Book Reviews

(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

(2010) Getting In Sync with Optometric Vision Therapy, by Leonard J. Press, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Published August 8, on The Visionhelp Blog: Retrain the Visual Brain

Vision is acknowledged to be our most important sense for learning, so it would be logical to think that optometric vision therapy has a significant role to play in the field. We know that to be the case from research and clinical practice, but what do other knowledgeable and informed professionals have to say? One of the best-selling books about children’s development and learning in recent years has been Carol Kranowitz’s The Out of Sync Child. Since the book was published, we suggested to parents that they take a close look at it. It paints a very positive and well-balanced look at Optometry and Vision Therapy from the view of an authority in education and human development.

Now there is another source for parents to consult that takes the Out-of-Sync Child concept to a new level. Browsing the shelves of the Special Needs section at Barnes & Noble, I came across Growing an In-Sync Child

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(2010) Get Your Child Moving and Grooving, by Erin Tales

Published May 28, on TheMomBuzz.com

I am not big on self-help books. There are books for EVERYTHING when it comes to raising your child – from dealing with the birth, to potty training to dealing with tempers and bad attitudes. So, when Growing an In-Sync Child arrived at my door I honestly stared at it, thinking it was like many of the other parenting books that I’ve seen … which honestly usually read like a college text book.

But as I started reading, I was surprised as I nodded my head in agreement with the authors, Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman. They wrote in a conversational style and were easy to follow as they explained the importance of being In-Sync.

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

Published June 30, on PracticalAutism.com

There is no doubt that this entire set is very user friendly. The cards are listed in groups of beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each individual card comes with an explanation of the purpose of the activity. Every card has a supply list, which can include anything from “yourself” to a mini-trampoline to typical household items to requiring a trip to the hobby shop…NOT TO WORRY…there are so many activities to chose from that no budget gets overwhelmed.

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

Published July 17 on Sentio Life Solutions / Special Needs Book Review

What can parents do to help children develop to their full potential? Remember Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz and their highly regarded book, Growing an In-Sync Child? Now these experts in child development have come out with In-Sync Activity Cards.

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

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.

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(2012) Be Still: Tips for Keeping Squirmy Kids in Their Seats

Published March 15, on StrollerTraffic.com

Squirmy, wiggly kids can really try a mom’s patience. Sit still. Pay attention. Be polite. Uh-huh. Good luck with that.

“Scolding a child probably won’t get him to sit quietly,” says Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child, The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, and co-author of In-Sync Activity Cards.  “It’s frustrating because they’re not doing what they’re supposed to do, but wiggly kids are just trying to get their bodies organized; they’re seeking sensory input. So let’s get them some input.”

With that in mind, here are Kranowitz’s tips for getting the wiggles out.

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(2010) Being an Editor: A Feast for All Senses, by Marian Lizzi

May 4, published in Perigee Bookmarks: Improving Your World One Book at a Time

In my (gulp) twenty years as an editor of nonfiction, I’ve learned countless things from the authors I’ve worked with….  One of the most fascinating things I’ve learned comes from what also happens to be the first book I edited when I came to Penguin in the summer of 2004 — the revised edition of a special-needs bible called The Out-of-Sync Child, which has sold more than 750,000 copies to date.

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(2010) Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills, by Amy Phelps

Published April 29, online at MOVParent.com, and in the May issue of Mid-Ohio Valley Parent Magazine: Your Partner in Parenting

Child development occurs at different stages, but what can you do to help your child if he or she is a little behind, or “out of sync”? Based on the authors’ experiences working with children, this book gives you many different, fun activities to do with your children to help fine-tune their development skills.

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(2005) “Great SI Resources for Families” — Review by Trinell Bull

Published in Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners (February 21, 2005) Finally, a book written in […]

(2005) “A Wonderful Book” — Review by Jillian Copeland and Lois McCabe

Published in Washington Parent’s supplement, “All Kinds of Kids” (Spring/Summer, 2005) The Goodenoughs Get in […]

(2002) Review of The Out of Sync Child Has Fun by Maureen Bennie

Review by Maureen Bennie Director, Autism Awareness Centre Inc. www.autismawarenesscentre.com Review of The Out of […]

(1999) “A Great Start” — Review by Lee Pennington Neill, PhD

Published in Sensory Integration Quarterly, a publication of Sensory Integration International, Inc. (Spring/Summer 1999) Carol […]