This delightfully illustrated chapter book, geared for 8-to-12 year olds, tells the charming tale of five family members and their naughty dog (each with a different sensory processing challenge), and how they get in sync after a tough day. The book is designed with the action of the story in larger print for younger readers to read or hear. Explanations of sensory processing issues are woven throughout the story in regular type for proficient readers to linger over at leisure. Everyone with sensory issues will find a character with whom to identify. Darwin, 11, is over-responsive to sensory stimulation. Edward, 5, is under-responsive. Teen-aged Carrie has difficulties with dyspraxia. The father, Andy, has sensory discrimination issues. The mother, Betsy, and the dog, Filibuster, are definitely sensory seekers. The Goodeughs explain what they need to do to function successfully, and at the end of the day, they all get back in sync. Readers will appreciate descriptions and illustrations of activities that they can replicate in their own homes or classrooms. The Goodeughs Get in Sync, first edition, was the winner of an i-Parenting Media Award and was a Finalist for ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Book of the Year for juvenile n-fiction. This new edition has a new preface and revised introductory chapter to help people understand SPD even more clearly.
Carol Kronowitz is the Editor-in-Chief of S.I. Focus, the international magazine on sensory integration and sensory processing. A preschool teacher for 25 years, Kranowitz observed many young children with Sensory Processing Disorder. In writings and workshops she leads in the United States and abroad, 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 has written several manuals and books on SPD, including The Out of Sync Child (2005) and The Out of Sync Child Has Fun (2006). A graduate of Barnard College, Carol has an M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.