In this episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with the great Carol Stock Kranowitz, best-selling author of “The Out-of-Sync Child.”
As a music, movement and drama teacher for 25 years (1976-2001), Carol observed many out-of-sync preschoolers. To help them become more competent in their work and play, she began to study sensory processing and sensory integration (“SI”) theory. She learned to help identify her young students’ needs and to steer them into early intervention. In writings and workshops, she explains to parents, educators, and other early childhood professionals how sensory issues play out – and provides fun and functional techniques for addressing them at home and school. She is best-known for her book, The Out-of-Sync Child, which has sold about 1 million copies.
2:11 Carol’s early experience as a teacher
5:00 Carol on Pattern Recognition in neuro-diverse youth
11:04 The stress of our current ime
12:16 Why Carol thinks we are the guinea-pigs
14:29 Carol’s career arc and how she found writing
21:34 Carol’s revealing statistic about sensory issues
25:03 How Sensory Processing Disorder manifests itself in the working world.
28:52 How Carol’s book helped parents deal with blame and shame
39:34 Carol’s In-Sync Child Program and Webinars
41:06 Where you can get the books
43:32 Carol’s strategy for dealing with the noise of the current era
46:21 How Christel discovered Carol’s work in 1994
49:17 Christel reflects on The Out-of-Sync child
51:57 How we can learn to become detectives
54:00 The importance of play
56:38 The Innovation Segment
Thanks for listening – Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.