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The Out-of-Sync Child

EDUC 600

Sensory Integration is the overlooked problem for students with learning problems. Have a child in class who is out-of-control, acts differently than others, disrupts class, and makes your day stressful?  Research indicates that 70% of children with learning disabilities have some sensory integration processing problems.  This course will help you as a teacher in understanding the out-of-bound child in a new light.  The information obtained from this course will help make your classroom more conducive to learning for the difficult, disruptive and sensitive child.


As a result of participation in this course, students should:

  • Learn importance signs or red flags of sensory issues that affect student relationship, behavior, environment, personal habits and learning.
  • Learn how sensory processing of the Five Senses plus Vestibular, Proprioceptive and Tactical senses influence student behavior and learning.
  • Learn to apply specific strategies, techniques and adaptations to help in improving learning for students who have sensory issues, such as changes in classroom environment, time of day, pre-warning of events, structure and use of technology.


The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition

Required text: Kranowitz, C. (revised 2005). The out-of-sync child. NY: Perigee Book. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com