The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction

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by Carol Stock Kranowitz
     
 

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The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill

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NEWLY REVISED AND UPDATED

The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

Author Biography: Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., has been a preschool teacher for more than 25 years. She has developed an innovative program to screen young children for Sensory Processing Disorder, and writes and speaks regularly about the subject. She has an M.A. in Education and Human Development.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kranowitz, a teacher who has worked for 20 years in the field of sensory integration dysfunction and has developed a screening program for its early identification, writes intelligently about a bewildering topic. Fairly common (an estimated 12%-30% of children are affected), the disorder is nevertheless baffling to experts and parents alike, in part because of its diverse, contradictory symptoms: such children may be either hypo- or hypersensitive. Often erroneously diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or labeled "difficult, picky, clumsy, oversensitive, or inattentive," children with SI dysfunction exhibit unusual responses to touching and being touched, and/or to moving and being moved. In concise, well-organized chapters, Kranowitz reveals how the tactile, vestibular (pertaining to gravity and movement) and propriaceptive (pertaining to joints, muscles and ligaments) senses operate. Checklists and sidebars throughout the text compare the "normal" child in various situations to the child with sensory integration dysfunction. Asserting SI dysfunction is best treated by occupational therapy, not by medication, Kranowitz helps clear the way for families to understand a disorder that they may suspect but not have been able to pinpoint. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399523861
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book opened the door to my understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder and has given me the tools to understand and advocate for my own sensory sensitive child. I have bought copies for other family members as well. I now understand the basic underlying reasons why my child reacts to certain situations the way that she does, and have gained tremmendous patience with this new understanding and have taught others to understand her triggers and needs better. It has made for better family dinners and play dates overall. We still have a way to go, but we are making progress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book may be useful for families with older children with SPD but for those of us with infants, toddlers, or pre-schoolers with the disorder 'Raising a Sensory Smart Child' is a lot more meaningful and a much easier read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a broad overview of sensory processing, this is a great book to start with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very benificial and eye opening. I could see my child through out it. Not only does it show what is happening with your child and why but how to help your child with it. We have tried several techniques to help our son's sensory issues. The best has been the downward brushing with a soft brush. It calms my Aspergers Teen instantly. Our Autisim teacher also told us about this. We bought a soft brush at walgreens (.69 cents). I went back and bought one for all of the vehicles and my purse and for his own sensory kit. This book has helped our family a lot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so thankful for this book. It helped me realize I am not a terrible parent, and my son is not a terrible child. It answers questions simply, gives lots of examples and comparisons, and should be in the hands of every teacher of young children!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful resouce for parents of a child that they just don't really understand. It is very helpful to know that you are not alone and you are not crazy!! This has helped me become more prepared to help my daughter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped so much in understanding my son. He had frequent temper tantrums, avoided eye contact, and had speech and developmental delays.Every parent, teacher, and caregiver should read this, chances are you know a child that will fit this criteria.
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The book gave me a chance to underdtand what was going on with my son. It allowed me think of questions to ask the OT and doctors. Love it and recommend highly.
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