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The Out-of-Sync Child has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction Paperback – January 7, 2003
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Writing has always been a pleasure as well as a necessity to help me make sense of the world. When I write it, I get it. A subject that made no sense to me at all when I began teaching at St. Columba's Nursery School in Washington, DC, was the behavior of some little kids who seemed "out of sync" with the world. They captured my attention and my heart. Driven to learn about what made them tick -- or what made them NOT tick -- I studied Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) so I could become a better teacher. I found that SPD is a developmental problem that interferes with children's ability to function smoothly in daily life. When recognized and treated, kids (and adults) with SPD can become more "in sync."
Parents, pediatricians, teachers and other caregivers, too, need to understand how SPD plays out at home and school, so I wrote "The Out-of-Sync Child" and "The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun," both published by Perigee. Sensory World published more books, including "The Goodenoughs Get in Sync" for children, and "Preschool Sensory Scan for Educators" (or, "Preschool SENSE"), written for early childhood teachers and occupational therapists working together. You can see the whole list of my publications at www.sensoryworld.com or www.out-of-sync-child.com When I'm not writing about the kind of sensory-motor and perceptual-motor experiences that parents and teachers can provide to help children with SPD, I'm talking about it at venues all over the world.
I grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, graduated from Barnard College in New York, and earned an M.A. in Education & Human Development from George Washington University in Washington, DC. I have two splendid sons, two phenomenal daughters-in-law, and five marvelous grandchildren. My partner, Mark Zweig, and I live in Bethesda, Maryland. I play the cello, bike and hike, read real books (i.e., printed on paper), and answer every e-mail. Check it out: email@example.com
Top Customer Reviews
Each chapter starts out with a thumbnail sketch of a child with that particular sensory challenge, then give a brief overview of that sensory dysfunction, including a modality. Each activity lists the appropriate age range, the materials needed, what the child can do, and the sensory benefits that the activity offers. Each chapter is like this, so the teacher or parent can select the chapter that best fits the child and go from there. This is also true for the section on SAFE activities for sensory-related skills, such as motor planning, oral-motor skills, fine-motor skills, and bilateral coordination. At the end there is an appendix which includes a glossary of terms relating to sensory integration, recommended materials, a list of places where materials can be ordered from. This book should have been available yesterday and it is not time for children with autism and related disabilities to have FUN while having a sensory processing therapy and there's not better place to start than this book! A DEFINATE MUST HAVE!
The activities are well explained and so do-able in the home. They have been a great stress reliever for our family.
Kranowitz has them organized by category and goes through the benefits and ways to adapt each activity depending on your child's defensiveness. If you have a special needs child you will find this book very helpful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is better for me than the 1st book. As a parent, it's nice to understand stuff, but who has time to read theory? This is happening 24/7. Read morePublished 11 months ago by mandybelle
Great book for parents, caregivers, teachers, therapists, who have or work with children with Sensory Processing Disorders, such as children with Autism or are on the spectrum.Published 13 months ago by kjcb
Great book however I think it applies more for occupational therapyPublished 15 months ago by jskheredia
This book was a great buy! The used condition is not noticeable. I will definitely be looking for more used books!Published on January 30, 2014 by Michele
Great book. Got it for my sister. I highly recommend this for any child. Great ideas for sensory integration. Good book.Published on December 25, 2013 by Lisa G. Blackstone