Book Reviews

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

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The Out-of-Sync Child (reviewed January 16):

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. [SPD] is now much more accepted as a diagnosis than it was then, and this book is revered as an essential parent resource.

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun (July 4):

“What can we do at home?” OTs have been giving parents informal answers to that question for years, jotting down lists so that the benefits of SI therapy can continue all through the week. The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun functions as a scrapbook for all those ideas, from “finger paint with shaving cream” to “fill a box with rice.”

The Goodenoughs Get In Sync (reviewed June 30):

Filibuster’s a dog. Darwin’s a boy. And the Goodenoughs are a family with a spectrum of sensory problems that make them perfect for explaining sensory integration to children and helping them feel better about the way their own bodies work. Kranowitz wrote this book for children ages 8-12, and it breaks things down pretty nicely for their parents, too, with smaller-print sections that kids can skip.

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

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

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

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

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

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