Carol Kranowitz

Free Webinar Replay: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in Adolescents & Adults

Carol Kranowitz, M.A. shares strategies for living better with sensory processing disorder.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) manifests in many small, sometimes maddening ways. Itchy tags may be unbearable. Loud music intolerable. Perfume simply sickening. Whatever the specific symptoms, SPD makes it difficult to interact with your daily environment. This impacts how you relate to others, study and learn, participate in sports and group activities, and follow your dreams. It is a unique and challenging neurological condition associated with inefficient processing of sensory information, and it deserves close study and serious support.

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This webinar will discuss SPD in adolescents and adults, and will contain information helpful to parents, teachers, therapists, and other family members. Based on the just-published book, The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with SPD in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years, it will cover:

1. First-person accounts of growing up with SPD
2. Unique strategies for living better with SPD, including how to find comfortable clothes, eat out, get out of the house, shop, sleep, socialize, and date
3. Suggested treatment options, from occupational therapy using sensory integration techniques (OT-SI) to “do-it-yourself” treatments
4. Insights and perspectives from patients who view SPD as a gift

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., observed many children with SPD, ADHD, and mild autism during her 25-year career as a music and movement teacher. Today, she speaks internationally about SPD's effect on children’s learning and behavior and how families, teachers, therapists, and other professionals can help. Her first book in the “Sync” series, The Out-of-Sync Child, was recently selected by Brain, Child magazine as one of the top ten books about children with disabilities. Carol’s new book, The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years, has just been published. She graduated from Barnard College and earned her M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. She lives in Maryland, plays the cello, and has five grandchildren.

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