The Out-of-Sync Child Book Series

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. She has also written many articles on sensory processing, child development, and preschool curricula for magazines such as Parenting, Sesame Street Magazine, Child Care Information Exchange, and Family Circle, and for Internet websites, including and

Carol is the Editor-in-Chief of S.I. Focus, the international magazine focusing on sensory integration/sensory processing. This quarterly includes articles about therapy techniques, clinical breakthroughs, success stories, and in-depth interviews. For more information, see

A graduate of Barnard College, Carol has an M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.

She is on the following Boards:

* The KID Foundation
* Developmental Delay Resources (DDR)
* St. Columba’s Nursery School
* National Autism Association (NAA)
* Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association (NLDA)

Carol gives lectures across the USA. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and has two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law and four enchanting grandchildren.

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Out-of-Sync Child, 2nd Edition BOOK

Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
Revised and Updated Edition, Perigee, 2005.

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Procesing Disorder (SPD) – and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents – now revised and updated.

* Does your child exhibit… Over-responsivity – or under-responsivity – to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a “sensory avoider,” withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games – or he may be a “sensory disregarder,” needing a jump-start to get moving.

* Over-responsivity – or under-responsivity – to sounds, sights, taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory clues.

* Cravings for sensation? The “sensory seeker” may crave sensations, constantly playing in mud, cramming food in his mouth, seeking movement.

* Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences – unaware of what she’s holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she’s falling or how to catch herself.

* Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go – wearing out everyone around him – or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.

* Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone.

These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder – a common, but frequently misdiagnosed, problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals – and a drug-free treatment approach for children. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome, among other topics.

Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, 2nd Edition

Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
2nd edition, Perigee, 2006.

The first accessible guide to examine SPD, The Out-of-Sync Child touched the hearts and lives of thousands of families. Carol Stock Kranowitz continues her significant work with its companion volume, The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, which presents about 150 playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD. Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE (Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun, and Easy) to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations. This 2nd edition, revised in 2006, includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.


The books are available in many bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, or on Readers can also order any of Carol’s publications through, which will fulfill orders quickly, even overseas.

Success Through Play™ comments:

Out-of-Sync Child, 2nd Edition BOOK

The author has a way of describing Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in simple terminology that won’t overwhelm the reader. Handy check-lists, tables diagrams and comparisons help the reader to understand the concepts presented. The author shares how a parent can obtain a diagnosis and treatment options are explored. There is a wonderful glossary which you will refer to time and time again which will help to demystify the related terminology. The resource section has listings of catalogs, organizations and internet resources which are invaluable. The author points out that this book is not just for parents and lists teachers, medical doctors, occupational therapists, psychologists, grandparents, baby-sitters, and anyone else who cared for an “out-of-sync-child” as an appropriate audience. This book should become part of the syllabus of every single institution that offers child centric programs.The New York Times comments:”The Out-of-Sync Child has become the parents’ bible to SPD” and we couldn’t have said it any better. This book will empower parents to be the best advocate for their child and is the most comprehensive user friendly guide on the subject of SPD that is available on the international market to date.

Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, 2nd Edition

This book is a treasure chest of creative, fun, and simple activities for children with SPD. The author, along with children, parents, occupational and physical therapists, optometrists, speech/language therapists and educators share their favorite Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy (SAFE) activities designed for children with SPD. Each “SAFE” activity is very well presented and includes the developmental age, materials needed, preparation guidelines and suggestions for how your child can participate in the activity. Ideas for each sensory system are presented (tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, visual, auditory and olfactory) along with sensory related skills (oral-motor, motor planning, fine motor, bilateral coordination and crossing the midline). We highly recommended this book to ANYONE who has a child/grandchild or works with children, regardless of whether the child has sensory issues because the activities presented utilize common household products (food ingredients, cardboard etc) that make for engaging and creative play that has almost been forgotten in our modern, tech related society! We will be featuring a few activities from this book in the months to come!

These outstanding one-of-a-kind books are essential buys that will prove to be invaluable.

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