The mission statement of P.L.A.Y.@LIMITLESS is to provide the most evidence-based, high quality Occupational Therapy services at the gym, clinic, home and school. Our goal is to help kids be as independent as possible in their tasks they want to, need to, or are expected to do in their everyday lives.

Ann Zilberbrant is the owner and director of P.L.A.Y.@LIMITLESS and its 4 divisions. Ann has over 12 years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from McGill University, followed by a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. Ann works in various clinics and school settings consulting and providing one-to-one and groups therapy sessions.

As a clinician, lecturer, researcher and a consultant in the school system, Ann Zilberbrant has gained valuable experience and expertise in the area of participation for children with various abilities. She has completed extensive research in the area of Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP), the innovative and leading treatment approach for children with Development Coordination Disorder (DCD). She was one of the researchers looking at the CO-OP Approach for children with Asperger’s Syndrome, which was funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research Grant. Ann has presented at national and international conferences looking at participation for those with special needs and their families, and Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP). She has been a guest lecturer at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy since 2005. She has also taught numerous workshops in the area of motor development, motor coordination and CO-OP treatment approach.

Along with her extensive Occupational Therapy experience, Ann Zilberbrant chairs numerous committees in her local community. She also received her National Coaching Certification in Gymnastics. She is NCCP level 2 certified in gymnastics for neuro typical population and Special Olympics. Ann has over 8 year of coaching experience in the sport of gymnastics.

Ann Zilberbrant also has extensive publications, in both peer reviewed journals, book chapters and technical material.

Claudia De Luca

Claudia De Luca is an occupational therapist with P.L.A.Y.@LIMITLESS. Claudia has 16 years of experience working as an OT in Pediatrics. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from McGill University. She worked at the Montréal Children's hospital, with children with neurological, heart and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as with children with developmental delays and Autism. Currently, she is working in many elementary schools on the island of Montreal, employing client-centered practice approaches to facilitate the integration of students with disabilities into supportive regular school environments. Claudia has also lectured at McGill University in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and given numerous workshops in the area of motor development, motor coordination, and school modifications.

Isabelle Dulude

Isabelle Dulude is a coach and an integration aide with P.L.A.Y.@LIMITLESS. She has over 10 years of gymnastics coaching experience.

Grant/Research Funding

  • Mandich, A., Polatajko, H., Irwin, J., & Zilberbrant, A. (2006-2008). SickKids Foundation/Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health –CIHR grant recipients. A Cognitive Intervention for children with Asperger’s Syndrome: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial (RCT).

Technical Materials

  • Zilberbrant (2004). How I use the Pediatric Activity Card Sort, Clinical Commentary. In Mandich, A., Polatajko, H., Miller, L., & Baum, C. Pediatric Activity Card Sort Assessment. Ottawa: ONT: CAOT

Referred Conference Presentations/Conference Proceedings

  • Zilberbrant, A., & Mandich, A. (2005). Theoretical Perspectives on the Treatment of Children with DCD: Where do we go from here? The 6th International Conference on 'Children with DCD'. Trieste, Italy.
  • Mandich, A. & Zilberbrant, A. (2005). The CO-OP approach. The Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology Conference 2005. London, Ontario, Canada.
  • Zilberbrant, A. Johnston, D., & Mandich, A. (2004). My brain is working but my hands just won’t: investigating children with DCD. Sixth Annual Occupational Therapy Conference on Evidence Based Practice. London, Canada.
  • Zilberbrant, A., & Mandich, A. (2004). I am what I Do: Understanding Occupational Engagement in Children. Second Canadian Occupational Science Symposium. Toronto, Canada.
  • Mandich, A., Zilberbrant, A., & Rodger, S. (2004). Achieving flow: Understanding participation in children. Queensland Occupational Therapy Conference. Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Journal Articles / Book Chapters:

  • Zilberbrant, A., & Mandich, A. (2005). Sense of Doing: Enabling Occupations in Children. Occupational Therapy Now.
  • Mandich, A.D., Polatajko, H.J. & Zilberbrant, A. (2008). Chapter 17: A Cognitive Perspective on Intervention. In: Eliasson, A.C. & Burtner, P. editors.
  • Improving Hand Function in Cerebral Palsy.(to be published later this year by Mac Keith Press)