What is sensory processing disorder?
Children with sensory processing disorder have difficulty processing information from the senses (touch, movement, smell, taste, vision, and hearing) and responding appropriately to that information. These children typically have one or more senses that either over- or under react to stimulation.
Who wrote The Out of Sync Child?
Carol Stock Kranowitz
The Out-of-Sync Child/Authors
About the Author Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., is the author of several books in the “Sync” series. Among them are The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up, The Out-of-Sync-Child, The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, and a children’s book, The Goodenoughs Get In Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome their Special Sensory Issues.
Can a child grow out of SPD?
But what every parent wants to know is, “Will my child just outgrow this?” Unfortunately, the answer – like the condition itself – is complex. We simply do not have evidence that children can “outgrow” SPD if it is left untreated.
What does it mean to be out of sync?
1 : in a state in which two or more people or things do not move or happen together at the same time and speed Some of the soldiers were marching out of sync. The soundtrack was out of sync so they stopped the film.
How do I know if my child has sensory processing disorder?
Common signs and symptoms of sensory processing disorder
- Refuses to wear certain clothing or fabrics because they feel itchy, painful or just don’t feel right.
- Is clumsy or constantly bumps into walls or objects.
- Reacts strongly to loud noises and bright lights.
Is SPD considered special needs?
While SPD may affect the child’s auditory, visual, and motor skills, and the ability to process and sequence information, it is not, at present, specifically identified as a qualifying disability, making a child eligible for special education and related services.