Book Club – The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz
January 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us to discuss the book The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz (who will join us in person!)
Wednesday January 15th, 2020 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm
at the offices of Guiding Exceptional Parents (4711 Sheridan Street, Riverdale Park, MD 20737)
The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing 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. Are they over-responsive–or under-responsive–to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Do they crave sensation? The “sensory craver” never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement. Or perhaps they have 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. Some children with SPD have 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. Or they may have 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.