The Out-of-Sync Child

Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

El Niño Desincronizado

Reconociendo y Enfrentando El Trastorno de
Procesamiento Sensorial

The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up

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

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.

MORE ABOUT CAROL

Upcoming Events

  1. The Young “Out-of-Sync” Hospital Patient

    Wednesday, August 21
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  2. Solving Sensory Challenges with Sensible Strategies

    Saturday, October 19
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  3. The Out-of-Sync Child (0-3): Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

    Monday, October 21
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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

Recent Interviews

(2018) The Out-of-Sync Child — with Jennifer Stuart

Posted September 6.  Free video series, including Carol’s interview with Jennifer M. Stuart, M.S. The […]

(2018) Getting Kids in Sync with Playful Sensory-Motor Activities — for Fairy Dust Teaching

Posted in July, www.FairyDustTeaching.com  An interview with Sally Haughey along with Carol’s webinar, part of […]

(2018) The Out-of-Sync Child & Sensory Processing Strategies — with Rhiannon Crispe

An interview in a series with Rhiannon Crispe, an Australian occupational therapist and founder of Homebase […]

Articles About SPD

(2019) Tommy’s Extrasensory Grace

Published in May – July 2019 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest
SPD is an asset when it enables some people, even young children, to be extraordinarily sensitive to others’ feelings.  Tommy, a preschooler with severe SPD, comforts a scared little girl as no other person could.

(2019) Regarding Spencer: Our Thoughtful Attention Energizes Kids with Special Needs

Published on November 27 at PsychologyToday.com

Kids with special needs are just like all children, only more so: they need to feel certain that they are safe, and heard, and known. They will let us in on their amazing thoughts and ardent feelings when our patient regard invests them with power.

(2019) SPD Primer (Part II): When Senses Are Out of Sync

Published in February – April 2019 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.

Part II of a two-part primer to help families, educators and professionals understand how Sensory Processing Disorder hinders daily functioning.

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].”

The New York Times August 5, 2016

“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 August 5, 2016

“[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 August 5, 2016

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 August 5, 2016

Copyright © 2019 Carol Stock Kranowitz. All rights reserved.