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Local Product Update: CIP, SWSI, Creative Fingers, Readucate, Vita Stories and Story Minutes,

18 April 2012

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    Local Product Update: CIP, SWSI, Creative Fingers, Readucate, Vita Stories and Story Minutes,
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Career Interest Profile (CIP v.3)  We are hard at work on a DVD where Prof Maree guides us through the process of reflective career counselling using two case studies to facilitate the learning.  The DVD will be launched soon, if you are interested, please complete this form and we will let you know when the product is ready.  

Sources of Work Stress Inventory (SWSI)

Most organisations have no idea just how much employee stress costs them each year.  Corporate health benefits can cost the average company 45 percent of its after-tax profits.  With research implicating stress in 60 to 90 percent of medical problems, companies cannot afford to ignore the huge health-care expense employee stress creates.  The Sources of Work Stress Inventory (SWSI) is a short measure of occupational stress and identifies sources of stress in the workplace.

  Creative Fingers Designed for Occupational Therapists or professionals working with children, this beautiful booklet is a wonderful tool to develop fine motor as well as visual perceptual skills.  Designed for 5-7 year olds and very affordable, this is a gem in your toolbox.  

Readucate /Rebecca Ostrowiak Reading Programme

World famous Mind Power author and lecturer, John Kehoe, made time during his short visit to South Africa to give an exciting Mind Power lecture at no charge at a fundraising breakfast for the Readucate Trust. The venue was donated by GIBS, the Gordon Institute of Business Science.  Kehoe was here to launch his latest book, "Quantum Warrior: the Future of the Mind". An earlier book of his "Mind Power for Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers" is a compulsory setwork for the Readucate course as it encourages children to  believe in themselves and develop self confidence.  Kehoe has been an admirer and supporter of the Readucate Trust for many years as he is impressed with the Trust's success in rehabilitating prisoners through teaching literate prisoners how to teach their illiterate fellow inmates to read.  They use Readucate's multidimensional approach to reading/language/communication/spelling/ comprehension/study and life skills.  The Readucate course is ideal for corporates to upgrade literacy skills in their functionally or totally illiterate employees.  What is the literacy rate in your company?  Literacy... the most fundamental empowerment tool there is.  Contact Andrea@jvrafrica.co.za for more information.

Vita Stories and Story Minutes These two Story sets, the former focusing on therapeutic topics (e.g., divorce, anxiety etc) and the latter focusing on the development of concentration and reading comprehension, are unique and beautifully executed.  They are fun for parents and kids to use.  Both series are available in English and Afrikaans, and the Vita Stories series is now available to purchase stories individually, in sets of 6 or a set of all 12 stories.

For more information, please contact us on +27(0) 11 781 3705/6/7 or send an email to

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