The Out of Sync Child

The Out of Sync Child


When a child has been labeled with words, “difficult, oversensitive or inattentive”, there may something else to consider to address the child’s underlying difficulties.  Sensory Processing Disorder is the overlooked problem for students with learning difficulties and different approaches and understanding will aim to consider ways to understand the student and make the classroom more conducive to learning.

2 Semester Credits, ED 501

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn important signs or red flags of sensory issues

  • 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.

Text: Kranowitz, C. (revised 2006). The out-of-sync child. NY: Perigee Book

Requirements of Participation

Class assignments and activities are designed to enhance students’ education and develop their skills in research, critical analysis, and academic writing.