Great Kids Place

Janis J. Leinfuss, OTD, OTR/L
Laura Baldwin, MA, LAC
Carrie Davis, MS, OTR/L
Denise Maraziti, MA, OTR/L
AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L
Michele Parkins, MS, OTR/L
Leslie Salmon, MS, OTR/L
Stephanie Peters, MS, OTR/L

Specialty: Pediatric Occupational Therapy / Counseling 

Left to right: (back row) Elizabeth Rice, MS, OTR/L, Laura Baldwin, MA, LAC, Janis Leinfuss, OTD, OTR/L, Kirstin Ray, MS, OTR/L, (middle row) Carrie Davis, MS, OTR/L, Gianna Becker, MS, OTR/L, Michele Parkins, MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Peters, MS, OTR/L, Amanda Newchok, MS, OTR/L, AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L, (front row) Catherine Belluardo, MS, OTR/L, Leslie Salmon, MS, OTR/L, Erin O’Hara, MS, OTR/L, Lynea Dressel, MA, OTR/L, Denise Maraziti, MA, OTR/L

At Great Kids Place, each of the vibrant themed rooms at the practice’s one-of-a-kind sensory gym is designed to promote rich, sensory motor play. With certification in sensory processing and training in early childhood mental health, the team of therapists provides occupational therapy for families with challenges with sensory processing and integration, social emotional development, ADHD and dyspraxia.

“The way that we process sensations and move our body impacts the emotions that we feel and the way we act and interact,” says Michele Parkins, founder and director of Great Kids Place. “This is the foundation of our therapy model—the Sensory Emotional Engagement Model.”

The therapists work closely with families to help them understand the impact of sensory processing differences on social emotional development and overall health and wellness. “The most fulfilling part of our work is helping families discover how to connect with each other in new ways and watching the challenges they came to us with disappear,” she says.

Great Kids Place 

Janis J. Leinfuss, OTD, OTR/L
Laura Baldwin, MA, LAC
Carrie Davis, MS, OTR/L
Denise Maraziti, MA, OTR/L
AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L
Michele Parkins, MS, OTR/L
Leslie Salmon, MS, OTR/L
Stephanie Peters, MS, OTR/L

21 Pine St., Ste. 205, Rockaway
973-586-8396
greatkidsplace.com 

 

“Miss Janis is an amazing OT for our child and has the patience of a saint. She works with him during sessions to help him build on his skills as well as is huge resource and support to our family.” – K.S., Denville

“Janis, Laura and the entire team at Great Kids Place have made our family feel at home. My daughter loves going and has made significant progress. We couldn’t be happier!” – S.N., Denville

“She gets him. She can speak his language and enter into his world. She plays out stories with him and works in important topics and ways to help himself. She’s able to teach him in ways that nobody else can. She has given him a reason to trust her and that is the gateway to helping him. Plus she’s silly and fun.” – C.A., Mendham Township

“Laura is a phenomenal therapist incorporating play and behavior, making children feel comfortable expressing their emotions and focusing on them as an individual while catering to their individual needs.” – V.C., Hardwick

“Laura joins children where they are to help them work on their challenges. Using the child’s passions, always in a fun way, she provides ideas and tools to help them be successful or work through tricky moments.” – J.H., Byram

“Huge progress with our child and Carrie has a great loving approach.” – S.K., Randolph

“Carrie has an inclusive and supportive OT practice that cares about its patients and supports the entire family.” – M.P., Budd Lake

“Denise has done wonders for my daughter in terms of OT. The techniques they use at Great Kids Place are one of a kind and have helped my daughter in ways I never expected. I highly recommend Great Kids to anyone that is looking for occupational therapy for their child, they are by far the best around.” – C.L., Denville

“Denise is simply amazing! My kids adore her and she has so many great ideas. She has helped our family in more ways than I can count.” – D.O., Great Meadows

“AnneMarie has found my child’s smile because she believes in her! She has purposefully chosen a treatment plan that makes sense for my daughter- which isn’t as easy as it sounds. I’m grateful.” – M.M., Mountain Lakes

“There’s an unbelievable level of trust; she’s become like part of the family for my son.” – W.G., Glen Ridge

“Michele is incredible. We have watched our daughter grow, develop, and overcome her sensory challenges, thanks to Michele. She is attentive, inclusive, brilliant, and fun! We love Michele!” – J.H., Byram

“Most incredible OT in the entire world. Truly cares about the child and their family. We wouldn’t be where we are in life without Michele and the entire Great Kids Place practice!!” – S.L., Lake Hopatcong

“Mrs. Leslie is kind, helpful and just all around great. Her OT approach is interactive and so engaging. Our daughter shined with her and helped her come out of her shell!” – P.M., Netcong

“Miss Stephanie goes above and beyond to think of new and exciting ways to help my 8 year old son grow while utilizing play therapy. She’s fun, silly and intentional with each session and my son absolutely adores her!” – D.K., Denville

“I am amazed at the work the Therapist at Great Kids Place do!! They have a way making work become play for my soon. Each interaction is purposeful and individualized to meet my sons needs. In just a short time I see such a difference in his confidence and behavior. I couldn’t recommend Great Kids place more!” – M.T., Randolph

“Stephanie is unlike any therapist my son has had. She relates to him and integrates creative ways to help in treating his diagnosis.” – S.R., Succasunna