The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

Perigee — 1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2005


The Out-of-Sync Child has been:

  • Translated into many foreign languages
  • Awarded Exceptional Parent magazine’s Symbol of Excellence
  • Selected as one of Brain, Child magazine’s top 10 books about parenting children with disabilities
  • Selected as one of 19 books that librarians say changed their lives
  • Featured in Oprah magazine as one of the books that made a difference to Rachel Griffiths

The revised edition of the ground-breaking 1998 book that introduced Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) to parents, teachers, and other non-specialists. SPD is a common and frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This new edition features additional information on visual and hearing deficits, motor skill difficulties, ADHD, autism, Asperger syndrome, and other related disorders.

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The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up

1st edition, TarcherPerigee, 2016


This book, the latest in the “Sync” series, is the long-awaited follow-up to The Out-of-Sync Child.  It offers practical advice for coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the tween, teen, and young adult years.  As a generation of kids with SPD enters young adulthood, this guide will help them and their families navigate the world that seems too loud, bright, fast, close, or otherwise overwhelming and confusing to the senses.

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