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.
Give children time to explore, play, engage in lots of physical activity and do things for themselves, and they will get the basic skills they will need for reading and writing, the Bethesda authors say in their recently published book, Growing an In-Sync Child.
Reviews of books about and for children with special needs, on www.verywell.com
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.
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 Sensory Processing Disorder, are entering the adolescent, 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. This book picks up where The Out-of-Sync Child left off, offering practical advice on living with SPD, covering everyday challenges as well as the social and emotional issues that many young people with SPD face.
- Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn and Grow
- In-Sync Activity Card Book: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Children Develop, Learn and Grow
- The Goodenoughs Get in Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome Their Special Sensory Issues
- The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with SPD in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years
- The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with SPD
- The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Differences
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“The Out-of-Sync Child has become the parents’ bible to [Sensory Processing Disorder].”
The New York Times
“Warm and wise, [The Out-of-Sync Child] will bring both hope and practical help to parents who wonder why their kid doesn’t ‘fit in.’ ”
Jane M. Healy Learning specialist and author of Your Child’s Growing Mind
“[The Out-of-Sync Child] is great! It is a real contribution to the parents of the many children who are so hard to understand. It will let parents off the hook of blaming themselves… and will help them get on to the job of addressing the child’s underlying difficulties.”
T. Berry Brazelton, MD Founder, Brazelton Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Boston