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About Carol Stock Kranowitz
Other Sync titles are a children's book, "The Goodenoughs Get In Sync" (Sensory World, 2010) and "The In-Sync Activity Card Book" with Joye Newman (Sensory World, 2012).
For 30 years, I have been writing and speaking about SPD, a neurological difficulty in processing sensory information coming in to one's central nervous system and using this sensory information to function smoothly in daily life.
I live in Maryland, have two sons and daughters-in-law and five grandchildren, play the cello, and answer every email. See my website www.CarolStockKranowitz.com
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Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving.
Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues.
Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement.
Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself.
Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.
Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone.
These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children.
This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics.
Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations.
This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.
The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up will be the new bible for the vast audience of parents whose children, already diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, are entering the adolescent, tween, and teen years, as well as those who do not yet have a diagnosis and are struggling to meet the challenges of daily life. This book picks up where The Out-of-Sync Child left off, offering practical advice on living with SPD, covering everyday challenges as well as the social and emotional issues that many young people with SPD face.
Topics include strategies for coping with the sensory aspects of grooming, social lives and dating, playing sports and music, and other issues, as well as how to find support and help from loved ones, occupational therapy, and other resources. Carol Kranowitz's insights are supplemented by first-person accounts of adolescents and teens with SPD, sharing their experiences and hard-won lessons with readers and adding a powerful personal dimension to the book.
You’ll find tried-and-true instructions for developing fine-motor, “organizing,” and motor-planning skills, and for providing an appropriate “Sensory Diet” that will benefit all your students. Checklists help you identify students who have difficulty processing sensory information. With up to 20% of the students in any given classroom affected by Sensory Processing Disorder, Answers to Questions is an invaluable resource for teachers of preschool through high school.
Winner of Learning magazine's Teachers' Choice Award, this book and the tools within it will help teachers learn how to:
- Recognize Sensory Processing Disorder
- Understand how Sensory Processing Disorder may interfere with a child’s motor coordination, muscle tone, fine motor skills, visual perception, and relationships with others
- Discern a child’s unique pattern of out-of-sync behavior
- Help a child recover after a meltdown
- Develop strategies to prevent future meltdowns
- Approach a child who is simultaneously oversensitive to one kind of stimulation and undersensitive to another kind
- Help children identify their own needs for the right amount of sensory stimulation
- Collaborate with parents, occupational therapists, and other professionals on a child’s behalf
- Provide a safe, appropriate, “sensory diet” in the classroom that will benefit all students
- Structure a calm and organized classroom
- Manage his or her own behavior when a child “pushes those buttons”
Finally, this book will help teachers to always remember that these are good children who are trying their best in a confusing world!
- What Is Sensory Integration?
- What Is Occupational Therapy?
- How to Get the Most Out of Answers to Questions Teachers Ask
- Comparison of Typical Sensory Processing & Sensory Processing Disorder
- Organizing Sensory Input and Activities for the Classroom
- Classroom Accommodation Checklist
- Infants and Toddlers Checklist (Birth to Age Two)
- Preschool Checklist (Age Three to Four)
- School-Age Checklist (Age Five to Twelve)
- Adult/Adolescent Checklist (Age Twelve and Up)
- Balzer-Martin Preschool Screening—Teachers Checklist
- Characteristics of Tactile Dysfunction
- Characteristics of Vestibular Dysfunction
- Characteristics of Proprioceptive Dysfunction
- Characteristics of Visual Dysfunction
- Characteristics of Auditory Dysfunction
- Heavy Work Activities List for Teachers
- And more!
You can never have enough space. And if you can't, just think of your kids--all the time they have to spend in tight spaces--like cars, planes, trains, the doctor's office, the grocery store, being sick or housebound, waiting in line. Kids need room to move around, but there are many times when they just plain can't have it.
While raising two exuberant boys, teaching preschool, leading Cub Scouts, and running a birthday party business, Carol Stock Kranowitz came up with savvy, creative ways to keep kids content in tight spaces. In 101 Activities for Kids in Tight Spaces, her activity ideas combine old standbys with new ones born of desperation and cramped quarters. They follow a philosophy that helps kids develop their different skills and abilities while entertaining themselves and interacting.
You'll find great projects for every imaginable small space parents and children encounter:
Fun Food for Tiny Kitchens: Ants on a Log, Footprints in the Snow, and Aiken Drum Faces
In the Urban Community: Windowsill Garden, Bug Jar, and Corn-on-the-Sponge
When the Walls Seem to Be Closing In: Pillow Crashing, People Sandwich, and Teeter-Totter
When what you've got is a small space and a restless child, what you need are 101 ingenious solutions--right away. Here they are--easy to implement, creative fun for the three to seven-year-old--activities that can turn tough moments into teachable, terrific ones.
Based on the authors' more than seventy combined years of professional success working with children of all abilities, Growing an In-Sync Child provides parents, teachers, and other professionals with the tools to give every child a head start and a leg up.
Because early motor development is one of the most important factors in a child's physical, emotional, academic, and overall success, the In- Sync Program of sixty adaptable, easy, and fun activities will enhance your child's development, in just minutes a day.
Discover how simple movements such as skipping, rolling, balancing, and jumping can make a world of difference for your child—a difference that will last a lifetime.
Galardonado con el símbolo de excelencia de la revista “Exceptional Parent magazine” para padres excepcionales
Seleccionado como uno de los 10 mejores libros de la revista sobre crianza de niños con discapacidades “Brain Child”
Seleccionado como uno de los 19 libros que los bibliotecarios dicen que cambió sus vidas
Destacado en la revista “Oprah” como uno de los libros que marcó la diferencia con Rachel Griffiths
La edición revisada del innovador libro de 1998 que introdujo el Trastorno del procesamiento sensorial (SPD) a padres, maestros y otros no especialistas. SPD es un problema común y frecuentemente diagnosticado erróneamente en el cual el sistema nervioso central malinterpreta los mensajes de los sentidos. Esta nueva edición presenta información adicional sobre déficits visuales y auditivos, dificultades de habilidades motoras, TDAH, autismo, síndrome de Asperger y otros trastornos relacionados.
Everyone with sensory issues will find a character with whom to identify. Darwin, 11, is over-responsive to sensory stimulation. Edward, 5, is under-responsive. Teen-aged Carrie has difficulties with dyspraxia. The father, Andy, has sensory discrimination issues. The mother, Betsy, and the dog, Filibuster, are definitely sensory seekers.
The Goodenoughs explain what they need to do to function successfully, and at the end of the day, they all get back in sync. Readers will appreciate descriptions and illustrations of activities that they can replicate in their own homes or classrooms.
The Goodenoughs Get in Sync, first edition, was the winner of an i-Parenting Media Award and was a Finalist for ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Book of the Year for juvenile non-fiction.
This new edition has a new preface and revised introductory chapter to help people understand SPD even more clearly.
These two experienced authors have over seventy combined years of teaching experience, and have learned the best ways to help children learn and grow using their motor development skills. Now parents can tap that experience and genius, using these handy cards, to help their kids grow, learn, and develop to the best of their abilities!