The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
The OutofSync Child Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction Author:Carol Stock Kranowitz "Difficult." "Picky." "Oversensitive." "Clumsy." "Unpredictable." "Inattentive." Children who have been labeled with words like these may actually be suffering from Sensory Integration Disorder-a very common, but frequently misdiagnosed, condition that can manifest itself in excessively high or low activity levels, problems with motor coordinati... more »on, oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sensations and movements, and other symptoms. This guide, written by an expert in the field, explains how SI Dysfunction can be confused with ADD, learning disabilities, and other problems, tells how parents can recognize the problem-and offers a drug-free treatment approach for children who need help.« less
Michelle R. (lilynlilac) reviewed The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction on
Helpful Score: 7
Written for the "lay person" but I am a health care professional and have found this book to be so valuable. Explains differing types of sensory dysfunction and activities that families can perform to assist in regulating the sensory system. Handy for any family with a child diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or as having a sensory dysfunction.
My son was an "itchy" child from the start. Couldn't stand normal things like hugging and cuddling for example.This book is the reason my pediatrician finally took me serious! I was gifted the book and when I read it, I found my childs diagnosis!
I gave it to my pediatrician and when she read it, she agreed. After therapy, he was a much easier child to deal with.I would recommend this book to anyone who has an "Itchy" child.
I keep a copy by my bed.
The definitve book for those parents who have a baby that creis all the time,for the grandparents who notice that their grandchild has a short fuse and no friends. This book explains sensory diets and how they affect the delicate make up of a child.
Does your child roll along walls,love to be inside blankets,tents,forts or wrapped tightly? This child is described in the book as being sensory defensive.What parents,teachers and family can do to help a child who is "out of snyc" is explored with wit and compassion.
Bookfanatic reviewed The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction on
Great book! A keeper. This is a wonderful resource for parents and educators. If you have a child who is hypersensitive or undersensitive to noises, movements, tastes, textures and sights, you'll want this book. The author gives wonderful, easy to do activities you can do at your home to help your child. You'll recognize why some children are constantly fidgeting and on the go, seemingly unable to concentrate or why others seem so scared of things that shouldn't frighten them at all. There are valid reasons for why these children react the way they do. They aren't trying to be difficult. They are reacting to the way their senses (not yours or mine) are ordered. If you recognize your child in this description, please get the book. I found it so helpful, but unfortunately it's too good to swap. It's a great book for children who have ADD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders or similar conditions.