Here are 10 facts you need to know about Mindscent® a new innovative Smell.Discover.Connect Activity Kit for Educators, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Families:
1) Mindscent® is multi-sensory tool kit that was developed to help people with learning and speech communication impairments such as autism.
2) Tested with Speech Pathologists.
3) Each kit contains 20 aromas, 20 fact cards, 20 visual cards, and 2 packs of 100 paper blotter strips for application purposes
4) The Scent Guru Group hires non-profit organizations who provide services and support for individuals with special needs to assemble and pack out Mindscent®. In CT: Ability Beyond & Abilis. In AR: Richardson Industries.
5) Mindscent® is developed to be appropriate for ages 3 and up.
6) The formulas: The distinctive aromas are formulated by a family-owned global fragrance and flavor manufacturer and all formulas have undergone all required regulatory checks. There is no alcohol in any of the formulas and are safe for the skin.
7) The aromas are packaged in an easy to hold rollerball applicator, so there is no spraying needed.
8) Each 0.5 ml. roller ball will last more than 1000 1/2" swipes on the paper blotter sticks that are included in the kits.
9) There are multiple ways families and professionals can use Mindscent®. The kit include methods for use written by a Speech Pathologist.
I am indulging in the aroma and flavor of chocolate today because it's my daughter's birthday and her favorite treat is chocolate. The photo is of young Claire in a Signal Toothpaste ad in France that is connected to a special memory of chocolate, and how chocolate helped her have more confidence and trust in the ad agency crew who hired her as a model for the ad.
I often use metaphors when I write and since baseball was a big part of my childhood growing up, I like to use terms from this sport in my storytelling. As a rookie entrepreneur and small business owner, I admit it has been a challenge to get to 3rd base but it will be even tougher to reach home plate and I'd rather run there, versus walk. Being a small business owner has its good and bad points: The good ones are that we can forgo some of the multiple layers of management to make decisions because there is one clear goal and no politics involved. More often than not, the key to a smooth launch is the ability to pull the right talent together to make a great team. On the other hand, the downside is that we suffer from the lack of economies of scale and have to pay to play--usually all up front-- before any production lines get the "go" sign. Whether you are a small or big business, there will always be some hiccups along the way. For me, there were just a one or two foul balls, and some curve balls that went array, but my glove fits