The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up

Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years


The Out-of-Sync Child

Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder


Growing an In-Sync Child

Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow
Co-Author: Joye Newman


The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun

Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder


Absolutely No Dogs Allowed

By Asher Carleton Kranowitz
Includes guidelines by Carol Stock Kranowitz


In-Sync Activity Card Book

Simple, Fun Activities to Help Children Develop, Learn and Grow!

Carol Stock Kranowitz

As a music, movement and drama teacher for 25 years (1976-2001), Carol observed many out-of-sync preschoolers. To help them become more competent in their work and play, she began to study sensory processing and sensory integration (“SI”) theory. She learned to help identify her young students’ needs and to steer them into early intervention. In writings and workshops, she explains to parents, educators, and other early childhood professionals how sensory issues play out – and provides fun and functional techniques for addressing them at home and school. She is best-known for her book, The Out-of-Sync Child, which has sold about 1 million copies.


Upcoming Events

Book Reviews

(2016) New ‘Must-Read’ Books for Adults about Their Special Needs, by Nancy Schatz Alton

Published September 30, on www.ParentMap.com.

Kranowitz gives readers a new term to love: extrasensory grace, which “arrives when individuals with SPD learn to love their quirky selves and discover what they are meant to do and do well.”

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(2016) “The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up,” reviewed by Lorna d’Entremont

Published October 6 on Sentio Life Solutions, Special Needs Book Review

Are YOU the parents of a teen with sensory processing disorder, SPD? Are you constantly asking yourself, worrying and wondering if your child as he approaches adulthood will struggle with his sensory issues forever?

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(2016) The Long-awaited Follow-up to the Million-copy Bestseller

Published May 24, on www.goodreads.com

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.

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Recent Interviews

(2016) “The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up” — interview with Marianne Russo

Broadcast May 25 on The Coffee Klatch — Blog Talk Radio.

At last! The long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller, The Out-of-Sync Child is here! The Out-Of-Sync Child Grows Up, the latest in the “Sync” series, offers practical advice for coping with SPD in the tween, teen, and young adult years.

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(2016) Best-Selling Author Debuts New Book on Sensory Processing Disorder — Interview with Kerry Magro

This guest Q&A is with Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., a former teacher who speaks internationally about SPD’s effect on children’s learning and behavior and how families, teachers, therapists and other professionals can help.

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(2016) Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in Adolescents and Adults

Webinar, aired May 25, on ADDitudemag.com

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) manifests in many small, sometimes maddening ways. Itchy tags may be unbearable. Loud music intolerable. Perfume simply sickening. Whatever the specific symptoms, SPD makes it difficult to interact with your daily environment.

Watch webinar and download slides

Articles About SPD

(2016) ‘Out-of-Sync’ Kids May Have Sensory Processing Disorder — by Chelsea Keenan

Published March 31 in The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

During Carol Kranowitz’s 25 years as a preschool teacher, she realized there were certain children in her classes that seemed “out-of-sync.”

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(2016) What Happens When Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder Grow Up? — by Jamie Pacton

Published June 8 on Parents.com

Kids who are “out-of-sync” with the world due to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) struggle with a variety of sensory and motor challenges, but we can help them through simple routines and consistent activities.

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(2013) New AAP Statement Calls Recess ‘Crucial’ to Child’s Development, by Mari-Jane Williams

Published January 7 in The Washington Post.

Children have long regarded recess as a highlight of the school day. Last week, unstructured play breaks got an endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Carol’s Publications

Carol has published and written many books on Sensory Processing Disorder for parents, educators, and children.


What People Are Saying


“The Out-of-Sync Child has become the parents’ bible to [Sensory Processing Disorder].”

Jane Healy

“Warm and wise, [The Out-of-Sync Child] will bring both hope and practical help to parents who wonder why their kid doesn’t ‘fit in.’ ”

Learning specialist and author of Your Child’s Growing Mind

T. Berry Brazelton

“[The Out-of-Sync Child] is great! It is a real contribution to the parents of the many children who are so hard to understand.  It will let parents off the hook of blaming themselves… and will help them get on to the job of addressing the child’s underlying difficulties.”

Founder, Brazelton Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Boston

Stanley I. Greenspan

The Out-of-Sync Child does a masterful job of describing the different ways children react to sensations and integrate their responses to their world. The book provides detailed, practical information that will help parents understand how the nervous system works.”

Child psychiatrist and author (with Serena Wieder) of The Child with Special Needs

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