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The Out-of-Sync Child

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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 problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

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Overview

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.

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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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399531651
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 38,733
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2006

    This book has become my roadmap to understanding my child!

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    Read 'Raising a Sensory Smart Child' instead

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2008

    Good overall information

    If you are looking for a broad overview of sensory processing, this is a great book to start with.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2005

    It works!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    Depressing Book

    As parents of an SI child, we found this book totally depressing. The message of the book seems to be that your child likely will never have anything resembling a normal life so prepare for battle. It was very emotionally deflating. The book was recommended to us by a number of people and we read 'glowing' on-line reviews. Therefore, we were shocked by the content of the book, which we feel simplifies the disorder (the examples are very stereotypical and most people we have spoken to felt that the examples never 'fit' their child and consequently the pat recommendations don't work either) and presents the disorder and hope for children with the disorder in a very negative way. We have since spoken with many parents who feel the same way after reading this book which, in our opinion, is over-recommended. Most people seem to treat this book as a panacea when it fact it can take years of complicated inter-related therapies to help an SI child. Reading this book won't do it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2001

    Excellent for confused parents and teachers!!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2000

    Outstanding Book!!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Understanding

    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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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I prefer Sugar's "The Silent Crisis Destroying America's Brightest Minds"

    Sugar's 'The Silent Crisis Destroying America's Brightest Minds" is a book that is all about educational reality, the facts on the ground, not vacuous educational theories.

    Sugar pioneered the SMARTGRADES school notebooks that contain the new learning technology, ACANDY Processing Tools, that empower students for academic success. She transformed my kids into Grade A students, so I speak from experience, not hypothetical theory. It is not all about teaching, it is all about learning.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2008

    SPD

    Best book on subj so far!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2005

    A good resource for parents of children with Sensory Integrative Disorder

    While this book can be repetitive at times, I think it is an excellent resource for parents of SI children to gain a new perspective on what their child is feeling, where their insecurities lie, and methods of coping with the disorder to help the children function in school and society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2003

    outstanding resource

    This wonderful book provides a wealth of valuable information and guidance on a little-known, misunderstood disorder that can cause major difficulties in a child's life. I strongly recommend it to parents who know or suspect that their child might have SI Disorder, alone or with other disorder(s). --Sheryl Gurrentz, author of 'If Your Child is Bipolar'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2003

    Amazing Book

    This book was terrific! It was insightful, well write and a great help. As a parent of a child with SI Dysfunction I read this book when my daughter was first diagnosed. It brought things into perspective for me, answered many questions and gave me suggestions on things to do to help my child. I highly recommend this book for parents that have kids with any sensory issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2002

    Thank You

    I am so thankful for have found this book. My son has speech delay, avoids eye contact, bites, etc. This book has helped me understand him. It made me learn I am not a bad mother. All teachers should read this book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    Very Helpful To Parents and Teachers

    This wonderful book helps in seeing things from a different angle other than just ADD or ADHD. It has changed our life in helping us to get the much needed understanding of our child. Whom many say was ADHD. But he still didn't fit in the full ADHD area.. This was indeed a blessing. I am so thankful for this book.

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