NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

The Out-of-Sync Child

EDUC 600




Instructor: Dewey Walsh

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $280

Course Description:

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

About The Instructor

Dewey Walsh
Dewey Walsh

Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D. was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. Dewey taught graduate-level professional education classes through Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN for 10 years and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, for 26 years. Dewey was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota, earning a B.S. &  M.A. in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Education.


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