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The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years

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The long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller The Out-of-Sync Child, presenting information and advice for tweens, teens, and young adults living with Sensory Processing Disorder, and their parents.
The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up will be the new bible for the vast audience of parents whose children, already diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, are e
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 24th 2016 by TarcherPerigee (first published May 3rd 2016)
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Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
The book has useful components, but overall, I didn't find it very useful personally as an adult who likely had sensory processing issues as a child/youth.

It was nice to read about people who have/had issues that I did growing up. That said, the writing was often clunky.

The thing I found most unhelpful was its absolute heteronormative perspective. I think it's worth thinking about the intersection of gender diversity and SPD, because not wanting to wear the clothes of a gender that a person does
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
While I really appreciated The Out-of-Sync Child, this version for teens and young adults with sensory processing disorder missed the mark. It isn't that it lacks valuable information or good content. The problem rests in that Kranowitz tried to write it for the parents of SPD children, the children themselves, and people who know nothing of SPD. I'm a parent of a child with SPD and there was nothing new for me in it. If my child read it, she might gain some insight. But most of the content and ...more
Sarah Norris
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book covers a lot of ground that needed to be covered. There is increasing awareness that kids with sensory problems need a lot of help transitioning successfully into adulthood, and this help is often hard to come by. This book balances first person accounts of adults who have made the transition into adulthood with tips to help you or your loved one make a successful transition. It's a great resource for parents, teachers, therapists, and teens/adults with sensory challenges alike. ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
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Unlike most books about special needs, this one focuses on teenagers and young adults, who have lived with SPD for years. There is less of a focus on diagnosis, IEP plans etc. It's unique in that it does allow the kids and adults with SPD to speak for themselves, talk about their lives and what's worked to help them cope.
It's advice seems good, although most of it falls into the "can't hurt, might help" category, rather than being backed up by rigorous science.
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great followup book from her previous two books that I read years ago. It addresses sensory processing as children grow up including how it impacts personal hygiene, high school classes, and dating.
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love how heavily this book relied on anecdotes from people with SPD. There were occasional undertones that parents wanted to 'fix' their child/ren, but overall it was very positive and helpful. ...more
Joyce Lindsey
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great ideas to help your kid with sensory issues.
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won a free copy from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Program and think that it is informative and interesting. I would recommend it to everyone.
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