in person. Dr. Hanson's new form of instant psychology called QET is capable of all kinds of miracles for those who don't want to wait months or years. Imagine great results in just 5-15 days.

   If you want to buy our products we can help you decide what you need or want on the Internet but for security the final arrangements and payment should be made by postal letter. The same applies to our personal teaching services but here it is vital we get pictures and details about each member of the family by airmail. We are very flexible in accommodating customers.
   The company first started in 1960 as Creative Ideas to make a machine to make surfboards automatically. When that was finished in 1962 the company started making learning materials called Tooties for children for homes and schools. Gradually schools all over California discovered how useful they were for motivating children to Excel in such areas as behavior, math, reading and science. Tooties are so much fun for all ages that parks and playgrounds were ordering them as well as soon as the Tootie Launcher was perfected. Later came the Tootie Toss and then the Tootie Bounce. Professional baseball teams started using them to improve the hand eye coordination of their players.

   Soon techniques were perfected to improve high school and college students. Soon other progressive states were jumping on this marvelous educational bandwagon. Oregon and Washington were among the first and soon followed by Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas and Arizona and later Nevada. Then came Canada, Alaska, New York and Connecticut along with South Carolina and Florida. Eventually all the states had equipped their schools with Tooties followed by Mexico, Peru, Sweden, Nederlands and Austria as well as Australia and New Zealand. Soon all the countries of Western Europe had them along with South Africa.

   About this time eye doctors discovered how useful they were for helping solve vision related problems and this brought in many more schools and parents who wanted the best for their children at home.

   Somewhere along this evolution, teachers and parents were asking if individual children of any age with learning disabilities or other problems such as handicaps could be helped so the Brain Development Center was established to address those problems. As research progressed soon almost any learning disability could be cured in about five to fifteen days regardless of what experts said. With handicapped children of any type it was discovered that almost any of these could be improved fairly quickly depending on the problem and the environment of teachers and parents. We discovered that many parents had already given up over the years and without their active help it was quite likely that those children would fall back. When parents could see the benefits and were willing to actively participate all kinds of miracles were possible.

   Dr. John Hanson, who invented this psychological system, has traveled to many parts of the world helping children and adults. The psychological part is called QET for Quick Effective Therapy. This system is so powerful now, that patients requiring years of traditional therapy, could now be cured or dramatically improved in a matter of weeks or months and without drugs.

   All along the way the Tooties and related materials were designed to be self-teaching so they could be used at home with minimal training on the part of the parents. Of course with training the results are even better. Parents like this system very much as they can see results even after one week instead of waiting for years for traditional therapy to work. Normally we don't look for depression and suicidal cases but those we have accepted have turned out very well. Our goal is to have parents bring in their normal, bright children of any age and have us evaluate them to avoid potential problems and to make them even better than they are. As you read these case histories keep in mind that they are specific examples and may or may not be an indication that your case can achieve similar results as everyone is different and has a different environment, both physical and emotional. It is only an indication of what might be possible.

   There are many excellent professionals available. Finding them can sometimes be quite difficult. Surely you want the best possible help for yourself or your child. Most professionals try to do their best to help but sometimes even the best have their limits just as we do. That is why they often refer difficult cases to others like us. We love difficult cases and usually get good results by working closely with whomever referred you to us. Many times they have done all the preliminary hard work and were on the verge of success but were not able to recognize it and that is why we get called in. We have the knack of putting all the pieces together in different fashions until we get the results desired. It is somewhat like doing a jig saw puzzle.

   Leave no stone unturned in resolving your problem. It is hard work to find the right person who has had the right training and experience to solve your problem so don't give up. Perhaps we can help you find the right professionals or you can ask if we can help. We think that the best results are obtained when there is excellent cooperation between the parent and the professional. Don't depend on the professional to do all the work. Offer to help in any way you can. In our work we actively encourage such participation.

   Advice is a very difficult subject and involves many emotions. Here are a few examples of human nature which are not related to helping children but give a clue as to the difficulty in offering advice. Try to tell someone about the dangers of smoking, drinking, drugs, overeating, etc. and your advice tends to fall on deaf ears. Stalin was warned many times that he was about to be attacked by Hitler. Not only did he not believe his advisors and follow the advice much to his chagrin but he had the advisors executed. Consider grandparents trying to give advice. Finally they give up in order to preserve peaceful relations with their children. Professionals are wary about the dangers of giving advice so if you want it please ask them. Not all advice, no matter how well intentioned, is good, so like Stalin, you have to be the judge. In his case he almost lost his country to Germany. Your consequences may not be so severe. When we teach teenagers and young adults we try to give them the wisdom of a much older person while they are still young and enthusiastic so they have the benefits of both.

   When we advise parents that they should have lots of Tooties for children in the two to ten age range we know they will be delighted with the results if they follow the advice. But it is only advice and you must be the judge. The younger you start the better as the benefits go on for many years, especially if you have more than one child.

   Our QET (Quick Effective Therapy) techniques take all these factors into consideration. In addition, we make a visit to the person's home to meet their family, friends and pets to see what their environment is really like and not just what they say. We aren't any smarter than other professionals. We just take a different approach, have lots of experience and skills the others don't have and usually get fantastic results quickly by building on what worked for the other professionals. Even as nice as you might be we don't want to be part of your life forever. Our goal is to make you independent as soon as possible. We have many others who need and want help.

   If you wish, fill out the questionnaire and write a couple of pages about yourself or your child and send to us. Please include pictures. Postal snail mail is fine but include your e-mail or fax number so we can respond quickly and follow with snail mail of literature related to your interest.

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   Tooties were invented in 1960 by Dr. John Hanson for his first toddler who was about a year old. He quickly discovered the benefits of having many Tooties and soon other parents wanted them for their children. It turned out that children of all ages love them and can benefit enormously. What Dr. Hanson invented by chance was a series of universal educational devices whose uses change as the child gets older. Thus the child never gets tired of them. So if you get lots of Tooties as soon as possible your children will benefit for many years even up thru college and soon their children will be using the same Tooties. Besides inventing something with universal appeal Dr. Hanson wanted Tooties to last forever in spite of advice to the contrary where many things are designed to wear out quickly.
    One of the many secrets of Tooties is that they are completely safe for both parents and children. Thus if a child should leave some on the floor parents won't stumble on them. Another secret is that they are very soft and conformable to one's hands as well as very heavy. The reason they must be heavy is that it is wise to strengthen a child's muscles as early as possible in a safe way to avoid injuries. Three Tooties weigh one pound so if a child can lift a dozen Tooties in a cloth bag they are lifting four lbs. and yet if they should fall on bare toes they don't hurt. Even ten lbs. of Tooties doesn't hurt.

    When the child is crawling parents should make a number of criss cross towers of Tooties about ten to fifteen high about the room and encourage the child to crawl around and knock them over with his or her head or any part of their body. Parents should show their delight and make more towers. At some point the child will want to make her own towers so she can knock them down. Elementary age children delight in making towers 17 or more higher as it is so challenging.

    Parents of infants and toddlers should go to the library and read the book "Playful Parenting" by Graselli and Hegner. It has many ideas on developing your child from 0 to 3 years old and you will see Dr. Hanson's name in there along with many of his ideas and illustrations on how to use Tooties and the various pieces of Tootie equipment to develop your child.     By about three or four your child may like it when you build an igloo of Tooties. It takes about 200 Tooties for a small igloo and is lots of fun. Upturn a wastebasket so you have a guide to make a perfect circle of about 18 inches in diameter. Add a second row of Tooties on top being sure to overlap the joints and with each row higher come in a little til the top of the igloo comes together. Hold the child's hands while she tries to sit on it to see if it supports her weight. If it should break that is a wonderful opportunity to do it again. Encourage the child to help you. Older children can even make doorways in the igloo. Another secret of Tooties is to have so many that you never run out whatever the child is building. Castles and forts are a favorite of older children and so is knocking them down.
Hyperactivity

    It's normal for puppies, other animals and children to be active. Rather than suppressing that energy with Ritalin or other drugs we feel it is better to teach the puppy or child when to restrain themselves and when to feel free to frolic around. All animals develop best when allowed to move and this includes children. Children were not designed to sit at a desk and concentrate on reading or math, etc. What we do is burn up that energy quickly with Tootie games that are lots of fun and include reading and math, etc. especially thinking at the same time. We teach self-control so the parent or teacher doesn't have to control the child. Parents are delighted at how quickly we can solve this problem. Be sure to read the case of Malin in Sweden.

Speech

    Failure to talk among young developing children is fairly common and relatively easy to solve. When we say easy that means we know what to do even tho it may involve lots of hard work. Of course check with a medical doctor to be sure the voice box is normal. Does the child make any sounds? We have many cases considered hopeless by many experts and we were able to solve the problem in just a few days or sometimes even hours. Read the case history of Alex in Vienna, Austria as well as the case of a man of 27 who had been in an institution for 20 years.

Cardiovascular

    Tooties can be of tremendous benefit to exercise the cardiovascular system at whatever rate is desired. It can be done easily with the Tootie Launcher or Tootie Toss but the most intensive is with the Tootie Bounce outdoors. It is so terrific it can exhaust the most hyperactive student in about five minutes. Baseball teams have found Tooties to be very effective in improving performance in speed of reflexes and in catching high flys. It is easy to start off gradually and then increase the intensity. The Pittsburg Pirates won the world series the first time they used Tooties in 1979. All baseball enthusiasts can benefit from Little League to the professionals. In addition, Tooties are very useful for other sports as well such as basketball where it improves the peripheral vision and tennis for more accurate control.

Vision

    Everyone needs to see well but vision is often neglected because it seems so automatic. It is not enough to depend on the schools to check vision. Even way before school age you should have your child's vision by a qualified optometrist. Look for one who uses Tooties as they believe in the benefits of vision training and avoiding glasses. In general, the best ones are members of OEP which is the Optometric Extension Program for continued advanced education. A good optometrist is much better than an opthalmologist if no diseases are involved. Ask for a list of the best optometrists near you anywhere in the world.

    When your child starts to do near work for extended periods such as reading it is wise to ask your behavioral optometrist about the value of learning lenses. These are weak plus lenses that are used only when doing near work. It makes the work appear further away and is relaxing for the eyes. Be sure to use it with a string so that child can take it off when not doing near work. Usually this will prevent your child from becoming near sighted and won't have to wear glasses later.

Exercise

    The beauty of Tooties is that you can exercise at all levels even for little babies learning to crawl. Tooties come in many different sizes from 0 to 10 and many different weights even within the same size. Most important is that they are soft and cuddly. Besides the size one Tooties that every family should have babies and young children need size three and five Tooties in various weights. All Tooties are designed to be safe, even when dropped on bare toes, including the ten pound Tootie Baby which is size 10. Young babies and toddlers need weight training even more than older children because they need their arms to protect them from falls.

    In the picture you will see a completely normal little girl of six who came from Phoenix, Arizona for a full eight hours of Tootie Training. Her mother just wanted her to be better. What a pleasure helping her. She is doing one of Dr. Hanson's favorite exercises of weighing 20 Tooties to one tenth of a gram and recording everything on a printing calculator and on paper. You can see a light blue Tootie on the analog scale but the very accurate digital scale is not visible. She uses the calculator in the middle to determine the difference between her guess of the weight and the actual weigh. This difference is recorded in a third column. It is amazing what a normal six year old can do if you give them the opportunity. She really enjoyed this exercise. You may already have these materials so all you need for home use is Tooties Set 7c. It lasts forever and will be used even up thru college. It is only $980 + $36 for shipping and handling anywhere in the country. It may be hard to find an inexpensive accurate digital scale so send us a check for $25 which includes shipping and handling.

    For families with young children we suggest you start with Tooties Set 7c. It is very versatile and lots of fun for all ages. As you see your children's enthusiasm you should consider getting more Tooties so they can build roads, towers and igloos, etc. You should start Tooties at about 18 months to get the most benefits but any time later is fine. We suggest two cartons of Set B3 as a starter which is only $943 per carton + $36 each for shipping as they weigh 25 lbs per carton. If you are really enthusiastic about what your children are doing then consider adding about four cartons more. Be sure to ask for a big discount on the additional Tooties and request that at least one carton be specials as in Tooties Set B2. Don't forget that all Tooties are guaranteed forever. If one or more should ever get damaged or too dirty and you don't want to wash it return it or them to us for free replacements. Include a check for $7 for each Tootie to be replaced for shipping and handling

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    Let's assume that your child of any age is doing well in school, has lots of friends and a terrific personality. These are the ones who can benefit the most from our Tooties program. All you need is a short, fun three hour evaluation where we play games and evaluate the total person. Usually we can detect potential weaknesses that may surface at any time later and correct them if that is desired. Most people only use a fraction of their potential. Our goal is to bring that potential out as much as is possible. If you like, fill out the contact page and include a information in the comments about your child as well as your desires. We will send you back a quick answer.

    Tooties are designed to be self-teaching. All you need to do is praise and congratulate the children on what they are doing. In the picture you see a little girl about to close the top on a hollow igloo. Then she has to sit on it to prove it is strong. They are so happy when it doesn't collapse. If you have the recommended Tooties Set 7c we suggest you hide the large and small net called the Tootie Toss and Tootie Bounce respectively until your child gets good at the Tootie Launcher. Then introduce the Tootie Toss by having your child sit her back to a wall with the Tootie Toss almost touching her feet. No practice is allowed with eyes open so blindfold them if necessary. Then have them throw overhand at the net and soon you will discover they can catch with their eyes closed. Do not tell them to catch but just throw overhand. Praise them when they do catch. Later try with eyes open. Be sure to keep scores of how many they caught with the date and time. Post these scores in a conspicuous place so they can see how they are improving. Later try with just their non-dominant hand and when successful go to the dominant hand. Again keep good scores. Soon they will be able to throw with one hand and catch with the other. If you have lots of room you can try the Tootie Bounce indoors. For very high bounces it is best outdoors in a big field. If they have difficulty start with a large round balloon indoors. Read all the literature for more ideas and ask the child to be creative. Try to avoid teaching and allow the child to learn on his own. Our goal is to teach thinking and not necessarily to be good at sports.

Learning Disabilities

    Learning disabilities cover a wide spectrum of problems so it is best to describe your child. Some people think it is caused by too much sugar or other food additives. Some think it is caused by various types of brain damage such as lack of oxygen at birth or from accidents. Whatever the cause we have a proven record of being able to help even the most difficult of cases. If you believe in Ritalin please don't come to us. Our goal is to effect cures without drugs and it works regardless of what other experts may say. With our system you can see results right away, usually in less than five to fifteen days and sometimes in a matter of hours. The Tooties system is very powerful. Be sure to read some of our case histories.

Hyperactivity

    It's normal for puppies, other animals and children to be active. Rather than suppressing that energy with Ritalin or other drugs we feel it is better to teach the puppy or child when to restrain themselves and when to feel free to frolic around. All animals develop best when allowed to move and this includes children. Children were not designed to sit at a desk and concentrate on reading or math, etc. What we do is burn up that energy quickly with Tootie games that are lots of fun and include reading and math, etc. especially thinking at the same time. We teach self-control so the parent or teacher doesn't have to control the child. Parents are delighted at how quickly we can solve this problem. Be sure to read the case of Malin in Sweden.

ADS/ADDs

    This stands for Attention Deficit Syndrome which in later years was called a disease in order to get insurance companies to pay for treatment and drugs. Thus the name was changed to ADD or Attention Deficit Disease. We don't believe it is a disease and even if it is we can cure almost any case very quickly despite what other experts may say. The secret is to know "how" and that is our area of expertise. These children are highly distractible and can't seem to focus on anything more than a few minutes so are very difficult to teach. Once we teach them to concentrate and increase their attention span dramatically they are fun to teach. Unfortunately many universities that teach elementary education teachers pass on the false notion that it is normal for young children to have attention spans of only a few minutes. We know why their attention spans are so short but prefer to keep the secret and use it to improve our students. Imagine taking almost any one of those "impossible cases" and increasing their attention span to several hours. It's easy for us. When we say "easy" we mean that we know how to do it even tho it is very hard work.

Dyslexia

    Dyslexia shows up as a variety of symptoms such as letter and number reversals and an inability to read or learn well. Dr. Jerry Getman, OD Phd. wrote a book on how to improve such students. He classifies them as bright in everything except school. Dr. Hanson agrees with Dr. Getman in that almost all of the cases can be cured or at least substantially improved at any age. Some so called experts think that it is impossible to cure dyslexia or learning disabilities so naturally they don't get good results. The same applies to people who think dyslexia, etc. is genetic because they have it, their father had it and so do their kids. This is a defeatist attitude and is unlikely to produce a cure which we think is entirely possible because we have done it with the most impossible of cases. Read some of the case histories.

ADHD

    This stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disease which we don't think is a disease at all and easily curable with our QET methods (Quick Effective Therapy). See ADDs above. When doctors can't seem to help there is a tendency to call the problem a disease which is better for insurance purposes and lets the doctor off the hook when he says it is incurable.

Brain Damage

    Brain damage can be real such as in accidents or lack of oxygen at birth or can be imagined when doctors can't seem to help someone. Read No. 9 in "Cases" about a girl of 19 in Sweden who was diagnosed as brain damaged at age 10 and driving her mother crazy. Her mother is an accomplished teacher of kids with problems but no one was able to cure her daughter until we came along. It took us about three weeks to solve the problems and we could find no evidence of brain damage. She turned out to be absolutely brilliant and delightful and went on to medical school. When the brain damage is actual we have developed techniques using trial and error to open up new neural pathways to overcome the damage as much as possible. It is very hard work but the results can be very gratifying. We have many such cases. Be sure to read No. 11, 12, 14, 16, and 18 among others. No matter how hopeless the case may seem there is always the chance we can make some improvements. We hardly ever give up. On the other hand we will be honest with you if we think the case is really hopeless. People tend to come to us after they have tried every thing else.

Reading Problems

    Reading problems have many different causes and can result in severe learning problems and even drop outs. Even the brightest kids can have reading problems. Dr. Hanson used to love to read adventure books when he was in elementary school even tho he was very slow. Seventh grade turned him off as he had to read uninteresting books such as American history or Shakespeare. Imagine being forced to read books you don't like and then having to do a book report. This is a problem caused by teachers and the universities who taught them. Parents are at their mercy unless they take action. Visit almost any university and nearby you will find a place that sells comic books because otherwise the students wouldn't read at all. Look at how many graduate from college and can barely read. Dr. Hanson was embarrassed at how slow he was in reading and had to stay studying while other kids were out having at good time at the university. So he decided to learn speed reading and went on to develop his own system which is now the best in the world for teaching professionals who must understand what they read.

The first step in solving a reading problem should be to have a vision exam by a qualified behavioral optometrist. See section on Vision. The next step would be to hear the student read out loud a relatively simple book of his or her choosing. Then see how well they know the alphabet. The Tooties approach to many of these problems is to do it indirectly. Thus if a child comes in with reading problems we teach him math or science and vice versa. We try to pick something they like and make it much better while at the same time indirectly improve the problem they came in for. Done skillfully it produces amazing and quick results. If we were to focus on reading because that was their problem they would tend to be sensitive on that issue. So we would pick something they like and are good at but do it in such a way as to involve reading. When students have a math problem we usually do experiments in electronics which are lots of fun and soon the math comes into play. Remember always that one of the Tooties secrets is not what you do but how you do it and that usually requires lots of skill and experience.

In summary, almost any reading problem can be solved at any age with the Tooties system. Come to us and solve the problem quickly or try everybody else first.

Self-Improvement

    Excellent Students & Normal Students Let's assume that your child of any age is doing well in school, has lots of friends and a terrific personality. These are the ones who can benefit the most from our Tooties program. All you need is a short, fun three hour evaluation where we play games and evaluate the total person. Usually we can detect potential weaknesses that may surface at any time later and correct them if that is desired. Most people only use a fraction of their potential. Our goal is to bring that potential out as much as is possible. If you like, fill out the questionaire and include a page or two about your child as well as your desires. We will send you back a quick answer. Poor Students & Poor Grades:

    These students of any age can usually be transformed into good students in about 5 to 15 days. The results are amazing. You might even be able to do it yourself with our Tooties materials but it probably would take much longer and require considerable effort on your part. We have lots of written material to guide you for any age and you can always call and talk to a Tooties expert. You could start with our materials and then if you want faster results call us in.

Behavior

    There are many reasons for kids to have unacceptable behavior and many professionals look for the causes but that can be very time consuming. With Tooties and QET (Quick Effective Therapy), both invented by Dr. Hanson, we solve the problem directly and not worry too much about the causes. Our goal is not to control the child's behavior but to have him or her control it automatically. In this manner we are usually able to get almost immediate good results. Normally Dr. Hanson's techniques work best with the indirect approach but with behavior the direct approach is best. Once the behavior is under control then other things can be improved.

Sports

    All sports can be dramatically improved quickly with Tooties so whatever your interest from golf to tennis to baseball be sure to consider the benefits of Tooties. They work for all ages. As an example let us take a woman of 60 who said she has always been uncoordinated and poor at throwing and catching. In about 30 minutes she could be dramatically improved. So much so that her comment would be "Why didn't I know about Tooties when I was 16 as I have suffered all my life?" For little babies start with about a dozen Tooties. By about 18 months add about 400 Tooties. At age two get a Tootie Toss and by age three get a couple of Tootie Launchers. You can get real benefits with the Tootie Bounce at about age two but it is best at about age 8.

    In the picture you will see a completely normal little girl of six who came from Phoenix, Arizona for a full eight hours of Tootie Training. Her mother just wanted her to be better. What a pleasure helping her. She is doing one of Dr. Hanson's favorite exercises of weighing 20 Tooties to one tenth of a gram and recording everything on a printing calculator and on paper. You can see a light blue Tootie on the analog scale but the very accurate digital scale is not visible. She uses the calculator in the middle to determine the difference between her guess of the weight and the actual weigh. This difference is recorded in a third column. It is amazing what a normal six year old can do if you give them the opportunity. She really enjoyed this exercise.

You may already have these materials so all you need for home use is Tooties Set 7c. It lasts forever and will be used even up thru college. It is only $980 + $36 for shipping and handling anywhere in the country. It may be hard to find an inexpensive accurate digital scale so send us a check for $25 which includes shipping and handling.

    For families with young children we suggest you start with Tooties Set 7c. It is very versatile and lots of fun for all ages. As you see your children's enthusiasm you should consider getting more Tooties so they can build roads, towers and igloos, etc. You should start Tooties at about 18 months to get the most benefits but any time later is fine.

We suggest two cartons of Set B3 as a starter which is only $943 per carton + $36 each for shipping as they weigh 25 lbs per carton. If you are really enthusiastic about what your children are doing then consider adding about four cartons more. Be sure to ask for a big discount on the additional Tooties and request that at least one carton be specials as in Tooties Set B2.

Don't forget that all Tooties are guaranteed forever. If one or more should ever get damaged or too dirty and you don't want to wash it return it or them to us for free replacements. Include a check for $7 for each Tootie to be replaced for shipping and handling

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      If your teen has been diagnosed with ADHD, hyperactivity, slow learning, attention deficit or brain damage, etc. you have come to the right place to get good results without drugs. We build up their self-esteem, repair the problems and make them quite normal. We make learning fun. This applies to younger kids as well no matter that other experts say it is impossible. You decide whom to believe. Teenagers can be lots of fun. With Tooties it is quite easy to turn on the learning switches and make them better. Send them to us when they are fairly normal and we can improve them quite quickly, usually in about five days. We improve their grades in many areas such as math, science and reading as well improving their personality. We make them happy. The sooner you bring them to us the easier they are to improve. No drugs or religion is involved. Just plain hard work along with lots of fun using the concepts developed by Dr. John Hanson, who became world famous at the age of 17 for his work with children. An international magazine published six million copies of his adventures teaching in July of 1948.
      The secret of avoiding teenage problems is to bring them in when only about six or older. Even better is to start them with Tooties Set 7c when they are about age 2 and add lots of Tooties to bring out their creativity. But if you didn't have that luxury we can still help them even if you have tried everything else. You should have come to us first and saved a lot of money and anguish. Even if you have searched everywhere we have been right in front in schools and universities all over the world for 50 years. Every day millions of children are using Tooties.

      If your teenager is having more serious problems such as skipping school or very poor grades it may take a week or two longer. While we have been successful with teenagers on alcohol or drugs we prefer that you go somewhere else. We have no recommendations but avoid hospital programs that keep them for a month. They usually end up worse. Many of those programs just want your insurance. We don't accept any insurance as we don't want to be bound by any administrative people who usually don't know much about children.

      One of the things that make our therapy so effective is that we are the only therapists who do a home analysis before the therapy. We want to meet the whole family in their normal environment. If the home is very far away sometimes we can get a good idea if the parents take pictures of everyone and every room from different angles. We have been successful with some runaways like Kathy but it is very hard work so we prefer not to accept those cases. One miserable girl of 16 we did in Munich, Germany was turning out successful but her father let her go out of control again. How sad, she could have been wonderful.

      We also have been quite successful with accident cases where the brain has been damaged. Be sure to try occupational therapists who use Tooties as they are the best of traditional therapists if they are not controlled by medical doctors. Then if you need more help feel free to contact us. What we do is open new neural pathways in the brain to take over the functions that were damaged. It is hard work but the results can be terrific. We give them hope as we have an amazing record of success over 50 years. Never give up.

      In summary, write us about your teenager and family so we can have a chance to see what we can offer. Please include pictures and identify each. Tell us about each program you have tried and how much success was achieved, if any and as well as what it cost. Many university professors do an excellent job analyzing the deficits and write great reports but offer no practical solutions. Our job is to offer solutions. All writing to us should be on 8 1/2" x 11" paper in 16 point type and with a serif font like Bookman Old Style or Times Roman and sent to us in the mail. Be sure to include identified pictures as well as your phone numbers and best time to call. You may notify us by email that your document is coming.

Learning Disabilities

      Learning disabilities cover a wide spectrum of problems so it is best to describe your child. Some people think it is caused by too much sugar or other food additives. Some think it is caused by various types of brain damage such as lack of oxygen at birth or from accidents. Whatever the cause we have a proven record of being able to help even the most difficult of cases. If you believe in Ritalin please don't come to us. Our goal is to effect cures without drugs and it works regardless of what other experts may say. With our system you can see results right away, usually in less than five to fifteen days and sometimes in a matter of hours. The Tooties system is very powerful. Be sure to read some of our case histories.

ADS/ADDs

      This stands for Attention Deficit Syndrome which in later years was called a disease in order to get insurance companies to pay for treatment and drugs. Thus the name was changed to ADD or Attention Deficit Disease. We don't believe it is a disease and even if it is we can cure almost any case very quickly despite what other experts may say. The secret is to know "how" and that is our area of expertise. These children are highly distractible and can't seem to focus on anything more than a few minutes so are very difficult to teach. Once we teach them to concentrate and increase their attention span dramatically they are fun to teach. Unfortunately many universities that teach elementary education teachers pass on the false notion that it is normal for young children to have attention spans of only a few minutes. We know why their attention spans are so short but prefer to keep the secret and use it to improve our students. Imagine taking almost any one of those "impossible cases" and increasing their attention span to several hours. It's easy for us. When we say "easy" we mean that we know how to do it even tho it is very hard work.

Dyslexia

      Dyslexia shows up as a variety of symptoms such as letter and number reversals and an inability to read or learn well. Dr. Jerry Getman, OD Phd. wrote a book on how to improve such students. He classifies them as bright in everything except school. Dr. Hanson agrees with Dr. Getman in that almost all of the cases can be cured or at least substantially improved at any age. Some so called experts think that it is impossible to cure dyslexia or learning disabilities so naturally they don't get good results. The same applies to people who think dyslexia, etc. is genetic because they have it, their father had it and so do their kids. This is a defeatist attitude and is unlikely to produce a cure which we think is entirely possible because we have done it with the most impossible of cases. Read some of the case histories.

ADHD

      This stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disease which we don't think is a disease at all and easily curable with our QET methods (Quick Effective Therapy). See ADDs above. When doctors can't seem to help there is a tendency to call the problem a disease which is better for insurance purposes and lets the doctor off the hook when he says it is incurable.

Reading Problems

      Reading problems have many different causes and can result in severe learning problems and even drop outs. Even the brightest kids can have reading problems. Dr. Hanson used to love to read adventure books when he was in elementary school even tho he was very slow. Seventh grade turned him off as he had to read uninteresting books such as American history or Shakespeare. Imagine being forced to read books you don't like and then having to do a book report. This is a problem caused by teachers and the universities who taught them. Parents are at their mercy unless they take action. Visit almost any university and nearby you will find a place that sells comic books because otherwise the students wouldn't read at all. Look at how many graduate from college and can barely read. Dr. Hanson was embarrassed at how slow he was in reading and had to stay studying while other kids were out having at good time at the university. So he decided to learn speed reading and went on to develop his own system which is now the best in the world for teaching professionals who must understand what they read.

      The first step in solving a reading problem should be to have a vision exam by a qualified behavioral optometrist. See section on Vision. The next step would be to hear the student read out loud a relatively simple book of his or her choosing. Then see how well they know the alphabet. The Tooties approach to many of these problems is to do it indirectly. Thus if a child comes in with reading problems we teach him math or science and vice versa. We try to pick something they like and make it much better while at the same time indirectly improve the problem they came in for. Done skillfully it produces amazing and quick results. If we were to focus on reading because that was their problem they would tend to be sensitive on that issue. So we would pick something they like and are good at but do it in such a way as to involve reading. When students have a math problem we usually do experiments in electronics which are lots of fun and soon the math comes into play. Remember always that one of the Tooties secrets is not what you do but how you do it and that usually requires lots of skill and experience. In summary, almost any reading problem can be solved at any age with the Tooties system. Come to us and solve the problem quickly or try everybody else first.

Excellent Students & Normal Students

      Let's assume that your child of any age is doing well in school, has lots of friends and a terrific personality. These are the ones who can benefit the most from our Tooties program. All you need is a short, fun three hour evaluation where we play games and evaluate the total person. Usually we can detect potential weaknesses that may surface at any time later and correct them if that is desired. Most people only use a fraction of their potential. Our goal is to bring that potential out as much as is possible. If you like, fill out the questionaire and include a page or two about your child as well as your desires. We will send you back a quick answer. Poor Students & Poor Grades.

These students of any age can usually be transformed into good students in about 5 to 15 days. The results are amazing. You might even be able to do it yourself with our Tooties materials but it probably would take much longer and require considerable effort on your part. We have lots of written material to guide you for any age and you can always call and talk to a Tooties expert. You could start with our materials and then if you want faster results call us in.

Behavior

      There are many reasons for kids to have unacceptable behavior and many professionals look for the causes but that can be very time consuming. With Tooties and QET (Quick Effective Therapy), both invented by Dr. Hanson, we solve the problem directly and not worry too much about the causes. Our goal is not to control the child's behavior but to have him or her control it automatically. In this manner we are usually able to get almost immediate good results. Normally Dr. Hanson's techniques work best with the indirect approach but with behavior the direct approach is best. Once the behavior is under control then other things can be improved.

Sports

      All sports can be dramatically improved quickly with Tooties so whatever your interest from golf to tennis to baseball be sure to consider the benefits of Tooties. They work for all ages. As an example let us take a woman of 60 who said she has always been uncoordinated and poor at throwing and catching. In about 30 minutes she could be dramatically improved. So much so that her comment would be "Why didn't I know about Tooties when I was 16 as I have suffered all my life?" For little babies start with about a dozen Tooties. By about 18 months add about 400 Tooties. At age two get a Tootie Toss and by age three get a couple of Tootie Launchers. You can get real benefits with the Tootie Bounce at about age two but it is best at about age 8.

Romance

      These can cover a wide spectrum but our goal is to provide happiness by showing students how to find the right companion. Unfortunately many people use sex as the criteria when they first get started and when that fades they have nothing. We show them how to pick good friends first. Sometimes we have unusual requests like a father in Spain who said his young daughter has fallen in love with the wrong man. Could we come and break the romance? Before we go he has to sign an agreement that if we find the man is good for the daughter we won't break the romance but fix the man so he is more acceptable to the family. On the other hand if the man is not good for the daughter we will break the romance without any trauma and show the girl how to find the right man.
Every family should have Tooties Set 7c. It lasts forever and is lots of fun for all occasions. It is only $980 + $36 for shipping anywhere in the country. They will improve on their own and enjoy doing the various exercises with their friends. If you have other children it is even better. Tooties Set 7c consists of a Tootie Toss, Tootie Launcher and Tootie Bounce plus 16 Tooties.

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      Tootie therapy works for all ages from 2 to 32 and older but most of our cases are children and young adults such as college students. Be sure to read the Teenager section as the problems are quite similar but the therapy is a little different. Our most common problem is how to be successful in romance. Often, poor grades turn out to be a romantic problem. Solve the romance and grades improve.

      Dr. Hanson is probably the only therapist in the world who had about 400 close girl friends in college who were constantly asking his advice about their relationships with men. As a result Dr. Hanson can think and feel like a young woman which allows him to help women better than any other therapist. He was the only young man allowed in the girls dorm for dinner when all other men were excluded. All the housemothers loved him because he made the girls so happy. Each week he would alternate between dinner tables of ten girls. Later, he was invited to their dorms for more intimate questions.

      Fears hold many people back from being successful. Fear of flying is quite common, Most airlines have courses to help with fear of flying but when they fail people come to Dr. Hanson. The airlines take people to airports and sit them in planes, etc. but Dr. Hanson uses the indirect approach and doesn't go near any planes. The results are fantastic and long lasting.

      People have many other fears such a failure in romance, fear of driving on freeways, fear of closed spaces as well as open spaces, etc. Almost all can be cured quickly with the Tootie method.

      We also do brain damage cases other professionals can not help. Even older women who never learned to read can be helped. Be sure to write us your details as mentioned at the end of the Teenager section.
Brain Damage

      Brain damage can be real such as in accidents or lack of oxygen at birth or can be imagined when doctors can't seem to help someone. Read No. 9 in "Cases" about a girl of 19 in Sweden who was diagnosed as brain damaged at age 10 and driving her mother crazy. Her mother is an accomplished teacher of kids with problems but no one was able to cure her daughter until we came along. It took us about three weeks to solve the problems and we could find no evidence of brain damage. She turned out to be absolutely brilliant and delightful and went on to medical school. When the brain damage is actual we have developed techniques using trial and error to open up new neural pathways to overcome the damage as much as possible. It is very hard work but the results can be very gratifying. We have many such cases. Be sure to read No. 11, 12, 14, 16, and 18 among others. No matter how hopeless the case may seem there is always the chance we can make some improvements. We hardly ever give up. On the other hand we will be honest with you if we think the case is really hopeless. People tend to come to us after they have tried every thing else.

Reading Problems

      Reading problems have many different causes and can result in severe learning problems and even drop outs. Even the brightest kids can have reading problems. Dr. Hanson used to love to read adventure books when he was in elementary school even tho he was very slow. Seventh grade turned him off as he had to read uninteresting books such as American history or Shakespeare. Imagine being forced to read books you don't like and then having to do a book report. This is a problem caused by teachers and the universities who taught them. Parents are at their mercy unless they take action. Visit almost any university and nearby you will find a place that sells comic books because otherwise the students wouldn't read at all. Look at how many graduate from college and can barely read. Dr. Hanson was embarrassed at how slow he was in reading and had to stay studying while other kids were out having at good time at the university. So he decided to learn speed reading and went on to develop his own system which is now the best in the world for teaching professionals who must understand what they read.

The first step in solving a reading problem should be to have a vision exam by a qualified behavioral optometrist. See section on Vision. The next step would be to hear the student read out loud a relatively simple book of his or her choosing. Then see how well they know the alphabet. The Tooties approach to many of these problems is to do it indirectly. Thus if a child comes in with reading problems we teach him math or science and vice versa. We try to pick something they like and make it much better while at the same time indirectly improve the problem they came in for. Done skillfully it produces amazing and quick results. If we were to focus on reading because that was their problem they would tend to be sensitive on that issue. So we would pick something they like and are good at but do it in such a way as to involve reading. When students have a math problem we usually do experiments in electronics which are lots of fun and soon the math comes into play. Remember always that one of the Tooties secrets is not what you do but how you do it and that usually requires lots of skill and experience. In summary, almost any reading problem can be solved at any age with the Tooties system. Come to us and solve the problem quickly or try everybody else first.

Parenting

      Parenting is a very difficult skill because every child is different and none come with an owner's manual. Even worse, by the time you learn how to control a three year old they are now four and you have to start all over. Dr. Hanson likes to take young mothers to visit a mother dog with puppies. Imagine, the dog has eight at a time and all are under control. The dog has no playpen or crib, yet they have been given limits which they do not exceed. The mother dog gives them lots of freedom to develop but still has all of them under control. Human mothers usually only have one at a time and are not nearly as calm as the mother dog. Why don't we learn more from animals. Dr. Hanson grew up in the jungle observing many animals, including monkeys and learned a lot about parenting. There are some good books out there but even the good ones have parts you should not follow. There are also lots of terrible books so you need to learn to discriminate. Many are written by academics who spout off their theories and know relatively little about real children. Among the worse places to get advice is from your pediatrician. Unfortunately many mothers do exactly that. His specialty is diseases so he know hardly anything about normal healthy children even if he has some of his own. Naturally he is not about to admit he knows almost nothing about healthy children. Dr. Hanson believes the best person to ask is a teacher who has had several of her own children and even there you need to ask several and compare.

Exercise

      The beauty of Tooties is that you can exercise at all levels even for little babies learning to crawl. Tooties come in many different sizes from 0 to 10 and many different weights even within the same size. Most important is that they are soft and cuddly. Besides the size one Tooties that every family should have babies and young children need size three and five Tooties in various weights. All Tooties are designed to be safe, even when dropped on bare toes, including the ten pound Tootie Baby which is size 10. Young babies and toddlers need weight training even more than older children because they need their arms to protect them from falls.

      Tooties and the related Tootie equipment are used in rehabilitation centers around the world for all ages. When it comes to exercise, everyone should have Tooties. They don't take up much room and are ready to use at a moment's notice.

Romance

      These can cover a wide spectrum but our goal is to provide happiness by showing students how to find the right companion. Unfortunately many people use sex as the criteria when they first get started and when that fades they have nothing. We show them how to pick good friends first. Sometimes we have unusual requests like a father in Spain who said his young daughter has fallen in love with the wrong man. Could we come and break the romance? Before we go he has to sign an agreement that if we find the man is good for the daughter we won't break the romance but fix the man so he is more acceptable to the family. On the other hand if the man is not good for the daughter we will break the romance without any trauma and show the girl how to find the right man.

Vision Therapy

      Just because someone has perfect vision doesn't mean he can see. Take South High School baseball player Matt Hopps. He had 20/20 vision and a natural knack for sports, but when it was his turn to bat, he couldn't see the ball. What Matt, 17, didn't realize was that his eyes weren't working together. Each saw its own image, and the result was a blur. No wonder he never liked reading.

      "I just didn't like reading so I never really tried," said the Torrance teenager. "But when baseball was becoming difficult, I really wanted to fix it." A traditional eye exam confirmed Matt's perfect vision. But it took a specialist, developmental optometrist Albert Chun, to discover the problem convergence insufficiency, a fairly common but under-diagnosed condition where the eyes don't work as a team, thus failing to fuse together the individual images they see. Resulting vision can be blurred or two-dimensional, and interfere with reading, learning and sports. No corrective lenses exist for the problem. Instead, Matt's prescription was 20 weeks of vision therapy, which retrains the muscles that move the eyes and helps patients make sense of what they see. "It's not about how clearly they see, it's about how they use their eyes," Chun said. "There's a misconception that just because a child has 20/20 vision, everything is A-OK." Because convergence insufficiency and related disorders, including tracking and focusing problems, make reading so challenging, sufferers often are thought to have learning disabilities or attention-deficit disorder, Chun said. "They're labeled as daydreamers, but the effort involved (in reading) is a comprehension-robber," he said. "Sixty percent of kids with reading problems have undetected vision problems." Though vision therapy has been around for 70 years, it's still a little-known remedy for an under-recognized problem. Chun is one of just two developmental optometrists in the South Bay who specialize in vision therapy. Developmental vision problems are most often found in school-age children. These youths usually struggle academically and avoid sports, but vision problems are likely the last thing parents consider. Even teachers may not be aware that learning difficulties can be vision related.

      "It's not something that usually comes up in teacher ed courses," said Shelley Miller, a teacher at Torrance's Tower Elementary School whose 6-year-old son, Gregory, benefits from vision therapy. "But it's such a relief for the parent and the child. They stop blaming themselves." Chun puts patients through a comprehensive eye exam to determine what they can see and how their brain understands the information. He might find a child has trouble with tracking -- the ability to follow words on a page, or a moving target, with their eyes. It could be a case of amblyopia, or lazy eye, where one eye seems to be looking off into space. The problem could be an inability to focus the eyes quickly enough to see clearly close up and far away. It could be convergence insufficiency, as was Matt's problem. Or it could be any combination of the above. Once Chun determines the problem, he recommends a course of therapy, often one 45-minute session a week for 20 weeks. Most patients also do a few minutes of daily eye exercises at home. The object is to get the six muscles that move each eye to work like they should. "It's about the brain controlling muscle output," Chun said. "It can be taught. And once you learn it well, you're done." In other words, the results are permanent, like learning how to whistle or ride a bike. A typical vision therapy session includes various games and activities.

      A computer game requires the patient to layer graphic images on top of one another, like the eyes should do naturally. One device looks like a giant clock. As different numbers light up, the patient relies on his peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination to touch the light source.

      One activity has the patient jumping on a trampoline while maintaining focus on a static object on the wall. "Our goal is to make it fun so they're successful," Chun said. "For many, this is the first time they're successful." For patient Tim Gomez, a 17-year-old senior at Redondo Union High School, success came in the form of freedom from the terrible headaches that plagued him most of his life. He struggled with schoolwork and hated reading, and he always thought something was wrong with his eyes. But when he had them checked, the doctor said he had perfect vision. Tim discovered vision therapy after his aunt read an article about it. After a month of weekly treatments, he said he can already see a difference. "A month ago I couldn't even look at a book. It would all blur together," he said. "The constant horrible headaches have stopped. It's amazing, after four weeks, to have such a big benefit." Matt's success is even more dramatic. After completing 20 weeks of vision therapy, he brought his GPA up from 2.8 to 4.0. His batting average increased from .239 to .382. Matt's mother, Amber Kuglin, is thrilled with his progress but sorry her son suffered so long with vision problems.

      "Nobody told me about this, so it was quite a discovery," she said. "I'm very grateful that there are people aware of this problem. He doesn't need surgery, he doesn't need glasses. He just had to retrain the muscles to do what they're supposed to do." With his new straight-A average and rising batting average, Matt is hoping to catch the eye of college baseball scouts this spring. Meanwhile, he's developed a new hobby. "I'm just getting into reading," he said. "I just finished a book. It was 400 pages. And it didn't take that long either."

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Teachers who love to teach will enjoy the magic of Tooties very much. This is written for elementary teachers in a classroom setting but is very powerful for all other teachers but in a one to one setting for three hour sessions. Almost any student thru college can be dramatically improved in a very short time.

In an elementary classroom the Tooties are so attractive to use that kids will do anything to get to use them so are great motivating tools.

A second grade teacher, Doris Shipp, in Las Vegas got them started many years ago because of her ten year old daughter Tammy.

She wrote up a grant for $10,000 and when the Tooties arrived she was the talk of the school as her kids were doing so well. Soon other teachers borrowed the Tooties as well as the PE teachers. Within a year Doris was awarded teacher of the year for the Clark County schools. Soon all 75 of the elementary schools were equipped with a Tooties Kit and shortly thereafter Doris was awarded teacher of the year for all of Nevada and won a prestigious $50,000 prize from the Milken foundation and a trip to Disney World in Florida for her and her husband.

The Tooties and related equipment are built to last indefinitely in a school setting and if any Tooties ever get damaged they will be replaced free.

With their money Doris's school bought Tooties Kit #2 for only $3,978 which consisted of six Tootie Tosses, six Tootie Launchers and a carton of 72 Tooties but Dr. Hanson suggested they use the extra money to buy Tooties set #B2 which consisted of six more cartons of Tooties for only $4,827. One of those six cartons was 72 very special Tooties which look identical to Classic Tooties but have different weights, sounds and feelings, etc. forcing the children to be able to discriminate the subtle differences quickly which results in better reading and math, etc. With the money left over they could have bought some Tootie Bounces but these are more appropriate for outdoor activities. They are only $283 each in Tooties Set B8.

We suggest you follow Doris's lead as schools all over the world have done and be completely delighted with children improving so quickly. For high school and college teachers working on a one to one basis for three hours you only need Tooties Set 7c for $980.
    The Brain Development Center of Creative Ideas Company is equipped to solve almost any learning problem with children such as:
  • Not wanting to go to school
  • Inattention
  • Hating Math or Reading
  • Insecurity
  • Hyperactivity
  • Vision problems
  • Apathy
  • Lazyness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Short Attention Spans
  • Special Needs Children
  • Recovery from accidents

    We have had over 50 years of experience. Schools all over the world who use our products and teaching system get excellent results and some teachers even are awarded teacher of the year for their city and/or state.

    You are lucky to have found us. Many wonderful parents have searched everywhere for help and tried all sorts of professionals and treatments without success. You should have come to us first, saved a lot of money and mostly time as your child is getting older all the time you have been searching. Many well educated professors at universities are excellent at evaluating your child and writing marvelous long reports but offer no concrete solutions to your child's problems. We offer the solutions and do it fairly quickly in a matter of days or a few weeks.

    All of our sessions last at least three hours because we feel that is what it takes to get good results. All college lab courses are at least three hours also. Some sessions can last eight hours or more and some take five days or more.

    You have many options. We try to offer you the best and at the lowest cost. One option is to buy our materials and do it yourself. When you have our materials we offer a number of hours of free telephone advice.

    It can be expensive to bring your child to Los Angeles so we suggest you look for a behavioral optometrist in your area, preferably one who uses our Tootie materials and even better one who has taken one of our three day workshops. Search for one at OEP

    There are two kinds of optometrists, one who just measures your eyes and fits you with glasses and a behavioral optometrist who is interested in your whole vision system and offers training to make your vision even better. Vision training is very useful even if you see 20-20.

    According to Dr. Mary VanHoy, OD of Indianapolis

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  Just decide on how many of which sets you would like fill send a check or money order for the total plus S&H for shipping anywhere in contiguous U.S. Californians should add sales tax. Let us know if it is OK to include some free bonus Tooties. All sets include complete instructions for best results. Our experts can invent and build almost any device to help your child with a specific problem.

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Set A1 Cartons of 72 Classic Tooties in assorted lovely colors Seven cartons $654/Carton
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Set A2 Six cartons of Tooties but two cartons are specials in weight and texture. $4,827
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Set A3 One carton of Classic Tooties. $1024
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Dreamy $387 Smoothy $356
Classic $324 Metric $463
B-22-Z $416 Floaties $332
Tweenies $345 Squishy $339
Yaggie $374
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Set A5 Tootie Toss + 12 Tooties $612
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Set A6 Tootie Launcher + 12 Tooties $394
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Set 7c One Launcher, Toss, Bounce + 16 Tooties (Note: Set 7c has 8 classic tooties, 6 floaties and 2 specials) $980 (Best Buy)
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Set A8 Tootie Bounce + 4 Tooties $283
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Set A9 Sample of 5 TootiesTypes
4 Classic, a Floaty, Smoothy, Yaggy, and A-Go-Go
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B-22-Z Our finest squeezing Tootie, very exotic & soothing $35
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Kit 1 Two Cartons of Tooties + 6 Launchers $2,483
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Kit 2 Carton of 72 Tooties + 6 Tosses + 6 Launchers $3,978
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Kit 3 Carton of 72 Tooties + 6 Tosses $2,917
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Kit 4 Six Cartons of Tooties + 6 Tosses + 10 Launchers $5,376
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Michael, 16, failing in school in Vienna, Austria:

   Michael is the son of a lawyer but appeared completely apathetic and useless. He was just like a blob with no friends, no interests and didn't talk to his parents except to obey. I suggested the father take him on one of his many train trips and the father said "What would we talk about?" It took six days to get him on the road to recovery. At first there was very little progress as he didn't speak hardly any English and my German was very poor at the time. I took him on a driving trip to the parent's summer home in the Alps. Mostly we played Tootie games and then he could feel important teaching the games to the neighbor's kids. Along the way I boosted his math skills and showed him how to be interesting for girls. Then I arranged for him to be the only boy at an all girl party and he was a tremendous success. Back in Vienna there was lots of communication with his parents and his grades started improving right away. Now, ten years later he is an important engineer for a big electrical company and is very pleased with his improvement.

Kaycee, 15, Delightful but lots of problems:

   We were working on a ten year old boy with mild brain damage from birth and parents had tried everything before they came to us. After evaluating the family and to keep costs down we asked the mother to find a nearby teenager who knew how to type. She called the local high school and found a delightful, pretty young girl. We were going to use her to help this boy by coming in for three hours each day. But before we could help the boy we had to develop the girl in a hurry. Even tho she could type well she was failing in school and not getting along well with her parents nor her brother. In addition, she was not popular at school. In three days of intensive effort we transformed her into a good student, fixed her family problems and made her very popular at school. It turns out the girl was brilliant but her environment had not developed her talents. You should read one of her several letters she wrote in appreciation of her improvement. It is amazing that a 15 year old could write such meaningful letters. She did so well with teaching that ten year old boy that she quit her part time job at Burger King and started her own business of helping other kids and was having more fun and making much more money than at Burger King. What a marvelous young girl!

Gloria, 18, failing in everything except art in Madrid:

   Gloria seemed so nice it was hard to believe that she was failing at almost everything. Her relationship with her parents was terrible as with her boyfriend. She wondered why she was such a disaster. Her father was a high ranking military officer. She hated being in summer school because her grades were so low. Using Tooties we first turned on her math switch and proved to her that she was actually quite bright but because of unknown circomstances she had been left behind. Once we turned on her switches it was delightful to see her become so eager to learn. Her grades improved dramatically as well as her relationship with her parents. No more fighting. And the boyfriend thing improved so much she went off for a delightful week with him to the Canary Islands.

Lucy, 7, failing in first grade

   Imagine, failing in first grade. Her father wanted us to investigate and we quickly found the problem was basically caused by his outside romance and divorce. The mother was devastated and neglecting the child's intellectual development. We told the father that we needed to include the 14 year old sister. The father objected as she was doing fine in school. We gave the father only two choices. Either we get the sister or we can't take the case. The father finally gave in and the results were immediate and marvelous. What we did was turn the sister into a surragate mother. The sister was already quite good but the Tootie experience made her much better at the same time while 7 year old Lucy was improving. That is why parents who want the best for their kids should provide even the smartest kids with the Tootie experience. It brings out all sorts of talents

Ellen, 19, alcoholic & sex about age 12, Couldn't read

   At an early age the parents separated and Ellen was left with her father. He was busy earning a living and with no one watching her she started hanging out with the wrong crowd who were happy to get her drunk in the small beach town of Hermosa Beach in California. She hung out in bars and didn't go to school. The father remarried when Ellen was about 17 and couldn't stand seeing the girl come home drunk very late at night so put her into an alcoholics annonymous program. This dried her out but she was completely useless with no education and could not read at all. Even with Tooties it took a full five days to teach her to read and build up her self-esteem. She looked terrible when we started but soon started to blossom and became very attractive. Soon she had a good job, learned to drive and started work on getting her high school equivalent. One day during her training we passed a house in a nice neighborhood and she became quite excited. She told the story about how that house was the place where she had been many times for sex parties with lots of teen age girls. How many parents don't know what their kids are doing? Tootie training helps prevent these kinds of problems.

Kathy, 24, school drop out, runaway, and drugs at age 15

   Every family should have Tooties and start as young as possible in order to prevent problems. Tooties help build self-esteem and prevent family problems such as those that caused Kathy to run away at age 15. She had now friends and nowhere to go so went to a traveling carnival in town. She hung around til closing time and the staff told her to leave. She said she had no place to go so they said she could sleep there in their trailers. They took good care of her with food and lots of attention and free carnival rides all day. She felt very important. Within a few days she was having sex with a few of the workers and soon all. What a bonanza for the men to have a young girl so available every night. They were so nice to her and provided her with all the alcohol and drugs she wanted. It was a perfect life for a young girl with so much attention from so many men. She traveled with the carnival as it moved around. When the carnival passed thru Santa Barbara she became exposed to the better looking young drug addicts who hung around the university and they made her feel very welcome so she left the carnival. Now she had a more affluent set of sex partners. I asked her why she left and she said that the carnival workers smelled bad, didn't shave and were almost always drunk. I asked if she minded all the sex with some 20 or so workers each night. She said that was no big deal as she would just lay there and they would come in and do their thing. It was over quickly so she could relax the rest of the evening. The university crowd was a much cleaner group. Somehow she enrolled in another California university but was just putting in her time as many students do. Her father, a nearby dermatologist, asked if we could help someone who didn't want any help. We said probably but it would be much more difficult so he provided a picture and an address at the university. We can't reveal how we did it but so much was accomplished on one weekend that she begged for more. What an amazing transformation! Not only was she very beautiful but we proved to her how talented she was. Now she teaches others and we have helped with her difficult cases.

Marilee, 28, suicidal visitor from Sweden

   Marilee was taking a year off from her high level job in Sweden and enjoying the US with her friend Maritza and working as an Au Pair taking care of wealthy people's children. It was a perfect life until we got a call at 2:am after she had cut her wrists because of romantic problems. We drove down to pick her up, give her first aid and in the next few days gave her back her self-esteem. What a marvelous young woman, so beautiful and so much fun to be with. After she returned to Sweden and told her parents we were invited to come to Sweden in appreciation of having saved their daughter's life. It was a small town south of the capital and the lakes were still frozen. She was well known by almost everyone. As the train pulled into the station I was impressed by all the people waving flags and welcoming me as I was the only one getting off the train. Everyone was so warm and friendly. I even learned to eat some of their strange foods. They provided a nice place to live, took me everywhere and covered all my expenses. I enjoyed it so much I stayed for about three months. It was as if I were part of their family. There was even an article about me with my picture on the front page of the newspaper. As a result other people wanted help with their children so I returned to Sweden every year for several years until other European countries wanted our services. Soon, many countries over there were using Tooties.

Maritza, 21, just a blob among her friends in Sweden

   Maritza was of average looks and to me very warm and friendly but among her friends she was just a follower. She saw the transformation I had made with her friend Marilee so asked if I could transform her also. She called her parents back in Sweden to get approval and came to Los Angeles for five intensive days. She was so pleased with the results she got another five days and wanted even more but I was busy the following week. When I was available we had another week and Maritza returned to Sweden. Her friend Marilee could hardly believe the transformation. She was now more beautiful and self-confident. She was so pleased she even arranged for me to have a free apartment for a summer near her in Upsalla, Sweden.

Maraika, 19, hyperactive disaster in Sweden
   Maraika was diagnosed as brain damaged at age 10 as she was very hyperactive and not learning. She was a total disaster in spite of having a wonderful mother who was an excellent teacher of children with such problems. The mother discovered us when Maraika was 19 and asked if we could help in hopeless cases where everything else had been tried. The mother was right. Maraika could drive anyone crazy, hyperactive, poor in school, no friends, etc. We started with some simple Tootie exercises and in spite of repeated failure we persevered. It was miserable, hard work trying to get thru to her but within a week the door opened and we found a remarkable, interesting girl inside who was very eager to learn. She was delighted to discover we could find no evidence of brain damage and became a real pleasure to teach. Now we needed to fill in all the holes in her education that were missed and this took about two weeks more. During the therapy she asked if the Tooties system could help someone who was depressed. She said she had a former good friend named Joselyn who became severely depressed at age 14 and with her own problems the friendship was lost. Maraika turned out so wonderful we took her to a convention of about 10,000 very high level business people and all who met her were amazed at what a sharp young lady she was and had no idea of her difficult background. She enrolled in college and went on to study medicine. The nice thing about the Tooties System is that almost anything is possible, even hopeless cases.

Joselyn, 19, severely depressed since 14 in Sweden
   Children keep many secrets from their parents. When Joselyn started in her depression they took her to all kinds of therapists but no one was able to help. We started with some fun Tootie games as Joselyn had been a good gymnast. This helped build her self-esteem and opened communication lines. After about a week we found the possible causes of her depression. At age 14 she was taken to London with her parents. Somehow she had brief sex with an older boy. The boy told her she wasn't very good so naturally she felt pretty bad. Later when she had occassion to have sex again it wasn't very good either and she felt something was wrong with her. With Tooties she started to blossom very quickly and within three weeks was completely normal and delightful.

Marcos, 27, seeing psychiatrist since age 4 in Brazil
   Marcos was nice looking but he looked lost and sad with no friends and no purpose in life. He had been seeing continually over the years without much success. Within three days with the Tooties system he was elated and excited about being quite normal. At first it looked like I would not be successful but all of sudden I found some of his switches and turned them on. Unfortunately for our readers we can not reveal the cause which is fairly common in most parts of the world.

Christian, 29, Depression from brain damage in Vienna, Austria

   He had caught syphilis when he was about 20 visiting Paris and it had progressed to the third stage injuring his brain. At this point the doctors were successful at halting the progress of the disease. His golf game suffered as well as his romance. It took a week and he was back to normal and after ten years was still doing fine.

Chris, 35, Born brain damaged, No therapy seemed to work

   I was teaching a class to physical therapists in Holland and one therapist asked if I could take a look at her impossible case who had seen many therapists without much success. He had a wonderful personality but his balance was terrible, his hands could not be unclentched and trembled so much he couldn't write. After some preliminary Tootie tests we determined that the Tootie Launcher might be the most effective tool. It is hard to believe that we worked on him steadily for five hours without much progress. But when the therapist left with him for the long drive back home things began to happen. He said it was if sparks were shooting out the ends of his fingers. He improved so much it was hard to believe and he writes about one letter a month to Dr. Tootie.

Viveca, 28, Paralyzed after auto accident in Holland

   Viveca suffered a terrible car accident about a year before but still was in terrible shape with very poor movement. The medical doctors and therapists had done all they could and considered any improvement hopeless. Then another medical doctor who knew about the power of Tooties asked if Dr. Hanson could take a look. As he examined her she really did look like nothing could be done but our policy is "Never give up" so we asked the family to go out and borrow someone's little girl of about eight. While we were improving the little girl with Tooties Viveca was watching and probably thinking of her own two children who had been taken away by the husband who had abandoned her and found another wife. The next step was to partially involve the little girl with Viveca. Dr. Hanson and his assistant Thea were guiding the process depending how Viveca was progressing. It was very hard work and all done thru a translator and demonstrating. In about five hours of this intensive therapy Viveca was actually throwing and catching with the paralyzed left arm. It was like a miracle happening before your eyes. Everyone was watching including the family, therapist and doctor. Fortunately it was all videotaped so others can see the before and after along with the details of the therapy. We had given Viveca and her family the dream that yes, she could be improved with continuing Tooties therapy. Most of these accident cases that we have done take several weeks or even months to get such results. We were just lucky in this case. What it shows is that in the right hands and with the right techniques Tooties can do miracles. We don't want to give anyone false hope but remember to "Never give up".

Nellie, 68, Eight years of Electro shock therapy

   Nellie had been a professor but then started acting strangely so the psychiatrists started her on heavy drugs. When those didn't work they started her on electro shock therapy about once a month. It kept her under control but didn't cure her so the sister who had used Tooties at school asked if Tooties would work with older people. Dr. Hanson likes to visit patients in their home environment so drove across Los Angeles to the suburb of La Crescenta and had dinner with the family. Later he was playing with Nellie on the floor of the living room with lots of Tooties. Everything he tested seem quite normal so he asked if he could spend the night there. In the morning the sisters made a wonderful breakfast and in about four hours at the breakfast table Dr. Hanson had completely cured Nellie much to the delight of the sister. It turns out she had some deep, hidden secrets that none of the psychiatrists had been able to discover. Once we brought these to light, because of the Tooties therapy, Nellie discovered for herself that she was quite normal and it was her hidden secret that had imprisoned her. The sister was never aware of this secret and had always wondered why Nellie had gone

Josef, 39, Psychiatric therapy since a little boy

   Josef wasn't so bad that he had to be institutionalized but his parents had sent him everywhere for help. First, all over his country of Holland, then England and Spain, etc. all without much help. His figure was fine and so was his speech. He could swim and do almost anything but lived alone with no friends, either male or female. Anyone observant could see that he was not all there. He was into strange oriental things in his house hoping they would help. Dr. Hanson arrived and took him away from his environment. The first three or four days were miserable for both but finally Dr. Hanson was beginning to get him under control. In seven days he had improved enough so a young girl could be brought into the therapy. She had been a runaway so needed help also. Dr. Hanson had put together a perfect match with each helping the other. By twelve days he was quite normal and released with a set of Tooties so he could continue to improve on his own. The last five days working with the girl of 18 was an incredible experience as Josef had the most beautiful smile and was so happy to know that he was finally quite normal. In the closing days of his therapy he had said this was the strangest therapy he had ever done and so different from all the traditional therapies.

Oscar, 2, Temper tantrums and hyperactive in Mexico

   Most parents don't get an "owners manual" when they have a baby and should they find one it won't work on the second baby. Thus parents are sort of flying blind as they often don't believe their own parents and many books on children are quite poor, even some with well known authors. Many parts could be good but it's the critical parts where many authors fail. Be very cautious about following advice on child raising from pediatricians as they don't even know much about their own children. The best advice is usually from an elementary teacher who has raised her own children successfully. In this case there was nothing really wrong with Oscar. It was just a matter of educating the parents and the problem was solved. Dr. Hanson can cure these types of problems in a matter of hours using Tooties. Parents can then continue the Tooties therapy and soon the child does it on his own.

Berta, 4, Could not talk in Costa Rica

   Dr. Hanson's picture had appeared on the front page of a newspaper along with the teachers he was helping at a school for learning disability children. Berta's parents were quite wealthy and had taken her to all kinds of specialists and they could find no reason why she didn't talk. The two older sisters, 8 and 10, talked fine. First they called to see if Dr. Hanson was available and he said he could take a look over the weekend if they could pick him up. Berta's city was about three hours drive away. Dr. Hanson asked that Berta be brought but not the sisters. On the drive back Dr. Hanson played Tooties with Berta and found her to be quite sharp and alert but still not talking. It was very puzzling. In most cases Dr. Hanson believes in doing what he calls a "Home Analysis" where he checks every room, and includes the yard and any pets. In this case he could see right away why the little girl wouldn't talk so asked the parents to convert one room into a complete play room with ladders, ropes for swinging and a new mattress, just for jumping and somersaults. Like many such cases the problem was caused inadvertently by the parents as things had changed from when they had the first girls to the time Berta was being raised. By the end of the weekend she was talking fine.

Derek, 27, Could not talk after 20 years in institution

   At about 25 the crazy hospital in Holland released him back to his parents but he was like a vegetable. He didn't talk at all and sat in a chair with his arms bobbing up and down all day. One of the physical therapists, who had taken our Tooties workshop, told the parents about us so they invited us to come take a look. If you have visited many crazy hospitals you would have observed that this repetitive behavior is quite common. It is quite distressing to visit those places as many aren't crazy at all, at least not when put there. When Dr. Hanson arrived he sat in front of the young man and watched and wondered what could be done to improve him after all those years in the crazy hospital. Thru the translator he asked the mother what she would like and the answer was very simple. She asked if we could get him to talk so she would know what he wanted when he would make all kinds of strange gestures. In about three hours Dr. Hanson had him talking but not very well so the delighted family then brought in a speech therapist. Part of the secret was to get the little ten year old sister involved in working with her brother so he wanted to talk.

Bodil, 16, Had 8 eye surgeries and still cross eyed

   Her father was a big time lawyer in Holland and didn't know that crossed eyes may often be cured without surgery, usually when vision training is given by a developmental optometrist by the age of four and of course should include Tooties. The father was quindretic in that he didn't know what he didn't know so over the years Bodil had five surgeries on one eye and three on the other. Since no vision training was done to teach the brain how to control the eyes they became crossed again after awhile. The father brought this beautiful 16 year old girl in and right away Dr. Hanson saw that there were many things he could do to help her but there was one serious problem. The father was overbearing, obnoxious and was trying to tell everyone what to do so we had to refuse to accept the case. What a shame as the girl had the most adorable personality, unlike that of the father. We would have loved to help her.

Tineke, 32, Frequent migraines and vomiting in Holland

   This is a very long, interesting story but this wonderful woman with a heart of gold recovered so well she gave up being just a housewife and mother. She went back to school, graduated as a secretary and became an outstanding secretary to a professor at the technical university. Part of the secret was to teach her how to help others with Tooties and in so doing she built up her self-esteem tremendously and overcame her stress.

Ronnie, 27, Recovering from drug treatment program

   He had been released from the crazy hospital and was now in a half way treatment center but was not doing well. He was heavily medicated by the staff and even so was difficult to control. The staff wanted to send him back to the crazy hospital. The director had heard about Tooties and wondered if they could help in this most difficult case. With the whole staff watching Dr. Hanson had Ronnie under control in less than three hours and very cooperative. What a nice young man to help but the director's staff had wanted Dr. Hanson to fail so they would have a good reason to send him back to the crazy hospital. We hate to say this but in many institutions like this around the world the goal of the staff is not to improve the patients but just to keep the status quo by medicating them heavily.

Laura, 21, Severe auto accident at age 14 in Mexico

   Imagine being a vegetable for seven years, being locked up in a small room, seeing psychiatrists twice a week and having to take some powerful drugs. We had her memory back in four days and in a total of three weeks she was quite normal. This was one of my most memorable experiences as she was really a wonderful person.

Vicky, 21, Told she was stupid because she couldn't read

   Her parents had taken her regularly to the school of optometry for therapy but it didn't work. Even with Tooties it seemed like an impossible case. She was very emotional and cried a lot but we kept searching and one day a clue showed up. Once that problem was fixed we were able to teach her to read and she went on to college.

International Tooties Workshop !!!

Location
Spring Hill Suites Hotel
14620 Aviation Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(Just south of Rosecrans Av)


Call 310-727-9595
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Rooms are only $99 for twin beds.
Mention Creative Ideas workshop.

Dates
March 2014
March 13, 14, and 15
(Friday thru Sunday)

Cost
Cost is only $585 and they get their money back
in Tooties plus an opportunity to get about two thousand
dollars of free extra Tooties when they order a Set 7c for only $980.

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Purpose
To teach the secrets of faster learning so that almost any child or young adult can be dramatically improved in a few hours or days. Teachers who have used the Tootie System have become teacher of the year. Fifty years of proven effectiveness in schools and homes all over the world.

Whom should attend?
Intended for experienced ODs and their therapists but also useful for OTs, PTs, psychologists, teachers and some parents.
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Workshop will be led by Dr. Hanson and his VP Daisy Valenzuela.

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Tooties Guarantee

Tooties last forever so don't worry about ordering too many. They are great fun to give at any time. Damaged, dirty or worn Tooties are replaced for free. Tooties Equipment is very durable.

As you know our guarantee of free replacement contains none of the unreasonable limits of other manufacturers such as an original copy of your receipt, proof of purchase and time limits, etc. The purpose of this marvelous guarantee is to encourage you to use your Tooties as much as possible and not be worried that they will be damaged.

Hopefully you buy lots of Tooties since you know they are guaranteed forever. The secret of Tooties is quantity. Homes with small children should have at least 500 to 3,000 Tooties if you want the best development for your child. Schools should have about 5,000 distributed among the classrooms with the lower grades getting most. For special projects they can all be brought together at once for fantastic learning opportunities.

Optometric and other therapy offices should have at least 300 and possibly 800 for the best results. Just to build one igloo takes about 150 Tooties and Tootie roads across the room take three Tooties per foot of room size & not much happens when the child gets to built only one road so be sure to have lots of Tooties and an assortment of types so child can learn to sort them by weight, texture and color, etc.

We accept any Tooties for replacement, even new ones of a color or type you don't prefer. We would appreciate a reason for your request and hopefully you won't use the term defective as that is very rare after 38 years of manufacturing Tooties.

When a hole or tear appears in a Tootie it is often a puncture such as when throwing against a Tootie Toss open "S" hook holding the springs. All "S" hooks should be bent closed at both ends as per the instructions and for the safety of the children. Please check yours and bend closed with pliers.

Be sure to return as much of the Tootie Crystals as possible and put each Tootie in a sealed plastic bag so the crystals don't get mixed. We examine the crystals under a microscope so we can determine how much the Tooties were used and when they were manufactured. We also check to see if the damage is to the woof or warp threads as well as the seams.
Tooties Literature (select from list below)
Home Page
Infants - Infants and Toddlers
Summary: All about Infants and Toddlers with some prices and background info on how Tooties got started.
Adapt PE - Adapted Physical Education
Summary: How Tooties may be used effectively to enhance physical education with handicapped children of all ages.
2T Help - Tootie Help #1 for Parents
Summary: Suggestions for helping your child, with and without Tooties or our teaching services.
2T Help 2 - Tootie Help #2 for Parents:
Summary: More useful info on how to help your children. Much more detailed than Tootie Help #1.
BD - Brain Development:
Summary: A brief article on how your child's grades, and or behavior may be improved dramatically in a week or two, including almost any learning disability or dyslexia. For all ages. We have great success with brain damage cases also. Don't give up.
How - Hear about Tooties?
Summary: More detailed advice for parents who have ordered Tooties so they can understand the full potential for helping their children. Our experts can fly anywhere to help.
Info - Learning by Doing:
Summary: Thanks for inquiring about Tooties. Gives basic information and prices on a few sets.
Change - Learning Disability Break Thru:
Summary: All kinds of information on how almost any Learning Disability may be helped and usually very quickly. Also give some of our philosophy on teaching and how you can best utilize our materials and services. The potential is enormous.
LDbk7c HP - Learning Disability Booklet 7c:
Summary: Prepared for national convention in Minneapolis and is very thoro in detail. Useful info for normal children as well. Heavy emphasis is placed on the importance of vision training and finding an Optometrist who uses Tooties.
Rehab - Rehabilitation Exercises:
Summary: These exercises are suitable for home use besides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Recreational Therapy. They are even good for healthy people as a prevention.
Returns - Free Exchange - New Tooties for Old:
Summary: No matter how old your Tooties are nor if they are damaged or not they will be replaced free. No receipts nor proof of purchase is necessary. Even if they are just dirty you get new ones. We even replace the competition's bags.
Special - Special Types of Tooties:
Summary: Describes the principal types of Tooties, their benefits and how they may be used to achieve the results desired. For nice customers we can build almost any type of Tootie for your needs.
Tecnica 4 - La Tecnica Hanson in Spanish:
Summary: Discusses ways that people can be improved quickly similar to the English version in Brain Development.
Nerves - Desarrollo Personal in Spanish:
Summary: Lists some of the various types of problems that may be improved with Tooties and Brain Development using QET.
PE - PE Teachers # 1:
Summary: Tells all kinds of ways to use Tooties with students of various ages. Many exercises are just with Tooties and some with the Tootie Launcher.
PE 2 - For Teachers with Kids:
Summary: Why teachers should take Tooties home to use with their own kids or other kids they know so they can have plenty of time to observe a small group.
Tootie3.lbl - Paper Label with Individual Tooties:
Summary: When individual Tooties are sold this is the instruction sheet that is included. It has all kinds of suggestions and prices for different types of individual Tooties.
Vision - Special for Optometrists;
Summary: This is mainly for optometrists who have ordered a Tooties set but is useful for anyone wanting to improve or maintain good vision. Using Tooties regularly can prevent some vision problems.
Vision 2 -
Summary: Mainly for optometrists or visual therapists who have ordered only one dozen Tooties but useful for anyone interested in improving or maintaining good vision. It points out the benefits of having lots of multicolored Tooties in different weights and textures, especially for those with children under age 8.
Vision 3 - Speech for Optometrists:
Summary: While written for optometrists and their therapists it is in easy to read language for any parent or teacher. It gives all kinds of useful ideas on how to help children improve in everything with Tooties, even the most difficult types of learning problems.
VT - Stop Watch Exercises:
Summary: The stopwatch is a very effective part of all Tootie training. Here are some ideas on how to achieve good results. It also includes a list of references, including books with Tooties.
VT 2 - Improve Anyone Quickly:
Summary: Explains how we improve anyone so quickly in detail and offers deep discounts if we need to take longer and for any other family members. Also offers a 40% discount for follow up training within a year.
VT 3 - Straight Lines:
Summary: Written to help elementary age children but useful for younger as well as older. It teaches a number of thinking and observational skills. All teachers should read this.
Launch - Tootie Launcher:
Summary: Lots of ideas on how to get results with the Launcher. Gives specific instructions.
Launch 6c - Important Information:
Summary: This is one of the labels that appear on the back of the Tootie Launcher giving useful information on how to use the Launcher for best results.
Launch 7 - Classroom Uses of Launcher:
Summary: This is the second label on the Tootie Launcher giving specific tips on how to get the best results in the classroom.
Tosquik 3 - Quick Toss for Optometrists:
Summary: Written for optometrists but suitable for anyone wanting to put their Toss to use right away. Very minimum instructions.
Toss 2 - Tootie Toss:
Summary: About 29 pages of very detailed information on how to get good results with the Tootie Toss. Also includes using the Tootie Bounce as a Tootie Toss.
Bounce - Tootie Bounce:
Summary: Detailed information on how to use the Tootie Bounce for best results. It does many good things besides improving vision.
Tootie Help # 2 for Parents

Summary: More useful info on how to help your children. Much more detailed than Tootie Help # 1.

Tootie Help for Parents, No. 2

  We hope that you have read the first Tootie Help. If not, be sure to request it and send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Most parents want to help their children and a few do a really good job in the many areas required. Some just see that they are clean and neat, some emphasize good manners, some push sports, some take them to shopping malls and movies and some push outdoor activities like camping, etc. Many help with homework or at least push to see that it is done but not always in a way that is best for the child. Children need all of these things and much more in their education and the best time to help them is before they go to school and are exposed to outside influences. And finally some go to extremes using the TV as a baby sitter. It is the easy way out. Unfortunately when children are born they don't come with an owner's manual and by the time parents get used to how to handle a two year old they are now three and require different handling so parents tend to be behind.

  Millions of children in the U.S. and around the world have used the Tooties system since 1962. Tooties and the related equipment are so much fun and intuitive to use that few read the instructions on how to get the best results.

  Frustrated Parents: It is very common for parents to be frustrated with their child's school and teachers. All you have to do is think about your own past educational experiences and think of how many teachers that you had that were really good at motivating you to want to learn. Usually most are just average, just putting in their hours, and some are really bad like my second year high school Spanish teacher. Fortunately my first year Spanish teacher was marvelous and so was my third year. One of the things we teach students is how to do well even when you have a bad teacher like my college English teacher. Some can really turn you off in many ways and even cause students to skip school or drop out. Prevention is the secret.

  Fantastic Results Quickly is Possible: Many parents are reluctant to send us their normal, bright kids who are doing well in school because they think they can't be improved. But all of a sudden the student who was doing so well could be having serious problems. Then in a panic they want us to rescue their kids. The best time to help kids is before they are teenagers but it can be done after that also, even adults, but more effort is required. One of the secrets of the Tooties system is to find the student's motivation switch or switches. Everyone has them but some are very hard to find. Did you ever have a teacher who was so much fun that you loved going to class and even doing all kinds of extra work. Suppose all your teachers had been like that. There are many fantastic teachers out there but finding them is the problem. They don't learn it at the university where most schools of education are pretty poor. The good teachers throw out all the garbage they learned at the university and develop their own techniques for what works with kids. Universities can be very useful but many students are just putting in their time to get past the poor teachers just to get a diploma.

  Falling in Love: If this can happen very fast why not use those same switches to motivate kids to fall in love with learning. That's what the Tootie system really does. Students get so turned on they don't want to stop. This is why we never accept students for less than a three hour learning session. Most of those who use the half or one hour sessions are taking advantage of the students. This applies to psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, etc. also. It's a financial thing. It's easier to take money from parents when you do it gradually even if the results are quite poor.

  Why is our Psychology so much Better? Maybe it is because we are more interested in results than in making money. It is not that we are any smarter but the focus is different. The traditional therapy session lasts about fifty minutes. It occurs on a time schedule which is not based on how you or the therapist feels at that time. Who can say that on Wednesdays at 3:pm you are ready to learn and if you do get turned on the bell rings, the session is over and all that energy is lost. Our approach is different in that the student is with us for the whole day or week, something like summer camp, where there are lots of fun things to do and we wait until the moment of learning is ready. Then in a short time we get much more done than if we had tried to start the teaching at 8:am.

  How can We Get such Fantastic Results so Quickly? For us it's easy because we have had lots of experience but it does involve hard work on our part. One of the secrets is to be perceptive as to when the student is in the right mood to really learn. In a typical traditional therapy session the therapist forgets completely about the student until the following week and then only has five minutes to review the five minutes worth of notes he or she took at the last therapy session. With the Tooties system we switch back and forth from learning to having fun and while the student is having fun our teachers are thinking of what to do during the next learning session.

  Movement is another of our Secrets: Children love to move, run, climb, etc. and so do all young animals. That's nature's way of developing the brain and body so they work well together. Imagine how a mother must feel when she is forced to put her child on Ritalin because they move too much. Dumb doctors have given it a name such as hyperactivity or attention deficit disorder syndrome so they can get paid for treating it. In recent years they have removed the word syndrome and call it a disease because now the insurance companies will pay more easily for treatment. Nobody really wants to help these kids but just make money on them and schools often force parents to put them on drugs. It's the easy way out. We can cure or dramatically improve almost any hyperactivity or ADDS problem in a few days and without drugs. We take a different approach and encourage lots of movement and then fold in math, reading and science in a fun way.

  Swimming with Professionals: All of us are swimming in an ocean of incompetent or even crooked professionals. Look at all the crooked politicians, lawyers, judges and you get an idea on how bad the situation is. Then consider all the incompetent doctors, teachers, auto mechanics, psychologists, etc. No wonder parents get so frustrated in their search for help. There are good professionals out there but finding them is like trying to find a tiny island of competence in a vast ocean of incompetence.

  What do Medical Doctors Know about Kids: Even pediatricians are pretty incompetent when it comes to helping healthy, normal kids. Most of their studies have been devoted to kids who are sick or dead. Most are so busy they don't even know their own kids. But when you ask their advice they will claim to be very knowledgeable. Who then knows the most about kids? Try to find a good teacher who has had her own kids and see what they are like. Those are the islands you need to look for. We have almost no confidence in child psychologists but don't let that stop you from looking. If you find a good one please be sure to tell us.

  Secret Fights among Professionals: Do you know that medical doctors and surgical doctors can have entirely different points of view. They pretend to get along in front of patients but secretly they don't. Imagine how much better it would be if they were a team, each using their respective strengths. Another good example is the different points of view between optometrists and opthalmologists. One is highly trained in surgery but not much in glasses and the other is the opposite. When looking for good vision see an optometrist first unless there is disease or an accident. But not any optometrist as most just want to sell glasses. Look for a developmental or behavioral optometrist who understands how normal eyes should really work. Their focus is good vision and how almost everyone can benefit from vision training. Tooties are very effective for vision training and can be used at home. When looking for an optometrist don't look for the closest one but ask if they are members of OEP which is a professional group encouraging advanced and continuous training in visual development. Also ask if they use or know about Tooties. If you do get a vision exam please ask for a written report written in plain English and send us a copy. We have a list of all the OEP members worldwide and can offer suggestions on which might be the best for your kids.

  Learning Lenses: This is a complex story but if you get learning lenses which are quite weak of about plus 0.50 and your child wears them only when they are doing near work such as reading then it is quite likely they won't need nearsighted glasses as they get older. Your developmental optometrist has written information he can give you. This prevention is very important so don't delay in understanding how this works.

  Concentration: One talented doctor who was watch us teach made the comment that one of the secrets of the Tooties system is to teach concentration. We teach how to concentrate intensely for long periods of time without effort and to be able to turn it on and off quickly on demand. Thus you are able to relax most of the time but when needed you can quickly turn on your intense concentration to get the job done.

  Attention Span: University schools of education tend to teach that children have the attention span of a housefly but with the Tooties system it is easy to increase the attention span to hours, even for young children. The secret is in how to do it. We do it all the time so it is easy for us. From what we have observed in many families is that short attention span is caused by parents or by whomever the care giver is. It is much easier to just give in to the child's instant whims. Of course parents don't realize that they are the cause of the problem and it would not be fair to blame them as they just didn't know they were doing it.

  Save Money and Hire a Smart Young Girl to Teach: She could be any age but we find that from seven to twenty is a good range. The most important quality is that she is alive and responsive, someone who would make a good role model for your child. In Panama the dean of a university was concerned about all the students who hated math so in a few hours I changed them so that math was fun. The dean was worried as to who would teach them when I left or if any were to fall back so I offered to train a teacher in the Tooties system. I looked at his teachers and none were suitable, then I tried high school and couldn't find what I wanted. Finally a mother of a seven year old girl said I could use her little girl, who hardly knew that multiplication existed. She was alive and lots of fun to teach so in about six weeks she was teaching scientific calculators to the students as well as geometry, trig and some algebra. Of course she was very shallow in her knowledge of these subjects but she did a great job in motivating the university students to appreciate how much fun math can be when you have an exciting teacher. Most parents will have better luck with a high school girl and preferably one who knows how to touch type.

  Surely you have heard the saying that a person who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. In a similar way you can get much better results having a girl teach your kids instead of you. You can still teach but the girl can accomplish all kinds of things that your child would make it difficult for you to teach. She becomes a powerful intermediary. Now your teaching is done thru the girl and the results are much better.

  How do you use such a Girl? Give her lots of freedom to have fun with your child and deviate from the lessons whenever she sees fit. Make sure she can devote at least three hours on the days she comes in. Besides her salary give her bonuses every now and then when she does something well. Borrow, rent or buy an electric typewriter, not a computer, and have the girl teach your child to touch type. Usually you can start by age four. By the judicious selection of practice words you can improve the child's vocabulary, spelling and reading without them realizing it. Make a list of the things you would like the girl to cover but give her the freedom to do it her way and when she thinks is best.

  Should you buy Tooties? Of course, as that makes the teaching so much easier and more fun. Tooties were designed to appeal to all ages from infants to the elderly. It is just how you use them that changes. When done properly your kids will use Tooties in some way or another almost every day with the uses becoming more sophisticated as they get older. Tooties are designed to last for many years and might even be used by grandchildren. Should a Tootie ever fail for any reason we will replace them free for a small shipping and handling fee. There is no time limit and no receipts or proof of purchase is necessary.

  What better guarantee can you get? Have the girl read the directions and try out the various educational games on your child. If a girl can only come in once a week you may find it useful to hire a second girl to come in another day as you should have at least two such lessons a week. Temporarily you might have to give up some of the child's other activities. When you get ready to order some Tooties write or call for advice depending on the age and what you want to accomplish for your children. A good starting point is under a thousand dollars but if child is under six we would suggest splurging another couple thousand dollars as the benefits will be much greater. Should you hire us? Maybe, it depends on your finances.

  How much is your child worth? Would the price of a new car be worth it to rescue your child? Often, all you need is lots of Tooties and a good girl to be your child's friend and teacher. Maybe you can invite us in for a three hour session to evaluate and teach the girl. That's a very inexpensive way to go. Some people think we are very inexpensive because we get such good results quickly. After all, how much is your child worth. Many parents come to us after they have spent thirty to hundred thousand dollars and still haven't helped their child. One place you don't want to try is any of those hospital programs that advertise heavily. That is just a way to milk your insurance money and your child is often worse after 30 days with other troubled kids. Another program we have looked into which has grave weaknesses is the Tough Love program. While the originator may be able to get good results some chapters around the country are like the blind leading the blind. But check them out for yourself as maybe they have improved. Another good reason for not using us is that we don't accept insurance money. We don't want administrators sitting in an office telling us how to do our business. If you have anyone who is doing poorly in school or even failing from pre-school to college you need to take action quickly. Don't wait for Easter or X'mas holidays. .Send Details on your Child: Let us know about your concerns and what you have already tried. Be sure to include fotos and details of each member of the family as it is important to know about the whole family including the dog.
Tootie Help for Parents

Summary: Suggestions for helping your child, with and without Tooties or our teaching services.

Tootie Help for Parents

  Thanks for asking for our help for yourself or your children. We at the Brain Development Center are proud we are the best in the world at what we do and our research helps us become even better. Thru our Creative Ideas Company we manufacture and distribute highly advanced, psychological learning materials all over the world. Since 1962 when Tooties were first offered for sale, millions of children have benefited in schools, homes, eye care centers, hospitals and other institutions. Even tho Tooties have been around for a long time you may not have heard of them. We call that condition "quindrexia" which is the state of not knowing what you don't know. The more one becomes educated the more we find out what we don't know. None of us can know everything so we have to be selective and learn how to find those who are experts in what we want know about. This can be a very difficult task discriminating between those who really know and those who are not as knowledgeable. In order to discern properly you have to become somewhat of an expert yourself or find someone in whom you have complete confidence.

  Our fields of expertise include learning problems, attention deficit, concentration, coordination, vision, speech, brain damage from birth or accidents, self-esteem and improving perfectly normal, sharp children in reading, math, science, confidence, motivation, etc.

 We don't know everything but have a good record at finding those who know what we need and then using their services as appropriate. Thus when asking us to help your child we should know as much about your child as possible. Of course tell us about their problems but also what they can do and how well. We also need to know the history such as birth conditions and types of treatment along the way, by whom, and the results and cost of such treatment. Were the benefits worth the time and money? Has your child had a complete visual exam recently by a qualified behavioral optometrist, preferably by one who uses Tooties?

  One of the reasons we are so successful, even for seemingly hopeless cases, is that we take the total picture into consideration and are willing to expend extraordinary effort when necessary. If interested, ask for some case histories. Because children are usually part of a family we need to know about each of the other siblings and the parents. Please include photographs of each and a brief summary about their strengths and weaknesses, etc. For the parents we need to know their level of education, both informal and formal and what types of work they are trained to do. How much time is available to help the child in question without neglecting the other children?

  What types of other resources are available. It may sound silly but if we know you have or have access to a boat, horse, dog, home in the country, etc. it could help your child depending on what needs to be done. As an example if the father is a Rotarian, it opens doors more easily to find experts in other parts of the world. Are you willing to travel if that is useful? Money is also an essential ingredient. Not everyone has an unlimited supply of money or time so by knowing what is available we can use creativity to get results within the limits available. Most families are pretty dedicated to their children but a few make impractical comments such as "We would sell our house if it would help our child". This is a nice gesture but where would the family live after the child improves? Please feel free to discuss any of these items with us and send whatever information you can as soon as possible.

Adapted Physical Education

Summary: How Tooties may be used effectively to enhance physical education with handicapped children of all ages.
Adapted Physical Education using Tooties for even better results.   Movement is the secret of learning. Just watch puppies or kittens playing. It is essential so that their brain learns to control their muscles and the muscles become strong. So it is vital in the field of Adapted Physical Education to come up with ways to move for the exceptional individual. Linda Simpson of Santa Barbara was among the best at helping these kinds of children and her favorite tools included Tooties and Tootie Things.

  The goal is to permit as much freedom as possible in a safe manner. Tooties are soft, fun to touch, and just the perfect shape and weight to handle. It takes about three years to develop a new Tootie and now hundreds of different types and sizes are available to fill any need. Over the past 38 years we own a lot of appreciation to the many PE teachers who have made suggestions to improve Tooties and Tootie Things. You can try to make your own but soon will realize that the children still prefer Tooties and that Tooties give the best results so why tinker with success. Just order as many Tooties as you can. They come is cartons of 72 with lovely assorted colors. Later add a Tootie Thing or two.

  Have children make a road by placing Tooties end to end and then walking on them for balance. Sometimes you need to make two parallel roads about six inches apart for those who have trouble balancing on one road. For children in wheelchairs have them build a crisscross Tootie Tower and then knock it down. Knocking it down is often more fun than building. Tie some Tooties in a cloth bag and hang as a pendulum. When the child releases the pendulum hopefully it will knock down the tower built on the floor. Have a child lie on mat and then be buried with Tooties by the other children. Then take turns. It is so much fun bursting out of that pile of Tooties.

  Later put a wastebasket upside down on the carpet and make a circle of Tooties around the base. Make lots of circles around the room. Some may be able to jump from one circle to the next or even hop. Others may crawl from circle to circle.

  Place a second layer of Tooties on a circle and continue with more layers but making the circle smaller each time. Soon you will have an igloo. Carefully hold the child while he or she sits on the igloo. If it holds congratulate them. If it collapses, laugh and build it again. See how far children can throw, both over hand and under hand. The secret is to have at least a dozen Tooties so they can see where they land compared to the others. Ask them to throw underhand into a bucket. Use up all the Tooties before retrieving any. This is vitally important so the child can see his or her successes and errors. At least two dozen Tooties should be used.

  All children should do weight lifting to strengthen their muscles. Tooties are one third of a pound each, about as much as a baseball, but they don't hurt. Once they can lift one in a cloth bag, try two and then three etc. Tooties don't hurt even when they fall on bare toes, not even the ten pound Tootie Babies. We like to start normal babies on weight training as early as about a year. The beauty of Tooties is in their softness and tactile sensation.

  Be sure to try out the different types of Tooties so children can learn to discriminate by weight and feeling. This stimulates their brain. Be creative, try all kinds of ways to use Tooties and let us know so we can share your ideas with other teachers. Linda Simpson invented the very useful Tower on Head exercise. You make a tower on their head and they knock if off when you finish. Soon they will be making towers on their head and walking around the room. Besides being very soft, safe to chew on and fun to touch, Tooties are washable and sterilizable. Actually we have had wonderful Tooties, still in active use, that have never been washed for 20 years. We recommend not washing as it removes the special oils that make the fabric softer. But if Tooties fall in the mud, get chewed on or get slobbered over, by all means hand wash, dry them with a towel and hang up to dry. If in a hurry put them in a 200 degree F. oven for about 30 minutes or more but not in a microwave. Hot Tooties can be a lot of fun and are used by therapists.

  Tootie Things

  Tootie Toss: The principal items consist of the Tootie Toss, Tootie Launcher and Tootie Bounce. The Tootie Toss is a very strong, light aluminum frame 28 by 32 inches. It supports a very tight polyester net so that when Tooties hit the net the return is quite fast but can be very gentle depending on the thrower. The size of the holes in the net is critical to getting good results. The Tootie Toss has four legs so that it can be used at a gentle angle or turned upside down for a steeper angle. The legs fold in quickly so it can be folded flat for storage or to be carried. Many itinerant teachers take them from school to school. Very little children can sit very close in front of the Tootie Toss and throw. Normally you should not tell the child to catch but congratulate them when they do. Check out Web Site for more ideas: www.Tooties.com.

  For children in wheel chairs you can prop up the bottom of the Tootie Toss on a box to get the correct angle so it comes back into the lap of the thrower. Don't pick up the Tooties until at least a dozen have been thrown.

  Tootie Launcher: This is perhaps our most useful Tootie Thing but children tend to like the Tootie Toss better so when possible you should hide the Tootie Toss until they really enjoy the Launcher. It is a very strong board about 30" long and 6" wide with a pivot about one third of the way. It took many years to develop so if you try to build it be sure to copy it exactly and even then it may not work as well as ours. One or more Tooties are put on one end and child jumps or stomps on the other end. They can even drop a ten pound Tootie Baby on the other end to make the Tooties shoot up into the air. We even make a Teeny Tootie Launcher and Teeny Tooties for children in wheelchairs.

  Tootie Bounce: This is a very strong and light aluminum frame that supports a very tight net. It may be used like a Tootie Toss with two children sitting Indian style and facing each other. Its principal use is to bounce Tooties vertically and when there is safe space the Tooties can be bounced very high. It's a great cardiovascular exercise. In the beginning you might bounce round balloons blown to different sizes. Then try putting a little water inside before the balloon is blown up. Be creative and share your ideas.

  Economics 101: Tooties are more expensive than less useful materials but the benefits are fantastic. If money is tight, as in many schools, appeal to the PTA or a local service club like Rotary. Otherwise, just buy as many dozen as the school can afford and add more Tooties when you can. The best results possible are when parents have their own Tooties at home and follow the recommendations of the teachers. Working together is the secret. Consider the case of Alex in Austria. He was born brain damaged, could hardly walk or see and could only say a few words as well as many other serious problems. The specialists over there said he was hopeless and should be put into an institution but the mother never gave up hope. Tooties changed her life and improved her son tremendously. See www.Tooties.com for details.

  Tooties Kit # 2: Many schools around the country are equipped with this kit which includes a carton of 72 colorful Tooties, six Tootie Tosses and six Tootie Launchers. Search for them as they often end up in a closet when an enthusiastic teacher retires. A new kit is only $1969, serves the whole school, lasts for many years, is lots of fun and delivers great results.
Infants & Toddlers:

Summary: All about Infants and Toddlers with some prices and background info on how Tooties got started.

Tooties for Infants and Toddlers

  Background: Tooties were invented in 1960 by Dr. John Hanson for his first toddler who was about a year old. He quickly discovered the benefits of having many Tooties and soon other parents wanted them for their children. It turned out that children of all ages love them and can benefit enormously. What Dr. Hanson invented by chance was a series of universal educational devices whose uses change as the child gets older. Thus the child never gets tired of them. So if you get lots of Tooties as soon as possible your children will benefit for many years even up thru college and soon their children will be using the same Tooties. Besides inventing something with universal appeal Dr. Hanson wanted Tooties to last forever in spite of advice to the contrary where many things are designed to wear out quickly. If a Tootie should ever break, return it for a free replacement. There is so time limit or proof of purchase required. Just save as much of it as you can for analysis and include $6.30 for each Tootie returned for shipping and handling.

  By 1962 Tooties were in full production and today millions of children have benefited all over the world. In the U.S. almost every school district uses Tooties for improving reading, math and science as well as coordination and self-esteem. It turned out that Tooties were also useful for improving vision and thousands of eye doctors use them to help patients. Tooties are also excellent for helping old people stay fit or helping those recovering from illness or accidents. Almost any learning problem at any age can be cured quickly using Tooties. One of the best things about Tooties is that when used early in homes most of these problems can be avoided so Tooties are excellent for prevention.

  Infants and Toddlers: Our best advice is that parents should get one or two dozen Tooties in an assortment of bright colors when their child is about eight months old. By the time the child is ready to crawl parents should add about a carton or two of Tooties. Each carton contains 72 Tooties and are much cheaper that way so wise parents will start with two or three cartons knowing how much their child will benefit as well as any later children. One of the many secrets of Tooties is that they are completely safe for both parents and children. Thus if a child should leave some on the floor parents won't stumble on them. Another secret is that they are very soft and conformable to one's hands as well as very heavy. The reason they must be heavy is that it is wise to strengthen a child's muscles as early as possible in a safe way to avoid injuries. Three Tooties weigh one pound so if a child can lift a dozen Tooties in a cloth bag they are lifting four lbs. and yet if they should fall on bare toes they don't hurt. Even ten lbs. of Tooties doesn't hurt.

  When the child is crawling parents should make a number of criss cross towers of Tooties about ten to fifteen high about the room and encourage the child to crawl around and knock them over with his or her head or any part of their body. Parents should show their delight and make more towers. At some point the child will want to make her own towers so she can knock them down. Elementary age children delight in making towers 17 or more higher as it is so challenging.

  Tooties are completely washable and even sterilizable in boiling water and when frozen become a soft ice cube for babies who are teething. Regular Tooties can also be baked in the oven to teach children to be careful of hot objects. Hot Tooties are lots of fun to squeeze and fondle, even for adults. In the beginning set your oven to about 150?F and later 200?. Don't go over 300? as the fabric could be damaged. Regular Tooties are designed so they transmit heat very slowly. Since any Tooties with Smoothy Tootie Crystals transmit heat very quickly these should not be heated more than 150?F. Leaving Tooties on the dash of a hot car is a good way to try them out. By the way a dozen Tooties are excellent to keep children busy while in the car.

  For parents who want the best for their kids we suggest you get six cartons of Tooties which is called a unit. This is the ideal quantity for children in the range of 2 to 12 as determined by various university studies. Older children can still benefit tremendously if you have them but you don't need so many as they get older. Parents and schools get the best price when ordering six cartons of Tooties and since they last forever and children never get tired of them it is a great investment in their development. By about age two the child starts putting them end to end to make roads across the floor. Older children will appreciate that three Tooties end to end equal one foot and ten end to end equal one meter. All of a sudden math becomes interesting and more meaningful. With six cartons of Tooties 144 feet of roads can be made all over the house. Even bridges and underpasses for older children. Children can also sort the Tooties by color and even by weight if you request that two of your six cartons be of different weights and textures. Now the child can have even more fun sorting the Tooties.

  Parents of infants and toddlers should go to the library and read the book "Playful Parenting" by Graselli and Hegner. It has many ideas on developing your child from 0 to 3 years old and you will see Dr. Hanson's name in there along with many of his ideas and illustrations on how to use Tooties and the various pieces of Tootie equipment to develop your child.

  By about three or four your child may like it when you build an igloo of Tooties. It takes about 200 Tooties for a small igloo and is lots of fun. Upturn a wastebasket so you have a guide to make a perfect circle of about 18 inches in diameter. Add a second row of Tooties on top being sure to overlap the joints and with each row higher come in a little til the top of the igloo comes together. Hold the child's hands while she tries to sit on it to see if it supports her weight. If it should break that is a wonderful opportunity to do it again. Encourage the child to help you. Older children can even make doorways in the igloo. Another secret of Tooties is to have so many that you never run out whatever the child is building. Castles and forts are a favorite of older children and so is knocking them down.

  About age three or four is a good time to add two Tootie Launcher, a Tootie Toss and a Tootie Bounce. The last two pieces of equipment could also be used as early as 18 months if parents are eager to play with their children. Tooties are designed to be self teaching so will keep the child busy even without the parent's active involvement. Tooties are a great baby sitter and when you have baby sitters they should be encouraged to play Tooties with your child. After age 12 Set 7c is your best buy.

  This is just a brief introduction into the fabulous world of Tooties. Write or call for more information and order as many Tooties as you can afford as soon as possible. You will be delighted. Many hundreds of pages have been written about Tooties and their many uses. Even astronauts have used Tooties to maintain their muscle strength in space.

 Brain Development 

Summary: A brief article on how your child's grades, and or behavior may be improved dramatically in a week or two, including almost any learning disability or dyslexia. For all ages. We have great success with brain damage cases also. Don't give up.

Improve Almost Anyone Quickly with New Hi-Tech Psychology 

We specialize in developing normal, sharp people's hidden talents and making them much better than they are. Imagine being able to study much more efficiently, read very fast while understanding better, get better grades, a better job, more money as well as becoming more popular. We can dramatically change people in a week or two but it may take them some time to fully integrate all the possibilities with their new personality.. We open the door and you take off to becoming more self-confident, more beautiful, ambitious and happier, etc. Almost any romantic problem can also be helped, especially if one contacts us early. It is fun showing a women how to find the man of her dreams who really loves her. 

Even very serious problems and all ages can be treated with this system called QET for quick effective therapy, but most of our experience is in the range of ages six to forty. For instance a two year old dominating his mother with temper tantrums can be "cured" in just a few days. Some of the serious problems with which we have had amazing success include failing in school, not liking school, car accidents, hyperactivity, learning disabilities and brain damage from many causes including birth. One Air Force pilot thought he would never walk again after a jet crash and 7 years of treatment. Then a doctor who knew of our method and Tooties caused a miracle to happen. 

Our new hi-tech psychological techniques invented by aerospace engineer John M. Hanson are not really new but have 25 years of proven experience to back them up. Millions have used the Tooties QET system around the world in schools, homes, and vision care centers, etc. However we are not without our critics. Some so-called educational experts say that learning disabilities are impossible to cure, that they can only be made less bad. We don't like to play games with words but these LD students become so well that they can teach others and show almost none of their LD tendencies. For instance a 19 year old girl in Sweden diagnosed as hopelessly hyperactive and brain damaged at age ten was so much improved that now she is studying medicine at the university. And it only took three weeks even though she was one of our most difficult cases. Our services are available worldwide. 

How can we get such dramatic results so quickly? For serious cases the training must be done on a 24 hour per day basis for three to four weeks. Normal people can be improved in just a few days such as a long weekend but it is better if you have five full days. When possible it is a good idea to have a one or two day follow-up from time to time, at least for the first six months after training. 

Two leading universities in Texas and New York have started to imitate our 24 hour therapy but unfortunately their results are not nearly as good as ours. One reason is that they use three different therapists in eight hour shifts so they lose continuity with the student and their therapists don't know how to use Tooties effectively. Tooties are very effective analytical tools that allow the therapist to look into one's brain and see how it processes information. Even more importantly the Tooties are self-teaching educational materials that at the same time you are being analyzed you are improving. It is really amazing how it works. One young lady was doing a Tootie exercise linked to a calculator and the next morning all her pimples were almost gone. She could hardly believe that a calculator and Tooties could be so effective. Actually it was not really the calculator or the Tooties but what was going on in her brain caused by the calculator and Tooties as well as some basics in dermatology. It sounds impossible but for those who don't like pimples and possible scars it is worth a try. 

What would you like to improve in your children or yourself? Please send us details so we can send some personal answers.  

Hear about Tooties 

Summary: More advice for parents who have ordered Tooties so they can understand the full potential for helping their children. Our experts can fly anywhere to help. 

How did you hear about Tooties? 

First, we want to thank you ordering Tooties but making money is not our main purpose. We want to help people improve themselves, their children and their patients. And do it easily and quickly. Our experts can fly anywhere to solve any problem. 

Our goal is to design and manufacture products that really do a good job and hopefully will be used for many years but in more sophisticated ways as you or the patient become more experienced. Our devices are highly motivational and kids don't get bored with them as they do with many other games. 

That is why Tooties are designed to last almost indefinitely and should they ever fail, for any reason, you can send them back and get a free replacement with a minor shipping and handling charge for each Tootie returned. Even if they are just a little worn and dirty you can send them back. What other company gives such an unconditional guarantee? Imagine no proof of purchase is required, no receipts, no time limits, no silly rebates that take forever. Dr. Hanson is also the inventor of QET (Quick Effective Therapy). 

Please tell us how you heard about Tooties, where and from whom if appropriate also. How do you plan to use them? And if possible tell us a little about yourself and your children or patients. Our experts fly around the world helping people quickly. 

If you want the best for your own children tell us about each of them and their strengths and weaknesses and what you would like to improve and we can send you details on how to do that with and without Tooties. Tooties can accomplish miracles in improving almost anyone but we have many other novel techniques that we have invented to supplement what Tooties can do. 

Feel free to write or call us anytime for advice or send a fax to 310-643-8559. Soon we hope to have our Web site, www.Tooties.com, up and running so parents and professionals from all over the world can have the very best advice on how to improve anyone, even hopeless learning disabilities, dyslexia, hyperactivity, attention problems and motivation, etc. It is even better when you help your normal, sharp kids before they seem to need help so that future problems can be avoided and your kids will turn out even better. 

Make sure you get a vision exam at least once a year by a qualified, behavioral optometrist who uses Tooties. The younger you start, the better, such as age two. Consider the use of special lenses called training lenses when your child is starting to read so they can avoid glasses later. We can help you locate such an expert near you. Worldwide listings are in the OEP directory. 

 Learning by Doing 

Summary: Thanks for inquiring about Tooties. Gives basic information and prices on a few sets. 

Tooties Learning Materials  

"Learning by Doing" September 18, 1997 

Dear 

Thanks for calling, faxing or writing for info on Tooties. You probably have heard that Tooties are the best learning materials investment you can make for your schools. Millions of children have enjoyed and benefited from Tooties over the past 35 years all over the US and in many foreign countries. 

Tooties are designed to be self-teaching and work well with all ages but you get better results with trained teachers. You can train your own teachers or invite us to provide in-service workshops. Tooties may be used in classrooms or multi-purpose rooms or even outdoors. Special classes such as learning disabilities, hyperactivity, attention deficits and poor reading can benefit very much. We have a special program for parents where we can dramatically improve almost any student in about 5 to 15 days from pre-school thru college. It is a little expensive but they save their child and are free from continued worrying as the child will do very well in school and later in life. 

The Tooties materials are very durable and made to last for many years. In fact, the individual Tooties will be replaced free indefinitely should they ever get damaged for any reason with a modest shipping and handling charge. This is another reason to have lots of Tooties. High Schools and Universities can get by with Set 2 or 7c depending on the application and don't need as many Tooties. Send us more details on what you want to accomplish. 

We have over a hundred different types and sizes of Tooties depending on the application and years of research have established several sets that work best for different applications in schools or homes. The best possible results occur when schools use Tooties and parents have their own small set 7c at home so kids can practice on their own. 

Perceptual Motor Kit 2 - Only $1,969 plus $94 for shipping. 

Consists of 6 Tootie Launchers, 6 Tootie Tosses and 6 dozen Tooties. Suitable for a whole school but may be used in one classroom at a time or split between two or more classrooms. Many schools use them also for physical education and special education. This is our best value. 

Perceptual Motor Set 7c - Only $795 plus $28 for shipping. 

Consists of 2 Tootie Launchers, one Tootie Toss, one Tootie Bounce and 32 Tooties of three types. Suitable for a classroom or teacher specialist such as psychologist, learning disabilities, math or reading, etc. Also great for homes and optometrists for vision training. 

Perceptual Motor Set 1e - Only $798 plus $23 for shipping 

Consists of a carton of six dozen Tooties of three or more types. Lower grades should have extra Tooties kept in the room. Studies indicate 6 to 10 cartons produces good results with either of the above sets but even one or two cartons is useful. When ordering more than two cartons ask for a quote on price. 

These materials were developed by Dr. John Hanson, a former rocket scientist turned educator and psychologist. He is the inventor of QET (Quick Effective Therapy) where almost anyone can be dramatically improved in 5 to 15 days, even those with severe problems such as learning disabilities, hyperactivity, attention deficits, self-esteem, brain damage, dyslexia, anorexia and poor reading, math or science, etc. Have parents send details and photographs of any child they wish to improve for complete information. 

 Learning Disability Break Thru 

Summary: All kinds of information on how almost any Learning Disability may be helped and usually very quickly. Also give some of our philosophy on teaching and how you can best utilize our materials and services. The potential is enormous. 

Learning Disability Break Thru Including Hyperactivity, Adds, Dyslexia & Car Accidents, etc. 

Summary: Almost anyone can be improved no matter how hopeless it seems providing you can find someone who knows what to do and has had lots of successful experience. The first step is to throw out your resistance to change and become a believer. It took medical doctors 50 years to accept that the stethoscope was better than putting their ear on the patient's chest. With the Tooties system students can dramatically improve grades in college or lower schools. 

Resistance to Change 

Many years ago Dr. John M. Hanson of the Brain Development Center near Los Angeles, and the inventor of Tooties used by millions around the world since 1969, discovered cures for learning disabilities, dyslexia, hyperactivity, reading problems, attention deficit disorders, lack of self-esteem, insecurity, shyness and a host of other problems. Thirty years have passed and many teachers, doctors and parents still have not seen the light. They are still clinging to the old fashioned ideas that a "cure" is impossible. Even if the word "cure" is changed to "improvement" it still raises suspicions. At the same time our teachers around the world continue to get good results fairly quickly, even on the most difficult of cases. 

Why are people so resistant to change? People tend to avoid problems and changes bring new problems. Feelings are another kind of problem. No one wants to hurt another's feelings. When you show a mother how easy it is to solve a personal problem that has occupied her for years you can imagine how bad she feels. She has expended so much effort and dedication in trying to help her child she needs to be rewarded with some success and praise for all her hard work. To say that you have an easy solution is a terrific blow to her ego and makes her feel guilty that she wasted all those years. We would even be reluctant to tell her how we do it as it seems so silly to the uninitiated and would make her feel more guilty. 

Before we try to explain why people are the way they are we need to say that there are many reasons why it is not good to change too quickly. Society would be a disaster if everyone changed all the time. We need a constancy in our lives but children should be taught early that some change is good and that they should keep their minds open. Unfortunately, most teaching is related to teaching things and not thinking. 

This goes way back in history as to why we have education and the simple explanation is that land owners and factory owners needed workers able to do basic tasks and they don't want them to think but just do what they are told. Things have not changed much over the years as we still need workers but now with somewhat higher skills but nevertheless still workers. It has only been in recent years that universities teach students the skills required to open their own businesses. Unfortunately, the universities still are not very good at teaching thinking but hope that it is acquired in the process of learning complicated things. 

Earthquakes 

To try to explain why people are so resistant to change we need to give some examples of history and even some very current examples. A good example of present resistance is the earthquake problem. It would be very useful to know when an earthquake will occur so that lives and property can be saved. There is a man in New Mexico named Browning who has a proven track record in predicting earthquakes with an 80% accuracy. Because he is not 100% accurate many academicians don't give him much credit for his predictions. They attack him in all sorts of ways by saying he doesn't have any formal education in earthquake studies. It is another way of saying that he isn't a member of the club so therefore his work should not be recognized. He does have three degrees in other sciences and is a former test pilot so there is no doubt that he is well able to attack the tasks he has chosen. One doesn't even need to go to school to be the best at something but it helps if that person has the time. Usually they are too busy making progress. In the meantime those companies who do believe Dr. Browning's predictions are able to benefit enormously. Knowledge is power. How you use it is up to you. One of Dr. Browning's marvelous comments is that his goal is to satisfy his customers and not his critics. Too many people bow to the academicians. We applaud his internal fortitude. 

School Superintendents 

In Southern California it used to be and still is to some extent that no one could be a superintendent of a school district if they were not a graduate of USC. No matter how good you were nor how many other degrees you had, none were recognized unless you went to that particular university. In other words they held a monopoly on the schools here which inhibited new ideas from coming in from the outside. People who hold the monopolies here and in other parts of the world love them because it prevents changes that might threaten their way of doing things. Fortunately no one has a monopoly on thinking so never let yourself be intimidated. 

Stealing Ideas 

The Brain Development Center also holds a monopoly on being able to help anyone fairly quickly but we like to think that we are more open to new ideas than others and willing to share our ideas. We welcome ideas on how to cure learning problems, etc. even faster but if the ideas are too strange it would be normal for us to be reluctant also, at least in the beginning. The psychology departments of at least two leading universities have tried to steal our system but didn't bother to consult with us and now say that our system is not any good because they can't duplicate it. It is so easy to see the dumb mistakes even those well educated people make but why should we help them steal our ideas. Bubonic Plague Let's go way back in history to 1347 when the Black Plague started killing millions of people. It lasted about four years and killed about one third to one half of all the people in Europe. People died within about three days of getting sick and there were so many dead around that few people were interested in keeping records and like so much of history one has to be skeptical of what you read as most history is written after the fact and slanted to the view of the author or his superiors. Since rats had always been so common no one suspected rats or their fleas might have been the cause of the Black Death. So in desperation people tried all kinds of other cures, none of which were effective but how did they know since some people lived. Why do some children have learning problems and others not? We think that we have a good idea as to how it happens. Many people believe such problems are inherited in the genes but our research indicates that relatively little comes from the genes. The same is true of nearsightedness but it is so difficult to convince people that it is preventable in most cases. Selling eyeglasses is a billion dollar business so why change. For the best in vision care ask us for a list of behavioral or functional eye doctors in your area or country. 

Unseen Dangers 

Until the invention of the microscope by a Dutch scientist it was impossible to know that in perfectly clear water could be very dangerous bacteria. Even when we know what causes Cholera and how to prevent it people still die regularly from this very painful death. Fortunately it is rare in the U.S. and the more civilized countries but in these days of rapid airplane flights and poor immigration policies it could happen at any moment. In the 1800s England was quite civilized and yet there were serious epidemics of cholera until London built a very extensive and expensive sewer system. 

In the early 1900s the experts thot that malaria was caused by bad air so houses were built on stilts to get them out of the mist that covers the ground in the early morning. In hospitals in Panama during the building of the Panama Canal they used to put the feet of the beds in cups of water to keep the ants from crawling up on the beds. That water was a perfect breeding ground for malaria and yellow fever mosquitoes. It was so hard to convince the authorities to get rid of the cups because the ants were a more visible problem than the mosquitoes and not many people believed that tiny bugs in the saliva of the mosquito could cause something so bad as malaria and yellow fever. Imagine how hard it was for those who believed that they had such a simple cure to convince the authorities. Learning problems, etc. are just as frustrating for parents. Teachers are not as interested in solving the problem as it provides good jobs. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies are not very interested in changing things because it makes money for them in supplying Ritalin and other medical services like brain scans. 

Fear of Criticism 

Even when a fantastic medical cure is invented it is often held back by the inventor because if he publishes it then he is subject to criticism by his peers. A good example is Dr. Janetta. (not sure of name) He invented a very simple permanent cure for a very serious, painful malady for which there had been no cure. The ailment is Trigeminal Neuralgia and the pain it causes on the side of one's face is terrible. Some of the treatments have been very strong drugs that almost killed you in the process. Another treatment was cutting the nerves to that part of the face which wasn't very satisfactory either. What Dr. Janetta discovered was that the cause was pressure on the nerve in the brain as a person gets older and a blood vessel expands. In a very simple procedure he makes a tiny cut into the brain from behind the ear and puts a tiny silicone sponge between the nerve and the offending blood vessel. Imagine all the people condemned to suffer because he was afraid to make his discovery public for many years. He was afraid his critics would say it is too simple or that it would not last. 

How we do it 

Our treatment of any learning disability, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity is also relatively simple but it does involve very heavy, intensive Tooties therapy for up to about 30 days or less in most cases. It is extremely hard work for the therapist and is very difficult to teach to others, especially those not willing to work very hard. On the surface it is hard to believe that what we do will be useful because it is so indirect and seems so simple. Those who try to copy our system give up too soon as it seems boring to untrained observers. 

Intense Concentration 

One of the things that we do is to teach the student to concentrate intensely for long periods of time without effort and then to turn it off and relax. Once they can do that the rest of their development is relatively a pleasure to teach as we see them beaming with excitement at their progress. The Tootie Launcher is one of our most effective tools for this objective along with the Tootie weighing exercise even tho neither looks very impressive on the surface. 

In a way it is like taking the student to a summer camp where all the distractions of friends, family and the school are not present. Most parents ask if it will last when the student returns to their normal environment and yes it does last but sometimes a five day follow-up is recommended after a month or two in their normal environment. Usually we offer suggestions to parents and the student's teacher which we hope they will follow. If a disruptive, poor student returns to a school where everyone knows how dumb they were it is hard for them to accept the student as a brand new smart person. Therefore the ideal would be to enroll the student in a new school and not let his or her records follow them as the new teachers will treat them as the records indicate. That's a normal, human condition because people don't believe that anyone can change so quickly. Parents tend to find all kinds of excuses as to why they can't change schools and to insure that the student's record does not follow them. 

Costs 

Our fee schedule is very simple so you know in advance. It includes everything such as teaching, learning materials, hotels, food, car rentals, etc. except air fare. Fees are payable in advance and no insurance is accepted. We charge a five day minimum plus a three day cushion in case we have to go longer. During the preliminary consultation and evaluation we can determine how long the treatment is expected to take. There is a $300 fee for the initial consultation. Our fees are on a sliding scale downward as our task usually gets easier with time and it saves you money. If money is a big concern we suggest you start with one of our teachers who can do most of the teaching at a much lower rate than the director even tho they might take longer and can handle only the relatively simple cases. Our lowest cost is a "do it yourself" by buying Tooties Set 7c and following the manual. Great for all kids of any age. 

Conclusion 

If you don't believe us, don't use our services as we don't have time to convince you. One principal of a private school for problem children was so arrogant we didn't try to convince him. Instead, we felt sorry for his wonderful boy of nine whom we could have easily helped even tho he was considered one of the worst. We had evaluated the boy in about one hour with our Tooties techniques and found he had all kinds of possibilities. The fact that we can cure or improve almost anyone does not mean that we have the time to do it. Unfortunately we must be selective as to which cases we accept. To do our job well we must have complete flexibility. 

We have many more examples but don't want to burden you. If you are really serious about helping your child and can afford our services then we suggest you call some of our references but you must write first and ask if you may call. Be sure to explain in detail your child's problems and personal data as well as details and costs of the treatments you have tried and the results if any. Be sure to send a copy to us at the address below. 

Handicapped People and Electro Shock Therapy 

Normally we don't do handicapped children any more as they are too easy and others can help them less expensively but since we were the best we can offer useful suggestions. Learning disabilities, etc. are more of a challenge as the problems are not as obvious. Just be aware that even in the most hopeless of cases such as car accidents that some things can be done and that could lead to further improvements. We have had lots of success in even the most impossible cases so why not tell us about your problem. Just because many experts say it is impossible does not mean that it is so. Some psychiatrists refer to us their most difficult cases and so far we have been very successful. Imagine a 63 year old woman, a former professor, undergoing eight years of electro shock therapy once a month and still did not improve. We got dramatic results in a very short time. In another case a girl of 14 was badly injured in a car accident that killed her mother. For seven years she was like a vegetable and locked up in her room except for visits to the psychiatrists who had her on very heavy medication. In three weeks of Tooties therapy she had recovered almost completely and was a delight to teach. We don't know how she is years later as the father did not follow our advice to send her in for a follow-up but I heard thru our psychologist in her city that she has a job and is doing fairly well. Our phones and fax are not listed so you must write first with details about your problem. 

Warning 

Whatever you do, don't use the hospital services that are highly advertised on TV. It's a scheme to milk the insurance companies of about 30 to $50,000 and your child comes out worse. Imagine the bad influence of having your child in an incompetent program for 30 days with 50 similar kids. It is not only bad for your child but is a complete waste of money. Caveat Emptor! 

Learning Disability Booklet 7c: 

Summary: Prepared for national convention in Minneapolis and is very thoro in detail. Useful info for normal children as well. Heavy emphasis is placed on the importance of vision training and finding an Optometrist who uses Tooties. 

LD Book7c on C-4 840206 REV 3/28/86 

Preface 

We believe that optometrists are a vital link in helping solve learning disabilities by treating visually related problems and would like to enlist their talents. In addition to helping many people we hope to show that it can be very rewarding in self-satisfaction and financially. It is more effective to teach the importance of psychology and education to optometrists than to teach psychologists and teachers how to be optometrists. We feel that optometrists will benefit from exposing these professionals to enough about the fundamentals of vision functioning so that they can spot potential visual problems and refer them to you. 

A psychomotor program called Tooties, used by millions of children in schools worldwide, could be the common bond as Tooties are also effective in optometric visual training thus opening the doors for optometrists to work with the schools. This means catching many visual problems before they get severe and bringing in lots of patients who need help. 

Some parts of the program can be delicate since the very things that turn some doctors on may turn others off. Even our own educational part is quite delicate because when we can "cure" children's problems so quickly it reflects badly on some teachers, psychiatrists and psychologists and may cause some to think that their job is in jeopardy. With the help of an optometrist, Dr. Leon Lipkis, O.D. of Los Angeles, who really believes in and uses Tooties regularly, we were able to help Vicki, a 23 year old "dyslexic" who could not read and who had not been helped much after seven months of twice weekly visits to an optometry college clinic. 

If you need advice on helping a particular student, write to us or call us at (310) 643-9882 (7 - 9 AM California time is best) but always follow up with a letter. Leaving a message on our answering machine is not always sufficient. If you want to avoid the answering machine, use (310) 643-8775 or fax at (310) 643-8559. If the parents chose to write directly, ask them to include complete details on the patient in their first letter and a picture of family with names and ages of each member. 

Before you read too far let us warn you up front that we really don't know for sure why our methods produce such fantastic results quickly. We have been searching for answers for over 23 years but the magic of why it works is elusive. This bothers some educators and psychologists who think many of our techniques are quite unrelated even though the children love them. Someday we will discover the reasons but in the meantime we just keep on getting good results. In most cases we attack the problem in a very unusual, unorthodox, indirect manner playing by ear so to speak. It is very difficult to teach this concept to others but we think that optometrists are the most likely professionals to be able to capture these delicate threads or nuances and put them to effective use. To speed up the learning process, especially if serious vision problems are evident, we often bypass the sight input part of the sensory system and work the student with their eyes closed. Then, when they improve their brain process functioning, they can be referred to an optometrist for testing and visual training (VT) as appropriate. We prefer to have an OD thoroughly examine the eyes and vision prior to our work but unfortunately there isn't always time since most of our clients are almost completely improved in a week. With the psychological part done the child will do even better on his VT which is still very vital to the child's continued improvement. 

Teachers really want to be good but unfortunately too often they are not as well prepared for this phase of teaching as they might be. Our goal is to help teachers understand the importance of vision. Optometrists should feel good about their valuable contribution to patients and society and be well paid for it. When well paid you can afford to be generous and help others who cannot afford care such as certain parents or even your local school district. For our part we are willing to donate up to a month, when required, to visit your area and help your study group of optometrists and assistants become as proficient as possible in helping lots of people and be financially rewarded at the same time. Because so many schools already use Tooties we have the magic key that opens the doors to almost any school district so that you and they can work together. Over the past 23 years the use of Tooties has proven very valuable for helping children to improve reading, math and vision and we owe much of our success to the wonderful optometrists who pioneered in the use of our materials when they were new and not as popular. Now we can afford to be even more generous with you and your staff to insure you are getting the most from your investment of time and money. We are most interested in helping the adventurous doctors who lead the way for the others in your exciting profession.

 Columbia University and the University of Texas have now adopted 24 hour psychological therapy techniques similar to the ones Dr. John Hanson pioneered many years ago which adds even more credibility to our program. We are eager to help anyone expand into this field of improving people so quickly. Optometry is a vital ingredient.

 Learning Disabilities Helped by Optometry 

by John M. Hanson, PhD, Director Brain Development Center Tooties, California 90250

 No profession is better qualified to help students with visual problems that contribute to learning disabilities than optometry, especially those who are members of OEP and COVD. Parents are willing to spend all kinds of money to help their children and yet so many optometrists, well qualified technically, have few practical ideas on how to tap this enormous potential. Teachers need to be trained on how to identify visual problems and refer students needing visual care to you. The purpose of this booklet is to show you how easy it is. Naturally you will make money, and so will we, but our main goal is to help the millions of children who need help desperately. No one is better qualified than you for teaching children how to develop and use their vision effectively. Then we can help you with the psychological and educational components. Together we will make a terrific team. 

Some people think that teachers are well qualified to help students with learning disabilities but the sad fact is that too many are not. However they could be much better if they knew how to use Tooties properly. First, the colleges of education that teach teachers are not doing as good a job as they could or should. Ask any teacher which courses were the worst and the reply will usually be that most were in education. Instead, education courses should be the best with the most exciting professors. There are many good teachers in schools but ask them how they got that way and they will usually tell you that they threw out many of the things they learned in the school of education and on their own learned to do what worked in the classroom. Think back about how many poor teachers you had in school and college. Do you realize that it only takes one bad teacher to ruin a child's yearning for learning for life? Often the parents have absolutely no control over the fact that just such a teacher is their child's teacher. Suppose you loved math in high school but in college you had a terrible algebra or calculus teacher who turned you off thereby ruining your opportunity to become an optometrist. Entirely possible. We have seen it happen in similar situations over and over again. We specialize in solving these types of problems quickly. Almost any failure or setback can be reversed to bring success when you know how. Some just seem impossible. We can take almost any student who is doing poorly in college or high school (even elementary school) and dramatically improve them in 5 to 10 fun filled, full time days. Even more satisfying and useful is helping to improve a normal student who seems to be at capacity or nearly perfect. 

Schools of Education 

One of the problems with the schools of education is that they spend far too much time studying the history of education and hardly any time on how children learn. We travel around the world looking for the best teachers and in the field of optometry there are and have been many greats such as Skeffington, Getman, Hendrickson, Fleming, Barstow, Kadet, Kraskin, Streff, Apell, and Schrock, etc. One of the greatest teachers is Professor Les Nason, Ed.D, formerly of the USC School of Education. Every optometrist, parent and student should order his book. More than half a million copies have been sold. The title is "You Can Get Better Grades" by Les and Fran Nason. Only $15 ppd. from Creative Ideas. Professor Nason can do miracles with almost any student and yet his great ideas are still not accepted in the university schools of education because they are considered too simple. Actually there is much more to the story. Another great book that we sell is Dr. Jerry Getman's "How to Develop Your Child's Intelligence". Only $17 ppd. When Dr. Getman wrote this book he was way ahead of his time and he still is. He's terrific. For parents of children from birth to age 3 we recommend "Playful Parenting" by Graselli and Hegner for only $19 ppd. 

Teachers 

Millions of children use Tooties in schools all over the nation so we have had the opportunity to find out who many of the really good teachers are and of course the not so good, and what they can do with children. We love helping teachers become even better than they are. Of course it is unfair to put all the blame on teachers. Most of the blame should be on parents for not adequately preparing their children in the years before they go to school. It is a difficult job being a parent with so much to learn and few good parenting schools, and even fewer attending them. With Tooties parents can learn on their own and raise better children. Many parents are to blame for not working closely with the school to help their child find the good teachers. When this is not possible they should teach their children how to learn on their own in spite of a poor teacher. Parents are also to blame for being quindretic (not knowing what they don't know) about the importance of vision. That is, they don't know that they don't know much about vision so how can they take any positive action? The AOA seems to be trying its best to inform parents but we think there is much more to do. We would love to offer some suggestions and still avoid the controversy with medical doctors. 

Visual Training 

In the eyes of many parents traditional optometric visual training (VT) is costly, time consuming and often does not achieve the desired results. Parents are often at fault by not encouraging students to practice at home. With Hanson's Motivation Techniques the student will enthusiastically practice in spite of the parents' apathy. With the Tooties System and Hanson's Motivation Techniques your years of superior technical training can pay off. Unfortunately colleges usually do not teach us how to make money nor how to think but tend to overwhelm us with facts and figures so that we can work for someone else who makes the money. The good news is that a number of colleges now offer entrepreneur courses. 

One of our secrets to success is to make the parents really want to become involved in their child's VT and to participate in the training along with the rest of the family. The activities prescribed will make everyone aware of and concerned with the importance of vision and the fact that their vision while improving is not as good as it should and could be. As a result of this new knowledge they often urge their friends to seek your vision care. 

Learning Lenses 

We believe in the use of learning lenses. We are sure that you believe in their value also, to relieve the stress of prolonged near point seeing, enhance visual information processing, and help prevent maladaptations, i.e., visual and eye problems. But too often lenses alone do not solve learning related visual problems or learning problems per se. Parents of successful children are your best source for referrals. Parents love to use Tooties at home and thus become even closer to their children as each tries to improve their vision functioning, tracking and eye-hand skills on the Tootie Toss, Tootie Launcher and Tootie Bounce. These aids are designed to do much more than just improve vision. When only used in optometric offices for short periods of time many of the possible benefits are lost. For frequent and prolonged fun-filled as well as learning enhanced times it is essential that every patient also have Tooties Set #7c or #4 available for home use. It is better if they buy it but it would also be easy to have several sets available for loan or rental for parents who cannot afford to buy their own. The child needs many hours of individual practice and at times should invite in siblings, friends and relatives but preferably no more than three children at once to avoid having to take turns. Taking turns, while very sociable, can be very distractible and detrimental to the learning process. 

Expand Your Horizons 

Dr. Hanson has traveled all over the country visiting optometric offices and attending conventions in order to personally meet many of over 700 optometrists who use Tooties. He welcomes the opportunity and an invitation to do an all day training session with your assistants. Some optometrists know how to make VT financially rewarding as well as realizing its importance to children but many adults could also benefit from VT. Using Tooties at home with their children is a non-threatening way for parents to discover the benefits of VT and tell others about your services. 

Office Executed Visual Training 

In the past, in-office VT was the only effective means of getting good results because neither parents nor children were likely to follow-up on the out-of-office (home) practice suggested. In the office environment the doctor has complete control and can often delegate much of the work to a skilled assistant. This procedure, while effective, is expensive from the parent's point of view and is very time consuming when you consider the number of hours used in bringing the child to and from each session. Because results are not readily visible to the parent or child they begin to have doubts about the value of the program and when they have doubts the program is bound to lose effectiveness. For doctors who believe that in-office VT is the only way to go let us suggest that by adding out-of-office use of Tooties the child will be more motivated to practice and the parent is more likely to see results and want to tell other parents about your effective program. Naturally you need to indoctrinate both child and parent in the proper use of the Tooties and encourage parents and other members of the family to enjoy the Tooties as well. In this case you enlist the aid of the patient and/or his parents to be one of your teachers so that he can learn to spot visual problems in others and you might get even more referrals.

 Office Directed Visual Training 

We feel that the use of Tooties opens the door to a much wider practice of VT without necessarily increasing the size of your staff if you are willing to try the technique of "office directed but home executed" VT. Tooties are designed to be self-teaching and are irresistible to children if you keep the training a "fun" system. Even after the first session with the child it is effective to let him take a Tootie Launcher home to practice. Soon he will want his parents to buy a set, which is highly recommended because the Tooties are so much fun with all ages, even at adult parties. And each time the Tooties are used they teach others about the importance of vision, your program and the importance of really learning to use vision effectively even for people without any apparent problems. In other words almost everybody could benefit by some VT. Your most potent source for referrals are lots of satisfied and enthusiastic patients who continue to use Tooties at home and tell others about the importance of VT. 

Some Specific Advice about using Tooties 

It takes time to learn how normal people react with Tooties. Encourage your staff to take the Tootie equipment home on weekends to try on themselves and the neighborhood's normal children and adults. You should do it also. It's lots of fun and you will become much better at using Tooties in the office where time is money. 

Tootie Launcher 

Even though the Tootie Toss captures people's imagination the quickest it is very important to always introduce the Tootie Launcher first if you have the time. Don't even let them see the Toss. The Launcher is by far one of our most effective tools in developing the brain and the visual system. One of the secrets is not to teach them to catch but to set up the proper condition for them to learn how on their own. This gives lots of useful practice to the visual system and the brain as well. If you show the child how to catch, he does become a good catcher quickly but you have lost the advantage of his learning to learn and exercising his vision and brain to the maximum available. In observing the visual system via the use of Tooties you will also see that much of a child's problem is how the brain is interpreting the visual stimuli and that the brain itself is where we need to place some emphasis. Start out by asking the patient to place a Tootie on the end of the Launcher and jump on the other end. Observe if they use one or both feet and how effectively. Don't criticize or correct them if they place it on the wrong end but welcome that as an opportunity to observe how their listening, visualizing and thinking is working. If they jump or stomp on the wrong end and nothing happens, praise them for making a good jump and ask them to do it again. See how many times it takes before they start thinking and place the Tootie at the correct end. Don't congratulate them then but wait till the Tootie flies in the air and then praise them. This is the positive reinforcement or feedback they need and will lead to more trying. Observe if they make any attempt to catch and if they use inappropriate amounts of force by launching too hard or too soft. How long does it take them to figure out the correct force and are they reasonably consistent once they have discovered the correct force? Notice which foot they used. Later ask them to try the other foot and see how they adjust. It should improve fairly quickly even though they may still prefer the first foot. 

When they finally catch a Tootie tell them to put another color Tootie on the end of the launcher and put the Tootie they just caught in front of the new Tootie (closer to them). Now with two Tooties they have to learn the correct force all over again besides keeping track of two objects moving in the air. When both are caught they continue with 3, then 4 up to a possible 22 Tooties at once. Normally an average child will be able to catch his age in Tooties. "That's great, do it again" is an appropriate comment for almost anything they do and does not give away any information that they should be gathering from the stimuli presented. When a child is catching well with either right or left hand you may want to add the use of prisms. The possibilities are lateral prisms, ie. bases out or in, and bases left or right yoked and vertical, ie. bases up or down yoked. Dr. William Nielson, O.D., in Seattle devised some very effective techniques using prisms. Read the manual on the Tootie Launcher for more specific details as there are all kinds of great uses for this device. Allow the child to invent his own games at home besides practicing the specific procedures you will be recommending. 

Should the parents decide to purchase a Launcher for home use, even though you might temporarily loan them one, it is important that they get at least Set #3 which consists of two launchers and two dozen Tooties. Taking turns is very ineffective for two or more children so with two launchers the patient can invite a friend over to practice together. It makes it much more fun, it challenges, it is much better for the patient and opens the door for even more referrals. Actually the parents should order Set #4 which is the same as #3 but includes the vital Tootie Toss and saves money in the long run. Set #7c is even better as it includes a Tootie Bounce. Optometrists who wish to stock three or more sets are entitled to a 30% discount. This will be a service so that parents can get started immediately instead of ordering from us. 

Tootie Toss 

The same philosophy of teaching described above applies to the use of the Tootie Toss. Don't tell the child to catch. Have him stand, kneel or sit about five feet in front of the Toss and throw overhand at the net. Watch to see if they can predict the outcome and trajectory and if they use appropriate force. How long after they start catching successfully does it take them to learn that the most effective way to catch is with the fingers of the hand pointed toward the ceiling and not toward the net? When successful with the dominant hand allow them to try the other until they are successful again. When they can throw and catch consistently Dr. Lipkis recommends adding a metronome to make their performance even more efficient by throwing on every beat or every other beat, etc. You or your assistant should be positioned so that you can look directly at their eyes since it is important when using any of our VT devices to monitor where the patient looks. We feel it is better not to suggest that the child track the Tootie but let it happen on its own with lots of practice at home. If you make him aware of his loss of fixation and attempt to improve his tracking directly you will be successful but the child is not as likely to internalize the process. So please let him learn on his own with the Tooties at home and you monitor his progress at the office to get better results and save the parents money. Please give lots of genuine praise at the right time as well as placing a Tootie Sticker on their chest for each success. A supply is furnished with each Tooties Set. 

Tootie Bounce & Different Kinds of Tooties 

We have many other Tootie devices for brain development but only a few more that are really useful for VT. The most valuable is the Tootie Bounce which is for bilateral training. It is a smaller net that is held horizontally between both hands and the Tootie is bounced in the middle. Its use can be easy or difficult depending on which kind of Tootie is used. Tooties are available in different sizes, weights and internal textures. Some are large and heavy, some are large and light, and some are small and heavy, etc. The mismatch of visual size and feel or weight teaches computing of differences and how to compensate with appropriate movements. The Tootie Bounce may be ordered as Set 6c which includes four Tooties. After your Tooties program is running well we recommend ordering Set 1g which is a carton of 72 Tooties of three different weights. Remind us and we will substitute some of the more expensive, different weight Tooties at no extra cost so you can evaluate them with your patients. They are the same size but vary in weight, feeling and bouncing characteristics as well as being more difficult to catch. Remember our goal is to help people, through optometrists, and the use of Tooties to eliminate visually-related learning disabilities. We propose to show you how easy it is to help learning disabilities when you have Tooties and couple them with a good VT program. Office-directed but home-executed VT programs now become practical and profitable.

 Tootie Squirter 

Another device that is extremely popular and effective for visual and brain development is the Tootie Squirter. We sold thousands to many optometrists but once we filled the need the orders slowed down and we discontinued production. Someday we may start up again when there is enough demand. So, all optometrists who have Tootie Squirters, be sure you take good care of them and don't loan them out. The Tootie Squirter is a hand held device that when you squeeze the handle, a Teeny Tootie jumps out of its hammock-like bed into the air and does a somersault. The trick is to use your vision, hand, timing and brain to get the Teenie Tootie to land back in its bed and catch it at that moment by releasing the squeeze on the handle at just the right time. Normal six year olds can learn to do it a hundred times consecutively. It is very exciting and self-rewarding. As with other Tootie devices either one or both eyes may be occluded. 

How Can Brain Development Center Help You? 

There are many ways we can help you but one is via our ads in national media that urge parents to get visual checkups for their children at optometrists qualified to use Tooties. If we know you use Tooties, we can recommend they see you directly but we usually have them call all the optometrists near them to see which use Tooties. It helps when your assistant can say, "Yes, of course we use Tooties." Again our purpose is not to force you to use Tooties but for you to be aware of how useful they are. After an initial visual examination all that may be necessary is for you to suggest various activities to be performed at home with Tooties and that you provide follow-up in the event that they need additional help. Even optometrists who do not do VT should know about Tooties and have at least Set 7c or 4, even if only for use in their own home. 

Another way in which we can help is via the schools. Millions of children have used Tooties in schools all over the nation in the past 23 years. Las Vegas, Nevada with about 60 elementary schools spends over a million dollars a year on their Tooties program. The school district in San Antonio, Texas has excellent video movies of Tooties in use. Teachers are delighted with the excellent results that can be obtained. When we visit schools, from elementary to college, we see lots of students who need help with their vision. They may be able to see clearly but it is the control and functioning of their vision that leaves something to be desired. Send us the name and address of your local school district so that we can send some literature. If possible, give us the name of a dynamic teacher or administrator who is in search of excellence and not afraid to try new things. If a school doesn't have Tooties, let us know. Don't worry about money. Tooties are so fantastic they will usually find the money no matter how desperate they seem to be. Parents will often chip in to get Tooties for their child's class. Service clubs might be willing to purchase Tooties for the school district. When they start with Tooties we expose them to the importance of vision and the need to bring in a vision consultant (an optometrist) to teach the teachers how to look for possible visual problems that interfere with learning. 

If possible, we might even get the school nurse on your side if she is still not stuck on the Snellen chart at 20 feet. Ask the AOA or OEP how to convince school nurses and gain excellent publicity. We have excellent newspaper articles on why Tooties are so important in schools. It would be great if the local optometrists could be named as stressing the importance of vision. Offer to do a free screening at school. Get together with other ODs to concentrate on one school at a time or each do a school near their practice. Don't make a big project at first. All you really need is Tooties and you can spot all kinds of visual problems. The children will love you because you make learning fun. When you get ready, write to us and we can tell you how to screen lots of children effectively in one day. We screen 60 children every 20 minutes for a total of 600 per day which is 3,000 per week. It doesn't take many weeks to really know what you are doing and we have over 28 years of experience. 

Schools everywhere use Tooties. Offer to show them how to use them more effectively and how to use them to spot visually-directed problems. It might be a good idea to concentrate on the learning disabled (LD) children at first. Later, when you evaluate normal children, you will find many who could use help to be more efficient. 

If you do visit a school, don't lecture too much but demonstrate by asking for a group of 12 - 15 children. While they are having fun with Tooties you spot the visual problems and point them out to the teachers and parents. Then have the children sit and read so you can see their near point vision in action and critique. Now the parents and administrators will want you to screen the whole school. Later you can bring in instruments as necessary. Remember, at first only help a small group until you become a real expert. That way you can get by with only Set #4 or 7c and still get good results. 

Recent Optometry Graduates 

We can help young ODs just starting. Tell us about yourself and your practice, where you went to college and which optometry college. Did they teach you anything about Tooties? How much do you know about visual training (VT)? Have you ever taken a course from one of the great masters still teaching such as Getman, Hendrickson, Apell or Streff? If your budget is very low, as is usual with those getting started, the patient can get the Tooties and you can learn while teaching them. We can show you how. Before you can really be effective with LD children you need to practice lots with normal children to understand that their visual system leaves a lot of development to be desired. 

Parents are willing to spend all kinds of money to help their children and yet so many optometrists, well qualified technically, have few practical ideas on how to tap this enormous potential. Let us show you how. Teachers need to be trained on how to identify and refer students needing visual care to you. The purpose of this booklet is to show you how easy it is. Naturally you will make money, and so will we, but our main goal is to help the millions of children who need to develop their vision better. 

Many of the problems with LD children are caused by parents, unknowingly, and usually are a combination of many causes requiring very expert help in order to resolve. During early childhood the child's visual system, as well as many of their other systems, was not allowed or encouraged to develop adequately. If every child, for example, played ping pong, threw rocks at bottles on a fence and ran in the woods, they would have developed their visual system more. Added to this lack of development of visual control are all kinds of psychological problems. That is why it is not enough to just solve the visual problems. In conjunction with your expertise we work on the total problem. Even parents with lots of money who think that they are doing everything just right find that when we evaluate their children we still find lots of weaknesses. Our national ads encourage parents of "normal and perfect" children to have us evaluate their children and one of our conditions is that they see a qualified optometrist first who will send us a copy of his vision analysis. 

VAKT 

Many of you have studied the VAKT approach. This involves the following sensory systems: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactual. The Tooties system is designed to embrace all of these and to achieve excellent results quickly. Let us give an example of a college girl catching 21 Tooties at once from the Tootie Launcher. For many years 21 Tooties was the world's record won by Tracy Lord at age 19 in Atlanta, Georgia. The present world's record is 22, achieved in 1984 by a beautiful young woman, Malin Swartling, age 19, in Sweden. Most children can catch their age in Tooties up to 15. That is the point where the champions start because 15 or more is very difficult. Most adults with determination can get up to nine except for athletic coaches who have trouble getting past six. The problem with the coaches, who are quite athletic, is that they tend to use their brawn rather than their eyes and brains and try to catch the Tooties in sandwich fashion which is obviously more difficult. The world's champion for that method is a young college man, Ross Wentworth, when he caught 11 in February of 1984 and learned the skill in a relatively very short time. Ross is very fast, quite smart, very determined and doesn't mind failing. 

Launcher and VAKT 

In loading 21 Tooties on the launcher the student uses the visual system to make sure that the Tooties are lined up in a straight row. If the row curves, then obviously when the Tooties come down they won't come down in a straight line so the job of catching them becomes more complicated. The tactual and auditory come into play during the loading as there are usually several different kinds (weights) of Tooties which all look alike but require tactual and auditory discrimination to identify them and to decide where they should be placed in the line of Tooties on the launcher. 

Now the kinesthetic system takes over for it is important to hit the launcher hard enough to get all the Tooties (almost 8 lbs.) up in the air but yet not too high or they will separate. While in the air and during the catching all of the systems are operating at once and intertwined. The visual system predicts the path of the falling Tooties and tracks the trajectory while guiding the whole body and kinesthetic system which gets the hands in position and the auditory and tactual start with the catching. During a good catch the sound of 21 Tooties plopping one after another into your hands is a great feeling and feedback for vision. Imagine a tower of Tooties about two feet long and spaced apart in the air. Many students make the mistake of using the central vision of their eyes to guide their hands rather than using their kinesthetic sense and their peripheral vision. Thus the eyes are not available to watch all the falling Tooties. Good peripheral vision is one of the essentials for knowing where your body is in time and space. It is a beautiful sight to watch a human with all their faculties operating at peak performance. So when you use Tooties you are helping your patient with much more than just vision. You are helping the patient to integrate and use all the systems, guided by vision. It also teaches them that it is fun to fail providing you learn something and try again until you succeed. Now the patient learns to apply these skills to his school work and not give up when he first fails to find the solution to a difficult problem. 

Toss and VAKT 

The Tootie Toss is more difficult to evaluate in terms of VAKT but here is a small sample. It is very effective in integrating all the aspects of VAKT together at once. The patient throws a Tootie at the net and it bounces back at him very quickly. Depending on whether the Tootie Toss is upside down, which is the very fast mode, it makes a big difference on how the patient reacts. First of all, their vision tells them how far away the Tootie Toss is. The tactual and kinesthetic help identify the kind of Tootie (weight, size, inner texture, etc.) so in combination with distance he thinks he knows how hard to throw. Throw too hard and it becomes more difficult. Too light and the trajectory becomes distorted. Using all of the senses he tries to get the Tootie to hit the net flat for a uniform return but is ready if it suddenly decides to turn to one side or up or down as it bounces back. One becomes alert or else. In fact we can take almost any woman who believes she is uncoordinated and dramatically improve her movement skills, in hands, feet, and total body movement in a few hours. It is amazing how quickly humans can improve when given the right opportunity with Tooties. 

You, as an optometrist, are better qualified than most at helping children with learning disabilities especially if you know how to take advantage of the benefits of Tooties. You know that vision is dominant and its importance. You can improve the quality of your practice with a minimum investment of time and money and at the same time improve your volume. Each satisfied patient becomes an enthusiastic patients and is a great potential for more referrals. Tooties are very catchy (contagious, attractive, etc.) so when former patients continue to use them other people will ask about them and your name will be suggested. Not having Tooties in stores is a great advantage so people will have to see you to find out about them and get superior visual care at the same time. 

Don't hesitate to write or call if we can help you, (310) 643-9882, but write also. 

In a nutshell our personalized help service works like this. 

You examine the patient and send us a brief report. You go ahead with glasses or contacts and any other treatment indicated. We send the parents a questionnaire along with some specific comments based on your analysis and recommendations. With that information we offer the parents several options depending on their interest and resources. If the best treatment is desired, we fly to your city and visit in the patient's home and live in a nearby hotel while we are literally working with the patient on a nearly 24 hour a day basis for five days. There are many different options depending on the circumstances. When advisable we take the patient away on a driving trip for a few days to get him out of the environment of his parents and friends. In some cases a chaperone may be advisable. If the child is doing poorly in school, then it doesn't hurt when we take him out of school for that time. The improvements in achievement are worth the loss of school time. During the training we work with the parents to find a suitable young person (college or high school) who lives nearby so we can train them to do the follow-up when we leave and to see that your advice on optometric visual training practice is followed up. Normally we recommend six months or more of follow up visual training which includes what we have done with Tooties. 

 Rehab - Rehabilitation Exercises: 

Summary: These exercises are suitable for home use besides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Recreational Therapy. They are even good for healthy people as a prevention. 

City of Hope 

Rehabilitation Exercises with Tooties 

Summary: One of the most important aspect of Tooties is in the motivation of the patient to want to do things and get better. Some of these patients, especially children are very difficult as they don't know what is going on and have sort of given up. 

One of the key roles of the therapist is to make the patient enjoy the visit so much they can hardly wait until the next visit. Therapists have a very difficult but important job and Tooties can make it much better and easier. It takes a little while to be creative in the use of Tooties but follow the instructions here and modify them to suit your needs. Be sure to read the cautions below as it is important not to create any problems. When you come up with applications that work well with your patients write them up to share with your colleagues and send a copy to Dr. John M. Hanson for review and publication world wide with your name. Send to: Brain Development Center, USA Telephones 310 643-9882, fax 643-8559 If you have any special applications and need some advice feel free to send a fax with all the details and the best time to reach you if an urgent reply is desired. 

There are a number of types of Tootie equipment such as the Tootie Toss, Tootie Launcher, Tootie Bounce and Tootie Squirter, etc. These can be very stimulating which is very useful for motivating patients but be cautious as sudden movements could cause problems with indwelling tubes. That is why we recommend starting out with quiet movements. 

Cautions: 

A: Catheters and other Hookups 

Tooties can create a wide variety of emotions and response. Be sure not to overdo. Start gradually with the very quiet activities and build up as possible. For patients with Hickman catheters and other connections be especially careful not to provoke any sudden movements. 

Don't use Tooties in such a way that they could hit tubes and equipment connected to patient or to knock things off of tables. 

B: Amount of activity or excitement 

Check with the nurse or doctor as there may be limits as to how much activity is acceptable and desired. Be conservative. Doctors and nurses are very busy people and may not know much about Tooties so explain their potential when there is time. Teamwork is essential. Explain that Tooties can be very quiet and subtle when applied properly. 

C: Sterilization 

Tooties may be sterilized in a number of ways. The most effective is baking them in an oven for 20 to 30 minutes at an appropriate temperature to kill any organisms. Usually 180 to 200 degrees F is sufficient and almost all Tooties with take this without any problems. Arrange neatly in a flat pan to insure even heat distribution. Regular Tooties, those that weigh 150 grams and make noise when squeezed may be heated to 300 degrees F. Smoothy Tooties may also take that temperature but could burn you if squeezed when hot as they transfer heat much faster than regular Tooties. 

Tooties may also be autoclaved but then must be dried so when possible use the oven method. Don't use Tooties in a microwave as the heating is too unpredictable. Tooties may also be sprayed with disinfectant and perfume added for patients whose smell senses are working. The nylon net bag should also be sterilized and washed from time to time.

 Tooties may be hand washed when necessary to remove accidental patient discharges. Rinse well to remove detergent and dry in an oven at about 200 degrees F which will also sterilize them. 

Quiet Applications: 

A: Tower Building Required: 20 to 30 Tooties 

Almost anyone can build a tower of 17 Tootie high when the Tooties are crisscrossed but some people who tend to be careless have troubles at about ten. Watch to see if the tower consistently falls to the left or right or forward or backward. That gives a clue as to how their visual system is working and whether they can use that failure mechanism to improve. Some don't learn from their mistakes and repeat the same mistakes over and over again. The world's record crisscross is used to be 46 by sixth grade students in Torrance, California but in 1989 a ten year old Dutch girl named Hanneke got up to 52. Normal, sharp college students have difficulty after 30. 

If the tower is on a bed you may want to use a book as a stable base. This mode may be used even for very weak patients who are laying on their side. Sometimes the therapist might build the tower and let the patient knock it down using an appropriate part of their body that is free to move. If the patient can sit up in bed, an eating table over the bed might be the best place to build the towers. A more difficult tower is stacking them directly upon each other. 

Even more difficult but very pretty is stacking them on edge and crosswise. The most difficult is stacking them end to end and crosswise is essential. 

If the patient is mobile and not hooked up to anything you or they can stack them on each other's heads. With very unresponsive patients I often put one on their head very gently and ask if they can move gently to make it fall off. Repeat as many times as necessary until they can do it easily. Be sure to give lots of praise each time. As you get up to six Tooties crisscross on their head you will notice they have to hold their heads quite steady before being given the command to let them fall. You can do the same on their shoulders, tummy, chest, elbows, back of their hands, feet, etc. 

B: Different Sizes 

While there are many different sizes of Tooties all are designed so that if they fall on bare toes they won't hurt. Most of the applications are with size one Tooties which are about four inches long, 2.5 inches wide and about .75 inches thick. Size ten Tooties are about the size of a human baby and can weigh from 3.5 lbs to well over ten lbs and yet don't hurt when dropped on bare toes. 

C: Weight Training 

When it is appropriate to strengthen muscles the larger Tooties are very useful. Most of the time size 3 and 5 Tooties in different weights are the best with possible one or two of the size ten Tooties. Often you can achieve similar results just with regular Tooties in the nylon net back. Just add more Tooties when you want to increase the weight. Keeping records is very useful for patients also as they can see how long they were able to hold five lbs. of Tooties at arms length. Each day they might hold it for a longer number of seconds or with more weight. 

Slight Movement Therapy 

Req'd: 12 Tooties and small bucket. 

You have already done a little of this when a patient is asked to let a Tootie fall off their head or other parts of their bodies. Have patient move Tooties from their head to their tummy or knee, etc. and to even further distances. If the patient is ambulatory and not connected to any tubes they might walk with a Tootie on their head from one point to another. Repeat with two or more Tooties. Children love this exercise so give them lots of praise. 

Have patient hold Tootie in air and then drop it into a bucket that is directly below their hand. Repeat till all the Tooties are used. Ask the patient to hold their hand even higher. If patient can stand have them place a Tootie on head and then drop it in the bucket. One of the secrets of all these techniques is repetition. Almost always repeat the exercises many times, at least until the patient can do the exercise with complete confidence. There is a tendency for the therapist to think the patient is bored and switch from one exercise too soon. Try to motivate patient to continue. Universities and schools have similar problems with basic educational skills by pushing the student to advance before they achieve a strong foundation at a particular level. Schools think they have to do this or they would never advance but many students suffer. One of the fundamentals of our brain development success is to go back and find areas where the student is weak and fill them in. So when working with patients please give them strong foundations so they won't feel shaky when they advance. 

More follows, 

John M. Hanson 1445 words 4.8 minutes reading time at 300 wpm 

Returns - Free Exchange - New Tooties for Old: 

Summary: No matter how old your Tooties are nor if they are damaged or not they will be replaced free. No receipts or proof of purchase is necessary. Even if they are just dirty you get new ones. We even replace the competition's bags. 

 Free Exchange for Worn or Damaged Tooties 
   New Tooties for old just like Aladdin 

Date _____________ 

Dear 

Thanks for returning ____ Tooties to us for exchange and saving as much as possible of the Tootie Crystals for analysis. This provides a valuable quality control service so that our products keeping getting better and better and keeping costs down. 

To save your time and ours always include your check with the shipment of Tooties. At the moment we charge only $7 shipping and handling for each Tootie to be exchanged. If you return 12 or more the charge is only $5 per Tootie to be replaced free. 

Please take the time to tell us how you use your Tooties and how much you and the children like them and do they really produce excellent results? Do you have any favorite uses we can publish to help others and give you credit? 

As you know our guarantee of free replacement contains none of the unreasonable limits of other manufacturers such as an original copy of your receipt, proof of purchase and time limits, etc. The purpose of this marvelous guarantee is to encourage you to use your Tooties as much as possible and not be worried that they will be damaged. Hopefully you buy lots of Tooties since you know they are guaranteed forever. The secret of Tooties is quantity. Homes with small children should have at least 500 to 3,000 Tooties if you want the best development for your child. Schools should have about 5,000 distributed among the classrooms with the lower grades getting most. For special projects they can all be brought together at once for fantastic learning opportunities. Optometric and other therapy offices should have at least 300 and possibly 800 for the best results. Just to build one igloo takes about 150 Tooties and Tootie roads across the room take three Tooties per foot of room size & not much happens when the child gets to built only one road so be sure to have lots of Tooties and an assortment of types so child can learn to sort them by weight, texture and color, etc. 

We accept any Tooties for replacement, even new ones of a color or type you don't prefer. We would appreciate a reason for your request and hopefully you won't use the term defective as that is very rare after 38 years of manufacturing Tooties. 

When a hole or tear appears in a Tootie it is often a puncture such as when throwing against a Tootie Toss open "S" hook holding the springs. All "S" hooks should be bent closed at both ends as per the instructions and for the safety of the children. Please check yours and bend closed with pliers. 

Be sure to return as much of the Tootie Crystals as possible and put each Tootie in a sealed plastic bag so the crystals don't get mixed. We examine the crystals under a microscope so we can determine how much the Tooties were used and when they were manufactured. We also check to see if the damage is to the woof or warp threads as well as the seams. 

Please send $ ______ for replacements. ($7 x ____ Tooties) 
Payable to Creative Ideas Co. 

Sincerely, 

Vicky Hamilton 
Customer Relations 

 

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Save by ordering 3 cartons for price of 2. or 12 Dreamies for $196. 
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 Special - Special Types of Tooties: 

Summary: Describes the principal types of Tooties, their benefits and how they may be used to achieve the results desired. For nice customers we can build almost any type of Tootie for your needs. 

Set 1 h 72 Special Tooties of Smoothies, Floaties, Yaggies & Dreamies, etc. 
No regulars included unless this is only order. 

Special Tooties 

All Tooties are special. Some are just more special than the regular standard Tooties. One of the purposes of Tooties is to teach discrimination. It could be useful to mark one of each type with its name and weight, etc. and keep separate from the other Tooties as a way of identifying with certainty. We have over a hundred different types of Tooties in Size 1 which is our basic size. This size is comfortable in one's hand and is designed so that three Tooties end to end equal one foot and ten end to end equal one meter more or less. Regular Tooties weigh 151 grams so that three equals one pound. Tweenie Tooties are 100 grams so that ten equal one kilogram. 

Mix a dozen Smoothies and a dozen Floaties together and time the student to see how long it takes to separate the Tooties into two groups. This should be very easy as Floaty Tooties are about half the weight of Smoothies. Do this several times and keep a record of the times to see if student is improving. Now add a different weight such as a Dreamy Tootie. Have a scale handy so student can check his or her own results. It is very useful to have both an analog and a digital scale capable of weighing up to 300 grams. In either case the student should put it on so gently that no sound is heard and with practice they can be gentle and still fast. Now you can add a dozen of another weight and continue.

 Dreamy Tooties and Yaggie Tooties are of the same 125 gram weight so if you use those the student must discriminate by sound or by touch unless they can memorize the colors. Some Tooties are just much more exotic to touch and handle. To check the sounds hold one up to your ear and squish around the Tootie Crystals inside. Some Tooties have different Tootie Crystals at each end so be sure to listen to both ends. When used with the Tootie Toss which bounces them back to you or with the Tootie Bounce which bounces them vertically for optimum binocular performance you can often hear the difference as they bounce. 

Some are easy to catch and some very difficult depending on the speed so have your students classify them in that way also. Try stacking the Tooties crisscross at least 17 high or more. 

When writing for other uses tell us what you have done already and how it has worked out. That way our experts can help you better. If you come up with some new uses please let us know so that we can add them to our literature to help others. 

 Tecnica 4 - La Tecnica Hanson in Spanish: 

Summary: Discusses ways that people can be improved quickly similar to the English version in Brain Development. 

Todos Pueden Mejorar Con La T?cnica Hanson 

Es una t?cnica nueva que puede mejorar a cualquiera en cinco dias o tal vez, dos o tres semanas si tienen algo muy serio como trauma de un accidente de transito. Usted aprender usar eficientemente su cerebro. No importa si otros expertos, doctores y sic?logos digan que es imposible, siempre puedes lograr algo si sabes hacerlo y has tenido mucha experiencia. Todos los jovenes que est n en o acuden a la universidad deben aprovechar esta t?cnica. 

El famoso Profesor Hanson, conocido en todo el mundo por sus logros tan effectivos, invent? una t?cnica que se llama en ingles, QET (Quick Effective Therapy) o Terapia Efectiva Rapida. La terapia incluye sicologia, educaci?n y ingenieria sistem tica de la NASA. Anteriormente el Profesor fue ingeniero cientifico para la NASA trabajando en cohetes a la luna y satelites muy secretos y all? formul? los detalles de su t?cnica para mejorar ingenieros recien graduados de la universidad. Muchos de estos nuevos ingenieros eran muy inteligentes pero no sab?an la forma practica de obtener resultados. Usando el m?todo del Professor Hanson cualquiera compa??a puede utilizar su educaci?n m s rapido y mejorar a todos sus gerentes y empleados. 

El destacado Profesor tamb?en invent? una serie de materiales did cticos llamado Tooties. Estos materiales son tan autodid cticos que se emplean en hogares, escuelas y hospitales por millones de personas en todo el mundo. Ya tienen m s de 35 a?os de haber tenido resultados effectivos. Todas las familias que tienen hijos deben tener un juego de Tooties enumerado 7c que es bueno para todas las edades y que pueden utilizar por muchos a?os. Con este juego se puede prevenir muchos de los problem s de ense?anza, lectura, matem tica u emocionales. Conviene obtener este juego de materiales que es m s barato que tener que invitar al Profesor Hanson para lograr una terapia completa. La ventaja de conseguir al Profesor o una de sus maestras es que los resultados ser n inmediatos y casi siempre tienen buenos resultados. Cualquier ni?o o joven con problemas de aprendizaje, falta de concentracion o falta de poner atenci?n puede ser mejorado con este sistema de sicologia que es muy avanzado y r pido. Tambien podemos ayudar a chicas que se enamoran con chicos que no deben, y es mejor ense?arles antes cuando los padres sienten que pueden tener problemas. Mas vale prevenir que lamentar pero casi nunca es muy tarde. 

Por ejemplo, si tuvieras una hija que est fallando en la escuela o tiene problemas romanticos o de inseguranza, es preciso consultar con el Profesor porque los riesgos pueden ser muy serios. Uno de sus muchos ejemplos era una chica de 26 a?os de D.F. Mexico que tuvo 18 intentos de suicidio durante seis a?os. Ya la familia hab?a gastado milles de d?lares en terapia y viv?an con el miedo de perder su querida hija tan preciosa. El Profesor la cur? en diez dias y solo le cost? 35 mil dolares, m s el vuelo, y la chica result? completamente normal y contenta. El siquiatra de Mexico quien recomend? al Profesor Hanson debi? haber enviadala chica mucho m s antes. 

Anteriormente el Profesor invent? un nuevo metodo de "leer a veloz" para profesionales que tienen que entender lo que leen y este metodo lleg? a ser el mejor del mundo. Con esta t?cnica cualquier persona puede adquerir leer rapidamente en menos de una semana. Manda un fax para tener detalles de este curso en tu ciudad o el curso para padres y maestras para mejorar ni?os y jovenes. Por favor incluye detalles de la persona que necesita ayuda y tambien de todos los miembros de la familia. Incluye fotos de todos. La fama del Profesor ha salido en varios libros, revistas y periodicos por todo el mundo. L?alos. Todos los equipos incluye los libros del Profesor para guiarle. Juego 7c es solo $795 m s aereo y con ese debes empezar. Si hay ni?os menos de ocho a?os, debe incluir dos or tres Juegos 1g que cuesta $858 cada uno pero nosotros pagamos el gastp del envio si los piden al mismo tiempo que el Juego 7c. Para padres que quieren el mejor desarollo para sus hijos y tienen los recursos deben a?adir seis Juegos 1e que cuesta $798 cada uno pero podemos hacer una rebajado hasta $600 cada uno cuando vienen con los Juegos 7c y 1g y tambien pagamos el gasto del envio. 

 Nerves - Desarrollo Personal in Spanish: 

Summary: Lists some of the various types of problems that may be improved with Tooties and Brain Development using QET.

Centro de Desarrollo Personal del Cerebro 

Para Gente que Quiere Superar 

Si tienes problemas de: 
Nerviosismo Timidez Insiguranza Confianza en si mismo Estudiar Matematica, Lectura o Ingles Superarse Coordinacion Mejorar en Deportes Romanticas Encontrar un chico bueno Sexo y falta de satisfaccion Abuso del sexo en juventud Problemas confidenciales y intimas Granos en el cutis 

Nosotros le podemos ayudar pronto en una semana o mas. 
No es necesario venir una hora cada semana por anos. 
No es necesario hablar or escuchar cosas aburidas. 

Nuestro terapia inventado por el profesor doctor Hanson y que ha tenido much exito por todo el mundo es en una forma indirecta a partir de juegos. Mientras est s gosando y riendo est s mejorando. Uno de los secretos del sistema es de ensenar en una forma indirecta. Por ejemplo si tienes problemas de matematica no ensenamos matematica porque vas a sentir incomodo. Mejor ensenarte algo que es facil y donde sientes comodo como lectura o espanol y mientras dominas eso, entramos con la matematica en una forma tan sutil que se parece tan facil. 

Otro de los secretos es DAP que significa Diferencias Apenas Perceptibles. Quiere decir que cambiamos cosas muy chiquititas y faciles que no parecen importantes. En vez de cambiar una cosa muy grande y dificil gastando mucho tiempo nosotros cambiamos muchas cosas muy chiquititas y faciles con rapidez. La suma o resultado de esta t?cnica causa maravillas de superar rapido. 

Para ayudale pronto escr?benos una carta hablando de como eres y que clases de problemas le gustar?a resolver. Si tienes un foto, incluyelo. Tambien puedes llamarme y si no estoy contestar la grabadora en ingles. Cuando sona el pito despues del mensaje deja su nombre y telefona en espanol dos veces muy claro y el mejor tiempo de llamarte y te llamar?. Para estar mas seguro tambien debes mandar una carta y incluir una sobre con tu direccion escrito muy claro. Remite al Profesor John Hanson 

 PE - PE Teachers # 1: Summary: 

Tells all kinds of ways to use Tooties with students of various ages. Many exercises are just with Tooties and some with the Tootie Launcher. 

Extra Tootie Instructions for sophisticated PE teachers 

Warm Up:    Do your regular stretching exercises. If possible, equip each student with a Tootie. After stretching various ways put the Tootie crosswise on their head and try to sit down, ending up Indian style, without using their hands. Then try to stand up again and not using hands. Repeat several times to give a child a little practice. 

Slightly Dynamic Exercises:    Students put a Tootie crosswise on their head, cup their hands at their belly button and keep them there while they try to catch the Tootie in their hands with their eyes closed. The smarter kids will tilt the upper half of their body slightly backwards and then tilt their head forward. Try to avoid teaching but repeat a number of times to give each student time to figure it out on her own. Always start with eyes closed and once proficient they can try with eyes open. Repeat but this time they put their hands behind their back and are allowed to move hands away from body if desired. The successful kids will normally tilt the upper part of their body slightly forward and then tilt their head backward. Kids feel so good when they can do these exercises. 

More Active Dynamic Exercises:    Don't tell the kids this but the goal is to exercise their cardiovascular system by jumping about 500 times. It also uses up some of their energy so they are more controllable. Tell the kids that you are going to give them something really difficult to do. Of course it will actually be very easy. You ask "Can everybody do it?" followed by "Would you like something harder?" Eventually you will get to the hard exercises. 

Procedure:    Have them put the Tootie under right armpit and jump 25 times. Then under left armpit. Then in crook of each elbow. Then in each hand held high above their head. Then between their knees. The next ones are progressively more difficult but kids feel great when then can do them. Now hold one against your waist with right elbow, the left. Then under the chin. Each time they fail they start over from one. So far this is about ten events so they will have jumped at least 250 times. You can invent or ask the kids to invent other ways such as holding the Tootie behind their back with one hand. 

Between their ankles is quite difficult for many at first so for those who can't do it allow them to repeat some of the earlier exercises of their own choice. These exercises work with almost all ages but allow flexibility of choice if they can't do the harder exercises. Tell children to add the word "yet" to any statement that says "I can't do it". The next difficult step is to hold the Tootie in the crook of each knee which means they have to jump with the other leg. 

Exercising Discipline:    They start with a Tootie on their head and jump so the Tootie leaves their head about one inch and it stays on head when they stop. It is essential to stop between each jump and they are not allowed to adjust the Tootie with their hands. Then they jump and stop again each time trying to get the Tootie back on the center of their head. The goal is to do this ten times without failing in between. Most six year olds can do this after a little practice. The discipline comes in by remembering to stop each time and not touch the Tootie which might be off to one side of head. 

Supple Movements:    Now have them toss a Tootie under their right leg using their right arm. Allow them to catch with both or either hand. It gets harder when they have to catch with the same hand. Repeat with tossing from right hand under left leg. The goal is to do it ten times without an error. Then repeat by using the left hand. This shows kids they can use both sides of their body reasonably well. 

Don't tell them that the secret is to toss the Tootie vertically and close to their body. Allow them to learn on their own and let them laugh at their early lack of control. Remember that the goal of Tootie teaching is to teach them to deal with failure by not giving up, to laugh at their dumb mistakes and keep trying so that this attitude carries over into their academic work. Soon they will start using their brain more and anticipating what causes failure so they can avoid failing when important not to fail. The idea is to learn to fail with Tooties so they don't fail with other things. 

Tootie Launcher:    One of the problems with many kids is that they have always been taught to be successful so they can't deal with failure. Thus they give up after even just one try and say they can't do that. The Tootie Launcher is designed to allow children to fail hundreds of times and not feel badly because they can see that they were quite close to catching whatever their goal is. 

Start a child off with one Tootie on the Launcher and allow her to repeat as many times as she likes. When ready for two she puts a new color on the blinking eye and moves the previous Tootie slightly toward her. When she is comfortable with catching two then she puts a new color on the eye and moves the others closer to her. It is very important to maintain the same color sequence each time because as in spelling it is important that letters are in the right order. Three is quite hard at first for many people, even adults, until they figure out that the hands should be cupped together and put under the lowest Tootie. Allow them to discover this on their own. We are not teaching catching Tooties but teaching their brain to solve problems which can be useful in other things and life. We don't care how bad they are as long as they keep getting better. 

Once they can catch three it is easy to catch four and then five, etc. At five and higher they are allowed to overlap the Tooties. Most children can catch their age after several hours beginning at about age three or four. For some young children you can help them get started by holding a basket or bucket in their hands. 

For those kids eight and older who can bounce a Tootie on their head ten or more times there is a very exciting exercise. You can even keep score and put their names on a bulletin board. They put one Tootie on the blinking eye and launch it so that it lands on the top of their head. (not the forehead). Eight is the magic age for this to work. At first most of kids will think it is too hard but their first goal is just to hit their head. This lets them know where their head is in space. Soon it will stay longer and longer til finally it stays and child feels fantastic. Along the way the child can feel he or she is getting closer and closer to success. 

Don't tell the kids but the secret is to launch the Tootie just as high as they are tall and at the exact moment it stops rising it is stopped so then they put their head under it. For those who need help we sometimes use a sailor hat which allows an easier success. Another secret for beginners is to use TTT (Tootie Tongue Tracking) where the child points his tongue at it until almost the last moment. In academic circles this is called tongue steering of vision and may be observed with many children when they are writing. Once their eyes get good they don't need their tongue any more. College girls are amazed at how well TTT works. You are welcome to call Dr. Tootie anytime you have questions or need more ideas. 

Counting Tooties    Assign two or three kids to count Tooties before and after each class. The best way is to line them up on the floor end to end with five in a row. Every five rows you leave a space of one Tootie width. Each group will have 25 plus a group of extras. That way not so many will disappear into kid's pockets as kids will police each other and look for missing Tooties. Kids will become good at counting, working together and arranging Tooties neatly and quickly in rows. Each session you can pick a different group of kids. 

 PE 2 - For Teachers with Kids: 

Summary: Why teachers should take Tooties home to use with their own kids or other kids they know so they can have plenty of time to observe a small group. 

 Getting the Most out of your Tooties for All Teachers with Kids 

Take Tooties Home:    Taking Tooties home overnight or over the weekend has the potential for getting much better results at school. There your kids will have plenty of time to really enjoy each of the Tootie games. If you have time to react with them you can improve their math, science and reading skills. Then at school you will have the skills to help any of your students much more effectively. Be sure to get the principal's approval. Tooties and Tootie equipment are very durable so there is no danger of using the Tooties too much. Besides, the Tootie Bags are guaranteed forever and any returned in any condition will be replaced free for only a $5 handling and shipping charge for each Tootie to be replaced. Don't bring everything home at once because it is more effective to concentrate on one at a time. Some possible suggestions: Tooties alone, as many as possible. Tootie Toss and two Tooties, Two Tootie Launchers and 24 Tooties so a friend can share. 

Slightly Dynamic Exercises:    Students put a Tootie crosswise on their head, cup their hands at their belly button and keep them there while they try to catch the Tootie in their hands with their eyes closed. The smarter kids will tilt the upper half of their body slightly backwards and then tilt their head forward. Try to avoid teaching but repeat a number of times to give each student time to figure it out on her own. Always start with eyes closed and once proficient they can try with eyes open. Repeat but this time they put their hands behind their back and are allowed to move hands away from body if desired. The successful kids will normally tilt the upper part of their body slightly forward and then tilt their head backward. Kids feel so good when they can do these exercises. 

Another fun, quiet exercise if you bring all the Tooties home is to load up the child with as many Tooties as they can hold in their arms plus on the shoulders, head, etc. It works best when you, a sibling or a friend does the loading. Then the participants take turns. Children love this but we haven't been able to figure out any academic benefits. If you can think of any be sure to share them with us. Also see how high they can build a criss cross Tootie Tower. 

More Active Dynamic Exercises:    Don't tell the kids this but the goal is to exercise their cardiovascular system by jumping about 500 times. It also uses up some of their energy so they are more controllable. Tell the kids that you are going to give them something really difficult to do. Of course it will actually be very easy. You ask "Can everybody do it?" followed by "Would you like something harder?" Eventually you will get to the hard exercises. 

Procedure:    Have them put the Tootie under right armpit and jump 25 times. Then under left armpit. Then in crook of each elbow. Then in each hand held high above their head. Then between their knees. The next ones are progressively more difficult but kids feel great when then can do them. Now hold one against your waist with right elbow, the left. Then under the chin. Each time they fail they start over from one. So far this is about ten events so they will have jumped at least 250 times. You can invent or ask the kids to invent other ways such as holding the Tootie behind their back with one hand. 

Between their ankles is quite difficult for many at first so for those who can't do it allow them to repeat some of the earlier exercises of their own choice. These exercises work with almost all ages but allow flexibility of choice if they can't do the harder exercises. Tell children to add the word "yet" to any statement that says "I can't do it". The next difficult step is to hold the Tootie in the crook of each knee which means they have to jump with the other leg. 

Exercising Discipline:    Kids start with a Tootie on their head and jump so the Tootie leaves their head about one inch and it stays on head when they stop. It is essential to stop between each jump and they are not allowed to adjust the Tootie with their hands. Then they jump and stop again each time trying to get the Tootie back on the center of their head. The goal is to do this ten times without failing in between. Most six year olds can do this after a little practice. The discipline comes in by remembering to stop each time and not touch the Tootie which might be off to one side of head. 

Supple Movements:    Now have them toss a Tootie under their right leg using their right arm. Allow them to catch with both or either hand. It gets harder when they have to catch with the same hand. Repeat with tossing from right hand under left leg. The goal is to do it ten times without an error. Then repeat by using the left hand to show kids they can use both sides of their body well. 

Don't tell them that the secret is to toss the Tootie vertically and close to their body. Allow them to learn on their own and let them laugh at their early lack of control. Remember that the goal of Tootie teaching is to teach them to deal with failure by not giving up, to laugh at their dumb mistakes and keep trying so that this attitude carries over into their academic work. Soon they will start using their brain more and anticipating what causes failure so they can avoid failing when it's important not to fail. The idea is to learn to fail with Tooties so they don't fail with other things. 

Tootie Launcher:    One of the problems with many kids is that they have always been taught to be successful so they can't deal with failure. Thus they give up after even just one try and say they can't do that. The Tootie Launcher is designed to allow children to fail hundreds of times and not feel badly because they can see that they were quite close to catching whatever their goal is. At home the Tootie Launcher is great for increasing attention span as you have plenty of time. Any child over 4 or 5 can easily spend two or three hours or more on the Launcher. All you have to do is motivate them now and then, especially when they succeed. 

Start a child off with one Tootie on the Launcher and allow her to repeat as many times as she likes. When ready for two she puts a new color on the blinking eye and moves the previous Tootie slightly toward her. When she is comfortable with catching two then she puts a new color on the eye and moves the others closer to her. It is very important to maintain the same color sequence each time because as in spelling it is important that letters are in the right order. Have them write the color sequence on paper which is normally face down except when necessary to check. This helps them improve their sequencing memory. Three is quite hard at first for many people, even adults, until they figure out that the hands should be cupped together and put under the lowest Tootie. Allow them to discover this on their own. We are not teaching catching Tooties but teaching their brain to solve problems which can be useful in other things and life. We don't care how bad they are as long as they keep getting better. 

Once they can catch three it is easy to catch four and then five, etc. At five and higher they are allowed to overlap the Tooties. Most children can catch their age after several hours beginning at about age three or four. For some young children you can help them get started by having them hold a basket or bucket in their hands. Young children could jump with both feet if they wish. 

For those kids eight and older who can bounce a Tootie on their head ten or more times there is a very exciting exercise. You can even keep score and put their names on a bulletin board. They put one Tootie on the blinking eye and launch it so that it lands on the top of their head. (not the forehead). Eight is the magic age for this to work. At first most of kids will think it is too hard but their first goal is just to hit their head. This lets them know where their head is in space. Soon it will stay longer and longer til finally it stays and child feels fantastic. Along the way the child can feel he or she is getting closer and closer to success. Catching a Tootie on one's head from the Launcher is much easier than tossing it under their leg and catching on their head. Tossing it from their toe is easier than from under their leg. When your kids get good at this, it boosts their self-esteem tremendously and they can show their classmates at school. 

Don't tell the kids but the secret is to launch the Tootie just as high as they are tall and at the exact moment it stops rising it is stopped so then they put their head under it. For those who need help we sometimes use a sailor hat which allows an easier success. Another secret for beginners is to use TTT (Tootie Tongue Tracking) where the child points his tongue at it until almost the last moment. In academic circles this is called tongue steering of vision and may be observed with many children when they are writing. Once their eyes get good they don't need their tongue any more. College girls are amazed at how well TTT works. You are welcome to call Dr. Tootie anytime you have questions or need more ideas. 

Counting Tooties    Have your kids count all the Tooties before and after each use. When you have many Tooties the best way is to line them up on the floor end to end with five in a row. Every five rows you leave a space of one Tootie width. Each group of Tooties will have 25 plus a group of extras. That way not so many will disappear into kid's pockets as kids will police each other and look for missing Tooties. Kids will become good at counting, working together and arranging Tooties neatly and quickly in rows. With more than one child take turns counting. 

 Tootie3.lbl - Paper Label with Individual Tooties: 

Summary: When individual Tooties are sold this is the instruction sheet that is included. It has all kinds of suggestions and prices for different types of individual Tooties.

$20 to $300 each Depending on type 

This Tootie is a: Regular Smoothy Tweenie Floaty Dreamy Yaggie X-204 Other_____ and its weight in grams is _________. 
Most are size one, washable & autoclavable. 

Congratulations on getting a Tootie. 

They are lots of fun to squeeze and fiddle with while on the phone or in meetings and make excellent gifts for any age, even infants. They have many wonderful uses depending on the type and have been used by millions around the world for over 32 years in schools, homes, hospitals and vision training centers. How come you haven't heard of them? Walter Cronkite has even talked about them on TV during a space launch telling a little on how the astronauts use them. There have been many articles in newspapers and magazines so maybe you are quindretic just like most of us in that it is difficult to know what you don't know. Once you know about Tooties you will begin to hear about them often. 

One of the reasons Tooties have been so successful is that they give everyone a feeling of power, that they can do anything they want. The Tooties System teaches powerful concentration and for long periods of time without effort. It teaches perseverance in spite of repeated failure. In short, it teaches you to never give up and to use your brain to solve problems automatically at the subconscious level. 

How to use:    If held in the right hand with palms up you pull the crystals inside the Tootie down with your fingers and use the heel of your hand to push them up on the opposite side. Thus the crystals will rotate counterclockwise with the right hand and vice versa with the left. Tootie Squeezing in this way takes about a month to perfect and feels great when you can do it. Later you can hold the Tootie any way you want while squeezing. You can feel a wonderful, mild vibration going up your arm as tiny amounts of piezo electricity are released. 

It is very effective for golfers and tennis players to improve their grip, concentration and performance. For hand and arm injuries recovery is much faster. At first use a Smoothy Tootie and as the hand gets stronger switch to a Regular Tootie which may be heated to 300?F or 140?C to improve blood circulation to the affected areas. Tooties are much more effective and safer than hydroculator pads even tho Tooties can be heated much higher. The crystals of the regular Tootie are designed to release the heat very slowly except when squeezed. In this way the patient can easily and safely control the amount of dry heat. In the beginning while learning to use them, only heat them up to about 200?F and later 250 and 300. Be careful to only do this with Regular Tooties which have that noisy, crunchy feeling and weigh 150 grams. You can heat Smoothies to the same temperature but these crystals conduct heat so fast one could easily be burned. Don't go over 120?F. Massage with hot Tooties feels great. 

Many Type of Tooties 

There are many different types of Tooties and many sizes but the most useful are Regular Tooties and a few others in size 1. Tooties of any size may be of many different weights depending on the application. All Tooties, even 10 lbs. ones, are designed to be safe if dropped on your bare toes or if they hit your body. They are much safer than traditional weights and as such may be used safely by patients in beds or wheelchairs. The company also makes many specialized custom Tooties such as those with Velcro or other attachment methods. 

Each type of Tootie takes years to design and test in order to produce the desired results. Tooties may look very simple but are very difficult to duplicate. Schools and parents should believe us and stop wasting time, money and children's development by trying to make their own Tooties. Buy the real Tooties and enjoy great results right away. We are always here to help with advice to improve your results. 

"Much more than little bags" 

Tooties are just one part of a much larger plan in helping people of all ages and problems. For young children, miracles happen when you give them several hundred Tooties. Studies indicate that a unit of 432 does wonders for children from ages 2 to 6. While older children could benefit with lots of Tooties, usually one carton of 72 is adequate. When Tooties are used with the Tootie Launcher, Tootie Toss or Tootie Bounce rapid improvements in vision and coordination are possible for both normal and handicapped children as well as those recovering from accidents or strokes, etc. There is so much to know about Tooties that several books have been written and now are available in different languages. 

Tooties were invented by Dr. John M. Hanson, who is also the inventor of QET which stands for Quick Effective Therapy. It is a series of new, powerful psychological techniques where many kinds of psychological problems may be cured quickly instead of taking years of costly and time consuming therapy. Not every problem can be solved but so many it is worth investigating if someone is interested in rapid results. And sometimes even seemingly hopeless cases, such as brain damage from accidents, can be substantially improved. Tooties can do miracles if given a chance with a trained expert. QET is now available worldwide. 

With Tooties and other Tootie techniques almost any learning disability, attention deficit disorder or hyperactivity may be cured quickly, usually in less than a month. Imagine the marvelous benefits and improvement in self-esteem when a student at any level can dramatically improve their grades in a short time. Parents should consider Tootie training for all of their children before problems occur. No matter how perfect they may seem, all can be improved. Parents can even do it themselves by getting our self-teaching Tooties Set 7c for home use, only $798. It works for all ages and lasts for years. 

Lifetime Guarantee 

Tooties are guaranteed unconditionally for your lifetime. No receipt or proof of purchase is required. To get a brand new replacement Tootie or more just send in your old ones, trying to save as many Tootie Crystals as possible, include $5 each for shipping and handling anywhere in the contiguous United States. Put each Tootie in a sealed plastic bag. Include some comments on how you like and use Tooties. Make checks or money orders payable to Creative Ideas Co. 

More uses for your Tootie: 

1. Try spinning it very fast as you throw it up and not very high. When you can do that, try it while extending your arm out to the side and looking straight ahead so that your peripheral vision is exercised. Throw it under either leg with either arm and catch. Try all the possibilities until you are quite skilled. 
2. Place Tootie on your head and jump so that Tootie leaves your head about one inch (2.5 cm). Try it again so you can do 25 consecutive without touching the Tootie. Be sure to stop between each jump. 
3. When you can do that easily you are ready to throw the Tootie under your leg and catch it on the top of your head. It must stay there. This seems impossible at first but is actually quite easy if you are age eight and older and use your brain also. This exercise has many benefits. When you can do it easily with a regular Tootie try it with the more difficult Tooties. Later put the Tootie crossways on your toe and catch it on your head. And if you have a Tootie Launcher try it from the Launcher which is the easiest way to catch on head. 

If you want more ideas on Tooties or on how to help someone improve please write to: the Brain Development Center at the same address. If in a hurry send a fax to (310) 643-8559 in the South Bay section of Los Angeles. Please give as many details as possible in your first letter and include a foto of family. 

 Vision - Special for Optometrists; 

Summary: This is mainly for optometrists who have ordered a Tooties set but is useful for anyone wanting to improve or maintain good vision. Using Tooties regularly can prevent some vision problems. 

Special for Optometrists 

Thanks for ordering this Tooties Set. We are sure it will bring you lots of good results with your patients. This year in 1992 we celebrate our 30th year of inventing, manufacturing and selling Tooties all over the U.S. and in many other countries. Millions of children benefit in schools and playgrounds and untold thousands of patients improved their vision because of the enthusiasm and dedication of optometrists like yourself. Please send us your success stories and techniques so we can share them with others. 

Why have Tooties stood the test of time? Foremost they are capable of producing fantastic results quickly. They are lots of fun and seem to last forever because of their design and quality construction. There are many different types of Tooties depending on the results desired. Some take as long as seven years to invent and test but most take only three years. They are much more complex than they appear to be so if you want good results be sure to insist on genuine Tooties. If Tooties should ever wear out or become damaged we will replace them free. Write for details. To get good results you need the best and never should you ever consider using imitations since you can obtain free replacements. There is a difference. Write if you ever have any questions. We are here to help. If you call, try calling between 7 and 9 in the morning California time. Try to follow with a letter if no one answers and you need to leave a message on the answering machine. 

The three main devices that use Tooties are the Tootie Toss, a large net with legs and designed to be turned upside down for a different response. The patient stands or sits in front and throws the Tootie at the net and tries to catch it as it returns. Each kind of Tootie responds differently. The easiest is the regular Tootie which weighs 151 grams. The most valuable of the Tootie devices is the Tootie Launcher which looks like a simple board to propel many Tooties in the air at once. This is excellent for developing peripheral vision and improves reading. The small net is called the Tootie Bounce and may be used in a number of ways but mostly it is held horizontal with two hands and the Tootie bounced as many times as possible vertically. Most eight year olds can do it very easily. When possible take your Tootie Bounce to a playground or beach and bounce the Tootie very high such as 100 feet or more. The children love it and get exhausted very quickly. 

We have volumes of written material on Tooties and how to help all types of children quickly, even seemingly hopeless cases. We can do it and so can you if you are willing to learn. Invite an expert to address your study group or do a session at your conventions. There is so much you can learn. If you have an IBM computer with a 3.5" or 5.25" disk we can send you all kinds of material for only $15 ppd. anywhere. Tell us if your drives will read 720K or 1.44 megs so we can send the right kind of disks. Sorry, we don't have any MacIntosh ability. 

If you have an interesting learning disability or dyslexic, etc. patient of any age, Professor Hanson can fly anywhere in the world to help them. Please send complete visual analysis and other details. Most such cases can be dramatically improved in 5 to 15 days and you can do the follow-up. Many people still don't believe us, even with 30 years of proven success. Best results are obtained when we work as a team with an optometrist. Your office should have at least two sets 7c and several cartons of Tooties as quantity is critical for success. Encourage parents to have a set 7c, even for their normal children, to help develop vision and to keep it in peak performance. 

Creative Ideas Co. tel (310) 643-9882 Tooties, California fax 8559 90250 USA 

Overseas shipments save you money on shipping when you order at least 2 sets 7c or add a carton of Tooties. The minimum is usually about 50 kilos (110 lbs) Set 7c weighs 30 lbs and a carton of Tooties is 25 lbs. HP4 WS/lit/vision

Vision 2 - 

Summary: Mainly for optometrists or visual therapists who have ordered only one dozen Tooties but useful for anyone interested in improving or maintaining good vision. It points out the benefits of having lots of multicolored Tooties in different weights and textures, especially for those with children under age 8. 

One Dozen Dear Optometrist or Visual Therapist: 

Thank you for ordering a dozen Tooties. We hope that these will be additions to what you have already or merely replacements for those given to patients or lost. 

If you are ordering them just to see what Tooties are as they are mentioned quite often in conferences and in the media we hope that you won't be disappointed and think of them only as bean bags. You need at least 12 dozen and children in a room without adults around to begin to see the magic and the benefits for visual development. Studies over past 30 years and many universities indicate the real magic happens when you have a unit of Tooties which is 432 Tooties and achieve optimum results with at least 3 units. This is just a hypothetical number established by professors as many children could get equally good results with just 300 but one of the secrets is quantity not to mention all the colors, different weights and different feelings when you squeeze the crystals inside. In fact, for homes with one or more young children from ages one to eight it is best to have three units which is also the ideal recommendation for a school classroom, especially Kgn thru third grade. Donate Set 7c to your child's school. 

Over the years, thousands of optometrists around the world have used Tooties with good results. The least expensive way to discover the "Magic of Tooties" is with Tootie Launchers (Set #3) and two dozen Tooties which works from age three thru adult. It is great fun and almost anyone can see the advantages for visual development. In fact, if you were to do an eye motility test on a child of about 8 to 16 and find them to be quite poor, the Tootie Launcher can effect dramatic improvement after only three continuous hours on the Tootie Launcher. Motivating a child to work continuously for three hours is very hard work but is easy for us and very rewarding. It takes lots of imagination but we are glad to offer help if you care to give us a call at (310) 643-9882 (7 to 9:am California time is best). The Launcher is easily our most powerful developmental tool and is useful for reading, math and science as well as vision. More obvious to the uninitiated but not quite as effective as the Launcher is the Tootie Toss or the Tootie Bounce but several different types of Tooties are required for best results. Every home should have Set 7c or at least Set #3. 

Don't forget, Tooties are guaranteed forever and will be replaced free if they should be damaged in any way. No proof of purchase is required. Don't you wish all products were guaranteed this way? We believe in quality and great results. Put the cloth and contents in a plastic bag and send to us. Should you ever know of any child or adult with learning problems, dyslexia or recovering from an accident we have the experience and know how to produce dramatic improvement in a very short period of time in spite of what all the experts may say. Be sure to send us complete results on vision and other tests as well as a photograph and general information about the subject for a free analysis. This can be done even before any vision training is effected and we suggest at least six months of vision training and other follow-up at your office under our guidance. Most learning problems can be cured dramatically in from 5 to 15 days with our Hi Tech Psychology. Usually it is better if we fly to the student but we have an extensive laboratory here in Los Angeles for more difficult cases. 

Vision 3 - Speech for Optometrists: 

Summary: While written for optometrists and their therapists it is in easy to read language for any parent or teacher. It gives all kinds of useful ideas on how to help children improve in everything with Tooties, even the most difficult types of learning problems.

  Vision 3 Vision Forum Paper October 19, 1992 
College of Optometrists & Vision Development 
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel by Dr. John M. Hanson 

It's a pleasure to be with the optometrists and therapists who have made Tooties such a success in helping patients over the past 30 years. Most of you know much more than I do about vision and lenses but perhaps I can give you some ideas on how to get even better results. When I work with patients I work with them very intensively, usually for at least several hours but varying the activity to keep them motivated. It is not the kind of thing that you can do in your regular practice but by explaining the excellent results that I get it may give you some ideas so that you can modify your traditional exercises should you wish to. 

First of all I want to thank you and your profession for all you have taught me over the past 30 years on how to use my materials to help improve vision. The list is quite long but among the key ones were Jerry Getman and Homer Hendrickson. Homer said that the beauty of Tooties is that it was a real world situation not requiring the use of lenses to simulate. Getman liked the idea that Tooties could be made lighter as they got larger which required patients to temper what they saw with conflicting inputs from other senses. Many of you, like Nielsen in Seattle, use prisms and anaglyph lenses to get even better results. 

With the world series of baseball going on those of you into sports vision might like to know that the Pittsburg Pirates paid an optometrist in Pennsylvania $50,000 to improve their team's performance using Tooties enabling them to win the world series in 1979. Other teams could be waiting for your offer to help. 

Getman and Hendrickson hammered over and over again to me that eye muscles are quite strong and that one of the major objectives is to get the brain to exercise precise control over those muscles. Recently I helped a boy of 16 in Holland who was doing poorly in school. My first test was a simple one of eye motility using a Marsden ball. His eyes had very poor control. It was very hard work but we managed to keep him on the Tootie Launcher for three hours and his eye motility had improved dramatically. To keep this lackluster young boy going for so long required that we find a dynamic, attractive young girl to compete with him and it worked. Women can achieve miracles if given the opportunity and the exercise was great for her as well. 

Four years ago I was in Austria to help a boy of six brain damaged since birth. He could only say about six words, was very weak and moved as if he were blind. I was suspicious of the lenses he was wearing so I sent him to an optometrist of my own choice in Holland for verification. The optometrist said that his eyes were so bad that he had no idea on where to start so I had to do the job myself along with the parents. Within a year the boy was able to pick a pin off the floor and incidentally speaks so well he has finished several years of school. We also used many of the heavy ten pound Tooties to strengthen his muscles and today he hikes into the mountains with his father. 

One of my favorite exercises developed to improve normal second grade children with math has turned out to be useful for all ages including brain damaged adults. Great results can be expected within a few hours and the exercise tends to be self- motivating once you get them started. All that is required is 30 Tooties of various weights but all the same standard # 1 size. In addition you need two 500 gram scales sensitive to about a gram in analog and digital form. Ask for details on when to use a particular scale. Finally add a printing calculator to enter the weights of each Tootie and a stopwatch to measure the time taken to weigh all 30 Tooties. At first the Tooties may be loaded only with the left hand and removed with the right. As the patient gets better they are required to make a tower of criss cross Tooties with those they have weighed. As most of you know, Tootie towers become difficult after 17 high so you might allow them to make two towers at first. Many studies have proved that a reasonably sharp college student should be able to make a tower of about 30 Tooties high but the world's record in America is 46 for a 16 year old girl and in Europe 49 for a ten year old girl. When you videotape this exercise you can show parents how much vision is involved. Patients really like this exercise. 

This weighing exercise was the favorite of a 35 year old young man whose brain was damaged severely by disease and for six years he was told that no improvement was possible. After five days of Tootie exercises he made a dramatic recovery but the real results did not really show up until a month later so parents need to be patient.

  Universities in America and elsewhere teach that learning disabilities and dyslexia cannot be cured but that the student must be taught to learn to live with his or her disability. My work has indicated the opposite, that almost any can be cured if we work on the problem intensively and in close cooperation with optometrists as vision is the key ingredient. I would be pleased to collaborate with any of you on such cases. For many years I have been flying around the world helping even the most impossible cases. While not everybody believes me I can cure almost any learning problems in 5 to 10 days of intensive therapy from college age down to elementary. The proof is in the results. What works best is to have the optometrists and therapist do the follow-up after I leave so that the patient doesn't fall back. Once or twice a week for about six months seems to work fine, especially for patients who have a Tooties set at home in order to practice whenever they please. 

The ideal case is to do a complete vision test first and then spend about an hour watching to see how they perform with Tooties. Since the Tooties require an integration of vision along with many other things it is difficult to isolate just the vision part but the results of your vision tests can give more meaning to what you observe. When you assign homework for patients with Tooties at home they are not likely to do it. The secret is to do your office exercises in such a manner that they are motivated on their own to practice at home so that they can show off their improvement on the next office visit. In general, you should spend the whole office hour of therapy on the Tootie Launcher exclusively until the patient displays some sense of accomplishment. Normal children should be able to catch their age in Tooties within a few sessions but don't tell them that in the beginning. (Don't tell parents either). Therapist should be seated low in front of the patient so that she can look into their eyes. 

Inner Vision:    Even tho we are trying to improve vision it helps to separate the eyesight part from how the brain interprets what is coming in. The way that I do this is to have the patients throw and catch with their eyes closed under controlled conditions with the Tootie Toss. It is a very emotional experience when the patient realizes how well they can catch with their eyes closed, sometimes better than with eyes open. When the eyes are open many people tend to be lazy and stop using their brain. When the eyes are closed they are forced to use their brain and are delighted when they get great results. At first use an easy Tootie like the regular and then advance to a Tweenie or Floaty. The X-204 is the most difficult for this exercise. Please note that we now have over a hundred different types of Tooties. Today, each of your were given a Yaggie and a Smoothie Tootie. 

Every office should have the basic set 7c and three or four cartons of Tooties. One of the key secrets of success is to have lots of Tooties and at least three different types. Tooties are designed to last almost forever as most have you have discovered. Should any ever get damaged, wear out or look too dirty you can always get free replacements with no need to prove when you bought them. Just return them to us with $3 each for shipping and handling. With lots of Tooties the patient can make large geometric shapes and letters on the floor and walk on them as Dr. Kessler wrote in his paper presented many years ago at a forum like this. Children love to make roads with Tooties. Later try to make some straight roads across your office. Remember three Tooties end to end equal one foot so for a 20 foot room you need at least 60 Tooties and it's best to have enough for at least five roads so the patient can see the accomplishment. Use a string to see if the road is straight and have him or her fix it. When building towers have them make many all over the floor. Later they can use other Tooties to try to knock them down. Have children make a matrix of Tooties on the floor similar to their times tables such as five rows of ten Tooties, etc. 

Try not to tell children to catch but see if they do when they first use the Launcher or Toss. Sit where you can watch their eyes as most seem to use them quite poorly. With Tooties the improvement is quite rapid and especially if the child has his own Tootie set at home. You teach him new procedures each visit in the office depending on how much he or she has practiced at home. Even if they have their own Tooties set you need lots of supervised practice in the office in order to check how they are using their vision. Don't be afraid they will get too good at home. There are always new exercises to teach them. If you have a personal computer send us five dollars each for our two books on 3.5" disks. Have the child hold out his arms and load him or her with as many Tooties as they can carry. Have them throw one at a time at the Toss and later as fast as they can and count how many throws in two minutes. Don't worry about catching. They soon will discover it is faster when they catch but if they miss they can always reach down and get another. I like to start the child in a sitting position up quite close. As they get better they can move back. 

Again, I want to thank all of you optometrists and therapists for all the good things you do for people and the help you have given me in making better products to help people. We are in the process of establishing a computer bulletin board so that professionals like yourself can ask questions and have answers within hours if not immediately. In addition, parents from all over the country and foreigners can describe the problems with their children and get back useful help quickly. It is important that we have your name, address and phone number in our database so that we can suggest prospective patients get a good vision check first. Please feel free to come up to me later with any suggestions or questions. It is best when I meet you in person as teamwork is very important. Professor Dr. Roel de Groot of Holland will be visiting America soon to learn more about vision. May he speak to your study group? He has written a book on Tooties but it's only available in Dutch. 

VT - Stop Watch Exercises: 

Summary: The stopwatch is a very effective part of all Tootie training. Here are some ideas on how to achieve good results. It also includes a list of references, including books with Tooties. 

Vision Training Series Stop Watch Exercises with Tooties 

Objectives:    To improve tracking from near to far, crossing midline, concentration, timing, writing, numbers, math and incidentally, catching and throwing. 

Materials:    Tootie Toss Net, three different types of Tooties with different weights such as included in Set 7c. Stop watch, pad of lined paper, ink pen, printing calculator and later a metronome. 

Basic Procedure:    This exercise can work with almost any age child but is modified here for simplicity for children under six. The child sits Indian style with her back to a wall and the Tootie Toss very close in front, perhaps a foot away. Child measures the time to make 25 throws, enters it into the calculator and also writes it down as trial no. 1. Don't tell her in the beginning but she will be doing 15 trials so will end up throwing at least 375 times without realizing she is doing so many. For some kids you can specify only ten or fifteen throws per trial. These work in any language or culture and are lots of fun. 

Details:    Be sure not to tell the child to catch altho that is obviously one of our goals. If the child asks if they should catch tell them it is not necessary but catching would speed up their time as they don't have to pick up the Tootie. Now the child won't be worried if she misses and can pay more attention to the timing and recording of the time. Don't be too fussy if the child makes timing errors with the stop watch. She will get better. After the 15 trials have her add them up if they haven't already been summed by the printing calculator. Then divide by 15 to get the average time. Repeat the process for trial #2 and higher. If they threw 25 times per trial then they would have thrown 375 times. Repeat using each of the other types of Tooties. The 150 gram regular Tootie will be the easiest to catch because the Tootie Crystals inside tend to stick to each other. 

375 times 3 types of Tooties is 1125 throws. Now have the child repeat with other hand. This will result in a total of 2250 throws and lots of timing and writing practice. Now, you see why it is important not to tell them to catch as it could be difficult with the non-dominant hand. When they appear to be catching quite well you can start all over but this time they only count the catches. To make it even tougher you can say they have to start over when they miss. In this case it might be better to be on a ten throw basis if their feelings are hurt very much when they miss just before 25 and have to start over. 

Other references for visual & child improvement: 

  • Book "Playful Parenting" by Graselli & Hegner For ages 0 - 3 
  • Book "Toilet Training in One Day" by Aziz & Foxx Effective at 18 months 
  • Book "Improve your Child's Intelligence" by Dr. Jerry Getman, OD 
  • Book "Take off your Glasses & See" by Dr. Jacob Lieberman, OD 
  • Book "You can get Better Grades" by Prof. Dr. Leslie J. Nason 
  • Book "How to Use Tooties" by Thea De Leeuw, educator/therapist 
  • Chart "Lifesaver Eye Chart" by Dr. Homer Hendrickson, OD 
  • Chart "Eye Exercise Chart" Biosc, Box 1197, Derby Lane, VT 05830 
  • Materials: There are lots but Tooties are the best for all ages. 
  • Help: Dr. Hanson can dramatically improve almost any student in 5 to 15 days. 
  • Help: Get a complete vision check from a behavioral optometrist who uses Tooties.
        Send a copy to Dr. Hanson at address below along with details about your child.
  •   Advice: Any learning disability, even hyperactivity, can be cured quickly without drugs using QET with Tooties. 

VT 2 - Improve Anyone Quickly: 

Summary: Explains how we improve anyone so quickly in detail and offers deep discounts if we need to take longer and for any other family members. Also offers a 40% discount for follow up training within a year. 

Vision Training Series Improving Almost any Student Quickly with QET and Therapy Express 

Objectives:    To improve almost any student quickly such as in grades, self-esteem, confidence, behavior, romance, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder syndrome and often actual brain damage from accidents or birth. To get students off Ritalin or other drugs. The program works for all ages and is especially effective with normal, sharp students as it makes them much better and avoids possible future problems. Even the best students can benefit. 

Materials:    Tooties Set 7c. plus a carton (72 Tooties) of at least three different types of Tooties. Other vital materials include a Stop watch, pad of lined paper, ink pen, rulers, triangles, protractor, printing calculator plus a ten digit scientific Casio calculator, a metronome, wrist digital stopwatch with alarm, 500 gram analog and digital scales plus two 7 mm nylon ropes 170 cm long. For students over age ten a Casio graphing calculator is included. 

Basic Procedure:    This quick improvement can work with almost any age, even those who don't want to improve but those require some special modifications and may take a little longer. Almost anyone can be dramatically changed in less than 30 days but some a little longer. Accident cases can take months or longer. 

First, the student is given a complete vision exam with a written report sent to Dr. Hanson in Los Angeles. If lenses are indicated that should be taken care of right away. Included with the vision report should be information on each member of the family including pictures of each. Then Dr. Hanson or one of his associates flys to the student's home, meets the parents and assesses the general situation. Then, when appropriate, the student is taken away from his or her environment for the quick therapy. Usually to places of interest to the student and usually driving. Sometimes it is necessary to fly to a location and then drive. QET (Quick Effective Therapy) invented by Dr. Hanson, is very powerful and fast. 

The therapy is done on a 24 hour basis while living with the therapist. The idea is to have fun and wait for the right moment when the student is motivated to learn which can happen at any time of the day or night. Then the therapist teaches until the student is tired and goes to sleep or other interesting things are done to relax them until they are ready to learn again. 

If the original vision exam indicated the student can benefit from vision training then that is done when the student returns back home and can take place over a longer period such as six months or longer. The optometrist will be given a list of the exercises done during the quick therapy so that they can be repeated as part of the vision therapy for reinforcement. Parents get a fast, terrific return on investment. 

The student is given most of the materials indicated above so he or she can continue using them immediately upon returning home. The cost of the these materials is included in the overall therapy charge as well as hotels, car rental and food. The optometrist will also suggest various home exercises. The program teaches the student how to teach others such as siblings or friends in a fun way which further reinforces the original training as he or she becomes the teacher. 

The idea is to give the parents a fixed cost in advance for the first five days and if any additional days are required there is a 15% discount for the next five days and thereafter there is a 25% discount. Vision training and follow-up by the optometrist is separate. If additional intensive five day follow-ups therapy are desired after six months or a year, a discount of 40% is effective as this extra training is so beneficial to the student. If any family members desire this marvelous program after the initial student there is an immediate 25% discount. Additional discounts may be negotiable. 

VT 3 - Straight Lines: 

Summary: Written to help elementary age children but useful for younger as well as older. It teaches a number of thinking and observational skills. All teachers should read this.

Vision Training Series Sighting Straight Lines with Tooties 

Objectives:    To improve sighting ability and to have confidence in patient's corrections and balance on a row of Tooties. 

Materials:    About a hundred Tooties for a ten meter row. A string about ten meters long plus a stopwatch for timing the row, a calculator an ink pen and a pad of lined paper.

Basic Procedure:    Works with all ages over about five. The idea is to make a straight line of Tooties end to end and then check the straightness by sighting from either end and making corrections. Finally it is checked with a taut string held along side of the row. Repeat a number of times until their vision is enough to get a straight row. Later see how long it takes to make a row. 

Details:    Ask the patient to place all the Tooties end to end in a straight line across a room or in a hall way as the row will be about ten meters long. Tooties are designed so that ten Tooties end to end will be about a meter. When placed side by side it takes about 15 Tooties to equal a meter.* 

Then ask the patient to sight from either end and make corrections in the straight line of Tooties as many times as they wish. When they have done their best have the patient hold one end of a string about ten meters long and you hold the other end taut so that the string is parallel to the row of Tooties. Now it will be obvious if the row is straight. Have the patient correct his or her row and again sight from either end. Mix up the Tooties and repeat the process. Hopefully the patient will use vision better each time. Before destroying the row have the patient walk barefoot along the row on top of the Tooties.*

Variations:    Once the patient can make a reasonably straight line fairly easily by sight try timing them in making a row. Don't time the corrections. Repeat a number of times such as ten and enter the time on the pad of paper with a comment about the straightness of each attempt. For students about age eight and older you might have them calculate how many seconds per Tootie to make their row and the inverse of that with how many Tooties per second. Try making an even longer road by leaving the space of one Tootie between each Tootie.* 

Eventually the student should be able to make a fairly straight line and reasonably fast. Later you can set up other conditions such that no two Tooties of the same color can be next to each other or that certain color sequences be repeated. Now, in addition to straightness they have to keep color sequences in mind. Later you can specify that certain types of Tooties such as Floaties or Smoothies can not be next to each other. An easy way to detect the type of Tootie is to tap each one with a finger as it is easy to differentiate between regular Tooties and Floaties or Smoothies.* 

Launch - Tootie Launcher: 

Summary: Lots of ideas on how to get results with the Launcher. Gives specific instructions. 

For Reading, Math and Brain Development Tootie Launcher Cat # 200 

Introduction:    In a nutshell, the Tootie Launcher is an excellent screening device to see if children tend to use their brains or just physical prowess. Much can be learned by just observing at first with a minimum of instruction. Mix in a few Floaty Tooties & some of many other kinds of Tooties also. It permits children to develop their vision, self-esteem and coordination while having lots to fun. 

The Tootie Launcher is one of the most versatile and useful pieces of Tootie Equipment. The age span is from age 3 thru adult with the maximum usefulness between ages 4 to 12. It may be used as part of the regular class curriculum just before reading or math as an effective conditioner for these academic subjects. Or it may be used just for play value and overall eye- body coordination. Playgrounds report continued enthusiasm day after day all summer long. Summer camps find them very effective in the free time just after supper. Optometrists and Colleges use them as part of their regular training. For adults and teenagers the Tootie Launcher, with all its variations, makes a great party game. Parents find them a great home game for years of healthful fun. Mental institutions, mentally retarded, and handicapped schools find them especially useful, since they motivate the patient so strongly. Girls physical education classes in high school and college report amazing improvements in overall coordination in a matter of just days or weeks. The proper quantity is very important. Normally, about six launchers per classroom or playground is ideal. And even more important is that each Tootie Launcher be equipped with at least two dozen Tooties. Read teacher's handbook for detailed instructions. 
Or write for information on an exciting, informative workshop given in your own city by experts. 

Philosophy:    Schools tend to teach only success so when children are out in the real world they have trouble dealing with failure. The launcher is designed to allow the user to enjoy failure without criticism. Hopefully the student will learn a little from each failure and every now and then will be rewarded for his efforts and will apply this philosophy to his everyday life. 

Object:    To have lots of fun while exercising and improving dynamic visual acuity, fusion, and peripheral vision which is so vital to proper reading development and speed reading. Improves accurate application of leg muscle power and eye-hand timing. Eliminates awkwardness quickly and promotes physical agility and dexterity. There are so many useful applications that it is impossible to list all of them here. Be sure to give full details when writing for detailed suggestions about your specific application. Our goal is to help you get good results so don't hesitate to write! Tooties, California 90250 is usually enough but use the full address to be sure. 

Directions:    Read but allow the child to discover on his own. Don't tell him. Place a Tootie crosswise on the blinking eye. Stomp hard on the other end where the footprint is. Use either foot and later practice with the other foot. Children under three may find it better to use both feet at once. Caution: Observe that small children do not have toes under launcher when stomping with the other foot. For older children the most efficient way to stomp is to have the heel of the foot contact the launcher just before the rest of the foot. Ladies with high heels should take off their shoes or use their toes. At first just see how high you can launch the Tootie in the range from 3 to 40 feet and, of course, try to catch it as it comes down but don't tell the child to catch. Let him or her discover on their own. Watch to see if the hands make any motions as if to catch. Many children just leave their hands hanging and don't even follow the Tootie with their eyes. Don't tell them to track but keep launching and soon eyes will start to track automatically. 

Now place two Tooties on the launcher with one in front of the other. Using different colored Tooties catch one in each hand. Repeat three times without missing. Repeat and catch the other color with each hand and repeat three times without missing. Be sure to place the same color on the blinking eye each time. This is the Tootie that will go the highest. Repeat, switching hands each three times as well as launching harder. When the student can easily catch three times in a row with either hand the next step is to separate the Tooties by one Tootie width. This gives kids practice in estimating distances and makes it a little more difficult to catch. When successful leave two Tootie widths in between. Progress until one Tootie is on the eye and the other has moved to the pivot. This is very difficult but possible. The secret is to catch the lowest Tootie first. 

Try with three Tooties, all in a row. Stacking is not permitted except when success is required without much skill as with handicapped children. Launch and catch all three. It might help to let the child put a rubber band around all three Tooties. It is possible to get about nine Tooties in one rubber band. When sequencing Tooties in a row always add the new color Tootie at "eye" end of launcher and keep in same sequence. Then go to four in a row, etc., up to a possible 21 Tooties or more at once. Normally, a child can catch his age in Tooties. When launching more than five Tooties at once, overlap the Tooties slightly and squash the whole row down toward the eye. Most adults can catch from 5 to 9 Tooties at once without too much practice once they get past the transition point of 3 Tooties. If they appear to be having a lot of trouble, suggest that the lowest Tootie should be caught first, since it will be in the air the shortest period of time. There is a tendency to have their eyes follow the first Tootie which is the highest. For young children, let them use a basket to catch their Tooties. 

A score sheet should be put on the bulletin board showing the date each child caught a certain number of Tooties. Thus, some children will be working on their fivesees and some on ninesees, etc. If a child should have trouble getting past a certain number of Tooties, have them practice awhile with one or two Tooties extra. Another aid is to make sure all the colors are different and always in the same order. Lay a duplicate set of colors alongside the launcher so child can repeat the color pattern or have the child write down the color sequence. Now keep a record of which colors are missed and what position they are in with regard to the #1 Tootie which is the one closest to the person launching. With this information the child can try specifically for the colors usually missed. 

A "fun" contest is to line up children of the same skill level such as those able to catch 10 Tooties. Start with one Tootie and work up to their limit to win, adding one Tootie after each launch, but going back down to one if they ever miss any. In other words, their successes must be consecutive or they start over again. 

For children age 8 or older there is a very exciting game where they catch Tooties on their head, but only one at a time. It is quite easy when done properly. First, have children put a Tootie on their head and determine tilt of head where Tootie will slide off when head is tilted forward or backward. Optimum position of head at instant of catching is halfway between the two extremes. Beginning children have a tendency to tilt their head down and not follow the Tootie with their eyes. Visual tracking is one of the skills this game teaches. Practice launching the Tootie to just head height. If too high the Tootie will bounce off because of the bouncing Tootie Crystals inside. If necessary to bend down a little at time of impact be sure to bend at the knees and keep your posture vertical and graceful. To succeed the Tootie must remain on the top of the head til one is sure it won't fall off. The first goal level is to catch ten Tooties this way but not necessarily consecutively during one practice session. The second goal is 30, then 50, 70 and 100 as it gets much easier. Then comes 5 consecutively without missing, then ten, etc. For this game "In a row" contests are the best such as the first child to get five consecutively. Ten in a row is the ideal number for these types of contests. To qualify, contestants should be able to catch ten or more in a row when not under the pressure of a contest. Smoothy Tooties should not be used as the Super Tootie Crystals inside make them almost impossible to catch on one's head. Floaty Tooties are also difficult. Write if you need help! 

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Tootie Launchers look deceptively simple but actually are quite sophisticated. To get consistently good results required many years of design and test. Don't jeopardize your child's learning by trying to use imitation materials that may cause the child to fail and damage her self-esteem or will to succeed. With Tooties every child can improve! And of course use only genuine Tooties as it helps considerably to get good results right from the beginning. Read the manual! 

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Launch 6c - Important Information: 

Summary: This is one of the labels that appear on the back of the Tootie Launcher giving useful information on how to use the Launcher for best results. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - File #790612, 891210, 971127 

This Tootie Launcher is a valuable diagnostic tool to determine how people's brains process information thru inputs from many senses. All children should be Tootie tested the first few days of school. The test is independent of language skills, culture and allows the teacher a rapid and effective assessment of the child. It takes practice to evaluate the tests but reading the manual and taking a one day workshop are very helpful. Tooties are self teaching. Automatically gives instant feedback. Teaches children to persevere in spite of repeated failure without repeating same mistakes, which is great for science, math and life. 

In addition the Tootie Launcher is a very effective training tool for developing all children and adults as well as a fast remediation device for those with problems. Be sure to read Hanson's Puppy Theory on Learning Disabilities. 

Most important of all, the Tootie Launcher is lots of fun for all ages and highly motivational so should be used daily in schools just before reading or math. In general with all ages, it is better to give as little instruction as possible and don't demonstrate. Example: "Here is a launcher board and two dozen Tooties. You figure out all the exciting ways to use it." If necessary, use language to guide the child to discover on his own. Don't show him. It takes a little longer but you get much better results in the long run. It teaches child to think. 

Although this seems to be a simple board, many years of design, psychology, math and physics are involved in getting it to do its job. Most people who try to make their own fail to achieve good results even though it looks identical. Don't tamper with success and your child's psyche - Get the best, at least in the beginning until you learn how to get great results. 

Tooties appear to be simple bean bags but in fact are very complicated in design taking as long as 3 - 4 years just to design and test one Tootie. The crystals inside, along with some other secret factors, control the phenomenal success of Tooties in many parts of the world since their acceptance in schools beginning in 1962. Tooties have been so popular we often have difficulty keeping up with orders even tho we are constantly expanding our production and with very little advertising. Teachers and parents, who really want to help kids, are always looking for better ways and seem to find us and keep ordering year after year. Studies confirm that parents should have about one to four units (432 Tooties per unit) of Tooties for home use. They will be used almost daily for the next ten years providing an enormous return of learning on their investment. Our business is built on quality and service and we are always available to fly expert teachers anywhere in the world to help children learn. You too can become a part-time consultant if you really learn to use Tooties well. Write to us and describe yourself. 

Always have at least two dozen Tooties available for each Launcher, even for young children. Start with a red Tootie on the blinking eye, next add a green Tootie on the eye with the red Tootie moving closer to you. With each success in catching add a new color on the eye and always maintain the exact color sequence. This helps teach sequencing, so useful in spelling, reading and math, etc. Basically normal children can catch their age, i.e., a child of ten can catch ten Tooties at one time when lined up in a row - not stacked. The world's record was 22 Tooties for a 19 year old girl in Sweden for many years until a ten year old Dutch girl named Hanneke De Leeuw caught 25. Her 8 year old sister, Doortje, caught 14 as did four year old Lieveke. Even adults have trouble catching more than nine Tooties. There are many different type of Tooties although most look identical (read manual). Floaty Tooties (70 grams) and regular (151 grams) should be mixed on the Launcher as the child gets better along with a few Smoothies and Tweeny Tooties. Most Tooties are the same size called #1 but many sizes are available. 

When writing for free instruction or suggestions always include a self-addressed envelope and tell us about yourself, your children and how you are using and enjoying Tooties. We make many different products so tell us which ones you have and how you enjoy them. Tooties are designed to last about ten years but many are still in use after 25 years. Worn or damaged Tooties of any age will be replaced free if you return them along with $7 each for shipping and handling. What a wonderful guarantee! Please include a note on how you use your Tooties and why you like them so much. We make this unusual offer because we want you to use your Tooties to their fullest capacity and not be afraid of damaging them. When bouncing Tooties very high outdoors with the Tootie Bounce, the Floaty Tooties will last longer. 

Launch 7 - Classroom Uses of Launcher: 

Summary: This is the second label on the Tootie Launcher giving specific tips on how to get the best results in the classroom. 

Classroom Uses of Tootie Launcher 

Objective:    To stimulate enthusiasm for reading, math & science. 

Materials:    Six Tootie Launchers plus at least 60 Tooties. Tooties Kit #2 provides 6 Launchers, 6 Tosses & 72 Tooties. 

Time Req'd:    30 to 60 minutes, just before math is best. 

Setup:    Line up the 6 launchers in an open space of the room with a spacing of at least 30 inches between Launchers. Leave about four feet between the footprint end of the Launcher and a wall. One child stands at the footprint end and the others for each Launcher are seated Indian style at the blinking eye end of the Launcher with about two feet of free space to the Launcher. The reason for this arrangement is that there is no one behind the child doing the catching and the seated kids can easily exercise their vision watching the Tooties fly up. 

For a classroom of 30 children this will be five children per Launcher. If each child is given six minutes for launching, the exercise will take only 30 minutes. Instead of time you can allow each child five to ten launches and seated children can keep the count. This will allow each child to have several turns. Longer turns give best results. 

Cautions:    Don't allow the child seated near the Launcher to help with the loading of the Tooties as her hands could be injured if the child at the other end launches prematurely. The child doing the launching should load his own Tooties. Don't launch too hard and hit ceiling. 

Procedure:    Ten Tooties are lined up in a row beginning at the eye end. Slightly overlapped Tooties make it easier to catch. The neater the row the better. The first child & perhaps others watching are given paper & pen to keep records of the number caught each time. 

Encourage children doing the record keeping to be neat. They should keep track of the trial number and the number of Tooties caught each time along with the name of child doing the launching. For 3rd grade and up the children should call out the percentage caught. Later try it with only five Tooties per launch but write the possible percentages on the blackboard. Later try other numbers of Tooties. In this way the children will get a feeling of what percentages are while having fun. 

Options:    Children having difficulty catching can be given a basket or bucket to make catching easier. Percentages get more interesting when the number of Tooties is different from 10 or 5 and possibilities should be written on blackboard or the children can be provided calculators. Soon they will remember that 6 Tooties caught out of a possible 8 is 75% and 3 would be 37.5%. Later try it with 11 or 12 Tooties. 

Tosquik 3 - Quick Toss for Optometrists: 

Summary: Written for optometrists but suitable for anyone wanting to put their Toss to use right away. Very minimum instructions. 

Vision Training Series by Dr. John Hanson rev 000321 

Tootie Toss Quick Instructions for Optometrists 

Lay Tootie Toss face down and open legs straight up, one at a time.

  Stand it up so that both the short and long legs touch the floor at the same time. This is for a slower, gentle, higher return. 

Stand back about six to ten feet and gently throw a Tootie at center of net. Some people tend to throw too hard at first and are surprised when the Tootie returns so fast and hits them. 

As you get better at catching you can throw harder and even get further away. Don't tell the patients, let them discover on their own that the most effective way to catch is with the fingers pointing towards the ceiling. When they have their palms up, the tendency is to misjudge and the Tootie goes over their hand. 

Now turn the Tootie Toss over so that only the long legs (red caps) touch the floor. This will be a steeper angle and the Tootie will return faster and lower so the catcher may want to back up a little more. 

Patients may also be sitting on a chair or the floor or kneeling for different effects with either angle of the Toss. 

With children, it is best to start them sitting on the floor, Indian style, with their backs to a wall. Place the Tootie Toss in front of them. Start with the Tootie Toss almost touching their legs. Don't tell them to catch but just to throw and see if they try to catch and how. Tell them it counts if the Tootie lands on their legs but not if it touches the floor. Later they can catch it away from their body and later with either hand. 

Once they can do ten catches in row without missing move the Tootie Toss further away in whatever increments are convenient and repeat the catching process. Normally a two year old can catch quite well when the Tootie Toss is close to them and after some practice. 

Be sure to try different types of Tooties in the same size and later try other sizes and types. For some little kids a size 3 Floaty Tootie seems to work best. Again, don't tell them to catch but praise them when they do. The type of Tootie can make a big difference in levels of difficulty. The easiest is the standard 151 gram Tootie which is about the weight of a baseball and yet it is soft to catch and non threatening if it hits them.

  Read the detailed instructions for lots of other ideas on getting good results. A favorite of mine is to start the children off with throwing with their eyes closed. No practice is allowed with eyes open. They are really delighted to discover that first they can catch it on their lap or against their body and later away from their body. This is using their inner vision, the processing of the information after it leaves the optic nerve. Later you can occlude one eye and see the effects and of course try prisms also. 

The optometrist or therapist may be seated in a chair behind the Toss so they can observe how the patient reacts to the various sensory inputs. It is fascinating how much can be learned. Don't forget to call or write if we can help you in any way. We have been doing this for over 38 years all over the world and may have just the information you need to help your patients. 

Almost no maintenance is required on the Tootie Toss but if the legs should not remain in place during use, tighten slightly the hose clamp where the leg meets the main frame. The Tootie Toss weighs only 4.4 lbs and folds flat for easy storage. Every patient should have one at home. It's great fun and good for Visual Training. It fits easily in any car. Have fun! Dr. Tootie

Toss 2 - Tootie Toss: 

Summary: About 29 pages of very detailed information on how to get good results with the Tootie Toss. Also includes using the Tootie Bounce as a Tootie Toss. 

Tootie Toss for Perceptual Motor Development 

The Tootie Toss is remarkably effective in improving the dynamic visual accuracy for all individuals but with children the results are especially dramatic. Reading of course requires visual accuracy and as you speed up, even a little, visual dynamics becomes increasingly important. However to get the most out of the Tootie Toss it is important to expand one's peripheral vision first along with relatively slow visual dynamics. For this reason it is quite beneficial to start with the Tootie Launcher, Cat # 200 which was designed to make this preliminary training quite exciting. Once proficiency has been established on the launcher one advances to the Tootie Toss. While the process can be reversed, some psychological factors enter the human equation that require additional sensitivity on the part of the teacher in order to get good results quickly so take our tip and start with the launcher first. 

The Tootie Toss is a Nylon net suspended within a 34 x 28 inch frame and is designed specifically to work with various kinds of Tooties. When used with genuine Tooties according to the directions, predictable results are achieved very quickly with all kinds of children. The Model 303 Tootie Toss has a novel Flip Flop feature so that when it stands on its long legs the Tootie is returned quite swiftly to the thrower. Without any adjustments it may be flipped over on to its short legs and the Tootie returns very soft and gentle for beginners and children down to age two. Of course the Tootie Toss folds flat so that it may be carried about the school easily and stored in a corner or behind a door. The Tootie Toss features adjustable clamps so the legs stay put when swung out for use and the sturdy steel and aluminum construction has been welcomed for reliable durability in daily use. We are always striving to improve our products and welcome suggestions. That is why the specifications of Tootie products will change for the better from time to time. Notice that the Tootie Toss is six inches less in one dimension so that if it won't fit into a car one way you can turn it the other way. Now it is much easier for itinerant teachers to take the Tootie Toss from school to school easily, even in small cars.

  Assuming a very young child who has not learned to throw and catch, it is important to place the child in the correct location in front of the Tootie Toss. Even six inches from side to side or front and back can make a dramatic difference so teachers should be especially sensitive to this aspect. Do not encourage the child to catch or even suggest it but do praise her if she does. The important thing is to get the child throwing properly and then as you see how she throws you can position her closer or further with the objective that the Tootie should hit her about chest high. This overcomes their fear of being hit as they feel how soft the Tootie is. This is best done with the child sitting Indian style against a wall with the Tootie Toss in front of her and almost touching her legs. Later, when standing, placement of the child is so important you should put a Tootie on the floor just in front of each toe, so that she always stands in the same place until she develops proficiency. Note that the foot opposite to throwing hand should be forward; about 6 to 12 inches is enough. But don't mention it to the child. More about this later. 

As the Tootie keeps hitting her chest gently soon she will reach up to grab it as it hits. Congratulate her always on whatever she does good. Instantaneous verbal approval is very essential and in addition stick a Tootie Cutie sticker, or some other sticker, on her each time. Once she is catching watch to see if she uses one or both hands and congratulate her either way and gradually try to praise her more if she catches the Tootie before it hits her body. If she is using two hands her body should be centered with the center of the net. If one hand, the shoulder of that hand should be centered with the net. With one hand catching observe if when the Tootie misses that it went over or under her hand. For most people the Tootie will always go over indicating that the error in eye hand positioning is on the under side. A very easy solution without suggesting that they over correct is just to have them invert their fingers so that the fingers are pointing up even if the Tootie is lower than their waist. They can always stoop down if necessary. 

Observing the placement of the fingers is a very important point which will be expanded now. As a matter of fact, many of these points can be expanded considerably so we invite all our friends to write in for specific help - just be sure to send in lots of details and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

Whenever anyone (even adults) catches with one hand there is a tendency to catch with the fingers pointed downward or toward the Tootie as in Fig. 2. Many people will miss and you will notice that the Tootie almost always goes over the hand. In other words their eyes do not know where their hand is accurately and most people tend to judge on the underside. They would get better with practice but the method is inefficient anyway so don't let them fail too many times without suggesting a slight change that produces a dramatic result. A few failures are quite useful because then the better method is appreciated more and retained. 

The improved method is to have them rotate their wrist 180 so that their fingers point up. Their eyes still tell them their wrist is in the same place but their palm is in the correct location slightly higher. After a few throws the improvement in catching is dramatic. There are other reasons why this method is much better even when the Tootie returns below the waist except when it is quite close to the ground. A second reason is that with the fingers up the fingers tend to automatically close to grab the Tootie as shown in Fig. 3. When catching as in Fig. 3, it's very easy to be successful whereas the method shown in Fig. 4 invites failure and yet is the method used by most people, especially girls. Before Tooties, they would become frustrated at their failure to catch and tell everyone they are uncoordinated in order to justify their apparent lack of skill. In all of our tests over many years we have found all girls to be capable of excellent coordination when given the proper instruction and some practice on the Tootie Equipment. 

A third good reason for catching with your fingers up is that it is a more aggressive approach, that is you reach out to grab it. The fingers down method is quite passive as you wait for it to reach your hand and your fingers push it from your palm. 

A brief word about the qualities of Tooties that makes them so good for teaching catching. In general only regular Tooties which weigh 151 grams should be used. Smoothy Tooties of the same weight should not be used until the child is quite successful as they are more difficult to catch. By this we mean 100 consecutive catches without missing, using either hand. 

Even with very young children and the handicapped the regular Tooties are best. The action of the regular Tooties with bouncing Tootie Crystals makes them stick in your hands when your grasp is fairly accurate. Yet with a sloppy grasp they will jump out of your fingers. For some young children the larger size Floaty Tooties may be best.

  Smoothy Tooties are harder to catch as are Floaty Tooties. In general, Floaty Tooties weigh only about half of a regular Tootie of the same size but the crystals are more bouncy and with the lighter weight are also harder to catch. This is why regular Tooties are so good because their critical design and manufacture along with their heavy weight make them so ideal for catching. Tweeny Tooties are in between the weight of regular Tooties and Floaty Tooties and have many excellent benefits as they are harder to catch.

  However the other Tooties are very useful when used in the correct applications. One Tootie, called the PQ Floaty Tootie, is especially difficult to catch because it rotates around the end of the Tootie rather than about the center. In 1975 the PQ Floaty Tootie was replaced by the Yaggie Tooties which is even more exciting and more durable. It took about seven years of research and test to get this Tootie to do what we wanted. As of 1998 the most difficult Tootie to catch is the X-204 Floaty. Use of the special Tooties is more involved and is beyond the scope of this booklet. Write for more advanced booklets if desired. We always welcome inquiries from our customers who supply complete details on the problems they want to solve. Then we can give you answers and suggestions that will be most helpful on our first answer. 

One useful application for a Floaty Tootie is when a child tends to throw quite hard and yet is afraid of getting hit. Incidentally, Tooties are designed so that most children don't mind too much when they are hit with the Tootie, even in the face. This is because the Tootie is designed to have about eight square inches of contact area on impact which evenly distributes the impact forces. The nature of the Tootie Crystals is such that the crystals shift upon impact and apply the distributed load gradually. This is another reason why the volumetric efficiency of the Tooties is so important. In simple terms it means how full the Tootie bag is. If too full, they could be dangerous. That is why you should always use genuine Tooties. 

When a baseball or tennis ball hits, all of its force is concentrated only in 1/2 square inch of area and in addition the load is applied suddenly. This is why a baseball at any speed is dangerous and the reason why children and adults are afraid of being hit. A regular Tootie is about the same weight as a baseball and yet it is quite safe. Professional baseball players use Tooties to improve their performance skills. 

For some children even a regular Tootie may worry them so if the apprehension is there switching to a look alike Floaty Tootie is better even though it is harder to catch. Remember we are not interested in catching at first but getting the child's throwing consistent so the Tootie hits her in the chest or lap. Soon she will be catching as they hit her chest. It's easy this way as the Tooties have stopped and she just keeps them from falling. 

Some of the time she will catch it before it hits her chest using both hands and should be congratulated. Don't try to speed up the process of evolving to one hand, at least not directly, by telling her to use one hand. 

An easy way is to see if she can throw and catch one after the other till her success ratio is pretty good. At this point try introducing the regular Tootie which weighs 151 grams. As she continues to catch soon she will be able to catch with her dominant hand. Sometimes a slight suggestion in the form of a question will be helpful. Don't forget that all of these procedures should be followed each time with lots of praise because little kids don't consider catching a useful goal in itself. 

All of this takes 10-15 minutes for each child so it is quite important not to stop in the middle of a session while the child is enthused with his or her progress. The danger is that the child will be stopped prematurely to give another child a chance. While it's nice to want to give another child a chance, it's bad for the learning process. For most classrooms with 20- 30 children about six Tootie Tosses are adequate especially when a dozen Tootie Launchers are available also. 

All of our Tootie devices are designed to be self-teaching but a teacher circulating among the children can achieve much faster progress. 

Note that this technique should be quite different for each child depending on their age and ability. This is why the sensitivity of the teacher is so important. Give the child a minimum of instruction at first and observe how she throws and if she tries to catch. Don't give too much advice as one of the objectives is to teach the child to think for himself. Offer specific suggestions in the form of questions that lead the child to a better method, such as: "If you moved a little closer would it be easier to catch?" 

Tracking - One of the first things to notice is whether the child's eyes are tracking the Tootie as it returns. 

If tracking is not established first then you are wasting your time trying to teach catching even though the child may succeed now and then. This is why it's so important to watch the child first. Stand in front of the child about 45 degrees off to the side as shown in Fig. 5.

  The purpose is to observe the child's eyes to see if she follows the Tootie to the net and especially as it goes back to her. Many children, especially younger ones, will move their head around but won't see where the Tootie goes at all. Continue having the child throw if the tracking is poor and make sure the Tootie Toss is flipped to the gentle mode (short legs on floor) so that the Tootie returns very soft and slowly. This gives the child's eyes more time to react. If necessary go back to the Tootie Launcher which is much better for beginning tracking. Besides tracking another very important skill is entering the picture and that is the eyes are required to focus from far to near and vice versa. This is difficult to observe but is very important and can be assumed to be working fairly well when the child catches easily. This skill is quite vital for reading for it insures the child is able to focus at near point. Of course other tests should be performed to confirm this near point accuracy. If a qualified optometrist with advanced work on visual training is available it would be a good idea to engage him as a consultant to perform various visual efficiency checks. The "Snellen Test" where you read letters on a chart about 20 feet away only gives limited far point information and is not very useful for reading. In addition, a good optometrist will check for binocularity to make sure both eyes are working together. 

In some communities a very successful approach that provides good vision care at low cost is to have a number of teachers trained by the optometrist. They can perform basic tests and screen the whole school population periodically to select the children that appear to need the services of a professional. This plan has other benefits since more than a thousand optometrists are experienced in applying various Tootie Techniques. Such a consultant can be of significant help to your reading program. Many optometry colleges now include Tootie Training as part of their visual training courses. Our own consultants may be able to suggest well qualified professionals in your area. 

Back to the tracking. A child can pick up tracking much easier when the Tootie comes right back to her so depending on how hard she throws move the net closer or further from her so the Tootie will hit her chest. Also shift the net from right to left as required and put a Tootie in front of each toe when standing as mentioned before. Don't forget to avoid using a wall to hold the Tootie Toss in place. Better to put student next to wall and have someone hold the Toss or use two ten pound Tootie Babies on the legs to hold it in place. 

Time Delay - Whenever a child misses in throwing or catching it is important to provide them with another Tootie right away. The easiest way is for the teacher to have a supply of Tooties in her hands so she can give the child another one quickly. An alternative where the teacher is handling several children at once is to place about a dozen on the floor off to the side of the child. This method is a little less efficient since the child may want to retrieve a miss. Let her if she insists but keep offering a replacement. 

The objective is to shorten the time delay between a miss and the next throw so that the corrective mechanism sets to work before the child forgets what she just did that resulted in a miss. If she takes time to walk up to the net to retrieve and then walk back to her correct position she has a tendency to forget what she did before that resulted in failure.

  While this point can be neglected and frequently is, it is very important if you want quick results. Most important, don't fight the child but offer suggestions she will accept. 

Be sensitive to those special occasions where you may want her to retrieve as in walking up to the net and back she gains much positive information on how far she is from the net. This is useful for a child who has a tendency to under throw or overthrow considerably. 

Many throwing at once - Normally one child uses the Tootie Toss at a time. However, for non-specific applications you may wish to permit as many as six children to use it at once if the children are about the same age and skill level. It's a sort of pandemonium as each child throws and tries to catch or recover his own Tootie (each a different color or number). Stand so you can see their faces. Pull out any children who can't seem to stand the stress and group them separately. Children will often be hit so watch how quickly they learn to duck and soon some will be catching Tooties that are about to hit them. This activity should be controlled carefully and ended fairly soon before bedlam starts. For very young children have three sit next to each other with their backs against a wall. Place the net in front of them so that it almost touches their legs. As they get better you can move it further away. 

Note that the child in the center will receive most of the Tooties so that child should be more rugged than the others. Very delicate children should have the Tootie Toss all to themselves. 

Older kids (ages 6-10) 

This section will also apply to younger children as they gain proficiency. By that we mean the child can easily catch at least 100 in a row without missing using either hand. Remember the foot opposite to throwing hand should be forward. Proficiency at various distances from the net should also be established. Now place a Tootie in each hand, throw with the dominant hand and catch with the other. Of course shift the other Tootie to the throwing hand in the meantime. Gradually speed up the process until the child no longer waits for one Tootie to be caught before throwing the next. Teenagers and college kids may get three going at once but it's quite difficult. 

Repeat the procedure but throw with non-dominant hand and catch with dominant.

ADVANCED ACTIVITIES 

Spin Around - This procedure is quite useful but is normally only used briefly since it requires quite a bit of skill. The idea is to throw a Tootie at the Toss and then spin yourself around before you catch the Tootie. Start about 15 to 20 feet from the Toss so you will have more time to react and spin as soon as you have thrown. 

One of the interesting factors that the teacher may easily observe with a group of students is brain dominance. The student is concentrating so hard on spinning around that her throw misses the net entirely. The second factor is that the student hesitates before spinning in order to see if it will hit the net and usually is not all the way around by the time the Tootie returns. The secret is to spin fast as soon as you throw. Right handed children will usually spin to the left and vice versa. It is harder to spin the other way but let them try it. 

Among the important reasons why this exercise is useful are: 

  • A. Student cannot track the Tootie continuously as it approaches net and returns because it is out of sight during part of the spin. 
  • B. Student must visually reacquire the Tootie in the air and then activate the motor senses in order to catch. 
  • C. Depending on distance to net the time interval can easily be increased or decreased. 
  • D. Shows the student quite vividly that she is capable of excellent performance. When she does catch it she feels terrific but you still should praise them. 

If the student is overly concerned with being hit, switch to a same size but half weight Floaty Tootie. Let her warm up first by ordinary throws and catches since the Floaty Tootie is harder to catch but at least she won't be afraid that a hit will hurt her. The X-204 Floaty is especially safe and is used by professional baseball players at 90 mph. 

With some children it may be helpful to have them pretend they are throwing a Tootie and then spin around. The teacher then throws after a slight delay so the child will have time to have spun completely around before the Tootie gets to her. This could be preceded by the teacher throwing and student catching without any spinning. 

Sometimes a child's will is greater than his skill. In these cases give the child a basket or plastic bucket in which to catch the Tootie. This way she is assured of success. 

Angle of Return -   It is important for the teacher to understand some of the physics behind the Tootie Toss. The best way is to experiment by throwing Tooties at the net from different angles. The Tooties will not bounce off the net at the opposite angle as a ball off a wall. Instead Tooties will tend to bounce straight back from the center of the net as shown in Fig. 6 regardless of the angle from which thrown. This is a very useful quality which has been designed into the Tootie Toss. 

Because the design purposely introduces a margin of deviation for excitement you should throw a number of times from each angle to see that the normal distribution of returns is toward the center. Even when throwing from the center of the net it is important that the Tootie not return uniformly each time. We have designed it so that 20% of the returns will be erratic to keep the student alert and able to adjust quickly. If you want a uniform return use a soft sponge ball but you will find that the kids find the Tooties more useful. 

Take advantage of these characteristics as when working with a child on a one to one basis. Stand at a 45 degree angle to the centerline and closer so that you can see net and child's eyes easily as shown in Fig. 6. Many teachers stand right behind the net and throw down into the net especially when in the gentile mode. From that position it is very easy to watch the child's eye tracking. Don't forget to flip the Tootie Toss upside down into the other mode for a completely different effect. 

Pepper Tooties -   For adult parties and special activities when a child is very good the Pepper Tooties game is lots of fun. It takes three or more people and about 4 to 6 dozen Tooties or more. Fig. 7 shows how each person is positioned with regard to the centerline of the net. Note that it could be done with two people but three is more exciting. 

The catcher is lined up in the center and the two throwers off at an angle on each side. Each thrower is armed with an armful of Tooties (2 to 3 dozen). The procedure is for one thrower to throw and then the other alternately. It develops great teamwork and skill since each Tootie must hit after the other has left the net for best results. Obviously the catcher cannot hold all the Tooties he catches so his objective is to catch and then drop them at his feet or into a bucket. It will be easy to see whether she is catching or missing. The catcher should have at least three turns before you change places so her corrective mechanisms for improvement get a chance to work. At first throw fairly slowly and then step it up as she gets better. Later, on her second time around she will have had the benefit of seeing how the others did it. 

To make it even more exciting, mix Tooties of the same size but of different weights. This technique is very handy for getting some reluctant kids involved even if they don't want to catch. Have them stand close, and the throwers should throw gently and then gradually increase the bombardment as the reluctant student tolerates the involvement. Used wisely, this technique is a valuable tool. 

Another variation effective with "special" children is to seat them in semicircle in front of the Toss as shown in Fig. 8. 

Each child is given a few Tooties and all start throwing one Tootie after another on command. The teacher stands behind the Toss and aims it at the child she wants to get involved and of course she becomes flooded with Tooties. Gradually, she can aim it at other children or tilt it up if target kid can't take too much at once. 

Acceptance Span -    It may be helpful at this point to review some of the highlights of Acceptance Span in the "Static Applications of Tooties" booklet. 

The procedure is for the teacher to have an armful of 2 to 3 dozen Tooties that appear identical but are actually of assorted weights. Most should be the normal 151 grams. 

At first have only standard Tooties in your arms and a mixture of standards and specials on the floor. At the moment, we are talking about a typical 6 year old since details will vary with age and skill. Stand about five to ten feet away and gradually toss a Tootie underhand to the child, then the second and third, etc. Always have child cup hands together and throw in such a manner that insures she will catch it. Each time she catches she drops it into a nearby bucket. Don't put the bucket too close to her feet as those she almost catches might fall into the bucket. Besides having the bucket a couple of feet away (further later) gives her a chance to practice her aim. Those in the bucket will represent her score. 

Repeat this several times til her score seems to stabilize always using the standard 151 gram Tooties but in assorted colors. 

Now pick up the mixture having been careful not to segregate them so carefully the child would be suspicious. The idea is to make transition so smoothly she thinks it's just another turn. You, the teacher, can easily identify them by touch. First throw a few standard Tooties so she will feel the process is the same as before. Now toss a heavy one (3 times the weight) and watch her facial reaction as she catches it. Make sure your toss does not reflect any difference so that the only time she will know it's different is when it touches her hands. She may be so surprised she will drop it. Ask her to verbalize her reactions. As a matter of fact, the whole procedure should include lots of verbal expression including timely praise from the teacher. (Make sure it's sincere). 

You could comment that things are not always as they appear to be, so while this Tootie looked alike it was actually a lot heavier. Therefore one should be prepared to cope with a variety of situations. Go back to tossing a few normal Tooties and then try a heavy one again. If she drops it, repeat the procedure til success comes easily. Praise her right after success and immediately toss her a Floaty Tootie (1/2 standard weight) and watch her reaction. Again verbalize so she is aware of the weight span from heavy to light and vice versa. This is called the "acceptance span." 

Children and some adults have a relatively narrow acceptance span and when things don't turn out the way they planned they get quite upset. Good verbalization during this procedure is very effective in widening children's acceptance span. 

Continue the exercise selecting the various Tooties at random til she is well conditioned to accept and catch anything you throw at her. 

  • Another interesting variation that demonstrates the psychology of anticipation is to use a selection of Tooties where you have a greater range with less difference between each Tootie, for example:
     
  • 20 gm Ultralite Floaty Tootie 
  • 38 gm Lite Floaty Tootie 
  • 75 gm Standard Floaty Tootie * 
  • 125 gm Squishy & Dreamy Tooties 
  • 151 gm Standard Tootie * (1/3 lb.) 
  • 200 gm Tingle Tootie 
  • 300 gm Heavy Smoothy Tootie 
  • 450 gm Toopy Tootie * (1 lb.) 
  • 1000 gm Toosy Tootie 

Note the wide variation even though all these Tooties look identical to a regular Tootie. This variation is most often done with Cat # 105-1, Heavy Duty Tootie Set, which is made up of the three Tooties shown with an asterisk but the additional Tooties give even better results. 

First toss a few standard Tooties to student, one at a time, then a heavier Tootie, and one even heavier. Now toss a Floaty Tootie fairly fast. Since student will assume it's very heavy compared to the last Tootie, she will tend to panic and miss. What a surprise when she finds out it not only wasn't heavy but was much lighter than a standard Tootie. This is fun at adult parties also. 

Miss Pattern -    Earlier we discussed the importance of giving the child a fresh Tootie whenever she missed while throwing at the Tootie Toss rather than allow her to retrieve. The main purpose was to shorten the time between the error and the corrective action. However for certain children there is another substantial benefit as well especially for busy teachers and doctors. 

Give the child a basket or bucket full with 50 Tooties and have her throw at the Tootie Toss from some specific distance (mark it with a Tootie). She continues throwing and catching until she has had fifty misses and used up all the fresh Tooties. Tooties that are caught may be used again except for percentage tests where they are used only once but the Tooties caught are placed in a separate dispenser or bucket to indicate the score. 

With either method when all the Tooties have been used, observe the distribution of the Tooties on the floor. Congratulate the child on something good about the exercise and possibly take a picture of the distribution with her sitting just behind the Tooties. Her distribution may be similar to that shown in Fig. 9. 

Analysis of the pattern gives a quick check on the child's performance. The Tooties laying around where she was standing are an indication of failures in catching. Those laying around the Toss and beyond are failures in aim. In between the child and the net are those that weren't thrown hard enough to come all the way back. Way behind the child are those that were thrown too hard and went over her head. Those past the Tootie Toss indicate very bad aim. And of course the success pile shows the percentage caught out of 50 tries. 

A busy doctor with several patients could be out of the room for a few minutes and on returning immediately size up the situation as to what corrective action was required for each child. Many state hospitals for the mentally retarded find this a very useful technique.

  How to correct the different problems observed is covered in other parts of this booklet or if you need help our consultants would be glad to offer suggestions. Just be sure to give lots of details on the child, her problems and Tooties available (quantities, types, equipment, etc.). 

Hyperactive Kids -    Occasionally we run into kids that are just too strong and can't apply their force gently. We see this especially on playgrounds with the Tootie Toss where they throw hard at the Tootie Toss just to see how far it will go. This may be OK for awhile but soon they should exercise some self-control. It's also very obvious in the classroom when they press buttons too hard on calculators. These kids need immediate help in learning to control force. All mother dogs teach this to their puppies while very young whereas humans are not as smart. 

When an open grassy area is available the best way to use up his excess energy is with the Tootie Bounce. (See the following section). However, in the absence of a Tootie Bounce we can use a little applied psychology. It really works great in calming him down. But first learn to recognize the symptoms so you will know when to apply the corrective action.

  The child steps to the side of the Tootie Toss and throws a Tootie at it as hard as he can and watches it fly. He has no intention to catch. That is why he stepped to the side so he wouldn't get hit. Remember it's instinctive to throw but not to catch. (See section on "Instincts"). His objective is to see how far the Tootie will go and there are good applications for this exercise but not here at this stage of development. Of course you can tell him not to throw so hard but psychologically that is bad as we want him to learn to control himself so here is an effective alternate. 

As shown in fig. 10 place the child with his back to a wall or even in a corner and with the Tootie Toss about 8 to 15 feet in front of him. If the floor is slippery use a couple of Tootie Babies (10 lbs.) on the horizontal legs to hold the Tootie Toss firmly in place. 

Fig. 10 

Now if he throws too hard he is worried about being hit so automatically he tempers his throws to a more gentle pace and starts catching which was the goal in the first place. In very difficult cases the instructor may want to throw some extra ones into the net very hard to keep the child busy and demonstrate the need to adjust your force to the needs at hand. 

Tootie Bounce -    Basically the Tootie Bounce is a small, strong, lightweight frame 20 inches square for kids ages eight and older or 17 inches for younger children. It is held horizontally with both hands and bounces Tooties vertically as shown in Fig. 11. Given a safe open space in which to run 

Fig. 11 

The child can bounce the Tootie more than 100 feet in the air. The trick is to bounce it straight up so you can do consecutive high bounces at least 25 or more times. It is great exercise for the whole body including the eyes but the main use here is to use up excess energy. And it does that very quickly. About five minutes for most high school and college kids. It poops them out so quickly that it's the only one of our games where children are glad to relinquish their turn. To get the Tootie to go high takes a tremendous amount of energy and in less than 3 to 6 seconds it's back ready to hit up again so you don't have much time to rest in between. Most of the initial problems in getting the Tootie to go straight up appear to be in timing. The child swings too early with the Bounce and the Tootie goes over his head behind him. If his timing is delayed then the Tootie sails way out in front of him and he has to run like mad to get under it. The running is so strenuous he sometimes forgets to bounce it straight up and so has to run some more.

  Read the "Tootie Bounce Uses" booklet for more details on the wonderful applications of this device for children from college to age eight. For younger children down to age two a smaller Tootie Bounce is available. For these very young children the purpose is not to get high bounces but rather consecutive low bounces or even single bounces and it's easier if you start with a balloon as it gives the child more time. 

Instincts -    As man developed from his ancestors it appears he acquired and maintained an instinct to throw, perhaps for the necessity of throwing rocks to kill animals for food or in self- defense. But there is no parallel for catching, at least not for objects floating through the air. 

This can best be noted by watching kids near a river as they satisfy their instinct to throw stones into the river or even across. In the cities the results are unfortunate when children throw at glass windows. As with the river he feels the effect of long distance power as the rock splashes or the window breaks. Adults usually interpret this as being destructive whereas for the child it is merely a way to improve his learning. 

In later years as man had time for recreation balls were developed from rags and skins so the need for catching came about but it still is not instinctive. Another way this can be noted is to observe small babies. From the first time they learn to stand or younger the power of throwing things is quickly learned. First the object makes noise and usually attracts the mother's attention so it is readily reinforced. But at this stage there is no joy in catching. It's interesting to watch parents and teachers put a small child in front of the Tootie Toss and even before teaching him to throw they are encouraging him to catch. Not too useful. If they realized what we have been talking about their approach would be different. The correct approach for very young children has been covered in another section but we will cover the highlights again. 

  • 1. Encourage them to throw only. 
  • 2. Watch to see if he follows the Tootie with his eyes (tracking) til it hits the floor. By 1982 university studies indicated that you should not tell them to track. Instead . 
  • 3. Position him so Tootie hits his chest. 
  • 4. Let him use two hands to grab it on his chest. 
  • 5. Advance to two hands away from body; then one hand. 

Tracking training is best accomplished with the Tootie Launcher where it happens automatically as the Tootie is moving much more slowly. 

Concentration -    Reading is a very complex skill and one of the essentials is the ability to concentrate and avoid distractions. Even you may have had your mind wander when reading or you arrived at the bottom of a page without remembering what you just read. The following procedure is one of a number of ways that Tooties can help concentration. With Tooties one is able to learn to concentrate quickly, for long periods of time and without effort. This is a very powerful tool. Two or more Tootie Tosses are required with four the ideal as shown in Fig. 12. 

The idea is to have Tooties crossing at right angles to other Tooties in such a way that they don't hit each other. Each person has to be aware of what the others are doing and yet concentrate specifically in getting his Tootie to travel in the same path each time that won't intersect the path of other Tooties. In the "Static Applications" booklet is a similar game with 4 to 6 pairs of people but each has a Tootie and tosses underhand to his partner. The concentration required is quite intense so don't do it too long. 

Blind Children -    At first one wouldn't imagine that a blind child can throw and catch but results with the Tootie Toss are quite fantastic. Follow the procedure carefully so that you build the child's confidence. One "goof" can be a giant step backward. Remember these children have been blind for some time, possibly since birth and have pretty strong feelings on failing. 

We always like to give the ideal set-up first and then if the ideal is not obtainable, the teacher at least has sufficient information on how to guide the child with whatever resources are available. Let's assume the children are under age eight for the moment. 

The ideal is to delay introducing the Tootie Toss until the child has gone through some of the static phases with lots of Tooties and then the Tootie Launcher phase. (See other booklets). Seat one to six blind children in the center of a rug and give each one a Tootie and ask them to verbalize on its qualities. Encourage them to manipulate and squeeze them before verbalizing and offer comments on various qualities of the Tootie, such as softness, weight, noisiness, etc. Then give each several Tooties and ask them to balance them on their head; first one, then two criss cross etc. 

Later have them tilt head and drop the Tooties into their cupped hands which is in their lap as shown in Fig. 13. 

Repeat several times until the children seem to get a feeling of where their hands and head are in space with relation to each other. In other words, they are starting to catch a few in their cupped hands. Later with a unit or two of Tooties (400- 800) ask the kids to place them end to end like a road all over the floor. Then take off their shoes and walk on them.

  The whole purpose of this exercise is to get the children used to the Tooties. Now have a child lay prone on floor, first on tummy, and pour Tooties over them as shown in Fig. 14.

  Use 2 or 3 buckets of 50 Tooties each. Start from a low height and gradually increase the height. Start with insensitive areas like the feet, then the fanny, back and finally head. Always watch to get children's reaction to see if they can overcome their apprehension. If not, ease up a little or switch to someone else for awhile. The teacher should parallel all her actions with lucid verbal descriptions so that the other blind children will know what's going on. 

Repeat the foregoing procedure with the child face up but be cautious and sensitive in picking the targets on which to pour the Tooties and the height for each spot. Don't forget that for some very sensitive children, you will want to switch to the half weight Floaty Tooties or some that are even lighter as well as different sizes. (See catalog) 

In pouring them on the child's head, you may want to do it first on the side of the head to get her reactions and later on the chin etc. At first, pour them from a very low height such as 4-6 inches. The goal is to reassure them that the Tooties are quite soft and safe even if they hit you in the face. 

Note: To write good procedures we need good feedback from teachers in the field so please write when you get a chance so that we can share your experiences with others.

  Tootie Launcher for Blind Children -    Next step is the Tootie Launcher. Be sure to have them feel the launcher and verbalize on its features. Also while the launcher is on the floor, have them push on short end with their hand to get a feel as to how it pivots. Each launcher has a depression at one end with an eye inside. Have them feel where the eye is so they can place a Tootie over the eye in preparation for launching. Show them how to stomp on it, first with one Tootie and then two seeing how high they can go. The teacher reports how high the Tootie goes in terms of the child's height. Continue up to eight or more Tooties. No attempt to catch is required or even suggested but if she does catch or even attempt to catch, praise her. The only goal is uniformly controlled launches, hopefully at least as high as her head. 

Now repeat the procedure starting with one Tootie on the Launcher but this time have her cup her hands in advance. Praise her if it lands in her hands, otherwise give advice on whether too hard or soft a launch, etc. Repeat just a few times and if unsuccessful advance to two Tooties at once (one in front of the other). Repeat several times and advance to three Tooties on the way up to eight or more as shown in Fig. 15. 

If possible, the child should load her own launcher. Encourage neatness since the launch is more predictable that way. The idea of adding more Tooties is that we increase the probability that one will land in her cupped hands. Also by this time, she will be completely confident of the safety of Tooties. 

With some children, it is hard to tell them to launch more gently so just add more Tooties so the increased weight will temper the launch. On the other hand, if a child is quite weak and various tricks to get her to stomp harder don't work, switch to Floaty Tooties. We have a complete range of weights (all appear identical) for every conceivable need from very light to very heavy and in different sizes as well. 

When the child is fairly successful and confident, advance to the Tootie Toss. Don't forget that with some children it may be useful for them to hold a basket or bucket to catch the Tooties when using the launcher. 

Tootie Toss for Blind Children -    When possible be sure the conditioning procedures in the last two sections are used. Set up the Tootie Toss so that the short legs are on the floor. This is the "gentle" mode. If the floor is slippery, put a Tootie Baby (10 lbs.) on each of the horizontal legs. This keeps the Tootie Toss in position and provides a more stable return as the Tootie bounces back. As with the Launcher, have the child completely feel all over the Tootie Toss and verbalize on its features as you explain them. Have her push in on the net so she gets a feeling of the amount of spring. Set the child on a chair with the front legs of the chair about 3 feet from the bottom part of the Tootie Toss frame as shown in Fig. 16. Even better is to have the child sit Indian style with her back to a wall as explained later. 

The purpose of the chair is to accurately position the child centered in front of net and at a specific distance. Another vital reason for sitting is so she has a lap in which to catch the Tooties. Ask her to throw overhand gently at the net. Guide her hand at first. 

Don't attempt at first to have her throw hard enough for Tooties to return to her but just hard enough to hit the net and bounce to the floor. A few jingle bells tied to the net give her the chance to hear two sounds. One when it hits the net and next when the Tootie hits the floor. 

Be sure to review the section on Rubella children as you may wish to seat children on floor instead on in a chair. With the child in a chair, you must be prepared to catch the chair in case it starts to tip backward due to excessive enthusiasm when throwing and catching. By 1982 university studies indicate that sitting on the floor is the best way to start. 

In general, always use regular Tooties (151 grams) first since they are easier to catch but consider the other weights or sizes when there appears to be a need. Have the child throw a little harder and move the chair to the position where the Tooties are most likely to land in her lap or hit her in the chest according to her pattern of throwing. This is why the child should throw at least a dozen Tooties before even attempting to catch so you will know where to position the chair or her if sitting on the floor. 

At first, the catching will be in her lap and later she will grab it just as it hits her chest. Soon she will be cupping her hands in front of her chest and she will start catching away from her body. Be sure to explain that sometimes a miss will not be her fault even if she threw perfectly since the net is designed to have some random features. The amount of randomness can be cut down by holding the Tootie in her hand so that its long axis is parallel to the net. Hopefully it will hit the net that way and bounce back with more precision. 

This exercise gives the child a tremendous amount of confidence and soon some of them can even play underhanded catch with each other. As success is attained, move the chair back to other positions and finally repeat the procedure with the child standing. In general, don't use the other position of the Tootie Toss as the Tootie returns too swiftly. 

Rubella Children -    The procedure is quite similar to the section on blind children except that in addition, these children can't hear. More time is needed on the introductory phases so be sure to read the "Static Applications" booklet as well as the blind section in this booklet. In most cases it is advisable not to skip any of the preliminary activities so be sure to have lots of Tooties such as a unit or two and hopefully an assortment of different weights and sizes especially our Smoothy A-Go-Go Tooties with long hair. Studies at UCLA state that at least 1000 to 1500 Tooties are required for best results even with normal kids. 

As with blind children, each time a new piece of equipment is introduced, have the child feel it carefully. With the launcher, she should also feel it on the floor while pushing at either end to see how it pivots. With the Tootie Toss, also feel it all over and have child push into net so she gets the feeling of the amount of spring. 

Each time you use the Toss with a Rubella child, review pouring Tooties over them. Now seat them in a cross-legged position about one foot from the bottom of the Tootie Toss. It's better if you can seat three children side by side so they can communicate with each other by their shoulders touching as shown in Fig. 17. 

Make sure Tootie Toss is in gentle position, ie, with short legs on the floor. The teacher with an armful of Tooties drops one at a time directly into the lap of each child bypassing the Tootie Toss. Repeat several times, then teacher drops them gently into net so they bounce into child's lap. Experiment to find the best part of the net to hit as shown in Fig. 18. When the teacher drops the Tootie in child's lap it must be done at exactly the time a Tootie thrown correctly would have landed in her lap. 

By having three compatible children in a row, the Tootie will hit one of them and they will communicate to the others via their body movements. 

When done properly, child will gain lots of confidence so you can let her throw at the net by herself. Encourage her to be gentle at first. A few small jingle bells on the net is helpful so teacher can keep eyes on children and still hear when Tootie hits the net. Try other types of Tooties, sizes and weights. 

As more confidence is gained, move children further back, six inches at a time. 

  Other booklets available for parents and teachers Write for details. 

  • 1. Tooties - Simplicity of Use vs. Complexity of Design 
  • 2. Tooties Programs / Complete System 
  • 3. P.E. for the Blind or Visually Impaired 
  • 4. P.E. for the Deaf 
  • 5. Infants 
  • 6. Early Childhood 
  • 7. Pregnant Minors 
  • 8. Assessment of Motor Skills 
  • 9. Children in Wheelchairs 
  • 10. Water Learning 
  • 11. High Temperature Learning and Low Temperature 
  • 12. Trampolines / Especially good with Tooties 
  • 13. Leisure Time for the Handicapped 
  • 14. Vision and it's Importance 
  • 15. Occupational Therapists 
  • 16. Physical Therapists 
  • 17. Recreation Therapists 
  • 18. Maximally Handicapped 
  • 19. Behavior Modification (and Instant Rewards) 
  • 20. Team Sports 
  • 21. Relationship of Motor Development to Learning 
  • 22. Cautions for Special Problems and Children 
  • 23. High School Trainables (TMR's) 
  • 24. High School Educables (EMR's) 
  • 25. High School Educationally Handicapped Programs (EH) 
  • 26. Kinesiology and it's Importance 
  • 27. Normal Kids / ? ? ? ? Let's not forget them. 
  • 28. What are Tooties? It's a complete system. 
  • 29. Why a Tooties System? 
  • 30. Highlights of Most Popular Tooties Materials 
  • 31. Different Kinds of Tooties - Lots # 100 best 
  • 32. Tooties Kits for schools, hospitals and playgrounds. 
  • 33. Prices of Individual Tooties items 
  • 34. Tooties Sets for Home Use. - Smaller sets 

Bounce - Tootie Bounce: 

Summary: Detailed information on how to use the Tootie Bounce for best results. It does many good things besides improving vision. 

Vision Training Series by Dr. John Hanson Tootie Bounce 

Purpose:    To improve vision quickly, motivation, hyperactivity, alertness, attention span and cardiovascular fitness, etc. There are many other benefits as the exercise is in real time and space and the Tootie is constantly crossing the mid-line. Most important of all is that it is lots of fun. 

Materials Required:    20 inch square Tootie Bounce and an assortment of different types of Tooties. Part of the success of the Tootie Bounce is that it is very strong and very light at the same time weighing only 0.72 lbs. (11.6 ounces) or 328 grams. It is made of aircraft quality aluminum with only one joint where the red sticker is. For most uses, use two #31 amber rubber bands per hook. For college age kids outdoors try three or four of these special rubber bands per hook. Even indoors you should have Floaty Tooties besides the regular Tooties supplied. Tizzy and Dreamy Tooties are also quite useful indoors. Outdoors use Floaty Tooties for going very high. 

Space Required when bouncing vertically:    If indoors, a fairly wide open space is desirable so student/patient doesn't run into anything or hit expensive equipment with a swinging Tootie Bounce. Normally, schools use the gym or multipurpose room. If in a optometric office have some safety people stand in front of any expensive equipment.

  When used outdoors pick a safe open field with no holes or other hazards to run into. When used as a Tootie Toss have the student/patient sitting or kneeling in front of a blank wall so if the Tootie is not caught the wall will stop it and nothing will be damaged.

  Procedure:    The Tootie Bounce is held horizontally with the red Tooties sticker readable and near one's tummy. Best results are achieved when it is held with a hand on each side which should be about one-third of the way from the red sticker to the far side of the frame. Start with a regular Tootie (151 grams) and see how many times the student/patient can bounce it consecutively and up to a level about as high as their head. After awhile it becomes quite easy and children can easily do 100 bounces or more. Have them count by ones, twos or threes, etc. so they are improving their math at the same time. Later add a stop watch so they can see how many bounces they did per minute. It is very important to write down these records with times and dates. Another column can show the minutes per bounce and two more columns with bounces per second and seconds per bounce and of course the number of consecutive bounces that each record is based on. In this way the child can see how they are improving each day and learning about decimals and reciprocals at the same time. 

When they can do 100 easily with a regular Tootie switch to a Floaty Tootie (66 grams) which is much harder. Even harder is the Tizzy Tootie and the Dreamy Tootie. The most difficult of all the Tooties is the X-204 Floaty Tootie. Try the Heavy Duty Tootie also.

  The Tooties are designed to bounce predictably most of the time and all of a sudden bounce to the side unexpectedly so that the child has to maintain alertness at all times. That is why it is so important to use genuine Tooties which take years to design and test even tho they look deceptively simple. The Tizzy Tootie took about seven years to perfect. We could get it to do its magic within a few years but it wouldn't last and we try to design all Tooties so they last from ten to twenty years or longer. 

When the Tootie Bounce is used as a Tootie Toss the therapist has more control of the situation than she would with a regular Tootie Toss. The only disadvantage is that the therapist needs to sit on the floor with her legs apart and the Tootie Bounce held at an angle so the child can throw at it. With a little practice the therapist can make the Tootie go where she wants in order to make it easier to catch or harder. The child is usually sitting or kneeling with his back to a wall so that if he throws too hard the Tootie just hits the wall. Even two years olds can catch quite well if the equipment is set up so the Tootie hits their chest first. Don't tell them to catch away from their body but let it happen naturally and always praise them in either case. Even if they don't catch, praise them for throwing nicely. 

With a regular Tootie Toss, which has four legs, you can set the Tootie Toss up at whichever angle is best and the child can practice all by himself with a little praise now and then from the therapist. For optometric uses the therapist should be seated behind the Tootie Toss so she can see the patient's eye movements in regard to where the Tootie is. This application may be started with students as young as age two or younger. The regular Tootie Toss is much safer to use in an optometric office even tho the Tootie Bounce has many advantages. 

For young children who are having difficulty bouncing vertically start with a round balloon. Inflate several to different diameters to see which is easiest. Don't use tennis balls or other balls when indoors unless it is a fluff ball or one of those urethane balls made of long square pieces of urethane foam. For very young children you may want to have the therapist hold the bounce with the child from behind or from the other side. 

For optometrists: Once the patient gets pretty good you may want to see the results with one eye occluded. After a little while they should be able to compensate. Also try with various types of prisms to see how long it takes to compensate. 

Once the child can do a hundred or more bounces it is time to go outside to a large field where the Tootie can be bounced higher and higher. The maximum height for college students is about 150 feet. Always use a Floaty Tootie when going high as regular Tooties may not last too long if the student misses and the Tootie hits the ground at 60 mph. The secret is to bounce the Tootie vertically but let the student discover that for himself. Only one student should do this at a time so they don't run into each other while looking up. With two Tootie Bounces you can have two students bouncing one Tootie between them but this is very difficult. Teachers should seek out a behavioral optometrist for expert advice on using Tooties. 

It is easy to calculate how high the Tootie goes if you have a stop watch using the standard falling body formula which is S = 1/2 gt?. Start the timer when the Tootie is at the maximum height and stop it when it hits the Bounce net or the ground. For simplicity just square the time in seconds and multiply by 16 to get how many feet high the Tootie went. In case you want to know t is the time in seconds and g is the constant for gravity which is 32.2 feet per second. S is the height distance. This can be a great math exercise for students. 

When bouncing high the students become exhausted very quickly in a few minutes and are glad to take turns with others. Those watching can be calculating the height of each bounce. Bouncing high is a great way to cure hyperactivity quickly but there is more to it than just bouncing. All ages love using the Tootie Bounce. Almost any learning disability can be cured quickly

SCHOOL PROBLEMS

    The Brain Development Center of Creative Ideas Company is equipped to solve almost any learning problem with children such as:

    We have had over 50 years of experience. Schools all over the world who use our products and teaching system get excellent results and some teachers even are awarded teacher of the year for their city and/or state.

    You are lucky to have found us. Many wonderful parents have searched everywhere for help and tried all sorts of professionals and treatments without success. You should have come to us first, saved a lot of money and mostly time as your child is getting older all the time you have been searching. Many well educated professors at universities are excellent at evaluating your child and writing marvelous long reports but offer no concrete solutions to your child's problems. We offer the solutions and do it fairly quickly in a matter of days or a few weeks.

    All of our sessions last at least three hours because we feel that is what it takes to get good results. All college lab courses are at least three hours also. Some sessions can last eight hours or more and some take five days or more.

    You have many options. We try to offer you the best and at the lowest cost. One option is to buy our materials and do it yourself. When you have our materials we offer a number of hours of free telephone advice.

    It can be expensive to bring your child to Los Angeles so we suggest you look for a behavioral optometrist in your area, preferably one who uses our Tootie materials and even better one who has taken one of our three day workshops. Search for one at OEP

    There are two kinds of optometrists, one who just measures your eyes and fits you with glasses and a behavioral optometrist who is interested in your whole vision system and offers training to make your vision even better. Vision training is very useful even if you see 20-20.

    According to Dr. Mary VanHoy, OD of Indianapolis

Normal Bright Children

    Let's assume that your child of any age is doing well in school, has lots of friends and a terrific personality. These are the ones who can benefit the most from our Tooties program. All you need is a short, fun three hour evaluation where we play games and evaluate the total person. Usually we can detect potential weaknesses that may surface at any time later and correct them if that is desired. Most people only use a fraction of their potential. Our goal is to bring that potential out as much as is possible. If you like, fill out the questionaire and include a page or two about your child as well as your desires. We will send you back a quick answer.

Learning Disabilities

    Learning disabilities cover a wide spectrum of problems so it is best to describe your child. Some people think it is caused by too much sugar or other food additives. Some think it is caused by various types of brain damage such as lack of oxygen at birth or from accidents. Whatever the cause we have a proven record of being able to help even the most difficult of cases. If you believe in Ritalin please don't come to us. Our goal is to effect cures without drugs and it works regardless of what other experts may say. With our system you can see results right away, usually in less than five to fifteen days and sometimes in a matter of hours. The Tooties system is very powerful. Be sure to read some of our case histories.

Hyperactivity

    It's normal for puppies, other animals and children to be active. Rather than suppressing that energy with Ritalin or other drugs we feel it is better to teach the puppy or child when to restrain themselves and when to feel free to frolic around. All animals develop best when allowed to move and this includes children. Children were not designed to sit at a desk and concentrate on reading or math, etc. What we do is burn up that energy quickly with Tootie games that are lots of fun and include reading and math, etc. especially thinking at the same time. We teach self-control so the parent or teacher doesn't have to control the child. Parents are delighted at how quickly we can solve this problem. Be sure to read the case of Malin in Sweden.

ADS/ADDs

    This stands for Attention Deficit Syndrome which in later years was called a disease in order to get insurance companies to pay for treatment and drugs. Thus the name was changed to ADD or Attention Deficit Disease. We don't believe it is a disease and even if it is we can cure almost any case very quickly despite what other experts may say. The secret is to know "how" and that is our area of expertise.

    These children are highly distractible and can't seem to focus on anything more than a few minutes so are very difficult to teach. Once we teach them to concentrate and increase their attention span dramatically they are fun to teach. Unfortunately many universities that teach elementary education teachers pass on the false notion that it is normal for young children to have attention spans of only a few minutes. We know why their attention spans are so short but prefer to keep the secret and use it to improve our students. Imagine taking almost any one of those "impossible cases" and increasing their attention span to several hours. It's easy for us. When we say "easy" we mean that we know how to do it even tho it is very hard work.

Dyslexia

    Dyslexia shows up as a variety of symptoms such as letter and number reversals and an inability to read or learn well. Dr. Jerry Getman, OD Phd. wrote a book on how to improve such students. He classifies them as bright in everything except school. Dr. Hanson agrees with Dr. Getman in that almost all of the cases can be cured or at least substantially improved at any age.

    Some so called experts think that it is impossible to cure dyslexia or learning disabilities so naturally they don't get good results. The same applies to people who think dyslexia, etc. is genetic because they have it, their father had it and so do their kids. This is a defeatist attitude and is unlikely to produce a cure which we think is entirely possible because we have done it with the most impossible of cases. Read some of the case histories.

ADHD

    This stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disease which we don't think is a disease at all and easily curable with our QET methods (Quick Effective Therapy). See ADDs above. When doctors can't seem to help there is a tendency to call the problem a disease which is better for insurance purposes and lets the doctor off the hook when he says it is incurable.

Brain Damage

    Brain damage can be real such as in accidents or lack of oxygen at birth or can be imagined when doctors can't seem to help someone. Read No. 9 in "Cases" about a girl of 19 in Sweden who was diagnosed as brain damaged at age 10 and driving her mother crazy. Her mother is an accomplished teacher of kids with problems but no one was able to cure her daughter until we came along. It took us about three weeks to solve the problems and we could find no evidence of brain damage. She turned out to be absolutely brilliant and delightful and went on to medical school.

    When the brain damage is actual we have developed techniques using trial and error to open up new neural pathways to overcome the damage as much as possible. It is very hard work but the results can be very gratifying. We have many such cases. Be sure to read No. 11, 12, 14, 16, and 18 among others. No matter how hopeless the case may seem there is always the chance we can make some improvements. We hardly ever give up. On the other hand we will be honest with you if we think the case is really hopeless. People tend to come to us after they have tried every thing else.

Reading Problems

    Reading problems have many different causes and can result in severe learning problems and even drop outs. Even the brightest kids can have reading problems. Dr. Hanson used to love to read adventure books when he was in elementary school even tho he was very slow. Seventh grade turned him off as he had to read uninteresting books such as American history or Shakespeare. Imagine being forced to read books you don't like and then having to do a book report. This is a problem caused by teachers and the universities who taught them. Parents are at their mercy unless they take action. Visit almost any university and nearby you will find a place that sells comic books because otherwise the students wouldn't read at all. Look at how many graduate from college and can barely read. Dr. Hanson was embarrassed at how slow he was in reading and had to stay studying while other kids were out having at good time at the university. So he decided to learn speed reading and went on to develop his own system which is now the best in the world for teaching professionals who must understand what they read.

    The first step in solving a reading problem should be to have a vision exam by a qualified behavioral optometrist. See section on Vision. The next step would be to hear the student read out loud a relatively simple book of his or her choosing. Then see how well they know the alphabet. The Tooties approach to many of these problems is to do it indirectly. Thus if a child comes in with reading problems we teach him math or science and vice versa. We try to pick something they like and make it much better while at the same time indirectly improve the problem they came in for. Done skillfully it produces amazing and quick results.

    If we were to focus on reading because that was their problem they would tend to be sensitive on that issue. So we would pick something they like and are good at but do it in such a way as to involve reading. When students have a math problem we usually do experiments in electronics which are lots of fun and soon the math comes into play. Remember always that one of the Tooties secrets is not what you do but how you do it and that usually requires lots of skill and experience.

    In summary, almost any reading problem can be solved at any age with the Tooties system. Come to us and solve the problem quickly or try everybody else first.

Failure to Talk

    Failure to talk among young developing children is fairly common and relatively easy to solve. When we say easy that means we know what to do even tho it may involve lots of hard work. Of course check with a medical doctor to be sure the voice box is normal. Does the child make any sounds? We have many cases considered hopeless by many experts and we were able to solve the problem in just a few days or sometimes even hours. Read the case history of Alex in Vienna, Austria as well as the case of a man of 27 who had been in an institution for 20 years.

Parenting

    Parenting is a very difficult skill because every child is different and none come with an owner's manual. Even worse, by the time you learn how to control a three year old they are now four and you have to start all over. Dr. Hanson likes to take young mothers to visit a mother dog with puppies. Imagine, the dog has eight at a time and all are under control. The dog has no playpen or crib, yet they have been given limits which they do not exceed. The mother dog gives them lots of freedom to develop but still has all of them under control. Human mothers usually only have one at a time and are not nearly as calm as the mother dog. Why don't we learn more from animals. Dr. Hanson grew up in the jungle observing many animals, including monkeys and learned a lot about parenting.

    There are some good books out there but even the good ones have parts you should not follow. There are also lots of terrible books so you need to learn to discriminate. Many are written by academics who spout off their theories and know relatively little about real children. Among the worse places to get advice is from your pediatrician. Unfortunately many mothers do exactly that. His specialty is diseases so he know hardly anything about normal healthy children even if he has some of his own. Naturally he is not about to admit he knows almost nothing about healthy children. Dr. Hanson believes the best person to ask is a teacher who has had several of her own children and even there you need to ask several and compare.

Psychologists & Psychiatrists

    The field of psychology is very useful but the very process of educating a psychologist also contaminates him or her with current beliefs and practices.

    Our QET (Quick Effective Therapy) techniques take all these factors into consideration. In addition, we make a visit to the person's home to meet their family, friends and pets to see what their environment is really like and not just what they say. We aren't any smarter than other professionals. We just take a different approach, have lots of experience and skills the others don't have and usually get fantastic results quickly. Even as nice as you might be we don't want to be part of your life forever. Our goal is to make you independent as soon as possible. We have many others who need and want help.

    If you wish, fill out the questionaire and write a couple of pages about yourself or your child and send to us. Please include pictures. Snail mail is fine but include your e-mail so we can respond quickly and follow with snail mail of literature related to your interest.

Poor Students & Poor Grades:

    These students of any age can usually be transformed into good students in about 5 to 15 days. The results are amazing. You might even be able to do it yourself with our Tooties materials but it probably would take much longer and require considerable effort on your part. We have lots of written material to guide you for any age and you can always call and talk to a Tooties expert. You could start with our materials and then if you want faster results call us in.

Vision

    Everyone needs to see well but vision is often neglected because it seems so automatic. It is not enough to depend on the schools to check vision. Even way before school age you should have your child's vision by a qualified optometrist. Look for one who uses Tooties as they believe in the benefits of vision training and avoiding glasses. In general, the best ones are members of OEP which is the Optometric Extension Program for continued advanced education. A good optometrist is much better than an opthalmologist if no diseases are involved. Ask for a list of the best optometrists near you anywhere in the world.

    When your child starts to do near work for extended periods such as reading it is wise to ask your behavioral optometrist about the value of learning lenses. These are weak plus lenses that are used only when doing near work. It makes the work appear further away and is relaxing for the eyes. Be sure to use it with a string so that child can take it off when not doing near work. Usually this will prevent your child from becoming near sighted and won't have to wear glasses later.

    If one or both of a child's eyes are crossed or drift outward you need to see a behavioral optometrist right away. When done before age four and possibly later, surgery can usually be avoided. See case # 22 as this girl had five surgeries on one eye and three on the other and was still going crazy with double vision at age 16. Sometimes surgery is needed but then it is vital to have a qualified optometrist do vision training to keep the eyes straight. Otherwise more surgeries are likely to be required. Many optometrists may claim to do vision training but it is best if you ask us who the best are in your area. The good ones usually use Tooties.

Romance

    These can cover a wide spectrum but our goal is to provide happiness by showing students how to find the right companion. Unfortunately many people use sex as the criteria when they first get started and when that fades they have nothing. We show them how to pick good friends first. Sometimes we have unusual requests like a father in Spain who said his young daughter has fallen in love with the wrong man. Could we come and break the romance? Before we go he has to sign an agreement that if we find the man is good for the daughter we won't break the romance but fix the man so he is more acceptable to the family. On the other hand if the man is not good for the daughter we will break the romance without any trauma and show the girl how to find the right man.

Exercise

    The beauty of Tooties is that you can exercise at all levels even for little babies learning to crawl. Tooties come in many different sizes from 0 to 10 and many different weights even within the same size. Most important is that they are soft and cuddly. Besides the size one Tooties that every family should have babies and young children need size three and five Tooties in various weights. All Tooties are designed to be safe, even when dropped on bare toes, including the ten pound Tootie Baby which is size 10. Young babies and toddlers need weight training even more than older children because they need their arms to protect them from falls.

    Tooties and the related Tootie equipment are used in rehabilitation centers around the world for all ages. When it comes to exercise, everyone should have Tooties. They don't take up much room and are ready to use at a moment's notice.

Depression

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