Entries by Carol Kranowitz

(2012) The Best of “The Coffee Klatch” — Sensory Processing Disorder, with Marianne Russo

Broadcast July 2 on The Coffee Klatch — Blog Talk Radio

Dr. Lucy Miller, founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, author of groundbreaking Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder, and developer of nationally standardized Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP) to assess preschool children with developmental disorders including Sensory Processing Disorder, Carol Kranowitz, author of the best-selling book The Out-of-Sync Child and Growing an In-sync Child, along with Hartley Steiner, author of Gabrielle Making Sense of School, join Marianne Russo to discuss recent misrepresentations of Sensory Processing Disorder.

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(2012) The Sensory Gym, by Jenny Rough

Published in the January/February issue of Bethesda Magazine

Today, Carol travels around the country speaking about SPD. Back home, she spends time with her five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, all of whom range in age from 3 to 11. None has SPD, but she has brought elements of her classroom into her basement via a sensory gym.

She made a crash pad by stuffing a duvet cover with pillows and got scraps from local upholsterers to fill a dress-up trunk with velvet and yards of beautiful Chinese silk. She has a therapy ball, marbles, a net swing, a platform swing and a collection of rhythm band instruments made from twigs, nuts, shells and gourds.

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(2012) In-Sync Activity Cards to address sensory, motor and visual skills, by Dennise Goldberg

Published July 5, on Special Education & IEP Advisor

Now that we are in the dog days of summer, for those parents who are looking for a fun and educational way to improve your child’s sensory, motor and visual skills, the In-Sync Activity Cards might just be the way to go! The authors of Growing an In-Sync Child, Joye Newman, MA, and Carol Kranowitz, MA, have developed fun activity cards to assist parents with their child’s sensory, motor or visual processing needs.

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(2012) Certain Senses Can Hit a Nerve, by Sheila Wayman

Published April 24, in The Irish Times Health plus

When Carol Stock Kranowitz was a teacher of music and movement at a nursery school in Washington DC, she used to be puzzled by the occasional child who would not take part in the fun activities all the other young children enjoyed.

There was the boy who turned away, covering his ears with his hands, when music was played; the girl who lay on the floor “too tired” even to strike two rhythm sticks together; the boy who buzzed around the room while all the other pre-schoolers sat down singing songs. Their behaviour disrupted the fun for others.

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(2012) Working Out of the House — by Jenny Rough

Published in Bethesda Magazine, January-February

At some point during her 25 years of teaching music at St. Columba’s Nursery School in Northwest Washington, D.C., Carol Kranowitznoticed something odd: A number of the kids avoided the sandbox, finger paints and shaving cream activities. These were the same kids who didn’t respond to the piano.

When an occupational therapist came to the school, Kranowitz learned that these children had sensory processing disorder (SPD), a condition that makes it difficult to process information received through the five senses, plus movement/balance and body position.

“It explained the behavior of a lot of these kids—they were out of sync,” the Bethesda resident says.

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(2011) Resources for Early Childhood Motor Development, by Lorna d’Entremont

Published February 10, on Sentio Life Solutions /Special Needs Book Review

During one of my  Coffee Klatch tweetchats, I featured Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz, authors of Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow. Did you know that early childhood motor development is the foundation for a child’s physical, emotional, and academic success? Early childhood motor development refers to a child’s ability to move and control his body. During the tweetchat, we discussed how even skipping, rolling, balancing and jumping can make a world of difference for our children.

(2011) This Book is for Every Child, by Milena Barrett

Published on February 1, on BeYourBestMom.com

This book is for every child. It explores the importance of early motor skills and how it effects a child’s physical, emotional, academic and overall success. It includes the In-Sync Program of sixty activities that are fun and are made to enhance a child’s development in just minutes a day. EVERY parent should buy this book!

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