As a teacher for 25 years, Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., who holds a Master's degree in Education & Human Development (Special Education) from The George Washington University, observed many young children with Sensory Processing Disorder. To help these "out-of-sync" preschoolers become more competent in their work and play, she studied sensory processing theory, learned about some differences between SPD and ADHD, and steered the students into appropriate early intervention. In her writings and workshops in the United States and abroad, she explains to parents, educators, and other professionals how sensory challenges affect children as they mature – and provides fun and functional sensory strategies for home and school. Her two most popular books, The Out-of-Sync Child and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, together, have sold 1 million copies. Carol's latest book in the “Sync” series, The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up was published in 2016. El Niño Desincronizado, the Spanish translation of The Out-of-Sync Child, will be published in 2019.
She is a board member of the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019), the Distinguished Alumnae/i Award from Hopkins School (New Haven, CT, 2018), the Distinguished Alumna Award from Barnard College (2017), and the Champion of Inspiration award from STAR Institute for SPD (2015).
Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.