Menu About Carol Stock Kranowitz As a music, movement, and drama teacher for 25 years, Carol observed many out-of-sync preschoolers. In her writings and workshops, she explains to parents, educators, and other early childhood professionals how sensory issues play out — and provides enjoyable sensory-motor techniques for addressing them at home and school. She has an M. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and has two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law and five sensational grandchildren. For fun, she plays the cello and, because of a high movement quota, gets at least an hour of exercise every day.

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They may be stubborn, clumsy, whiney, grabby, anxious, or just plain difficult. Observing them, an ordinary person would think they are being deliberately willful or thoughtless. What is causing so much resistance and distress? Why are they so out of sync with everybody? The book has sold 1,, copies since its publication and has been translated into 13 languages. Many people with SPD are oversensitive to stimuli coming from their own bodies and their environment. Common sounds, sudden movement, or even the texture of foods can be painful or overwhelming.

Other people with SPD may be undersensitive, missing important cues such as sour milk or the sensation of falling. I am not an occupational therapist. I am a retired preschool teacher. And what I learned at school and from playing with my grandchildren, is the importance of hands-on, three-dimensional experiences— preferably outdoors — that children need in order to develop life skills.

When kids are engaged in playing with a ball, lifting grocery bags, riding bikes, they generalize those activities into real life skills as they are learning to use their senses.


The Out-of-Sync Child

I really need some heavy-duty information. There are so many "if you kid walks, talks or listens At this point, I had no idea what SI was or that my son had it also autism diagnosis. Since then, this book has become my primary resource for my son and other children I encounter. Because it explains why kids do and act the way they do when they have sensory dysfunction. One thing my son used to do was put his This book was recommended to me by an Occupational Therapist after he evaluated my son through the state.


Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.: Expert on ADHD and SPD


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