Turn the pages of this six chapter book, The Goodenoughs Get in Sync ~New Edition~ 5 Family Members Overcome their Special Sensory Issues by Carol Knanowitz, and shadow the Goodenough family for one, harrowing day. Meet the five family members who deal with a different form of sensory processing disorder (SPD). Their solutions to overcoming the challenges of SPD will help families coping with SPD function in a “good-enough way” and learn how to get in sync also. This children’s book about sensory processing disorder will help siblings, classmates, and friends also learn about sensory issues that affect the behavior of many individuals.
The Goodenoughs Get in Sync ~New Edition~ is one of the winners of the Creative Child Magazine 2010 Preferred Choice Award. See post here.
The Story – Two in ONE:
The Goodenoughs Get in Sync is a 96 page book but it is actually two books in one. Younger children read the larger print and find an amusing account of a family that any child with sensory issues can relate to. Read the small print and find a wealth of information that meshes with the story about how sensory processing disorder can affect people in different ways.
The story flows along as if the characters are just speaking to a friend. This is a quote from the large print. Darwin, with sensory over-responsivity says: “…out-of-syc feels like to me. I don’t like when someone nudges me or touches my hair. I’m choosy about clothes and food. My stomach gets upset when I move fast…”
The small print weaves in with the main story and is still in simple and clear sentences: “At school, Miss Morrison helps me with speech. She is a speech therapist. I have auditory distrim…I mean, auditory discrimination disorder. That means I don’t process sounds very well. I don’t always hear differences in sounds.”
About the Author
Carol KRANOWITZ earned an M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University in Washington, DC. With a 25 year background as a preschool music and movement teacher, she knows how to present these issues so children can easily understand. Being a mother of two and a grandmother of four probably helped also.
Throughout the book, the author proves she is very knowledgeable about her topic. Kranowitz, for almost 20 years, has been writing and speaking about SPD and how this developmental problem interferes with children’s ability to function smoothly in daily life. A sensory seeker herself, she is also an internationally renowned speaker and frequently presents for Sensory World/Future Horizons.
Please Note: We are updating this post on October 6th 2016:
Carol Kranowitz is best-known for her first book The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder — 1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2006. It focuses on preschoolers and elementary school-aged children.
Throughout the years, over 500 sponsors have brought Carol to their communities for presentations, both in the United States and abroad — including Australia, Canada, England, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, and Switzerland.
To help families, teachers, and professionals understand SPD in children and adolescents, she has written several books, manuals, and other publications, some of which we have reviewed and are listed below.
“The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years“ by Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA. with a foreword by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR., author of Sensational Kids. is the long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller The Out-of-Sync Child. It presents information and advice for tweens, teens, and young adults living with Sensory Processing Disorder, and their parents and it only came out in the Spring of 2016.
This book picks up where The Out-of-Sync Child left off, offering practical advice on living with SPD, covering everyday challenges as well as the social and emotional issues that many young people with SPD face.
Buy Books by Carol Stock Kranowitz or co-authored by her:
- The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years – May 24th, 2016 Amazon.com Amazon.ca
- In-Sync Activity Cards: 50 Simple, New Activities to Help Children Develop, Learn, and Grow! - May 16th, 2012 Amazon.com Amazon.ca
- Growing an In-Sync Child – Fun Activities for Kids to Develop, Learn and Grow – May 4th, 2010 Amazon.com Amazon.ca
- The Goodenoughs Get in Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome Their Special Sensory Issues – April 1st, 2010 Amazon.com Amazon.ca
- Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder – April 4th, 2006 Amazon.com Amazon.ca
- Review of The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years
- Review of Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow
- Review of In-Sync Activity Cards: 50 Simple, New Activities to Help Children Develop, Learn, and Grow!