Carol Kranowitz – The Out-of-Sync Child

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Date(s) - Saturday, April 22, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation


The Out-of-Sync Child: Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder
Some children withdraw from physical contact, refuse to participate in typical classroom and
playground activities that their peers enjoy, or respond in an unusual way to ordinary sensations
of touch, movement, sights, and sounds. These children don’t behave as we expect — not because
they won’t, but because they can’t. Inefficient processing of sensory messages that come from
one’s body and surroundings often causes out-of-sync behavior.
Participants in these sessions will learn how to explain:
1) How Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) hinders children’s learning, behavior and joie de vivre.
2) The observable characteristics of SPD in young children.
3) How teachers, parents and other non-occupational therapists can make accommodations at home and school to address children’s sensory challenges.
Those requesting accommodations and/or babysitting are asked to RSVP by April 10

About Carol Kranowitz: During her 25-year career as a preschool music and movement teacher, Carol Kranowitz observed many children with Sensory Process Disorder (SPD) and mild autism. The author of several books, she is now regarded as an international expert on SPD. She earned her M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Carol’s new book, The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years was published in 2016.

Adat Shalom’s Inclusion Advisory Group, is delighted to offer this presentation to the wider community. The IAG is a core element in raising awareness and promoting inclusion throughout Adat Shalom. The Kulanu Fund was created to support some of the activities of the IAG. Please contact our Executive Director, Marla Cohen ( to inquire about accommodations at Adat Shalom.