All therapists at Great Kids Place are certified in the assessment and treatment of Sensory Processing & Integration Disorder and either certified in or undergoing certification in social emotional development.
In addition to expertise in sensory processing and social emotional development, the individual therapists at Great Kids bring additional expertise in:
- Research to support sensory treatments
- Diet and sensory processing differences
- Mindfulness and yoga
- School-based intervention and strategies
- Emotion regulation and anxiety management
- Behavior management
Our Founder’s Credentials
Great Kids Place Founder and Director, Michele Parkins MS, OTR, is a recognized Clinical Expert in Sensory Processing & Integration.
Michele is an active therapist at Great Kids Place seeing children and families daily furthering her clinical expertise. She also provides weekly individual supervision with each of the therapists at Great Kids Place. Through this process she shares her expertise to reach all families at Great Kids. She also has the benefit of learning from each of her therapists to bring their expertise to the families with whom she works and the other therapists that she trains, as each of the therapists at Great Kids brings their own expertise.
Michele has co-authored of a chapter in the 3rd edition of Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice, the textbook for sensory evaluation and treatment, alongside world renowned pioneers in the field – Lucy Jane Miller, PhD OTR and Sarah Schoen, PhD OTR.
As Senior Faculty of the Sensory Therapies and Treatment Institute, she is a key opinion leader in assessment, treatment and education related to Sensory Processing and Integration development and disorders. Michele teaches and assists in the design of the certification courses in SPD/SI, educating therapists worldwide. She is assisting with the standardization and development of the latest assessment for Sensory Processing Disorder – soon to become the gold standard for identification of SPD and supporting research.
Michele is a clinical consultant for Flaghouse – a leader in providing sensory therapy equipment – where she assists in the design and development of the equipment and toys used for sensory-based therapy. Listen to some of her work here: