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

(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.

(2010) Children’s Book on SPD: “The Goodenoughs Get In Sync,” by Lorna d’Entremont

Published June 6, on Sentio Life Solutions/Special Needs Book Review

Turn the pages of this six chapter book and shadow the Goodenough family for one harrowing day.  Meet the five family members who deal with different forms of SPD. Their solutions will help families coping with SPD to function in a “good-enough way” and learn how to get in sync. This children’s book will help siblings, classmates, and friends also learn about sensory issues that affect the behavior of many individuals.

Read more

(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.

Read more

(2011) Review of “Growing an In-Sync Child” and “In-Sync Activity Cards,” by Lorna d’Entremont

Published June 16, on Sentio Life Solutions / Special Needs Book Review

High fives to Carol and Joye for their advice to parents and their philosophy on child development.

Read more

(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!

Read more

(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…

Read more

(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.

Read more

(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?”

Read more

(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!

Read more

(2011) Outstanding Book, by Sunity Murty, M.S., OTR/L

Published January 6, on PediaStaff.com

Carol and Joye have done a great job explaining the components of the nervous system, how they impact every day life and how to get them in sync to recognize, react and adapt to incoming sensory information. Components such as the proprioceptive, vestibular and tactile systems are clearly explained for anyone to understand. Additionally, balance, bilateral coordination, body awareness, directionality, laterality, midline crossing, motor planning, spatial awareness, acuity, binocularity and visual tracking are described with examples of everyday activities which involve these tasks. The authors do a nice job of showing how a simple task, such as getting out of bed, requires a complex array of systems including proper vestibular processing, proprioception, balance, motor planning, tactile processing and bilateral coordination.

Read more

(2010) A Coordinated Effort for an ‘In-Sync Child’, by Mari-Jane Williams

Published November 4, in The Washington Post

In a hurry-up world in which doing more and doing it faster is often the goal for children no matter how old they are, authors Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman are spreading a different message: Slow down.

Read more

(2010) Growing an In-Sync Child: A Rich Resource Review, by Martianne Stanger

Published September 10, at Training Happy Hearts blogspot

I devoured Growing an In-Sync Child, co-written by the author of the well-known Out-of-Sync Child and Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun. Why was I able to devour it despite having two preschoolers and one infant with me 24-7? Because it is so easily read! (and it earns its first star for this.)

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.

Read more