The Out-of-Sync Family: A Story About Sensory Differences
(formerly titled, The Goodenoughs Get In Sync )
Sensory World, 4th edition, November 2023
Illustrated by Durell Godfrey
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This chapter book about SPD is geared for ages 8 to 12. The fourth edition has updated terminology and new illustrations by Durell Godfrey. It tells the tale of five family members and their naughty dog (each with a different sensory processing challenge), and how they get in sync after a tough day. Each family member explains what they do to function successfully and how readers, too, can enjoy sensory-motor activities at home or school.
The unique book design puts the basic story line in large print for younger children to read or hear. Explanations of sensory processing issues are woven throughout the story in smaller size type for more proficient readers to study. Readers will appreciate concise descriptions and charming illustrations of the activities.
Everyone with sensory issues will find a character to identify with. Maybe your child is like Darwin, with sensory over-responsivity. Or perhaps you know someone like Betsy and Filbert, who are sensory seekers. This book is a must-have for every family challenged by sensory processing problems!