The Out-of-Sync Child, Third Edition

Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Differences

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Pub Date 19 Apr 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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2022 Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Difference (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 cues.

Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual 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 Difference--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 expanded information about SPD “look-alikes,” including Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and autism; about diagnosis and treatments; and about other topics.
2022 Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner

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


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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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