Yevgeniya Peskova (as seen in the above picture)
MANALAPAN, N.J.--TOTville is the realized vision of Yevgeniya Peskova, OTR/L, IBCLC. Ms. Peskova is one of the first and only Occupational Therapists who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She is also trained in Prenatal and Infant Sleep Training, Tummy Time Method, Beckman Oral Motor, Cranial Nerve Dysfunction in pre-crawling infants, and Ankyloglossia. Ms. Peskova has a wealth of experience and accreditations in working with both children and adults and does it all in her state-of-the-art sensory gym.
What is a Sensory Gym?
Sensory gyms are safe, structured settings where children enjoy therapist guided play that promotes cognitive/behavioral skills, social skills, enhances motor development, and so much more!
TOTville, state of the art sensory gym, is centrally located in Manalapan, New Jersey. At TOTville, specialized Occupational Therapists evaluate and treat children with various disorders and developmental delays in a multi-faceted pediatric setting. Sensory gym is not only for children with a diagnosis but is also beneficial for all children to improve strength, muscle tone, coordination, etc.
The focus at TOTville is on the child’s evaluation, assessment, treatment, and ongoing support in development. This includes: Social Skills; Self-Help Skills, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Balance and Coordination, Body Awareness, Muscle Strength, Sensory Processing & Integrations, Motor Planning, Bilateral Integration, Developmental Delays, Feeding Difficulties, Suck Therapy, Oral Motor Skills, Neurological Impairments, Breastfeeding, Interpersonal Skill Development, Learning Disabilities, and much more.
TOTville is serious about honoring the body as one connected system and has built a fully featured gym to prove it. “We treat the cause [rather] than the symptoms,” said Yevgeniya Peskova, TOTville Sensory Gym’s owner. “When I became a mom I had a lot of questions and did a lot of research [and] found very few places that offered the help and support that I needed; especially places that were aware of the latest research about baby eating, sleeping and development.” That is when the idea of TOTville came to fruition. During TOTville’s build-out, Peskova said she wanted to create a facility that would help both mom and baby with any questions and/or concerns.
Ms. Peskova is highly experienced working with children on the Autism Spectrum, those with Sensory Processing Disorders, children with Down Syndrome, and children with Cerebral Palsy. She and her impressive staff work in such areas as thumb sucking cessation, Tongue and lip tie evaluations and therapy, suck training for infants, re-lactation and induced lactation. Other areas include but are not limited to: pain management, ADD/ADHD, picky eaters, sensory integration, fine and gross motor development, visual motor delays, developmental delays and dysgraphia and learning disabilities and more.
Ms. Peskova’s staff includes Stephanie Johler, OTR/L; Deanna Peysekhman, Center Manager; Maria Mikhnuik, Administrative Assistant; and therapy assistant, Snejana Titov.
TOTville is an innovative facility with state of the art equipment and cutting edge treatment methods and protocols. Their commitment is to provide clients with evidence based, patient centered, exceptional services. The gym itself is equipped with climbing walls, swings, zip-lines, a trapeze, trampoline, therapy balls, crash pads, a jungle gym, and slide. Check out their Facebook page as well as their comprehensive website at: www.TOTville.com
Typical “open gym” sessions are one hour long led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Parents call in advance to reserve their spot. During a session, the Occupational Therapists screen while the children are involved in a variety of activities. Ms. Peskova recalls a recent case where a mom had not realized her child had a balance issue until an open gym session. Ms.Peskova knows that balance is critical. “If one thing is off, other areas will be out of sync as well,” stated Ms. Peskova.
Ms. Peskova is especially proud of the practice’s logo, a caterpillar and butterfly. “We take them in as caterpillars and make butterflies out of them!” When asked about the “Eat Sleep Grow” slogan, Deanna Peysekhman, practice manager, said, “It covers everything from sleeping to eating to development.” EAT covers toddler feeding therapy and lactation support, while SLEEP covers the infant and child sleeping issues TOTville works on to resolve. GROW is all about development and underscores the sensory gym’s private Occupational Therapy sessions, as well as the Group Open Gym.” TOT (also standing for Tethered Oral Tissue or Tongue and Lip Ties) in the name TOTville reminds people it is a place for kids! “Evaluation for tongue and lip ties are a big part of TOTville’s practice,” said Ms. Peskova, noting that people looking for a professional look for someone who is trained in TOTs.
TOTville is so much more than just an open play sensory gym, as one can tell from reading the article. It is a place where your child can reach his or her highest potential. TOTville also has a free online app, “TOTville,” which tracks your baby’s schedule, such as sleeping, feeding, and diaper changes. The app even has a “baby shusher!” Matters of concern can be sent directly to the therapist at TOTville, where the issue can be analyzed and assisted with.
TOTville provides a wealth of services for families. The Open Play session costs $25.oo/session. Come as often as you like! Other offerings are Mommy & Me groups and Tummy Time Method trainings which help with syndromes such as Torticollis. Regardless of whether your child has special needs, a sensory gym promotes skill and developmental growth for all participants.
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Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00pm, Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Private events on Saturdays