by Carol Stock Kranowitz,MA
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. 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 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. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and
hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and
Asperger's syndrome, among other topics.