PFOT, while still a small company, continues to grow and work hard to meet your needs. It was conceived and established in 1989 by us, Michelle Tobias and Ilene Goldkopf, and yes we are Occupational Therapists. Our initial goal was, and still is, to assist Occupational Therapists and others, concerned with the development of children, find the unique materials needed to provide effective, appropriate, motivating and fun, pediatric therapy and learning. That's why the catalog is arranged into catagories pertinent to develpment. This makes classroom, home programs and gift giving recommendations easier for you.
As therapists, we have over 35 years of combined experience in pediatrics & developmental disabilities. We are both Board Certified Pediatric OT's and are certified to administer the SIPT. We are coauthors of the book "OT GOALS (Goals & Objectives Associated with Learning)" published by Therapy Skillbuilders, Inc. We are also contributing authors to the book "Hand Function in the child: Foundations for Re-mediation" published by Mosby, Inc. and continually have projects underway.
We both continue to work full time as Occupational Therapists, servicing public schools in Central New Jersey, as well as private clients in our clinic. We are also pleased to be included in the new AOTA Pediatric Resource Guide. If you have any therapy-related questions, we'll try to help answer them or lead you to a resource for the info.
Hope this helps in understanding us and our catalogue a little better - but please keep writing and calling, we enjoy hearing from you!
Ilene and Michelle
ball skills Bilateral motor coordination calming cooperative games crossing midline cutting dyspraxia fine motor coordination gross motor group activities handwriting in-hand manipulation inside activities messy play motor planning obstacle course pencil use preschool recess sensory sensory processing shoetying story starters strengthening tactile upper body strength vestibular; balance visual motor skills writing