Bethesda, MD – Carol Stock Kranowitz is an expert on Sensory Processing Disorder and the author of nine books on the subject, including the groundbreaking The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Processing Disorder, which explains SPD and offers help and hope for parents. The book has sold 1,000,000 copies since its publication and has been translated into 13 languages.
Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Many people with SPD are oversensitive to stimuli coming from their own bodies and their environment. Common sounds, sudden movement, or even the texture of foods can be painful or overwhelming. Other people with SPD may be undersensitive, missing important cues such as sour milk or the sensation of falling.
“SPD starts as a physical thing and then becomes emotional; so much of SPD is anxiety because kids know their bodies are not cooperating, and the atypical behavior they exhibit, like rocking, or chewing their collars, or wearing earmuffs indoors, is often self-therapy, a coping mechanism,” explains Carol.
Carol’s books provide sensory motor techniques for addressing children’s needs at home and in school.
“Books like mine have helped so many families change their lives,” says Carol. “I’m proud that I give families hope. I hear this over and over again from children who have grown up: ‘My mom read your book, and everything got better.’”
For more information, visit www.out-of-sync-child.com