Pathways For Learning Products, Inc. was started when our founders began development on the Grotto Grip in 2003. Since then, the company has continued to thrive and now sells 16 different products (25 total skus) all of which were invented or officially endorsed by our owner Toni Schulken and designed and illustrated by co-owner Graham Schulken. Our mission is to help children, parents, teachers and therapists discover writing success through the development and distribution of our patented and patent pending products, community education and research. Our efforts are guided by the philosophy that handwriting and written expression are complex physical, emotional and cognitive tasks which have many underlying components that must be carefully considered and integrated into our products. We strive to maintain consistency in product quality and presentation, and to make writing easier to teach and easier to learn. Most importantly, we are child-centered and realize that products need to be fun, engaging, motivating, age appropriate and promote self confidence and skill development through success! Pathways For Learning Products Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and has a sales office in the greater Cincinnati, OH area. Pathways For Learning Products, Inc. is owned by Graham and Toni M. Schulken, MS, OTR/L. Toni is a pediatric occupational therapist, inventor, president of Pathways For Learning Products, Inc., president of Pathways for Learning, Inc., a devoted wife and a proud mother of 5 young children. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in Child Development: Mental Health Specialist Option in 1990. She earned her MS in Occupational Therapy: Pediatric Tract from Towson University in 1995. She is considered an expert in her field in the areas of handwriting, fine and perceptual motor treatment and sensory processing disorder. She has worked with more than 1000 children in public schools, private schools, hospitals, private therapy clinics and in their homes. She has been published in Dysphasia and Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. She was awarded her first patent on June 21, 2005 for the Grotto Grip. She speaks regionally in North Carolina to teachers, parents and occupational therapists on the subjects of sensory integration and handwriting, and teaches occupational therapy continuing education courses nationally in the area of screening, evaluating and treating handwriting deficits using a multi-sensory and perceptual motor approach. She is the early writing consultant to MeadWestvaco Consumer & Office Products for which she develops the products for their Writing Fundamentals by Mead line. Most importantly, she has a passion for working with children and helping them reach their full potential. Graham S. Schulken is an art director, owner of Schulken Design (freelance graphic design), Creative Director for New Product Development and Marketing for Pathways for Learning, Inc. and Pathways for Learning Products, Inc., a chief martial arts instructor, a devoted husband and a pound father of 5 young children. He graduated from Winthrop University with a concentration in graphic design in 1994. He specializes in product development, illustration and corporate branding and has done design work for such companies as MeadWestvaco, Reebok, IBM, Time-Warner and the Coca-Cola Company. His work was published in several trade magazines and design books such as the Best invitation, Card and Announcement Design, Visual Merchandizing and Design Magazine and Print Magazine. Graham is a guest lecturer for Winthrop University and called upon to judge student's work for various awards. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Design, Regal Graphics and ARA Awards.