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.
Lelanie Brewer, of Sensory Integration Education, says, “Overall, it is great to see this old favourite book updated with new terminology and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who has an involvement with an individual with Sensory Processing differences.” Read her review of the 3rd edition of The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Differences.
(May 2023) Joye Newman and Carol present a webinar as one of Therapro’s free seminars. Based on their “In-Sync Child” publications, the hour includes an overview of sensory-, perceptual-, and visual-motor development, with an offering of several In-Sync activities that develop and enhance physical and emotional health and academic success.
Rather than getting in the way, SPD can lead the way to solutions for the greater good, such as creating work environments with healthy air, light, and space.
August-October issue of Autism Digest.
To get along at home and school without upsetting everyone, children with SPD come up with brilliant excuses to avoid uncomfortable situations. Let’s strive to understand the underlying reasons for their behavior and applaud them for being so smart!
Carol has published and written many books on Sensory Processing Differences for parents, educators, and children.
The Out-of-Sync Child has become the parents’ bible to [Sensory Processing Differences].
The New York Times
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.
Stanley I. Greenspan, MD
Child psychiatrist and author (with Serena Wieder) of The Child with Special Needs
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.
T. Berry Brazelton, MD
Founder, Brazelton Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Boston
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.’
Jane M. Healy
Learning specialist and author of Your Child’s Growing Mind