BETHESDA, MD, August 20, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Carol Stock Kranowitz with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Kranowitz celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A retired teacher of 25 years, Ms. Kranowitz taught music, movement and drama at St. Columba's Nursery School in Washington, DC, until 2001. While in the classroom, she observed many out-of-sync preschoolers. To help them become more competent in their work and play, she began to study sensory processing and sensory integration theory and learned to help identify her young students' needs in order to steer them into early intervention.
Ms. Kranowitz has since conducted numerous workshops to help teach parents, educators and other childhood professionals and to provide sensory-motor techniques for addressing these children's needs, both at home and in school. She has also served as an international lecturer on the topic of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) since 1998, a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Over 800 sponsors have brought her into their communities to speak, both in the United States as well as in many other countries, including Australia, India, Ireland, Mexico and Switzerland.
A prolific author, Ms. Kranowitz has published nine books and manuals in various languages to help families, teachers and other professionals understand SPD in children and adolescents. She has also released a collection of DVDs and CDs. Best known for her "Out-of-Sync" series, her most recent book is titled "The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with SPD in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years," which was published in 2016 and offers practical advice for coping with SPD in the tween, teen and young adult years. Other books include "The Goodenoughs Get in Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome Their Special Sensory Issues" in 2010, "The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with SPD" in 2005 and "Preschool Sensory Scan for Educators" in 2006. Her first book, which she co-authored in 1989, is titled "Hear, See, Play! Music Discovery Activities for Young Children." Ms. Kranowitz has notably contributed chapters to six books and forewords to six other books and has written articles for several related e-magazines, such as Psychology Today and Autism Asperger's Sensory Digest as an expert in her field.
An alumna of Barnard College, Ms. Kranowitz received a Bachelor of Arts in 1967. She later attended George Washington University, where she attained a Master of Arts in education and human development in 1995.
Serving on the board of STAR Institute for SPD in Denver since 2006, Ms. Kranowitz has also been a local member of Sibley (Hospital) Musicians since 2019. She served on the board and was the newsletter editor of Developmental Delay Resources, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have autism and developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social and emotional areas, between 1998 and 2013. From 2004 to 2012, she was S.I. Focus magazine's editor-in-chief and frequent contributor.
Ms. Kranowitz received a 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award from the Hopkins School and a 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award from Barnard College. She was also honored with a 2015 Champion of Inspiration Award from the STAR Institute for SPD. She received a 2013 Gold Award for Educational Products from Mom's Choice for "In-Sync Activity Cards" and a 2010 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child magazine for her book, "The Goodenoughs Get In Sync."
Ms. Kranowitz was born on December 3, 1945 in New Haven, Connecticut, to Herman and Doris Stock. She was married for 35 years to Alan Michael Kranowitz who died in 2002. She has two children: Jeremy Lewis Kranowitz and David Stock Kranowitz. In her free time, Ms. Kranowitz enjoys playing the cello in various chamber music groups and has been a member of Sibley Memorial Hospital Musicians since 2019.
A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Kranowitz has been featured in several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the World. For more information, please visit www.out-of-sync-child.com.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Kranowitz has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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