As a music, movement and drama teacher for 25 years, Carol Kranowitz observed many out-of-sync preschoolers. To help them become more competent in their work and play, she began to study sensory processing and sensory integration theory. She learned to help identify her young students’ needs and to steer them into early intervention. In writings and workshops, she explains to parents, educators, and other early childhood professionals how sensory issues play out – and provides fun and functional techniques for addressing them at home and school.
Over 400 sponsors have brought Carol to their communities to learn from her expertise, both including Australia, Canada, England, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and Singapore.
To help families, teachers, and professionals understand SPD in children, she has authored several books, manuals and other publications, including the Bestsellers - The Out of Sync Child, and The Out of Sync Child Has Fun. She recently joined forces with Joye Newman to create Growing an In Sync Child.
Joye Newman earned her Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, with a specialty in Perceptual Motor Development, from George Washington University. Prior to opening her private practice, she served as Perceptual Motor consultant to a variety of organizations. Currently, Joye is primarily involved in the clinical practice at Kids Moving Company, which provides individual perceptual motor therapy to people ranging in age from 2 to 60 years. In addition, she offers workshops to teachers and parents in perceptual motor development, creative movement, and reading readiness. She also oversees the extensive training program that is required of all KMC teachers. Joye is a founding member of WISER, and served as the original Education Chair. Her other professional affiliations include AAHPER, NAEYC and CEC.
Joye has just co-authored the highly acclaimed book, Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow with her good friend, Carol Kranowitz.