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The Out-of-Sync Child, Third Edition

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As a parent of a child with SPD I was very interested in reading rhis book. While it provided a lot of useful information I felt that some updated terminology for 2022 should have been used, ie "special needs" and "meaningful play". Overall the book contained information helpful to parents, teachers, and others. Thank you NetGalley and Penguin for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Informative, well researched with useful strategies, I definitely recommend this book for parents of neurodivergent children. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book!
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The Out-of-Sync Child is a good reference book for anyone that has a Sensory Processing Disorder, or any parent whose child has gotten the diagnosis with SPD.  I would also recommend this book to professionals and parents because some countries kind of generalize SPD along with Autism and it's a good reminder that it is two separate diagnoses.  Just because you have Autism does not mean you have a Sensory Processing Disorder, and the same with ADHD, and other medical diagnoses.  Sensory Processing Disorder is a diagnosis that stands on its own, or it can be side by side with another diagnosis.  Carol Stock Kranowitz has done a great job in opening one's eyes to the different ways one can experience SPD, it is not just a "problem with certain materials on their skin" or "having difficulty with different food textures", but the author also goes above and beyond in expanding the experiences and variations one can have.  This is also helpful for teachers who want to gain knowledge about how they can help a student with SPD because this is full of knowledge and is very useful to make a child or adult feel supported and safe.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher of this novel for the E-Arc copy. I am rating this book based on my own personal opinion and was not given anything in return. I am not leaving a entire review because I read so many at a time that I physically cannot right now.
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I have read previous editions and this new update is excellent. Very helpful for families of children with sensory issues. Thanks for the arc in exchange for honest review. 
Excellent information, well structured and highly readable.
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This is a hard book to review.  As a mom of 3 kids (all with different sensory needs) I was already very familiar with SPD.  Here is what I liked and what I didn't like.

Likes-

This book brings attention to SPD (sensory processing disorder or differences).  I am always surprised that more people don't know about it.  I guess that since it plays a big part in my family's lives I have come to see it as typical for us.

This book would be a great asset for educators, therapists, and parents that are new to the idea of SPD.

Dislikes-

While this is the third edition, The Out-of-Sync child was initially published almost 25 years ago.  I had hoped that the outdated language would have been corrected for this edition.  Terms like "special needs" and "meaningful play" and "real kid" were inappropriate for 2022.  Who decides if the play is meaningful?  If the child is having fun that is all that matters.  And I'm sorry, but the only requirement to being a "real kid" is to be a human child.  While it is absolutely critical to address sensory processing differences, your child is still whole and complete.  Addressing these issues to help your child adapt in a way to make them feel safe, secure, and their best selves (whatever that means to the child) should be handled with compassion and on an individual basis.

Some parts of this book read like a textbook and were extremely repetitive.  While that is a good style for certain readers, it may not be the best fit for the average parent trying to gather information.  I will admit that I ended up skimming large parts because of this.

Overall I think this book could be great for a certain audience (specifically educators) but it has definite room for improvement.  Thank you @netgalley and @penguinrandomhouse for this gifted copy. 3.5 stars
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This book is a relatively comprehensive guide to help parents and clinicians gain a foundation for understanding sensory related difficulties. I learned so much about how sensory related difficulties play out in children and even recognized some things about myself as an adult. While the language is very technical, the author is also a very warm and encouraging presence throughout the book.
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This book is wonderful and I’m happy to recommend this third edition!  As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, this has long been a go-to book.  I have given my own copies of previous editions  to parents/caregivers, as well as frequently recommending the book to parents/caregivers of children who show signs of Sensory Processing Disorder. The book is written in language that is easy for non-OTs to understand, and has lots of practical suggested activities that can be done outside of therapy.  Highly recommended!
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This book helped me to get to know my daughter behaviors a bit better. She has autism, adhd, and sensory processing disorder, loved that this book explained the differences between them, also gave suggestions on activates to help with this and also the regulation part of it. I recommend for parents who have special needs children to read this book. I believe it will be helpful to other parents. 
Thanks to Penguin Random House, netgalley, and the author in exchange for a review.
Publishing Date: April 19th, 2022.
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I’ve loved and used this book since the 1st edition, and it’s only gotten better in this 3rd edition with the updated information and resources!
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This is such a fantastic, informative book about Sensory processing disorder. Just know how and why your child is out of sync can be a huge benefit to helping the child with learning and being able to over come the daily obstacles that comes with this disorder.  I think a lot of parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals will greatly benefit from the information and tips that are in this book. As a parent with 2 autistic children, sensory processing disorder can be another layer on top and to be able to navigate it can make things a little easier.
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This is an all-time favorite for pediatric therapists and for parents alike. I love this book and I love the new edition.  Thank you netgalley and Ms. Kranowitz for the ARC copy. More power!
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As a parent of an almost five-year-old who receives OT for sensory issues, I found this book to be really informative about the broad variety of sensory processing differences.

The lists and charts for ways to determine if a child might have SPD were helpful, and the at-home activities to help promote healthy sensory processing seemed very simple to do. I also liked that advocacy with other caregivers and pediatricians for helping a child with SPD was addressed. . 

It was well organized and I liked that it gives additional resources to refer to for further help. I was able to take away a lot of tips and resources from this book. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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For a parent of a child with sensory issues - this book has been a life saver. So many people don’t understand children with sensory issues and this helps put things into perspective as a parent and feel less alone. Great tips and insight into how to best connect with kids and meet their needs. Thank you NetGalley for the advanced reader copy.
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