Talks, Interviews and Webinars

(2017) “SPD: What Every Teacher Needs to Know”

Posted November 4 at BAM Radio Early Childhood Development.

Interview with Rae Pica and Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D.  “Cliff Notes” on Sensory Processing Disorder — What are the indicators in a classroom setting?  How can teachers effectively respond?

Rae is an early childhood education keynote speaker and an active learning and moving expert.  She helps educators focus on whole child development and hosts the BAM Radio Network, reaching a wide audience of people passionately committed to quality education.  Jill is an author, consultant, and adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz.

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(2017) “Carol Stock Kranowitz Talks about SPD and the Out-of-Sync Child”

Posted September 26 at TiLT — The Place for Parents Raising Differently Wired Kids.

Interview with Debbie Reber, founder of TiLT.  Topics include what sensory processing is, how to recognize it in kids, what it looks like at different ages, and the efforts to get SPD fully recognized as a disorder.

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(2016) “The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up” — interview with Marianne Russo

Broadcast May 25 on The Coffee Klatch — Blog Talk Radio.

At last! The long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller, The Out-of-Sync Child is here! The Out-Of-Sync Child Grows Up, the latest in the “Sync” series, offers practical advice for coping with SPD in the tween, teen, and young adult years.

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(2016) Best-Selling Author Debuts New Book on SPD — Interview with Kerry Magro

This guest Q&A is with Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., a former teacher who speaks internationally about SPD’s effect on children’s learning and behavior and how families, teachers, therapists and other professionals can help.  Her first book in the “Sync” series, The Out-of-Sync Child, was recently selected by Brain, Child magazine as one of the top ten books about children with disabilities.  Carol’s new book, The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years, has just been published.

Kerry Magro asks: Hey, Carol! Can you tell us more about why you decided to pursue a career as a music and movement teacher?

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(2016) Coping with SPD in Adolescents and Adults

Webinar, aired May 25, on ADDitudemag.com

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) manifests in many small, sometimes maddening ways. Itchy tags may be unbearable. Loud music intolerable. Perfume simply sickening. Whatever the specific symptoms, SPD makes it difficult to interact with your daily environment. This impacts how you relate to others, study and learn, participate in sports and group activities, and follow your dreams. It is a unique and challenging neurological condition associated with inefficient processing of sensory information, and it deserves close study and serious support.

This webinar will discuss SPD in adolescents and adults, and will contain information helpful to parents, teachers, therapists, and other family members.

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(2014) Passionate about Helping Kids with SPD, with Kelly Jurecko

September, at SPD Parent Zone

“I do want parents to know that there is no blame to take for this. That everyone loves their own child more than anything in the world, and you are already doing things for the child’s benefit. I want parents to know that they are GOOD parents, and it’s just a neurological issue that makes the child unable to do things that people expect.”

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(2015) Sensory Processing Disorder in Kids: An ADHD Look-Alike

Webinar, aired July 1, on ADDitudemag.com

In this free webinar, Carol Kranowitz discusses:
1. The hallmarks of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and why it often travels with ADHD
2. How to identify the different types of SPD based on your child’s behavior
3. Sensory-positive strategies for encouraging work and play

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(2016) Author discusses SPD Detection with hosts Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten

May 24, on WGN-TV Morning News (Chicago, IL)

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(2014) All About Sensory with Jennifer Lingle

May 5, telephone interview, at Autism Educates Community (formerly International Autism Association for Families and Educators).

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(2013) Interview about SPD with Deborah Gollan

May 31, a “First 5” podcast on “Ask the Experts” at first5kids.org

Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses.  A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks.

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(2012) The Best of “The Coffee Klatch” — Sensory Processing Disorder, with Marianne Russo

Broadcast July 2 on The Coffee Klatch — Blog Talk Radio

Dr. Lucy Miller, founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, author of groundbreaking Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder, and developer of nationally standardized Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP) to assess preschool children with developmental disorders including Sensory Processing Disorder, Carol Kranowitz, author of the best-selling book The Out-of-Sync Child and Growing an In-sync Child, along with Hartley Steiner, author of Gabrielle Making Sense of School, join Marianne Russo to discuss recent misrepresentations of Sensory Processing Disorder.

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(2012) Encouraging Others in the Special Needs Trenches — interview with Bobbi Sheahan

Published August 17
Interview with Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman on JennyHerman.com

Do you know a child with sensory processing issues? Or maybe it’s you who has a really acute sense or hearing or smell, or is really particular about the feel of clothing? Well, do we have a treat for you! I’m Bobbi Sheahan, and Jenny let me take over her blog today! (How cool is THAT?) And, wait, it gets better. I brought Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz with me! When I think of helping kids with sensory processing issues, I think of Carol and Joye.

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(2011) Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman — The Best of the Best!, with May Wilkinson

Broadcast April 20 on The Coffee Klatch – BlogTalkRadio

Discussion of Growing an In-Sync Child and how parents, teachers, and others can help children develop strong sensory processing and perceptual motor skills.

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(2011) The Out-of-Sync Child: How SPD Affects Kids with ASD, with Nancy Bernotaitis

January 18
Discussion at the 3rd annual Autism Tele-Conference sponsored by Moms Fighting Autism

Most children with autism are “out-of-sync,” withdrawing from physical contact, refusing to participate in everyday activities, or responding in unusual ways to sensations of touch, movement, sight and sound.   These children don’t behave as we expect — not because they WON’T, but because they CAN’T.   The underlying reason is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Parents, teachers, and other caregivers can provide fun sensory-motor experiences to address autistic children’s sensory needs and help them participate and communicate with their peers – in general education or special education classrooms, on the playground, and at home.

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(2010) The Out-of-Sync Child: Kids with Sensory Issues — Interview with Sandi Schwartz

Broadcast January 27 on Leading Edge Parenting — Blog Talk Radio

Discussion about how parents can deal with the frustrations of raising a kid with SPD.

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(2010) “Growing an In-Sync Child” discussion with Marianne Russo

October 3, discussion with co-authors Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz on The Coffee Klatch
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(2010) “Growing an In-Sync Child” discussion with Sandi Schwartz

September 1, on Leading Edge Parenting — Blog Talk Radio

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(2010) SPD: What It Is and What It Is Not — Interview with Marianne Russo

Broadcast February 24, on The Coffee Klatch — Blog Talk Radio

Interview with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Hartley Steiner, and Carol Kranowitz

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(2009) Sensory Learning, with hosts Linda Perliss and Sandra Burt

September 22, on Parents’ Perspective: Giving Parents the Tools to Help Themselves
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(2009) The Out-of-Sync Child: SPD and Adoption — Interview with Dawn Davenport

Broadcast April 22 on Creating a Family — Blog Talk Radio

Discussion of SPD, an often perplexing and misdiagnosed disorder, and its effect on adopted children.

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(2009) “The Out-of-Sync Child,” with host Heather Forbes

March 23, in the Ask the Experts series of Beyond Consequences Institute

Listen in as Carol explains what it means for a child to not have control over his own body and how to identify if your child may be struggling with SPD. She gives real-life solutions to help your child exercise his neurological system to return back to a state of balance and regulation.

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(2008) An Introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder: Understanding and Recognizing SPD in Adopted Children

January, at Thinking of Adopting.com — Information and Inspiration from Adoptive Parents for Your Adoption Journey

Did you know that adopted children often face sensory processing challenges — and that these challenges can affect their development? This 74-minute webinar is appropriate for both pre- and post-adoptive parents. Questions addressed include:

What is sensory processing?
Why is sensory processing critical to your child’s development?
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
What are the causes, types, symptoms and associated challenges?
What are the differences between SPD and ADHD?
Why is knowing about SPD important for adoptive parents & adoption professionals?
What should you do if you suspect SPD?
How can you learn more?

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