Book Reviews

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

Published September 30, on www.ParentMap.com.

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.” Read more

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

Published October 6, on Special Needs Book Review.

Are YOU the parents of a teen with SPD? Are you constantly worrying and wondering if your child approaching adulthood will struggle with his sensory issues forever?  Read more

(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 SPD, are entering the 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.  Read more

(2016) “The Out-of-Sync Child,” “The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun,” and “The Goodenoughs Get In Sync,” by Terri Mauro

Reviews of books about and for children with special needs, on www.verywell.com

In a nutshell: The Out-of-Sync Child was published when “sensory integration” was first being whispered about in parent support groups as an explanation for a grab-bag of confusing behaviors.

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(2014) A Wealth of Activities, by Jennifer A. Janes

Published May 7, on Jennifer Janes’ blog

I was interested in In-Sync Activity Cards: 50 Simple, New Activities to Help Children Develop, Learn and Grow! as a tool to help me quickly find activities that would meet the sensory needs of my daughter. I wasn’t disappointed.

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(2013) “In-Sync Activity Cards” among Ten Top SPD Books for Parents and Teachers

Published January 11, on Sentio Life Solutions / Special Needs Book Review

The same high quality standard you are accustomed to find in other Newman and Kranowitz products is found in this small box of activity cards. Parents, teachers, early intervention programs, and all who work with young children will surely be eager to get this easy-to-use resource.

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(2012) This Entire Set is Very User Friendly, by Elise Ronan

Published June 30, on PracticalAutism.com

There is no doubt that this entire set is very user friendly. The cards are listed in groups of beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each individual card comes with an explanation of the purpose of the activity. Every card has a supply list, which can include anything from “yourself” to a mini-trampoline to typical household items to requiring a trip to the hobby shop…NOT TO WORRY…there are so many activities to chose from that no budget gets overwhelmed.

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(2012) A Sens-ational Summer — Here We Come!, by Jane Samuel

Published June 2 on MotheringintheMiddle.com, the blog for new midlife mothers and fathers

The arrival of summer and the unleashing of cooped-up young bodies always bring me back to my child-rearing-roots. Only a few days have passed since the carpool line, the packing of lunches, and the buzzing of early alarm clocks stopped and I am already thinking, “How can I keep them away from the TV and feed their bodies and minds?” With sensory smart activities of course!

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(2012) “The Out-of-Sync Child”: Book Review, by Tara Neale

Published March 27, on Islington Homeschool Mom.com

Have you ever read something and had an “Ah-ha” moment? As if you had found the missing piece of the puzzle? As if suddenly a light bulb went on and everything made perfect sense? The fog had cleared and for the first time you could see where you were going?

That is how I felt when I read The Out-of-Sync Child…

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(2012) Help Children Develop to Their Full Potential, by Lorna d’Entremont

Published July 17 on Sentio Life Solutions / Special Needs Book Review

What can parents do to help children develop to their full potential? Remember Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz and their highly regarded book, Growing an In-Sync Child? Now these experts in child development have come out with In-Sync Activity Cards.

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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) Be Still: Tips for Keeping Squirmy Kids in Their Seats

Published March 15, on StrollerTraffic.com

Squirmy, wiggly kids can really try a mom’s patience. Sit still. Pay attention. Be polite. Uh-huh. Good luck with that.

“Scolding a child probably won’t get him to sit quietly,” says Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child, The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, and co-author of In-Sync Activity Cards.  “It’s frustrating because they’re not doing what they’re supposed to do, but wiggly kids are just trying to get their bodies organized; they’re seeking sensory input. So let’s get them some input.”

With that in mind, here are Kranowitz’s tips for getting the wiggles out.

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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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(2011) Growing an In-Sync Child (Giveaway!), by Amanda Morgan

Published March 9, on NotJustCute.com

The premise of the new book really struck me, and yet seemed so obvious. The work that Carol and Joye had devoted more than 70 combined years to, has been life-changing for children with SPD. But children with SPD are not the only ones who become out-of-sync. We all have our out-of-sync moments. In fact, today’s pace and culture seems often to perpetuate this out-of-sync state. As Joye and Carol question in their book, “Is it the child that is out of sync – or is it the world?”

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