Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | April 18, 2013


Have you ever thought that this phrase might describe your child? Maybe your child is not able to enjoy normal childhood activities; is unsettled by new circumstances; or is particularly sensitive about things such as clothing, touch, etc.

“The Out-Of-Sync Child” is a book authored by Carol Stock Kranowitz that addresses sensory issues that children struggle with. Many adopted children struggle with sensory processing due to a lack of adequate sensory stimulation when they are developing. Some adopted children have lived for extended periods of time in orphanages with bland cinder block walls, few toys, and minimal one-on-one interaction.

This book is a resource that I would encourage all adoptive families to get their hands on. Many of the families that we work with are unfamiliar with sensory processing issues, and therefore lack the full potential to help progress their child with sensory issues. Maybe your child does not struggle with sensory issues… I would still encourage you to read this book. According to statistics, 1 in 20 U.S. children struggle with sensory processing. With a statistic like that, it would be beneficial for all of us to be educated on how we might help these children.

If you would like to learn more about this book, or other sensory processing tools and information, please feel free to visit Ms. Kranowitz’s website and learn more:

Also I know that we have several families who have biological or adopted children who have some difficulty with sensory processing, so please feel free to share in the comment section any other resources that you have found to be useful.



  1. I love this book…another great book is Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsay Biel and Nancy Peske. Our son deals with a sensory processing disorder. We caught it early and he has made remarkable progress through early intervention,OT, speech therapy and our early childhood program at our school district. If you think something may be “out of sync” about your child, trust your mom instincts and seek help through your state’s early intervention or your school district programs:). You will not be sorry. If anyone wants to talk to me about this, I would be glad to share everthing I have learned while helping our son!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing Kim!

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