Published May 31, on Boston Parents’ Paper
At recess, Emma, 9, refuses to participate in jump-rope or four-square games. Emma is over-responsive to movement sensations, which terrify her. She tells her friends, “I’m no good at that.”
Published May 24, on Mother.ly
Envision two unique babies. Benjy has been on the go since Day 1. Constantly active, frequently fretful, easily startled, and a fitful sleeper, he sure keeps his parents on their toes. Speaking of toes, he skipped crawling and walked on tiptoes at nine months! Mom and Dad are exhausted—but that’s just how it is with an infant, they guess.
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.”
A slideshow, published June 7 on ADDitudemag.com
Sensory Processing Disorder is not just about itchy tags. It is a complex and multi-faceted condition that is often mistaken for ADHD, anxiety, and other conditions.
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.
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
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.
Published June 5, on Pittsburgh Parent
Erik, a loose-and-floppy 14-year-old, is not a self-starter, a joiner, a player, or a conversationalist. He’s smart but doesn’t seem tuned in to other people or his surroundings. He seems interested only in his cell phone. His parents are concerned about Erik’s “can’t-do spirit.”
Marlene, 19, is a brilliant, very thin college student, perpetually hunched over, gripping her elbows, and frequently tripping on air. Family, friends, and faculty consider her shy, nervous, awkward, and quirky.
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.
Published in Sensory Focus, Summer issue
An advertisement from an electric power company dropped through my mail slot today, shouting, BLACKOUT: Could It Happen Again? It got me thinking about survival skills. When an outage occurs and we can’t switch on the electric power, we must switch to our own power to get from place to place, prepare meals, communicate with others, and entertain ourselves.
Will we be prepared? Especially those among us with SPD and other physical challenges?
Alas, so much is done for us these days that we all are becoming “do-ees” instead of “do-ers.” Learned helplessness is everybody’s problem.
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.
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.