SPD Q & A

Sensory Processing Disorder Questions... Answered

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The SPD Q & A started out originally as a SPD helpline where visitors would submit questions and our resident OT, Michele Mitchell, would answer. Due to the sheer volume of questions submitted, It became impossible for Michele to keep up. However, all of the submissions that she was able to answer is listed below.

Check through previous submissions to see if your question has already been addressed/answered. Feel free to submit YOUR question if it has not already been addressed.

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Help 
I am contacting you since i do not know where to start. My 20 year old step-daughter has never been diagnosed with SPD, but she has severe sensory (touch) …

Daughter hates brushing technique - any other effective methods?  
Hello, Our 5 year old daughter seems to have SPD mostly with tactile defensiveness (clothing issues) but also has a big issue with feeling too hot or not …

Licking everything  
My son 4 years old.I am noticing that he is LICKING everything! We are all yelling at him to stop, that the floor is dirty and yucky.

Daughter will not change her underwear because she doesn't want it to touch her anywhere 
I cannot tell you how many types of underwear I have tried for my now 11 year-old daughter. I have tried Hanna Andersson, the Esme brand and others. I …

Child covering his ears and not sounding words at 18 months? 
Any idea why an 18 month old covers his ears often, knows and follows directions but does not sound words? Is this cause for concern or not?

SPD at home and school 
My 6 y/o daughter isn't diagnosed with SPD (yet). She has many issues that are listed on the checklist, but yet seems fine at school. How do you explain …

Battle with 7 month old to sleep since birth 
We are at our wits end! Our 7 month old has screamed his head off since birth every time he is put down for a nap or at night. I am still nursing him, …

Sensory problem clothes 
I have a eight year old child who has a sensory problem with clothes she says they hurt itch ect. What can we do to help her , we have already tried special …

SPD 
What is the first thing you should do for a child who has SPD? I want to know how i should help from home too?

Hand washing 
My 7 year old son cannot stand washing his hands, particularly with soap. I've tried liquid,solid and foam soap, but he can't tolerate anything. I can't …

4 year old son won't swallow or spit out saliva, refuses to open mouth to speak. 
Okay, so my son went across the street for a play date tonight. When he came back, the parent of the other boy said he had a little choking scare (which …

Reporter looking for parents' stories of SPD 
Hi there, I’m a health and wellness reporter at US News & World report working on a general consumer advice story about sensory processing disorders. …

Does my child have sensory issues or are we making a big thing out of nothing like the school thinks we are? 
My son is 5 years old and suffers from constipation, faecal impaction and an anal fissure. As a result he is still in nappies and his medication makes …

Sensory Problem with All Clothing/Shoes & Shaken Baby Syndrome or head trauma 
My adoptive 6 year daughter Kyleigh, who is shaken baby syndrome survivor (age 4 mos.), developed issues starting with underwear at age 3. Then not long …

SPD child with Anxiety 
Hello all. I have a 6 year old that has SPD, OCD, APD and Anxiety. She has a great OT, but the process is so slow with addressing her anxiety issues. …

My son has SPD and a constant battle of Bum Picking 
My son is 9 years old and has been diagnosed with SPD since he was 6 years. I can deal with virtually every aspect of his disorder apart from his constant …

5 Year old must take off pants and underwear to ride in the car 
My daughter has been getting increasingly particular about many things, but one that stands out as very odd and quite concerning since next year she will …

Constant licking and spitting 
I am concerned for my daughter, she is 6.5 years old and has just successfully finished kindergarden. About 5 months ago she started licking herself, mainly …

SPD vs Autism 
What is the difference between SPD and Autism, in "lay mans" terms? Does one impact a different part of the brain than the other? Is it correct to refer …

I need help?!?! 
I'm 14, and I can't stand the feel of different textures, I can't even eat an ice block or whip my noes with a tissue because of the feeling, just the …

Does SPD prevent a child from learning? 
my son is aware he is struggling and is 12. the school says that on a daily basis he is holding his finger in his nose and when he is trying to think …

HELP 5 1/2 year old Still Uses Pacifier 
Hi All. My 5 1/2 year old daughter still uses her "suckie/pacifier". When she turned 4 we attempted to take it away from her, but weaning her off by …

I need help  
My five year old was diagnosed with ADHD. Lately he started getting worst. In addition to always behaving hyper, he started laughing when bad things happen, …

Laws on kids with a SPD label in a classroom setting 
If a child has a diagnosis of SPD from a qualified doctor, is it required that the OT for the school service the child?

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Eye contact 
My son is 5 years old and has SPD. I recently saw a post on Autism that kids with Autism have a hard time making eye contact,for various reasons and I …

2.8 year old avoids eye contact with strangers and runs around with humming sound 
Hi My 2.8 year old child doesnt do eye contact with strangers and runs around with humming sound (sound like EEEEEEEEE.....). and most of the time …

Itching 
My son constantly scratches. He scratches virtually every part of his body. He has had eczema since he was a child, however he has none currently and …

Touching knitted materials 
i find great comfort in touching knitted materials... almost a high from it. when i touch a tightly knit sweater or blanket i feel my fingertips run over …

Dealing with the flu and spd child any tips  
My son is 4.5 taking meds is a nightmare let alone pickiness on eating or change any suggestions ? High temps flu no fun

My 4 year old has epic tantrums when transitioning or when he does not want to stop doing and activity 
My 4 year old has epic tantrums when transitioning or when he does not want to stop doing an activity. When he tantrums at home and in preschool and he …

SPD and School Help 
Our 4th grade son is having issues in his classroom. He has an IEP but it very loosely written - chew gum, take exercise breaks. He is getting overwhelmed …

Help  
I cant find any help for my child who is 7 now. We have been dealing with this for years. Her doctors, school- no help at all!! Im trying to get her in …

How can I help my child with SPD listen better? 
My little boy who has SPD and has periods where he will not listen to me when I ask him to stop doing an unwanted, or even unsafe behavior. Usually he …

Wrapped in a blanket 
My daughter is age 7 now and we are at ground zero with a naked child wrapped in a blanket. Symptoms were sudden onset at age 4. We've seen inconsistent …

How do i know if its SPD? 
My 8 years old has adhd and pdd nos. I read your checklist about spd.. i almost checked everything.i m so exhausted.. he still sleeps with us,tried melotonin,night …

Statistics related to SPD and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities 
I am searching for reliable statistics related to the prevalence of sensory processing disorder among people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities …

5 year old with Anger Issue 
My dd is 5 and starting about 3 months or so ago she began having issues with anger. It appears that the same thing is her trigger. She is SPD and OCD …

SPD growling , hurting himself and negative talk (i wish i could die)!!!!! 
Hi im in need of some help/ advice. My lovely smart little boy turned 5 on 29th april, on 15th april he changed. He became very angry, growling …

My five year old nephew 
I have a nephew who turned five in may of this year. He isn't talking in complete sentences as he should be. He also chews on shoes and other various objects. …

My 2 and a half year old daughter is having a problem with clothing being too tight when it's not.. 
My daughter has been going through this for quiet some time now and I don't know what to do. She hates wearing clothes, I battle with it all the time. …

What age should an SPD child start Homeschool/School 
I have a daughter turning 5 this year. She has a summer birthday, as in August right before school starts. I personally think she is not ready for school, …

Help! My son was born at 24 weeks he's now 5 yrs old and is not potty trained 
My son was born 3 months early. He's had some delays in the pass such as sitting up on his own walking and talking. He is now 5 yrs old and is in pull …

Lots of symptoms 
My 5 yr old daughter has always had problems swallowing food..she chews and chews then spits it out. Also says her socks hurt her feet, she screams when …

Help - my 4 year old boy is becoming increasingly stressed with clothes/seatbelts 
Hello, I hope someone can help. I have a 4 year old boy who is becoming increasingly stressed with clothes, especially the neck of clothes, sleeves if …

Daughter's Friend is a sensory seeking child 
My daughter is 12 years old and in he first year of Middle School. She has a friend who is generally nice, and comes from a good family, but is a sensory …

Not understanding Sensory Processing Disorder 
My son is 16 and in grade 11, when he was in grade 9, 14yrs old the resource teacher in his school called me in for a meeting. When I arrived she told …

Trying to find strategies to help 7 year old  
Hello, I am homeschooling a 7 1/2 year old child who I believe has SPD, although I can;t quite put him into any one specific category of the disorder. …

Can these symptoms come and go? 
We discovered my daughter suffered from tactile defensiveness, we enrolled her in OT as soon as we put a name to her behaviors. It was great she went every …

Our 4 year old has SPD 
He is a very picky eater and has developed aggressive behavior towards adults and children. What to do?

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Did your baby get starved of oxygen?  
My baby now two and a half had a very traumatic birth and now has oral textile and maybe more spds. I have heard from others that either stopped breathing …

Daughter has a habit of shaking a pen or pencil all day 
How do I address my daughter and try to correct a habit that I thought she would outgrow? It started when she was around two with a princess wand. She …

Constant going to the bathroom 
I have noticed since Thanksgiving (it's now the end of January) and my SPD 7 year old daughter is going to the bath room 25 - 30 + times a day! I have …

3.5 year old always wants to jump. 
Hi , My 3.5 year old son always to jump on the couch, runs around the house and does not sit at one place, I see the same problem reported by his school …

SPD related to getting dressed 
My daughter has a lot of difficulty with clothing, anything from getting dressed to having her hair done and also clipping finger and toe nails. She went …

Can quitting TV help? 
My son 3.5 years old, he has hand flapping since 1 years old, less flapping when he is 2.5 years old. But I found he flaps more these 3 weeks. He flaps …

Diaper removal 
My 3 year old autistic granddaughter (the 2 year old is also autistic) removes her diaper at night if she has a bowel movement and smears the feces on …

8 year old girl loses it at the smallest things 
Our daughter (just turned 8 in October 2013) seems very immature for her age, or so it seems. She has a tendency to lose control of herself at the smallest …

Is it possible to really tell if a 1 year old has SPD? 
My daughter turns 1 in the first week of December . She has a physical therapist who says she believes she has SPD and here is why.... She can't figure …

My son aged 2.8 yrs old is kind of putting nails, thumbtacks and other things on his mouth  
I am a mother of three. My eldest started talking late when she was 4. I think because of so many languages she hears but she's5 now and is on kindergarten. …

Laughing uncontrollably  
My 4 year old daughter was just diagnosed with spd. She doesn't get enough input so is always looking for stimulus. I have noticed she has started curling …

Disruptive Noises 
I am looking for treatment ideas for a 3rd grader with SPD that is making disruptive noises in the classroom multiple times a day. His previous strategy …

Getting other people to understand SPD 
My son is turning 7 tomorrow, I would like to explain SPD to the other parents of his classmates as they have already misunderstood his behaviour and I …

My 9 year old Daughter is stealing! 
Hi My daughter has SPD(sensory seeker)and emotional management issues, Proprioceptive and sleep issues. shes also under review for ADHD and possible autism. …

Socks causing discomfort 
My 4 year old daughter hates wearing socks and makes a huge fuss, kicking and screaming every time i put them on her, she says they hurt her, i'm not sure …

What's going on here? New to this 
My 4 year old daughter is obsessed with rubbing some moles on my skin, likes to lick and smell my skin, likes having her bare back rubbed, and was rubbing …

SPD and Primitive reflexes.  
Is Sensory Processing Disorder caused by Retained Primitive Reflexes?

How to get my grand daughter to wear clothes 
We are at loss as to what to do for our grand daughter. She was diagnosed with spd a year ago and has been seeing an occupational therapist. It is mainly …

Eight year old daughter constant bed time battle 
Our daughter has recently been diagnosed with possible spd and add. Don't know yet. However, bedtime is terrible for the family!!!! She starts with an …

Sensory seeker and language delay 
My son will be 4 the end of September and has a language delay as well as sensory issues. He is a major sensory seeker and has anxiety. Anyone else know …

SPD 
I am not sure if this is SPD or not. My son is 3 and asd. He likes to jump a lot, spins himself in circles and looks to the side, just started doing that …

Concerned mom of SPD 21/2 y.o. 
First I want to say this site is very helpful. I refer back to it often. It is helpful to know there are others out there with similar issues as I know …

Four year old girl with dramatic sensitivity on her bottom 
My four year old daughter was diagnosed with SPD last year when clothing issues took over our life. Since then we have developed strategies to manage many …

Eating, drinking, breathing, talking, laughing tooooo loud! 
Hello I have a seriously hard time with other peoples eating, drinking, breathing etc. I have to wear ear plugs constantly throughout the day in order …

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What is the appropriate age to test if a child has SPD 
I read somewhere that accurate diagnosis of SPD is determined when a child reaches 6 or 7. Is this true? If so, can I already seek medical help for my …

Back talk to adults 
My 11 year old back talks adults - how do we deal with this? He is both ADHD and SPD.

Can SPD interfere with socialization? 
My Son is 25 months old. His speech therapist and OT suspect he has SPD ( sensory seeking). He frequently runs along furniture, or squeezes between two …

Anger and SPD 
My son just turned 5. He has been in OT for 1.5 years. He is quite a ham, on some days, and easy to get along with, playing interactively with older …

Does my 5 yr old have SPD? 
Since my daughter was 2yrs getting her dressed has been a challenge. She was very picky on what she would wear, and around age 3 she began saying certain …

Does my 7yr old have SPD 
My son is 7 and for about 2 yrs now has been physically violent towards his sister who is two years younger. Also the last 6 months has been very abusive …

Older children with Sensory issues 
What are some things I can do with my older child (14) for treatment. He was diagnosed when he was around 3. I did techniques at home when he was younger …

Help, my daughter has been kicked out of two daycares! 
My 4 year old has just been asked to leave her second daycare in the past 2 months. She has many sensory issues as well as fine and gross motor delays. …

You are not alone 
Hi- I lived with OCD since I was 12 years old (I'm 27 now). I have high anxiety and believe I also have SPD. I never use to repeat myself and be so descriptive …

Shudders-Sensory Overload 
CAN SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A POSSIBLE SEIZURE(UPPER BODY SHAKING)BE ASSOCIATED WITH SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER. ACCORDING TO A EEG THEY ARE NOT SEIZURES, …

Struggling  
My little girl is 7 yrs old and has been very particular about clothes since she was two. She used to need to know exactly what she would be wearing for …

Getting her hair cut! 
My grandaughter is going to be 11 years old. She has Therapy everyday for her issues, finally got her brushing her hair but her hair is getting long and …

Clothes 
I have a 9 year old daughter who is apparently dealing with SPD. She has never liked being messy. She is sensitive to loud noises and commotion. However, …

Night Light 
My almost 5-year old has SPD and Unspecified Pervasive Developmental Disorder. One of his quirks is he hates being in the dark. Unfortunately we are 5 …

What do I do?? 
I have a 3 year old sensory child who is so wild I can't seem to calm her down sometimes. She can get so mean that she will through things, and bite people. …

Brushing? 
I have heard the term brushing as a calming effect during a meltdown but don't know anything about it.could you please explain.thank you!

Touching paper 
I have two students in my class who are always telling me that they can't stand the feel of the paper while writing notes. What can I do to help them?

5 1/2 year old son 
I am not sure if my son has a SPD but he does have some of the symptoms described on this website. I am looking for answers, confused, frustrated, sad …

Spitting 
I have an 8 year old son who has been spitting for about 4 months. He has spit on the floor and spit food out on the floor. We have been working on teaching …

12 year old SPD Girl out of Control 
I have a 12 year old girl out of control will not bathe, wash hair, listen, or do anything. Hates to get up in the morning. Wants to watch TV and play …

Exercise  
My ten year old son has SPD and has been getting in trouble at school.. The principle insists that the only discipline she has the option to give to him …

Naptime 
My 3 yr. old grandson has SPD. Recently, he has fought his Mommy and me every time we start to rock him to sleep. He starts screaming and stiffens up and …

Sensory processing disorder vs ADD 
I have a 10 year old daughter who can not stay focused, has horrible handwriting, and is reading at a first grade level. She was diagnosed with add in …

The listening programme 
My lovely daughter is 7 she has spd and auditory processing we have had several opinions on the listening programme. It would be so good to help her being …

Selective about food,clothes and very very conscious about how he looks and smells. 
my son aged six is very selective about eating. He eats the same item for bfast the last six years and two or three items for lunch and dinner... no fruits, …

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Behavioral Poop Holding 
Our 3.5 year old boy has SPD and has had recurring bouts of poop holding (i.e., he has to go but actively fights against allowing the poop to come out). …

No jacket 
Hello my son is 3 and a half years old diagnosed with SPD. He refuses potting on more than one layer (that includes coat or jacket) even in the coldest …

Star Center in Denver? 
Has anyone recently been through the OT program at the Star Center in Denver? We are in the process, but a little concerned about the price and the fact …

SPD and Restroom Issues 
PLEASE HELP ME! My daughter just turned 4 and is still having toilet issues. She has bowel held since she was 18 months old. She has really good days and …

Clothing 
my 12 yr old son has SPD. when we lived in VT he would mostly would wear sweat pants that were loose and soft and long sleeve t-shirts. He wont wear jeans, …

Serious Pain problems.. Is this SPD or not?? 
I am a teen with SPD. I have all of the symptoms + Obsessive compulsive disorder. They are both a daily struggle and they cause bad anxiety. Most problems …

Age  
So Symptoms of SPD disappear with age?

SPD tics? 
Hi, my 4.5 year old daughter has SPD and is affected in all sensory areas. She has started work with OT. Suddenly in September just two days before …

Getting older children to sleep by themselves 
My eight year old diagnosed with SPD won't sleep by herself. She says she is afraid. I can get her to fall asleep by herself if I sit in the chair and …

Very confused over clothing issues 
My 8 y/o daughter has always had issues with clothing. On one hand she will wear only seamless socks, which she wears inside out because of the seam at …

Does a child ever adjust and live independently  
Does a person ever adjust with SPD or is this a life long handicap? I believe my 3 yo has SPF but the dr just sent me to a regular therapist. Haven't made …

4 Year old girl... does she have SPD? 
I am a teacher of a Pre-K classroom which I have been with for 3 months. I have a 4 year old girl who I just don't know what to do with anymore. She has …

Noises 
I'm a 13 year old girl living with SPD. I was diagnosed around 7 but my parents never did anything about it, and they still aren't. It's getting worse …

Everyday!!!! 
okay...we have the diagnosis and are about to start OT..but what can i do at home to help my 8 yr old daughter more comfortable?

Can chronic skin picking or nail & finger biting be a sign of SPD in a 3yr old? 
My son has only a few of the SPD check list symptoms but relative to the depth and severity of these descriptions, I'd guess if it is SPD, it is very mild. …

Therapy 
Hiw long will my child be in therapy? Is it lifelong? My insurance doesn't cover it and I'm totally stressed. My daughters diagnosis came three days …

Is higher intelligence assosciated with SPD? 
I am a preschool teacher. I have worked with children that have had SPD and different types of autism. This is not my speciality, but I have done training …

Paranoia 
Hello, my 10 yr old son was diagnosed with SPD when he was 5-6. He is a sensory seeker and has done really well learning how to control himself. We do …

2 yr old son has SPD. 
WHEN MY 2 YR OLD SON WHO DOES HAVE SPD IS OUT AT PARK WIT HIS BROTHER HE IS NOT VERY INTERESTED IN BEING THERE AND LIKES TO STARE AT SIGNS THROUGHOUT PARK …

4 year old constantly jumping and running, always seeking touch 
Our 4 year old was always very active, but for the past few months its just become unbearable, she jumps all day long, she does not walk, she always runs, …

BED TIME IS EXHAUSTING! 
MY 8 yr old son will NOT go to bed without me. Every night I have to lay in his bed until he falls asleep. It's not good enough if I am upstairs doing …

Non-verbal 3 year old, SPD only or Autism/SPD 
My son is three years old and Non-verbal, it is clear he has SPD but has not been diagnosed for Autism. He has good eye contact, communicates via (PECS) …

Please Help! Does my 3 year old have SPD? 
I apologize in advance if this becomes a novel. My son early on was diagnosed with a communication delay due to having a speech delay. At first I was …

SPD and Hormones?  
I am an adult and I have not been professionally diagnosed with SPD, however I am pretty sure I have it and have it pretty bad.....One thing I have noticed …

Writing 
The child is 3 years 9 months old and refuses to hold a pencil to write. He is extremely playful and wants to keep running and jumping around. Why does …

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Coping? 
My 6 year old son, who has SPD and is in first grade has uncontrollable smelling issues. Constantly, within every 10-30 seconds ALL day, he smells his …

How can I get my 2 year old to talk? 
He is not autistic but still not talking as an 2 year old should. Can anyone help?

Are his problems sensory related or should he be in pyshotherapy? 
Child is 2 y o old male. Has tantrums at daycare when told "no". Mostly plays alone. Gets mad, pulls hair. Language is delayed. Is using a few words and …

Pacified attachment 
Being summer and sensory issues on the mild side (sorry I don't know what else to call them except Sophisms ~ daughter's name) we tried to have the binki …

Our OT said she couldn't diagnose, only a doctor can. 
My son had already been attending Occupational Therapy for SPD for 6 weeks, when his OT told me that she couldn't give us a "real" diagnosis. She said …

Waiting on Kindergarten? 
Our just turned 5 (1st of July) girl is a sensory seeker. Her preschool teacher informed us in June she would benefit from another year of small class …

Personal Space 
Whenever we are around people, especially other children my five year old son is always in there personal space. He like to poke, squeeze, get right up …

Is it wise to start my 6yr old SPD son sharing a room with his 3yr old brother? 
Is it wise to start my 6yr old SPD son on sharing a room with his 3yr old brother? They seem to get into trouble and have to be split up each time we try. …

Chores 
I have a 4 year old wonderful little girl with SPD. I know she is capable of helping with chores, such as cleaning up toys, putting her clothes away and …

Biting clothes 
My 4 year old son who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum high functioning has been biting his clothes. Not sure if it is a sensory issue, anxiety …

Breastfeeding 
My son has been diagnosed with SPD and since then I have come to realise that I have quite a lot of issues for tactile input. With my first child breastfeeding …

I think my 5 year old has SPD 
My 4 year old is hypersensitive as it is, he has never stuck things in his mouth till now. Everything goes in his mouth. He hates loud noises is scared …

Can SPD be linked to premature birth? 
My son was premature, born at 25 weeks. He is now 10 and struggling at school.

Explaining SPD to a "sensory seeker" 
Hi there. I just read your newsletter post from September 2006, about explaining SPD to your child. It was really helpful. My son (6 years) has recently …

Behaviour at school 
Our son is 7, since he started junior kindergarten he has had issues at school. Over reacting, crying, fidgeting, hitting other children, easily frustrated. …

Just diagnosed and not sure where to go from here 
i always knew my 5 year old was different. from birth he would not go to sleep without me holding him and had to stay in my bed in order to stay asleep …

My 6 yr old loves to run and that is affecting her friendships 
Hi, My 6 yr old daughter was diagnosed with SPD when she was 4 yrs old. Since then, we have undergone intensive OT and she has come a loooooong way. …

Toothpaste/Brushing 
I have tried almost every kind of toothpaste on the store shelf for my 6 year old son. The only kind that he will even use for a quick time is "training …

Weather and climate changes   
"Can Weather and climate changes  play a role in Sensory Processing Disorder?" Three days prior to the snowstorm my child will not sleep, extremely hot …

Traveling tips 
My 4 year old son most likely has SPD and he is being evaluated in June for that and will hopefully qualify for occupational Therapy, but there is a waiting …

Almost 3 yr old doesn't answer questions and smells EVERYTHING he comes in contact with 
He will smell feet, walls, tv stands, you name it he will smell it. Is this a sensory issue and can it be fixed? Also I am just now seeing that when he …

Still not better 
My 10 year old has almost every symptom of SPD. I have had her treated for sensory integration for a year through a occupation rehab. She is not even a …

Do kids grow out of this? 
Do the kids learn coping strategies through their therapies or can they actually grow out of SPD?

Explaining SPD to a Child 
My child is 6 years old and has SPD. I need some help finding a way to explain SPD to her on her age level. Any suggestions or resources would be great. …

My 10 month old rocks back and forth a lot 
Is it normal for my 10 month old to rock back and forth such a lot. She has been crawling now for at least a month.

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Everything 'hurts' 
Hi, I am currently seeing a boy about 8 years old who has difficulty participating in activities because he says 'it hurts'. It hurts to swim without …

SPD and eating out at restaurants 
My almost-4-year-old daughter has SPD & oral motor disability (tongue weakness). She eats very little, so food usually does not interest her. We want …

Pre teen with SPD/ MRELD  
Hi Im new here, and was really hoping someone here had a child (pre-teen) with SPD and mixed receptive expressive language delays (non pervasive). …

Help 
I am a single working mother with a 5 yr child with spd. He needs a lot of help that I can not afford. Is it a place I can contact for help? He will not …

SID 
My son has major symptoms of SID and I was wondering can a child only have SID or is this a symptom of ADHD or autism?

Sensory problems 
Hi, my son is 11 years old. He has ASD, diagnosed when he was 2 and half years old. Since then we have tried so many therapies, like speech therapy, …

No sporting events, No parades 
Just wondering if any other children experience tremendous anxiety if attending small sporting events, or school parades/ events. The most anxiety appears …

The need for touch 
my 2 year old son who has not been officially diagnosed with spd (yet his OT says he has alot of sensory needs and disabilities) which honestly thats fine …

Can a district refuse to evaluate for special education services because they reject SPD as a disability? 
My step grandson has been diagnosed with SPD. The district told his mother that they would not consider an evaluation to special education because it …

Gluten free diet 
my son was diagnosed with moderate SPD. His speech clinician recommended a gluten free diet. i would love to here opinions regarding this issue. also if …

Has anyone tried neurofeedback? 
I am wondering if anyone has tried neurofeedback for SPD. I have a 5 year old sensory seeker who is often aggressive-sometimes because he is angry, and …

Help with low muscle tone of mouth, awaiting OT Eval in July, 2012 
My son, Trevor, age 3, has been in speech therapy for a few months now and was diagnosed with a severe articulation disorder and a severe language delay. …

Language delay related to SPD? 
I originally sought help for my son when he was 15 months because of a language delay. Now he is 4 and is still waaay behind his peers in communicative …

Sensory problems 
My son was an ex-preemie born at 28 wks. and 5 days at 1lb. 8 ounces. He was only diagnosed with premature lungs and hypertension. At this time my …

Peditricians missing the signs of SPD 
Finally, I have a diagnosis for my son with SPD. I have waited eleven years. I had three different Pediatricians and no one was concerned when I saw …

Visual processing difficulties  
Has anyone ever heard of a child complaining that seeing the corners or points of furniture or objects upset them. My daughter complains that everywhere …

Drooling and habit of tilting head left and right 
My son Sam is 20 months. He still drools and has a habit of tilting his head left and right when eating. We sometimes find it funny. We haven't consulted …

Montessori better for SPD children? 
I am wondering if anyone has found if the Montessori style of teaching is better than regular public school setting for children with SPD? Any experiences …

Any body elses child likes this? 
my daughter is very sensory & constantly asking me 2 scratch her back with my nails (softly of course) lol does anybody elses child love this everyday? …

Is there an end to these frequent temper tantrums?  
My son has SPD and since he was a baby he cried a lot and today he is seven years and half he has still temper tantrums? I feel sometimes very desperate …

My 18 months son covers his ears  
My 18 months son covers his ears many times in a day.i had a doubt that he might have ear infection but he's good. and i really don't why he's doing this. …

Sight of Swinging Motion 
My four year old daughter has some strange behaviors but i haven't seen any stories similar. She cannot handle the sight of waves in the lake when we're …

Gagging, throwing up 
how can a get my 2yr old to stop gagging herself and to quit making herself throw up? she will do this when we are in the car driving. She has also done …

Son Likes to Touch Necks and "soft" arms 
Since my son was probably two, he started to squeeze peoples cheeks. This "cute" habit has stuck with him and now he is 5. He has to touch soft things …

My son has been chewing and cutting his clothes  
my son at school has been cutting his clothes and he's also been chewing his clothes alot more than he used too. what can i do?

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My son Has Sensory processing disorder 
My son got diagnosed with sensory processing disorder last yr and i got told he was 2 yrs old mentally.. he is 5 atm. I know his young in the head but …

Hypersensitive and Hyposensitive? 
I have just filled out the checklist? I tried very hard to answer the questions completely accurately. I checked off many symptoms in both hypersensitive …

DO children grow out of SPD symptoms? 
My son is 7 and has a tendancy to hop and pull in his arms when he is excited. He also is a rocker as is my 4 year son. Will he grow out of this way of …

504 Evalulation Requirements 
My son was diagnosed at age 6 by a Children's Hospital Occupational Therapist with muscle/joint disorders and Sensory Processing Disorder. We received …

School problems 
My son is 8ys old and we were only told he has sensory processing disorder only last year. My son can not handle noise,crowds and cannot handle certain …

SPD? 
My daughter is 4.5 years old and was diagnosed last October with MERLD, ADHD, and SPD. Ever since November, every time she cries she will ask if she has …

Does my child have SPD and what type of doctor should i take for too for diagnosis? 
Im not sure if my daughter has spd. She will be 5 in June and for about the past year has been exhibiting a possible sign of spd. While looking at books, …

"Graduating" from Occupational Therapy  
My son, who is almost 8has been going to an occupational therapist every week for about 3 years. During his last evaluation, he "graduated" all requirements …

Disciplining a child with Sensory Integration Disorder 
Our son has just recently been diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder and I'm at a loss as to what or how to discipline him. Nothing we say or do …

School dress code 
My daugher's school has quite a long dress code. She hasn't any problems, besides the pants. The students are required to wear stiff pants. We've tried …

Why does my 2 yr old rock?  
My 2 yr old son loves to rock but my concern is the fact that he rocks so much that he gives himself a headache, but i cant seem to persuade him to stop.his …

Aversion to buttons 
Has anyone encountered this problem and do you have any solutions or ways to lessen the annoyance caused by buttons.

Night and morning licking of feet and fingers 
I have a 7 year old son who has developed a strange tendency to wear socks at night even on really hot nights. He is very reluctant to remove them so I've …

Independent writing in the classroom 
I am a second grade teacher who has a student that has been diagnosed with SPD. Independent writing is the most difficult thing for this child. He talks …

Does My Child Have SPD? 
Hi There, My name is Betty, My son is just 2yr olds his name is Ethan he is always on a motion he can't sit still and behavior problem such as biting …

Uk help for kids with SPD 
I found this site by chance last year and it has been so reasuring to know that this condition is real ! From going through the check list I believe my …

Sucking on Clothes 
My 7 yr old son sucks his clothes. He sucks his winter coat & sleeves. Is this something I should be concerned about or is this just a very strange stage …

Could I have caused this??? 
My son is 3 months shy of turning 3 years old, he is a 'free spirit' according to my entire family. But he doesn't talk so very much. I have been worried …

9-year old Aspie Daughter w/ SPD won't go to school 
Hello, We are having a problem with our 9-year-old daughter who has Asperger's and SPD. In the fall (of 2011), about 6 weeks after the start of the …

My five years old son licks over every soft thing  
I am very much concerned about my son who is five now. He is developing a habit of licking. He lick over his sleeves a lot. His class teacher told me that …

How do i know if my 4 year old has sensory processing disorder 
My 4 year old son grinds his teeth at night, is a very fussy eater - does not like bitty food, won't eat food because of colour, etc. - is sensitive to …

Disease 
3 year old boy had difficulty in sitting, standing,and walking. And his muscles appeared to be poorly developed. what disease is this?

4 year old "scared", new behavior, covers ears, "i'm scared" 
She is an otherwise very confident, outgoing child. Only in the last week or two she has demonstrated not wanting to be alone because, "I'm scared." …

Grow out of 
Do children typically grow out of SPD?

I just found out my 2.8 year old has SPD  
is SPD is considered a retardation? is it a problem that requires a special need education (school) for the child?

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The type of Special Child 
What type of child is Michelle, 13 year old. She cries like a child ages 5. She loves to play with other children. She loves teaching, crocheting, and …

Toddler w SPD 
I am a mom that is totally lost, I am researching SPD bc as of now I see the similarities of the testimonials of children w SPD closest to my daughter. …

Should I be concerned about my 15 Month old nephew's behavior? 
My sister had her third child when she was 43 yrs old. I am pretty sure she was on prozac when she got pregnant. She stopped it during her pregnancy but …

19 month old only growls, no spoken words 
My step son is 19 months old and only growls. He will sign certain words such as eat, more, etc but doesn't speak a single word. If he's excited, playing, …

Visitors are a trigger 
We have an eight year old boy who was diagnosed with SPD at age 5. He received occupational therapy and we have been doing the suggestions that they gave …

ADD meds for a SPD kid? 
Do ADHD meds work for a child with SPD? It was my understanding that "stimulants" work for the ADHD brain to settle & focus the child; however, "stimulants" …

Teenager personal hygiene  
I'm seeking help to my everyday battle. my 13 year old daughter has a learning disability as well as sensory processing disorder. She hates soap every …

Intermittent periods of fatigue and slight regression 
My son is 5, has SPD, anxiety and mild metabolic disorder. At times he can be so typical and self regulated and then, every 4 wks or so, it seems like …

OT Recommendation 
We currently drive 1 hr to my sons ot, she's awesome, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of an amazing OT in Torrance or surrounding area? Someone who …

Misdiagnosis  
A little boy i am working with has autism, he is very energetic and fits alot of the symptoms for SPD. But his therapist has diagnosed him with ADHD. I …

How can I help my 10 yr. old daughter's sensory issues! Losing patience.... 
my daughter is 10 yrs. old. she has had sensory issues since she was 2. she likes anything soft to be against her skin ( certain fabrics are not tolerated …

Nail biting 
My 4 year old granddaughter with SPD has started biting her nails. What can you do to distract help her stop doing it

Apraxia 
My daughter was physically abused on her head at 9 months of age. She is now 2 1/2 years old and has had MRIs, CT scans and x-rays over the last couple …

Chewing everything 
My Son age 11 has Tourettes Syndrome, with OCD, ADHD, Anger and social delays, sensory issues, and of course multiple gross motor and vocal tics. I …

Hypotonia 
How much should a 27 month old weighs who has hypotonia?

Pretend biting and putting her fingers in other children's ears 
I have a 9 year old grand daughter. she is having a hard time at school. She doesn't seem to understand other people's space. She is now into pretend …

"Oh, He's just all boy"-- No, i think it's SPD 
So many parents have worries. constantly questioning all the little stuff asking, "is this normal? is that normal?" And most of the time- it totally is …

Three-Year-Old daughter. Please Help! 
My three year old daughter has had issues from the start. She got early intervention p.t. and o.t. by the time she was 5 months old. She had/has low muscle …

22 month old not talking 
My granddaughter speaks only gibberish at 22 months and will rarely repeat anything you tell her to. She walked at 10 mths and says the occasional dada …

SPD and ASD 
Is SPD connected to or part of the Autism Spectrum? There seems to be so many similarities, how is the difference between the two defined?

Child anxiety 
My daughter is 4 years old she is really afraid of loud noise which make us to leave that place and she asks before going to restaurant or else where for …

My fiancee has a son who is my son's age. Her son has been diagnosed with SPD  
I see the signs when he comes over to play. He has to chill every hour or so, or else he will tell someone their parents smell bad or physically hurt …

Removal of Medication/growth spurt/Teething? 
Our son is 10 and has SPD. In the last three weeks we have removed his risperdol in an effort to stop the medication due to long term side effects. Has …

Pressure on chin 
My son is four years old and he is autistic. Lately, he is been having this issue where he has to roll his chin against my elbow bone or any bones in my …

Treatment for SPD  
Hi, my daughter is 9 and she has sensory issue with clothing, cant wear clothes with materials, silk, polyester, cant wear tight, tight clothes, and …

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Not sure If my 11 year old is really ADHD. 
My 11 year old has been diagnosed with combined ADHD since she was about 3 1/2. We have tried all kinds of different meds. and have not found anything …

5yr old mouths and licks strange things 
My 5YR old daughter always has to have something in her mouth. Whether it be glue, stickytape, playdough she finds things and eats them. Her concentration …

How to change the feeding bottle habit 
My daughter is 3.5 now and has some sensory issues. till now she was having milk in the bottle. i tried several times to change the bottle practice. but …

5 year old with repetitive speech and behavioral problems at school 
My 5 year old just started kindergarten in August and was doing very well until recently. He has started having really odd behaviors and repeats words …

Colic and Brushing program 
Can you use the brushing program on a two month old with Colic? The child was born at 34 weeks and has sensory processing issues.

Pulling hair of others 
My child has pulled the hair of other children. It appears to be almost random or sensory-seeking or not understanding it is wrong, not associated with …

Help, I can't help feeling something isn't quite right with my 4 year old step son 
I have had concerns about my 4 year old step son for sometime but haven't really been able to put my finger on what is wrong, he slept very poorly as a …

8 year old still has need to chew things.  
My son who is 8 who suffers a mild form of RLS still has the need to chew things. He is no longer chewing his clothes which is an improvement as I have …

Low Energy - Fatigue Issues 
Is there anything I can do to help my child increase his energy level as due to SPD he is very easily fatigued? Will this ever improve or will he go through …

where can i find a support group for teens?? 
teenager looking for a support group. any info would be greatly appreciated.

Safety 
I have an eight-year-old who has a Sensory processing disorder and ADHD. We have to constantly watch what he is doing because he doesn't have any safety …

Where to start? 
My son was 31 weeks premature and had a brain hemorrhage. Today he is healthy and mostly happy having just turned 5. But we are struggling with school …

7 year old hits herself and pulls her hair 
My 7 year old is a typical oldest child. Everything needs to be PERFECT. I always thought is was strange that since she was an infant she cannot stand …

33 month old trying to hurt his younger 9 month old brother 
My grandson is 33 months old and due to be tested for autism. He just recently tried hurting his younger 9 month old brother. He hits him with anything …

Helping my student: 
My 12 year old student with autism claps & screams and it is hard to distract him. What can I do?

How do I stop my son from hurting himself 
My 6 year old son has just about every sensory problem on the list. my worries are is that he has starting hurting himself. he was hitting his mouth against …

Can a 16 year old male benefit from OT for SPD? 
After 16 years of searching I cannot believe I have finally found out what is wrong with my son. SPD describes him to a "T". He is in 10th grade and …

One hand in the mouth, one hand in the pants 
I am an OT at an Elementary school. One of our kindergarten students assumes a very particular position whenever he is expected to be "calm and focused" …

5 year old can't play by herself 
I'm wondering what I have done wrong and if my daughter has sensory issues. She has never ever played alone. She seems aimless and bored unless I play …

SPD help in NYC 
Hello, I was wondering if you have any information on getting help with SPD in NYC? We were looking for a pediatric Neurologist that specializes in …

Disruptive behaviour in class 
I hope someone can help me work out how to support and advocate for my son. He is almost 5 and is in preschool, starting kindergarten next year. …

Hugging 
My 7yo is diagnosed with ADHD and the school psychologist and the social worker at his pediatrician thinks he also has mild Aspergers. He has always been …

My son is 26 months old, and was just diagnosed. Have some questions! 
Here are a few of my son Liam's symptoms. -Wont eat anything unless its freezing cold. -Hates pants, long sleeves, socks and sneakers. -Screams, runs …

7 year old daughter wont wear certain clothes, says her legs itch and pushes socks down 
My 7 year old daughter wont wear jeans or tights. She will only wear leggings that are several sizes too big so they dont rub, but wont pull them up over …

Is it Sensory Processing Disorder? 
My 4 year old is always putting things in her mouth and or licking on unusual objects. She does not play alone alot and seems easily distracted. We were …

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Dyspraxia 
Can a student outgrow this disability?

School 
I'm in high school and I have SPD. Its very hard for me to work because I get sensory overload. Would it be a good idea to do cyber school?

Aggressive Behavior 
I have a 7 year old son who has SPD as well as a learning disability. He currently is in an exceptional childrens class in public school. He attends …

Tic's, Fits and sleepless nights 
My three year old son has never once slept through the night and suffers night terrors. He has quite a severe facial grimace and tic when he becomes excited …

Hitting 
My son is 6 and has a mild case of SPD and has been though OT, speech, etc. He has been doing a lot of hitting lately (in school, at home, even at a local …

Could it be SPD? 
I have had concerns about my now 2 year old for over a year. He was a little slow to start talking. He was using gibberish up until about 17 months old. …

Momoftaz 
I am so confused and the more I research the more confused I get. My son was diagnosed with SPD, but his OT now a year later says ADHD, and his pediatrician …

Rocking Back and Forth 
A student in a general education teacher'a class rocks back and forth. She states that once he starts rocking, he loses focus. Our OT gave him a seat …

Concerned for my 4 yr old daughter and continued behaviour. 
I am concerned for my 4 year old Daughter. I have spoken to her paediatrician about these issues and he does not seemed concerned but they are continuing …

Pre-School Teacher Say's 3 year old requires ALOT of attention 
My 3 year old has always been more challenging then my 5 year old. I've always have handled it okay and I think she is normal. However, I am starting …

8 year old fear of babies 
My 8 year old has SPD and is afraid of babies. Its to the point he gags sometimes if he sees them. Any treatment suggestions? Thank you.

Is sensory processing disorder something that is recognized within the uk schooling system? 
Is sensory processing disorder something that is recognized within the uk schooling system? my son was diagnosed with SPD in 2009 when he was 5 he's just …

Chanelling Excess Energy 
Hi I suspect my son, aged 5, has SPD, mainly under responsive in many areas. I do not have a diagnosis, I am still waiting for him to be assessed. I've …

Sensory Processing Disorder in a child born @ 25wks. 
Should a child that has been diagnosed w/SPD see a neurologist as well as an OT, if you feel that there are other red flag signs of another condition. …

What states recongnize spd diagnosis 
I need to know what states recognize SPD as a diagnosis so that kids can qualify for help in their schools. How about Chicago schools?

SPD mornings  
My 5 year old daughter has SPD. It has been a long difficult road. She has had many issues each one has taken profound work and creativity to learn how …

Support Group for Parents  
Does anyone know of a network of support groups for parents of children with SPD? Sometimes it's good to have people you can talk to face-to-face who have …

Sound Sensitivity Survey 
Hello everyone, my name is Rose Kivi. I am conducting a survey on misophonia and sound sensitivities. The collected data will help to identify similarities …

We need a diagnoses for our 3 year old could this be it? 
we have a 3 year old daughter (almost 4) and from the day she was born we have had problems with her......she is our 2nd child our first born is awesome …

Previously Well Child with SPD Symptoms 
Last spring, my 11 year old son began suffering from severe migraines and vertigo. He then had a severe side effect from prophylactic medicine for the …

Does SPD Get Better With Age And Occupational Therapy? 
Our 21 month old son was recently diagnosed with SPD. He's a crasher and jumper and has difficulty focusing on tasks until he's tired out. He's also yet …

Very loud noises 
I have an 11 year severely autistic daughter she is nonverbal and stims all day long by constantly making loud ear piercing noises can someone help me …

Loud noise 
My 11 year old son was premature (1 month) ruptured lung, he has problems when people talk loud, or when someone is speaking to him loudly, he blocks them …

SPD symtoms in the older child/teenager? 
I am the mother of an 11 yr old boy who was diagnosed with SPD when he was almost 6. He had intensive OT intervention and progressed fantastically. His …

Constant talking 
My 7 year old has had some treatment from an OT for SPD around a year ago. We saw much improvement, but now we are realizing that school is becoming more …

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Does this sound like SPD? 
Hi everyone. I have been wondering if my 4 year old has SPD. We went through the issues with tags although she will allow them now. She likes to wear …

Hyposensitive and hypersensitive to touch? 
My 3 1/2 year old daughter may have a sensory processing disorder, but it seems mixed. She loves: tight tight squeeze hugs, cuddling, rough play, getting …

Pencil chewing 
My daughter is nearly 8 and up until a few weeks ago sucked her middle and ring finger frequently. After many failed attempts she seems to have successfully …

Sensitivity to noise 
Hi, My friend's child has a diagnosed speech and learning impairment and was tested for autism, which the child was not. However, he does have sensitivity …

Tween needs help waking up for school 
My son is 12 and we just found out about his SPD. One of our major challenges is waking up for school. His school starts very early and the bus picks him …

Could my daughter have SPD? 
I have always thought that there was something unusual about my daughter but my husband has never been convinced. She has just turned 6 and in summary …

Does it tend to get worse with age? 
My 4 year old has just few of the problems listed on the checklist but he never tantrums and seems to cope well enough, even though as parents we see these …

SPD and PICA 
My 22 month old daughter was diagnosed earlier this month with SPD (Auditory, Tactile and Vestibular). And now we are waiting for the insurance company …

Sports 
Hi, My son is 5 years old and was diagnosed with mild to moderate SPD when he was 2. Since then he has had intense therapy with an OT that specializes …

Treating SPD in teenagers 
My son is 12, almost 13. He's always had issues consistent with SPD (tactile sensitivity, strong fear of noise and crowds, among others). We've always …

Biting other children 
My 2 year old grand son aggressively takes toys away from his 14 month old sibling as well as pushes him and has bitten him. Do you have any suggestions …

Are these symptoms associated with SPD? 
My son is now three years old. We've had concerns about him since about two weeks old. He's been to many doctors to try to find out why he cried more often …

Does SPD effect a person into adulthood if they receive treatment at an early age? 
Does SPD effect a person into adulthood if they receive treatment at an early age?

how do I help my 7 yr old with SPD to deal with her sadness / mood swings? 
My daughter has been in school since she was 3. It has been a nightmare not knowing what was wrong and how to take care of it. Everyone would tell me she …

Diagnosis 
From the check list, I notice my nearly 5 year old son has many of the symptoms of under responsiveness to touch, movement, sound, smell, oral and visual …

Mild sensory processing disorder? 
I am a teen with some of the symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder. I have trouble with noise, certain lights, getting my hands dirty, I'm very uncoordinated …

Is slow physical reflexes a form of SPD? 
When one person's physical reflexes are not fast or well co-ordinated (e.g. must take a second to prepare the body before stepping onto the escalator so …

Jumping 
Hi, my son is 4, he has SPD and now he is jumping all day long, do you what can I do to stop this, or why he is doing it?

4 1/2 year old delays 
I have a 4 1/2 year old grandchild with developmental delays in many areas but has never been diagnosed. He is not potty trained. He has frequent meltdowns …

Can you diagnose without a doctor? 
My step son is struggling with many of the issues I've read about here but his Dad doesn't want him tested for anything because he doesn't want him treated …

Sensitivity to whistling 
While in counseling for our middle son's (13 years old) anger problems, his sensitivity to whistling keeps coming up. He goes to instant angry when one …

SPD and Asperger's & Autism 
Hi, I am a Grandmother of a SPD child, and I understand that SPD can occur in Asperger's & Autism, but is SPD a sign of Asperger's & Autism? Thanks …

3 1/2 year old wont stay in her bed to sleep, any suggestions? 
My 3 1/2 year old daughter has sensory processing and motor planning and lately she will not stay in her bed to sleep, every nite now it is a huge struggle …

Anxiety attacks?? 
My 4 yr old has SPD and ADHD she does have temper tantrums but what I am experiencing is not that.. If she is too quickly forced to leave somewhere (or …

Pediatric neurologist 
Is it necessary or important for a diagnosed SPD child to be seen by a pediatric neurologist?

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Puberty and SPD 
My son was a low birth weight, premie twin. He was treated with good OT at age 4 for SID and was deemed ready for kindergarten at 5 1/2 (late birthday.) …

How do I explain to outsiders? 
I am hoping someone can help me regarding my 6 year old son. My son was recently diagnosed with SPD. My question is since this is not a condition that …

SPD help 
My son is 6 almost 7. I knew something was different since he was 2. I was told he was just really smart and it was frustrating to him because he was …

Could my 7 year old son have SPD? 
Hi I have been concerned about my son who is now 7 on and off since he was about 2 as he has always shown a lot of autistic like traits. However, something …

Fixations 
Hi there- My 3 1/2 year old son has SPD and does some things that seem autistic though none of the therapists would ever give him a diagnosis of autism …

Support groups 
Do you know of any online parent support groups? My 2 year old daughter has SPD, and sometimes I just need someone to talk to.

Salt 
We have a four year old with massive SPD issues. One that concerns us is the fact that he is constantly eating salt. We find him in the pantry all the …

Sensory Processing Disorder in school 
I am wondering if children with sensory processing/integration disorder can be perfectly normal at school and only exhibit symptoms and behaviors at home? …

Spitting 
hi my daughter spits almost constantly is this part of her SPD?

Therapy 
If your infant seems to have many of these symptoms (13)months, is it too early to begin therapy?

Is SPD linked to: A bad childhood illness or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever?  
When my son was 3 1/2 he had a severe case of rocky mountain spotted fever that did not respond to meds like it usually does. He was on 4 different antibiotics …

Emergency room visit 
ANY TIPS ON HOW TO HELP MAKE A VISIT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM LESS OVERWHELMING AND EASIER TO MANAGE?

Sleep/lycra sheets/bunk bed 
Because my son over-heats and sweats at night instead of a weighted blanket the OT recommended we use lycra sheets and a bunk bed. Anyone have experience …

Disability Benefits 
HAS ANYONE HAD ANY LUCK QUALIFYING FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS WITH AN SPD DIAGNOSIS? MY SON ALSO HAS DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY.

My son has been diagnosed with SPD 
My son has been diagnosed with Sensory processing Disorder and people are asking if the reason why he is acting like this is maybe it because of having …

SPD Worse in March/April 
Hi - My son has SPD (mostly tactile), tourette syndrome and now OCD. I have noticed that they all get much worse in March & April. I had him checked …

Testing for SPD 
How can i have my 5 year old tested for SPD when i have no insurance to take him to the doctor...is there any resources that can help me to have my son …

Mild SPD? 
Our son is now 7 yrs old and in 1st grade. He is an intelligent, fun, loving and warm boy. He does have some of these symptoms but I don't know waht to …

Bedroom 
Hello my son has been diagnosed with SPD and I was wandering if he requires his own bedroom as he shares one with his younger brother at the moment?

Senory Disorder 
If your child has sensory disorder,and has had a traumatic experience can the sensory disorder increase? Thank you Kathy

Spinning 
Why does a child with SPD spin?

Stimming  
Our 3 year old son was very recently diagnosed with SPD. We are still learning as we go. He has always, since infancy, "flapped" his arms when he is …

Can this be cured? 
I seem to be getting mixed information. My son has SPD and was diagnosed at 3, he has OT twice a week and I daily body brush, give him vestibular, proprioceptive …

SPD Help for an 11 year old in Maryland 
My oldest daughter has SPD. I knew something was different from the day she was born. She could not even sleep in a crib, because she would wake up if …

SPD and abdominal pain/constipation 
I don't know if my son has SPD,he has some of the symptoms. I was wondering if anyone out there who has a definite spd diagnosis can tell me if your child …

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Sugar 
Does anyone have a problem with sugar issues? My 12 y/o son has this strong craving for sugar and had been stealing candy or anything that has sugar.... …

Help explaining to husband and family? 
Hi, I have a 2 year old who I suspect has SPD (sensory seeking). I have contacted EI about an evaluation and am waiting for them to set our appointment. …

Body rocking and crying to sleep 
I have a 2.5 year old daughter who is a body rocker. it got much worse when her brother was born when she was 20 months old. We began OT 4 months ago and …

Finding the right doctor 
Our son has been diagnosed by an OT to have Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Tactile Defensive. However, the first doctor a Psychiatrist gave us an infomercial …

Micro Premmie 
My little boy(now 3years) was born a micro premmie(995grams)at 31 weeks due to severe Pre-eclampsia. He had very delayed speech and has sensory processing …

Gagging 
My daughter has a very strong gag reflex to the point of throwing up at times. Typically it is triggered by the site of certain foods, the site of food …

Financial assistance 
Is there financial assistance available to help with the expense of handling a child with SPD?

Need help 
Is intense therapy the key to help my child with sensory integration disorder?.... They have begun to really push her at therapy and she is almost two. …

Does being allergic to dog dander effect spd ? 
Does being allergic to dog dander affect spd in children, would the spd have less issues if the dogs weren't in the home, he takes medication for this …

DO THEY GROW OUT OF SPD? 
My son has been diagnosed with SPD,& we do a group Occupational Therapy session once a week,OT swimming lessons (as he also has retained/primitive reflexes)& …

Denise Fitz 
My granddaughter at a very young age, toddler would do an unusual thing. She is now seven and is very bright and advanced in her ability to read and all …

O.T.R. 
I work with a little boy who is almost four and in special preschool. He has sensory processing issues and speech/language issues. We are going to evaluate …

9 month old with SPD 
My son is a very happy little boy...But I have noticed a few things that have made me stop and search for answers... At 9 months old he only nurses …

How and Where to Get Help 
I have a 3.5 year old daughter who is developmentally on target and very, very bright. She has absolutely no delays. But she has been unofficially and …

Sleep 
I have a six year old son who takes on average two hours to go to sleep each night. Once a sleep he sleeps well but is consequently late getting up for …

Long stay in NICU..possible SPD link? 
My son is now 2 yrs old. He was premature, born at just 33 weeks. He spent 57 days in the NICU due to Apnea of Prematurity . He was also born with clubfeet, …

Car seat 
My child will escape from his car seat. Does anyone have suggestions to keep him seated?

Is this a sign of sensory disorder? 
My daughter excessively rocks back and forth while waking up, going to sleep, or anytime she feels "unbalanced" in an environment she also bangs her head. …

OT 
My husband and I cannot agree on OT. My son's OT asked if my son (he is 7) could start coming 2 times a week because she wants to spend more time with …

Will my baby have a normal life or will she always need special services? 
I have a question about this disorder. Is this at all curable? We dont know if our daughter has any other diagnosis as she is too young to diagnose. We …

What did I do wrong? 
My son is 5 years old and has had early intervention for speech and Occupational Therapy for SPD. He has come a long long way, but one of the main issues …

How do you know if your child really has SPD? 
My son's teacher just told us he does not hold his utensils properly and does not look them in the eye when speaking. He sometimes has a difficult time …

Sensitive to smell 
Hello. A little boy I know (5 years old) is very sensitive to smell. This causes a lot of problems, especially during dinner while eating warm food. Is …

Stimming 
Hi, I am new to Sensory processing disorder, my son just turned 3 and has been in early intervention for almost a year already...he was born with Colpocephaly …

Our grandson hates buttons 
Our grandson,(Josh) is five years old. We knew he was different from the time he was very little. He has strong characteristics of OCD, which is dominant …

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Child is very possessive of his things 
My son who is 6 has SPD and is very possessive about his things. He's upset right now with an aide at his school who he says has thrown away his things …

Schools and SPD 
I have a nine year old son who has been diagnosed spd and adhd the school insists on him being medicated and ive done that twice now and both times the …

5 yr old boy with SPD? 
Here are some 'symptoms' my son has displayed since birth and I am not sure if he may fit into this category...any helpful comments are appreciated. …

4-month-old looking for help/feedback 
Hi, I have a daughter that will be 4 months next week. She had colic (the witching hours from 5-11 every single night until she was 10 weeks old). …

How to discipline a 2 year old with SPD? 
How do I discipline my little boy when he screams in public and starts hitting me. This can be triggered by a friend or stranger saying hello to myself …

Biting/hitting when excited? 
This might not make much sense, sorry. My son is 2 1/2. I have had many issues with him since he turned a year old. He hit all his milestones within …

Possibly another sensory area? 
I'm 19 and since I can remember, I have had issues with the visual texture of objects. Most textures do not bother me, but textures such as woodgrain …

My son has meltdowns and no attention span,  
My son is 28 month old son and was born prematurely and has developmental delay. My son also has a twin brother who is ahead with his development. He …

Is Sensory Processing Disorder related to genetics? 
My son is now 20 months old. i was not able to nurse him successfully and from 10 weeks old he was only on bottles. it was murder getting him to eat solids, …

Why does my daughter of nearly 4 hate wearing knickers socks and anything with tight elsatic on her? 
Since my daughter was potty trained at 2 and a half, she has hated wearing knickers, cries tell me they hurt her, screams for me to pull them down a bit …

Does your child with SPD have trouble playing by themself? 
My son is six and seems to really need me a lot. He can play by himself, but he seems to always want me nearby or helping him play. Is this part of the …

Does your kid seem to get hot or cold easily? 
My son is like this, he gets cold and it's like an emergency to him and sometimes he gets hot and it's not even that hot. He has SPD, just wondering if …

My son hates one of his teachers 
My son is having issues w/one of the teachers at his school saying he hates her and it is affecting his behaviors. I don't encourage this behavior and …

Adult thumb sucking 
I am an OTR working in LTC. I have a patient who is 65 years old, mentally retarded, blind, severe contractures, and has sucked her thumb until she has …

Completing Tasks 
Can anyone suggest strategies to assist a child with SPD that has problems staying on task or completing work, especially if it is writing or something …

Misdiagnosis Austism 
My son was dx with Autism at 24 months of age. He is currently 28 months now. He has been receiving OT/Speech therapy for five months. Now he is very …

Aggression out of the blue 
My son has SPD and sometimes he will just get aggressive out of the blue, usually in busy environments with lots of kids around. He doesn't seem angry …

Sensory Processing Disorder 
My son is 5 and just learned his colors. He still can not count to ten and can only recognize about 6 letters. Is this common of a child that has this …

5 year old daughter with spd auditory processing 
My daughter is very sensitive to loud noises and has a lot of trouble recognizing sounds. Alot of the time when I speak to her she cannot hear me unless …

School Issues for 7 y/o in Montessori  
Our family moved 5 months ago out of state and to a MUCH smaller town. I fell in love w the Montessori school and have both girls, ages 7 &4 enrolled. …

Aggressive/compulsive behaviour  
I am puzzled, is it me only or do you feel sometimes that you are raising a wild animal??? let me explain, Bran is five and besides having Auditory Processing …

Hippo therapy 
Has anyone tried hippo therapy on children or adults with sensory processing disorder?

SPD and Counseling  
My daughter has a non-verbal LD and SP. School counseling has not been effective in helping her deal with her lack of social understanding and friendships. …

Speech Therapist 
I have numerous questions regarding a Speech Therapists qualifications. 1st what is CCC-SLP? Is it mandatory for a school to hire a Licensed Speech Therapist? …

My 7 yr old son help pls 
My 7 year old his speech is hard to understand hes in therapy at school but his dr will not refer him to someone that can help he also cant button his …

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6 year old licking hands 
My 6 year old son was diagnosed with SID at the age of 3. We have been in OT since and he is now considered a boarderline case. He recently started licking …

Think my son has SPD 
When we adopted my 7 year old son 5 years ago, he was a picky eater and had anxiety issues. In the last year and a half he is now having severe half hour …

Please Sleep :) 
Hi- My son is 8 and has language delays with sensory seeking behaviors and for the love of everything cute HE DOES NOT SLEEP! It's not like we fight …

Child Sleeping in Parents' Bed 
Has there been any research done as to whether or not a child with SPD had slept in his/her parents' bed from birth? Also, for what period of time e.g. …

Teeth grinding, body shaking, and hand flapping 
Just wondering if anyone else has a child with SPD that grinds teeth non-stop and body shakes and hands flap when they focus intently on something or get …

7 year old daughter seems miserable in car travel 
Hello, my 7 year old daughter seems to be in true distress when she sits in the back seat by her brother. This may sound strange but she complains about …

My son makes loud sound outloud for no reason  
I am try to understand is my husband dislike it and he does not ever try to understand our son I am more understanding about his SPD but sometimes I dont …

Is it sensory or anxiety or medications? 
I have a Kindergarten student who picks his nails so severely that there is hardly anything left. He wears bandaids, if he keeps them on. This happens …

Could I have SPD? 
I am a 16 year old college student. My development was normal; I passed all my milestones quickly, and there was never any cause for concern for my parents, …

How can a preschool teacher best introduce the concept and encourage a parent to get evaluation? 
I am a preschool teacher who is a big believer in Sensory integration and the important role it plays in my students development. I have scheduled a meeting …

Will i grow out of SPD? 
Im concerned about how i will do at college with SPD. Will i grow out of this?

More than one disorder 
I am wondering if a person can have SPD alone or if they will always have another disorder such as autism or asperger's as well?

Finger biting 
My 8 year old boy w/autism gets stressed this time of year and has started constantly biting his fingers, to the point of bleeding. Any ideas on what he …

My Husband won't accept that something is wrong with our son. 
I noticed that our son had some little quirks when he was about 2yrs old. He would touch all of his food and was a very picky eater. If it was some type …

Toileting 
I have a little girl who is 4 years old and attends pre-school for a variety of problems including vision problems, but also fine motor delays. Her occupational …

Adult Sit and Spin 
I have a 17 year old son with autism. He craves spinning. Does anyone know where I can purchase an adult sit and spin?

How do I explain that this is not just a behavioral problem? 
My daughter is almost 6 and is still having a terrible time with clothing. Mornings are very stressful in our house, to say the least. I have even had …

Fever and SPD 
My daughter (6) has SPD. We find that she frequently has fevers when sick (going up to 104) that last about 3-4 days along with typical symptoms. These …

Five year old won't interact in Kindergarten 
My five year old refuses to interact in Kindergarten, to the point that they think he doesn't know his math or letter. He does them perfectly at home, …

11 Year Old Son with Confusing and Troubling Signs of SPD 
We have an 11 year old son, diagnosed as moderately dyslexic,who also shows many signs of ADD and now I am thinking SPD as well. He is a gifted athlete, …

Hand flapping and egocentricism 
My daughter is now 12. She has for a long time now, been shaking/ flapping her hands when she is excited. I have also noticed, she is still in the stage …

Introducing my son w/ SPD to holiday guests 
Hi, My 7 year old with Sensory Processing Disorder is meeting my future father in law for the first time on Thanksgiving. Anyone have any tips on explaining …

Hyposensitive advice? 
I have a 13-month-old little boy that appears to have an across-the-board (i.e., auditory, oral, touch, etc.) hyposensitive form of SPD. He may also have …

Medication for SPD 
A child that has SPD are they suppose to be on medication for ADHD? Whas is the medication for SPD? Please let me know.

Reversible? 
Is SPD reversible? What type of schools assist with SPD as it seems remedial schools are not yet addressing the issue? Will my child be able to go …

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Chapped Lips 
My 7 year old with SPD has developed severe chapped lips because he can't stop licking them. Has anyone else experienced this and if so what did you do …

Parenting advice 
My son just recently was diagnosed. I am having a hard time knowing what to do. Any good advice on how to deal with a kido like this? Any good discipline …

Is this SPD? 
I was called in to school today to talk about my 3 1/2 year old son. His teacher has been noticing some things that she thought needed to be addressed. …

A Doctor Script to have Evaluation done for SPD??? 
I have been reading up on SPD and have identified some of the symptoms with my 7 year old daughters "behaviors". She was diagnosed as having ODD when she …

SPD or skin fetish??? 
My 6 year old daughter (diagnosed with ADHD combined, hypotonia, dev. dyspraxia) waiting to b evaluated by OT for SPD is always trying to touch the skin …

SPD by itself 
Can sensory processing disorder stand alone or is it always linked to another disorder?

SPD - OT visit frequency 
Does anyone know if it is typical or not for most insurance companies, in our case, United to cover the cost or a portion thereof of OT for SPD and if …

Need to know we're not alone! 
Cash is our 18 month old son. He has had many issues since birth: Jaundice (3 day NICU stay), tongue tied, eye muscle surgery, ear tubes, reflux (that …

Is there a sensory issue? 
My child has fine motor issues, cannot ride a bike with training wheels at age 5, Is constantly touching things. Hugs constantly and impulsively, does …

Experience with Listening Therapy? 
I'm interested in hearing whether you or your child has tried listening therapy , whether it helped with SPD symptoms if so, what improvements did you …

So now it could be SPD??? 
My 3 year old has cried constantly since the day he was born. The doctors have had an excuse for everything ranging from acid reflux, stress, colic, etc... …

Trouble with getting a diagnosis of SPD for daughter 
Good Afternoon, My name is Amanda and I have a 6 year old daughter that I believe has been struggling with a SPD or Autism since birth. Ill give you …

Car solutions? 
My 4 year old daughter has been struggling with sensory issues her whole life. One of the more severe issues we have is the carseat. She does not want …

Child Repeating Sentence 
Hello, My 3 year old son had a febrile seizure when age 1, raised tel mp. due to unidentified upper respiratory infection, and he was a preemie. …

NJ SPD Support Groups/Essex County 
Hello! I am interested in joining a support group, in or near Essex County NJ for children with SPD. My husband and I have a 7-year-old daughter and we …

Explaining your child's sensitivites 
How do you explain your child's sensitivities in such a way and in such words as to make people understand what you are talking about and that it's not …

Upside down baby 
Im confused as to why my son wants to be upside down. If he is tired he wants me to pick him up but screams until I let him hang upside down. This is the …

Transition  
Hi- My son is 8. He is a sensory seeker!! :) Our worst ( or my worst) time is during a transition. From playing with lego's to his dad coming home from …

School modifications 
What, if any, modifications should be made at school? (specifically with behavior expectations)

Sleep and Stomach Pain 
My daughter is 8 and still doesn't sleep well, we have tried Calm and melatoin, we even had a sleep study done: she hypo ventilates in her sleep and has …

Schooling solutions 
My daughter has a terrible time with public school, Is home schooling better for children with Sensory Disorders?

Orthodontics 
How to help an adolescent child with sensory integration disorder, oral sensitivity, and anxiety cope with orthodontic procedures, appliances, and braces. …

Constant noises in classroom 
My seven year old son is constantly making noises in the classroom, especially during independent work and tests. Any suggestions on how to stop this or …

Depression and SPD 
My son has SPD and has been on medication for anxiety/depression because his sensory has been so significant. If finally resulted in depression. It comes …

Going out of my mind - My son hits me...am I on the right track here? 
I am sorry, this will sound like a ramble and thats because I cant decide if my son's behavioral characteristics are pointing to something "different" …

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Should we pursue an IEP? And general hyposensitive advice. 
My son is 6 and we chose to retain him in K another year (bday is 2 days before cut-off and our school has much older kids, the age range was 16-months …

SPD ...without Autism? 
I've had concerns about my son for quite sometime now. He will be 2 in about 2 weeks. At first, I thought it was autism. His pediatrician didn't believe …

SPD and Scoliosis Brace 
My verbally gifted son, age 12, has sensory issues, low muscle tone and dyspraxia. He used to have trouble with clothing tags and socks. Now he has trouble …

Trouble with testing 
My Daughter so far has been diagnosed with anxiety and has a lot of sensory issues. Her new psych wants to do some lab work and possibly neurological …

Discipline after a close emergency such as running into the street 
How do you discipline an SID 3 yr old after an close emergency such as running into the street?

Hand biting 
My son is 6 yrs old with Autism. When he is happy, excited, mad, sad, he bites his hand. Basically, when his sense's overload, he bites himself. It has …

Does my 5 year old have SPD? 
My husband and I feel that there is something different about our 5 year old. He has low muscle tone, but not too bad. He started walking at 13 months, …

Insurance won't pay 
I finally got my insurance to pay for the evaluation but may not cover treatment because they don't cover sensory integration dysfunction. This really …

Back to school concerns 
Do any of your SPD children have trouble when school starts up again after the summer. My 8 year-old son has been having trouble sleeping and he is a bundle …

Can children older than age 7 benefit from an OT? 
My son is 8 years old and I have long felt that he had some sensory issues due to some eccentric behaviors and subtle things he does that I can't really …

SPD meltdown on the plain 
Hi.I am just starting to look for information. Our son was diagnosed few months ago with SPD and it is still so stressful for all of us. We are planing …

2 1/2 yr old with possible spd??? 
I am a mother of one 2 1/2 yr old boy. When my son was about 1 1/2 he had some of the red flag signs of Autism so we got him evaluated & they said there …

Sleep 
My son is 7 and him and I have never slept through the night. He won't sleep or stay in his bed without someone (me) being in the bed with him. He will …

Non-verbal toddler 
My 14 month old grandson is non-verbal. He shows some signs of autism, but then doesn't show other signs. He has good eye contact, plays peek-a-boo, …

Need a school for 1st grader with spd 
My grandson was diagnosed with Sensory processing disorder and is entering the 1st grade. They live in Westchester but travel everyday to the Bronx. Would …

Self regulating in the heat 
My 7 year old daughter has Sensory Integration and one of her biggest problems is that she can not self regulate herself in the heat. I asked her OT if …

Son always on the go 
My son will be 4 in September and he's always on the go. It's so hard to go to the store, go on trips even visiting family or friends. What can I do? Is …

Sleeping.... we finally are!!! 
My daughter is almost five and for at least 2 years, has slept 3-6 hours a night, often wakening and unable to fall asleep for hours. She's miserable …

IEP suggestions 
My daughter will be 5 a week before school starts but we are holding her back in a speech-language preschool because our IEP coordinator at our school …

Does children with SPD really learn to cope as they get older 
My daughter is three and she was diagnosis with SPD at the age of 1 1/2 I noticed that Hannah was behind in her motor skills and she didn't like certain …

3 1/2 year old Formal Daycare/Preschool or not? 
My son is 3 1/2. He has been in a daycare/preschool environment since he was 3 months old. About 8 to 9 months ago, my son was diagnosed with SPD (over-sensitive …

Taking his clothes off when going to the toilet 
His sense of smell is very high, is that why he has to have all his cloths off? Will he grow out of this? How can i help him?

SPD cause speech delays? 
My 22 month old daughter is not talking. she has been in speech therapy with ECI since 18 months old and she can now say about 6 words (ball, book, uh-oh, …

Custody/Visitation arrangements 
My husband and I are separated and in a custody battle over our 9 year old son with SPD. My husband thinks it's a good idea to have our son every other …

The begining of the end....hopefully 
So I remember how scared, worried, concerned and frustrated my husband and I were when our daughter first starting hating clothes. She has not worn underwear …

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sensory intergration and the teenager 
What is available out there for our teens with this disorder? I have notice my son(who is 16) using behaviors that haven't been common for over 10 years. …

SPD symptom? 
My 7 y/o daughter was diagnosed with SPD at age 5 and has received OT off and on since then. She's got classic proprioceptive dysfunction, and hints of …

SPD therapy 
How do I deal with my childs issues and behaviors until my child can receive therapy?

Hyposensitivity 
Can a child have hyposensitivity and not hyper?

My child has been excluded from school 
My 9 year old son has been excluded from school, he has SPD . He can become verbally and physically aggressive at times and has very high anxiety, the …

Non-Verbal @ 2yrs 
My concern is this toddler's lack of speech. Born premature, this 2yr old male is mobile, has good dexterity, knows/understands everything he is told/asked. …

HELP!!!!! 
I don't understand all i have read on your page very well so i was wondering what sensory processing disorder is in simple terms. I have a 4 year old boy …

Grandson 
hi. my grandson just turned three and has some sensory issues. he was very ill as a baby and spent much time in icu. he does not talk although on occasion …

Parental Education on dealing with SPD children 
My four year old daughter was recently diagnosed with SPD, more specifically Motor Planning. I see many things in our two year old that leads me to believe …

Inner ear problems?? 
I have an almost 6 year old Boy he was tested for SPD, and although he is on the charts as having some SPD, he did not score high enough for any therapy, …

Is it to late for my eight year old? 
I have two sons (6 and 8). My 6 year old has been in therapy for Auditory Processing Disorder and will be starting OT for SPD. But I think my oldest …

SPD- school ideas? 
Hi, First, thank you to everyone that helped my find a dentist for my daughter who has oral defensiveness. We found a compassionate dentist who welcomed …

Costs of being affected to the patient 
What makes this an undesirable disorder from the patient's point of view? For instance OCD causes unnecessary stress and anxiety for the patient otherwise …

Risperdal 
My 3 year has some processing disorders. Very, very bright. Half the time he seems okay. His doctor wants to put him on Risperdal. Has anyone tried …

I dont know what to do? Is it me or am I just worrying too much? 
My son is going too be 3 years old in august. Now, I know something is wrong with him just dont know what. Ive took him to his doctors and he assures me …

What can I do to help my daughter 
Two months ago my daughter was diagnosed with Sensory Processing disorder and I was told that she will need Occupational Therapy at least twice a week …

Therapy process 
I'm in the early stages of diagnosis and therapy with my 18 month old son. I wondered through therapy and early intervention will he be able to lead …

Acting out behavior 
what is the best way to handle a SPD child when acting out? especially if he is defensive to touch? Thanks, Sandee

Sensitivity to shirt buttons 
BUTTONS My 6 yr old son has a phobia about buttons. He is unable to wear shirts that have buttons. His school uniform is a buttoned shirt with …

Rubberband issues 
My 7 yr. old son has a problem with rubber bands. I cannot find anything as far as what to do about it. Stretching a rubber band, such as to use it on …

Frustration and anxiety 
My 7 year-old son has SPD, is performing at or above grade level in reading and math, and is inconsistent in his writing skills(sometimes is can't do and …

Public School Options? 
I've a grand-nephew who is a twin...premature with lengthy NICU experience. Both twins have some sensory issues but are doing fine with understanding …

Tongue clicking 
Does anyone have ideas around this "habit"?

Sports/Activities for kids with SPD 
My son has had SPD for several years and we recently signed him up to play soccer since he seems to like various sports. However, it's been a complete …

Tip Toeing 
My two-year-old son has speech therapy but no OT. He has few words but not clearly spoken and not consistently. He flaps and tip toes when excited. …

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Holding objects in your hands constantly 
Why would a person have a habit of constantly holding an object such as a paper towel or napkin in their hand?

Clothing issues 
Do children with SPD have issues with clothing like wearing only long pants and only long sleeves no matter what the weather is like?

Is it too early to stop OT? 
My son started taking OT at 15 months old and made great improvements. Because his motor skills are now caught up and most of our original goals were met …

OT Thinks my son has SPD but I'm not convinced? 
My son is almost 21 months and he is being a late talker he still has yet to say his first word.. he see's a speech therapist once a week and an OT once …

Diagnosis for the first time in an older child 
My son is 14 and a half, i have always felt that there was something wrong with how he reacted to everything from the beginning of his life. He was always …

Flapping 
What can help my son to stop his tip toeing and flapping?

Downs syndrome and SPD... Any info??? 
My karate school wants to start a special needs class, which includes downs syndrome children. They want me to be involved as im a knowledgeable mom of …

Clothing issues in 6 year old daughter 
My six year old daughter has in the past 6 months developed a sensitivity to her clothing in particular her underwear not feeling tight enough. She has …

Sensory 
I am concerned about my 3 year old daughter. She is being evaluated for PDD-NOS. She has some odd behaviors. She also has Trichotillomania. She has …

PDD and feeding problem such as unable to chew 
Hello, I have a 3 yo old son who was diagnosed with PDD and also doesn't chew. We do have ABA program with ST, OT, PT but seems like he is not progressing. …

In need of practical advice 
I picked from the list all the items that suit my son's behavior, now what? He's been already been to an OT and no advice was offered. Granted... it is …

Private Diagnosis 
Hi there. Is there anyone who has any experience of getting their child diagnosed privately rather than through the NHS? If so how do i go about doing …

Questions about my 7 year old 
My son has always been a quirky kid. He is a sweet little boy who is very affectionate and did almost everything on time and talked on schedule. But as …

SPD and Memory 
Do children with SPD have memory difficulties?

Auditory sensitivity 
I have a child who is easily distracted, while we are in the classroom, by the semis on the highway or the trash truck in the street or airplanes way over …

How can we get SPD listed on the DSM-V 
In about a year a newly revised DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released. I know many of you are wondering why you …

What's wrong with Madeline? 
My daughter has been unique since the day she was born. The only child I know to actually be kicked out of the baby nursery at the hospital. On our last …

School music class accommodations for SPD kid? 
My 9 year old son has SPD and is functioning pretty well in grade 4, with a shared aide. He's on a behavioral IPP (not academic) as he's quite able in …

Noise sensitivity 
My almost 3 yr old has overly sensitive hearing. What kinds of therapies or activities can i do with her to get her more accustomed to noise?.. wind, …

SPD Teens 
I live in West Jordan, Utah. I have a 14 year old son who struggles academically, socially, and emotionally. Over the years he has seen several different …

Dentist- trying to find safe treatment for my daughter 
My 4 1/2 year old daughter has SPD- and I'm frustrated trying to find medical professionals that understand her needs. When she cries at the dentist, …

Is it really this hard? 
My daughter (3 1/2) is currently in the evaluation process for SPD. We were lucky to have a doctor who has a daughter near the same age who has this disorder, …

SPD get better or worse with age? 
I am just wondering if SPD tends to get better with age or get worse with age? Do kids learn to cope on their own and turn out to be functioning adults …

Clothing sensitivity..... please help 
My daughter is 4 1/2 years old and cannot for the life of her wear clothes. One day something will be okay enough to wear and the next day nothing is okay. …

Education???? 
My daughter is in 2nd grade and has an I.E.P but it doesn't seem to be helping her. I'm so worried. She keeps falling more and more behind. She is a very …

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My son is 10 
I have been dealing with all of these or most of these symptoms since my son has been BORN, it seems. I feel he may have been mis-diagnosed and we …

Son pretending to be pregnant 
MY 3 yr old son will put balls in his shirt and play. As soon as he realizes I am watching him he runs and hides. He is VERY persistent about me leaving …

Possible Sensory Processing Disorder  
I know the parents of a 4 year old boy who have concerns about some of the things he does. Upon waking up or when he is tired he will rock on the floor …

5 yr old with SPD should I delay kindergarten? 
Hello, I have a 5 yr old with SPD in a pre K program at the local public school. He has an IEP, support and has been relatively successful in the program. …

Parent's reaction to hypersensitivity 
I am wondering what the best way is to react when the child is "freaking out" due to hypersensitivity. i.e. he falls down and scrapes his knee but is …

Fear of dentist and orthodontist 
I have a 9 year old son who greatly dislikes visits to the dentist. He recently has been to the orthodontist and refused to have some work done at his …

Has anyone else read this book? 
Has anyone else read the book "Disconnected Kids" by Dr. Robert Melillo of the Brain Balance Program (institute)? It was suggested to me by my son's (and …

Anxiety and OCD symptoms in 4-year old 
My 4-year old was identified as having SPD when she was younger, and received OT services from the age of 9 months until her 4th birthday when she was …

SPD and sleep disorders 
My 2 year old son has a lot of trouble falling asleep, or being sleepy for the matter. He can be awake for 12 hours at a time then sleep for 30 min and …

Sensory processing disorder expert in UK 
I am looking for an expert/professional in the UK to help my family with Sensory Processing Disorder/s. I know I suffer myself and suspect all four of …

Hair pulling 
My 4 year old daughter has had pretty severe SPD for as long as I can remember noticing signs. Her biggest issue is clothes, but she has never liked anything …

Hyperactivity 
Will my son ever stop being hyperactive?

Anyone know of things during pregnancy that cause SPD? 
I'm just curious if anyone is aware of anything that you could do while pregnant that could possibly cause SPD in the baby? Can listening to loud music? …

SPD touch/feeling 
I suspect my daughter to have the part of the disorder linked to feeling. She has an issue with various material/types of clothing and although I am aware …

Sensory Awareness 
My daughter has been diagnosed with expressive language delay and possible apraxia of speech. Her speech therapist noticed that she "forgets" or is not …

Opinion 4 year old being labeled the "bad kid" 
Oh man, where do I start. I came across this Web site after multiple "complaints" about my son who will be 4 very soon. He started preschool this year, …

11 yr. old with possible Sensory Processing Disorder 
We have an 11 year son who we think has been misdiagnosed with 'general anxiety'. History: He cried nonstop as an infant, was diagnosed with acid reflux …

Self regulation in over stimulating environments 
Hello, I have a 4 year old with SPD that has delayed speech although has come a long way and speaks in sentences and understands most of what is said …

Two year old son.... 
I am writing this to reach out to other parents who children may have SPD...I started looking into this site after a plan ride to visit the in-laws..my …

Touching other peoples hair. 
A 5 year old boy is always touching the girls hair in his kindergarten class,he twirls,rubs,and spells their hair even after being told it's inappropriate …

My 6 year old son SPD??? 
My 6 year old son has been having severe problems for the last few months. He gets angry or upset over nothing & throws these awful tantrums. He has very …

Crying upon awakening from nap 
I teach at a Montessori School...we just enrolled a 3 yr old boy a couple of days ago, that was in an abusive school...he was just diagnosed with SPD a …

3 year old sensory seeker with no speech 
I have a 3 and a half year old little boy who is a textbook sensory seeker, and is extremely delayed in his speech and cognitive abilities. He has …

Statistic  
I am looking for the number of children that are usually born with Sensory integration Disorder. For example 1 out of 10 children are born with it? Any …

Help 
Hi! we just found out that our 4 year old son has SPD.  Money is tight and I was wondering if anybody know about any company or group that can help us …

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Having trouble geting my childs doc to see Sensory Processing Disorder 
My child doesn't like to get her clothes wet, has to change even if it's a little spot, short attention span, covers her ears when an airplane flies over …

Hypersensitivity to clothing/feeling "wet" 
I have a six year old daughter that started refusing to wear jeans about 3 months ago. She has just started within the last few days feeling like her underwear …

Can they grow out of SPD 
Are they able to grow out of it or do they just learn to deal with it better as they get older?

Sensory Sensitivity and SPD - confused! 
Hey everyone! I posted several weeks ago about symptoms that seemed contradictory with my son. Well since then I have had him evaluated and the therapist …

Husband Denial of Sensory Disorder 
I too, have a husband who denies that our daughter (7) has this disorder. It might stem from the fact that since she was 4 I had taken her to doctor after …

Premature baby 
Do premature babies have a greater chance of having sensory processing disorders?

Home support/resources for coping? Programs that make a difference in everyday life. 
I have a 8yr old boy born premature 3 weeks. He has been assessed using Masgutova Method of Neuro-Sensory-Motor and Reflex Integration. We have been …

Concerns for my 3 year old SPD daughter and school  
My daughter was diagnosed with SPD when she was 15 months old when her speech therapist noticed there were many sensory issues and hypotonia going on (she …

Sensory processing vs anxiety 
My child, age 7, is diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and the psychologist seems to ignore her sensory processing problems. She has no tolerance …

Son with spd? 
I have a 21 month old son who has always been the kid that chews on everything. It doesn't matter what it is, he just has to have something in his mouth. …

Tummy ache 
My 10 year old daughter has SPD, she is constantly in and out of hospital with stomach pains, she gets impacted on a regular basis. Has anyone else came …

Daughter has started pulling out hair. 
My five year old daughter has recently started pulling out chunks of her hair throughout the day. She told me that it feels good to her to do it. She is …

My niece chews on her coat zipper.  
My niece is 5 and is diagnosed with Phelan McDermid Syndrome, an autistic-like syndrome. When she is wearing a jacket or coat that has a zipper near her …

My 6 year old six grader 
My 6 year old is in the first grade and we are concerned with the following: 1. flaps his hands when he is excited 2. fixation on things such as …

Toileting 
My 9 yr old is still unable or unwilling to wipe himself after a bowel movement. We have tried gloves and wet wipes,threats and bribery. He gags and says …

Where/Who to begin with? 
I believe my toddler has some sensory sensitive areas - do I talk with my pediatrician first??? I am not sure he will see my concerns in the same light. …

Aggression towards dog? 
My 2 1/2 year old is a sensory-seeking SPD kiddo. He's constantly in motion and EXTREMELY physically active. He seems to be triggered by our dog, and …

What do I do for my son who screams 
My son is 21 months and diagnosed with SPD. Our MAJOR problem is his screaming when he is mad, wants something or just excited. He screams a lot. My husband …

We don't know what to do about OCD symptoms 
Hi. Our child has SPD and is 7. Lately we've been experiencing a lot of OCD issues with her. She says she feels a dribble of urine after using the bathroom …

Advice or opinions on what you think is going on here. 
I have a daughter who just turned 2 ten days ago. Her dad thinks she is just quirky, but being a teacher and having an older daughter who did not have …

SPD in 7-year old 
Hello, My son was born with a cord around his neck and with meconium in his lungs. He had trouble breathing and was in ICU for 4 days. I never realized, …

SPD 
How common is SPD? What percent of children have it?

Clothes 
Can not get clothes on her without what seems like i am hurting her, she is two and a half. Have not left house in four days. Therapist says to stop …

Why does my child fatigue so easily? 
My son is wound up and jumping, and making noise,has constant movement and then quickly, is so tired and even sleepy. I am concerned. We have only extremes …

7yr old always in space . Doc said it's ADHD but I suspect something else 
I have a 7yr old girl who has had 2 MRI's since she was born and seen two neurologists but no one can figure her out. Pediatrician tried to label her as …

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Vestibular sensitivity, hyperflexability and low muscle tone. 
My Son will be 5 in March. He has had behavioural problems wich started in Kindy. Tip toe walking, lashing out at other children, not listening to peers …

SIRRI AZ Brain Training 
I have a nine year old son who has been diagnosed with asperger's syndrome. His father has been introduced to SIRRI and would like to have him go through …

Delay in response 
My daughter has a 10 second delay in responding to any instructions or to perform any activity. This is more visible when she is with outsiders. She is …

Discipline 
How do I discipline my child who has sensory processing disorder?

Just diagnosed 
We just found out today that our 2 1/2 year old son has SPD. I have ordered the books and have been on this computer trying to get some info about this …

SPD Influence on overall intellect/intelligence 
Our 23 month old grandson was, just today, diagnosed with SPD/Hyposensitivity to Movement (he has all the classic signs). As his parents, and us, go …

Trying to get extra time at school for my Kindergartener 
My 5yr old son 28wks premature has SPD,LD,Low Fine/Gross Motor.He has been at the Yale Child Center which he underwent a study. They did not give me a …

Any connection between SPD and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome? 
I'm a psychological associate with a 21 yod, 14 yos, and 10 yos. All of my children show some signs of SPD, but the older 2 for sure would be diagnosable. …

Issues with symmetry 
I am the Vice Principal of an elementary school. We have a first grader who has been diagnosed with SPD, however there are times in his behavior that …

Pre-K and my daughter with Integrated Sensory Disorder 
My child, Payton came home today with a report card. I have two older children that I didn't not send to Pre-K, but I thought this would be good for Payton …

Need a good OT in Seattle 
Our son is 4 yrs old currently getting OT at SIRRI, AZ. We are moving to Redmond, WA and are looking for an equally good OT there for treating him. Is …

Toddler cover's ears 
My 3yr old cover's his ears when he think's something is going to be loud. Is that a sensory issue?

504 vs. IEP 
My 5 year old son has recently been diagnosed with SPD; he is just 3 months into the school system--Kindergarten. He currently has a 504. My question …

Symptoms seem contradictory 
So I have been researching this as well as being highly sensitive for about a year now and still am not sure what is going on with my child. I know he …

Treatment for SPD 
My child is thirteen years old and always vomits. He is losing weight from this, so could this be a symptom(s)of SPD?

Are SPD and CAPD the same thing? 
My mother in law told me that my husband had a hearing problem and I tried to figure it out on my own. After buying several books on Sensory Processing …

Toileting Matters 
Major concern regarding a elementary school age child who uses the toilet appropriately for voiding, yet will not use the toilet for bowel movements. …

4 1/2 year old son 
For about a year now my son has had a problem with smells.. Everytime he smells something that is a mixture of smells he starts to gag. Sometimes he …

How can I stop an spd child from doing something she's not supposed to do like unmaking a bed? 
My daughter has spd she keeps unmaking her bed, taking out all of her summer clothes and wanting to put them, (its cold outside) unlocking my dish washer …

Is SPD, ADHD, Asthma and allergies all related? 
Is SPD,adhd,asthma,allergies all related?

Brushing 
I have a five year old boy that I recently started the brushing and deep pressure on...the parents are very involved and are brushing every hour and a …

Sensory IEP goals-is that possible? school OT says it's not 
Hi-I have a 5 year old diagnosed with ADHD and obvious sensory seeking behaviors-to me(mom-a PT), neuropsych, pediatrician, private school teachers, neurologist …

SENSORY/pdd 
MY THREE YR OLD IS ONLY SAYING MA MA AND DA DA....HE HAS BEEN IN OT SPEECH AND PT FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS WITH GREAT PROGRESS...HE IS IN SCHOOL AND LOVES IT... …

Where can I find specialists in my area that have knowledge about SPD and can help my daughter with her son? .= 
I believe my grandson has SPD, but noone seems to be able to help, even with all the professionals he has seen so far. Please does anyone know of someone …

My son wants everything as tight as possible. 
My son is six years old and was diagnosed with SPD and OCD when he was four. His issue seems different than the one's I have read and researched about. …

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Reglan use and Sensory Processing disorder. 
I took Reglan during my pregnancy. I know I probably got my cervical dystonia from taking it. Is it possible that my son could of gotten sensory processing …

Spinning 
My 20 month old grandson loves to spin in his swing. He plants a toe and spins both directions, fast and for 15+ minutes. He looks "calm" and is able …

"Stimming" 
A PK student (ASD) presses his chin very hard into the object, even people (it is so heard that this hurts adults). Any suggestions for a sensory diet? …

Language Development for Infants 
What are some activities that you could do with infants to help develop good Language development?

Recognizes words but can't prounounce  
I mentor a 14 yr. old girl in high school with many problems with learning. She has a lot of trouble understanding & doing algebra but also can't read …

Conversing 
My 5 year old daughter will not talk at school to anyone except her friends. The teacher has been very good but still hasn't got a word out of her. At …

I think my 2 year old has SPD...I need answers. 
I've had my niece since she was 12 days old. She was born 9 weeks premature and to a mother who drank during pregnancy and had no prenatal care. She is …

Toy Organization 
How do you organize your spd kid's toys? I have tried everything, it seems, and nothing works. My 6yo will just dump everything back out and back together …

SPD Power Point? 
My 5 year old has been diagnosed with SPD. I am looking for a brief but powerful Power Point to educate the caregivers in the "Extended Day Care" setting …

Son with SPD/Ear Infections 
My son was perfectly fine as a baby and young toddler. As a young toddler, he frequently got ear infections. He had 2 surgeries for ear tubes and adnoids …

Benefits of fish oil  
I am interested to know how fish oil can help a child with SPD Cod Liver oil? Whats the recommended dosage

7 year old...Does she have SPD? 
I have a 7 year old daughter who has always loved life. Very energetic and has always "walks to a different beat" than the rest of us. We have chalked …

Any Advice Appreciated!!! 4 year old with SPD - Major Issues with Clothes 
Hello, I have a 4 year daughter who has SPD. She first started with her socks bothering her, the seams had to be perfect over her toes or she would throw …

Help, 
I got into a relationship a year ago with a man who had a little boy who is 18months. His father has full custody of him, and his biological mom is not …

What if the parents don't know? 
After hearing of this disorder, I'm convinced that my 14-year-old niece has many of the symptoms. From the time she could speak, she has been super picky …

SPD - How overstimulation can effect 10-48 hours later 
Dear SPD help, I have a son who was recently diagnosed with SPD which affect areas of over, and understimulation and modulation. We recently went to …

Sensory Disorders  
Do children outgrow sensory disorders and does this effect adulthood lifestyles?

Help, please, does this sound familiar? 
My son has always been a sweet happy boy, but I always felt something was a little off, like he couldn't hear me properly... kind of spacey, but then he …

Tactile proprioceptive defensiveness? Or something else? 
My son has SPD (2 and 9mo)and has a lot of "hand issues". It started with holding cylinder-like objects, a plastic french-fry to be specific, in one hand. …

Water on her = screaming 
My 2 yr old daughter has started in the last 2 weeks to scream when she gets a bath. not her hands washed but if water is on her body, she just looks …

20 month old with SPD 
My 20 month old has recently been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder as well as an anxiety disorder. She also has a language delay. We noticed …

9 year old daughter wont wear shoes 
My daughter has been diagnosed with OCD. She likes to know that things are "just right" and this involves mostly her clothing, hair, etc. She doesnt like …

To all the parents out there... 
I have a child who began in my preschool class last winter. It took me several months last year to realize that his tantrums and out of control behavior …

What if this was YOUR child / what would you want me to do? 
I'm also brainstorming a plan to provide continued services for one of my little ones (preschool) with SPD. He just got a private diagnosis Friday! I'm …

Raise Awareness About this Very Real Problem 
I AM LOSING IT. I always knew something was wrong with my prematurely born son. He never slept as an infant. He was cared for by his paternal grandmother, …

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Emotional and Physical Abuse? 
Hello Everyone, I have a 3 yr old daughter with "undefined" development issues. (This is how O.T. medically coded my daughters condition) I believe …

Hands always feel dry 
My child complains his hands are dry and when he touches things he screams out. He is 12 years old. Is this a sensory disorder indicator?

Auditory Hypersensitivity and Preschool 
My daughter is 2 1/2 years old and has just begun the transition process from Early Intervention to Preschool. She has been diagnosed with Apraxia of …

My 3 yr old daughter has developmental delays .... 
My 3 yr old Daughter Gracie, has developmental delays & is in Preschool for 1/2 a day. She's on an IEP with a S/T & O/T working with her at the school. …

SPS help? 
Have any of you hit on any kind of therapy that helps a child with spd to get over the fears, the ocd tendencies, the mood swings, etc that all comes …

School?????? 
How do I get my child help in public school? I know she has special needs,but she is very bright.. I'm at such a loss. Any information on this subject …

Licking everything 
licking the floor is this a sign there is something wrong with my baby?

Halloween Costumes 
Any ideas for Halloween costumes? Many of the store-bought costumes are made of itchy, scratchy materials. Who wants to spend money on a costume your …

Homeschooling SPD child 
My son has been diagnosed with SPD and we are having difficulty with the school.He is acting out in school and having a lot of problems but they know about …

How to wear a watch 
MY 10 year old son has Aspergers. He is very concerned about time and wants to wear a wrist watch but he says they all hurt his arm. Has anyone found …

My six year old daughter soils her pants and doesn't know it.  
This has been happening since she was about three. I have tried almost everything I can do. She just doesn't know when she needs to go. She can sit …

Special Education Advocate 
We have been having problems with our son in Kindergarten. Even though he has been diagnosed with SPD, the school isn't really listening. Someone told …

Wrong Diagnosis?? 
I think my son is SPD but he's been diagnosed as ADHD and I swear nobody will listen to me that it's not that...I don't know what to do. He's too old …

New to this 
Is SPD often misdiagnosed with ADD or ADHD in smaller children?

biting, chewing, biting 
Hi My four and a half year old boy has an out of control habit of putting everything in his mouth, and chewing. Can I give him dog toys and or bones? …

Constant movement 
My 2 yr old daughter is constantly moving. i don't just mean walking around..i mean running. her body never seems to rest. she cant even sit at the table …

Does not want to go to school. 
MY GRANDSON HAS NOT YET BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH SPD. WE THINK THE LIGHT BULB HAS BEEN TURNED ON. WE HAVE DONE THE QUESTIONAIRE AND FOLLOWING THE STEPS.WE ARE …

SPD Son and School Complaints 
My son just started preschool. He is 3 1/2 years old. When he was accepted I told them about his sensory issues and tried to explain as best I could what …

Eye Protection 
My 2 year old son, who will most likely be diagnosed with SPD, is very sensitive to light. Is there any product or accessory, other than sunglasses, that …

Tucking Shirt In 
My daughter has a meltdown 4 out of 5 days a week because she has to tuck her shirt in to go to school - dress code requirement. I don't know how to make …

Are SPD Kids more Defiant? 
Hi, We cannot get our daughter to do anything she doesn't want to do. She is in school and we are having all kinds of problems with her cooperating. …

Dropping my daughter off at kindergarten 
Every morning we prepare our daughter for school. She has a good morning and is smiling and happy when we leave the house, but as soon as it is time to …

Teaching students with SPD 
I teach at a wonderful private school for students with Learning Differences and I am researching SPD and using what I learn to teach my students with …

Can SPD Kids Make Friends in School? 
Hi, my child is in school for the first time and is not used to being around other kids, other than her cousins and a few kids at OT and the playground. …

Very Sweaty? 
Hi, We've noticed that our 6 year old daughter sweats a great deal and especially when she is very anxious. She also gets odor under her arms. She's …

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Greater Sensitivity in Autumn 
Does anyone notice that their child becomes A LOT more sensitive in Autumn. I have an 8 year old who annually becomes more distressed as soon a the days …

Chewing on everything 
Any suggestions for kindergartner with SPD, needs constant oral input, so mouths, chews on everything. Unable to chew gum because of capped teeth.

Getting Dressed 
I am at the beginning stages of a diagnosis with my 6 yr old daughter, and getting dressed has progressively gotten worse. It takes us several tries to …

Is there any hope for my 12 year old son? 
Is there any hope for my 12 year old son or is it too late? I have met a wonderful friend that has the sweetest little girl who happens to be Autistic. …

Eye problems 
My daughter has had some eye problems, when she gets tired she loses control of her eyes the left one i much worse they roll around in her head and also …

Frequent Urination 
Hi, my son is 8yrs. old, and has SPD. A little over a year ago, he started having to urinate alot. He is seeing a urologist, and they can't figure out …

Cod Liver Oil for Help With Focus 
My son, age 7, was diagnosed with SPD and has been seeing an OT for a little over a year. It is possible that he may have ADHD also but it's not definite. …

Please Read!!! 
My 3 yr old daughter has SPD. My daughter and I are victims of domestic violence. My husband and I are now going through a divorce. He was arrested for …

IEP - should we do it? - Big classrooms and SPD 
Hi, We just started our daughter in Kindergarten in the public school system. She has SPD and separation anxiety. Anyway, we went to school this week …

Extracurricular activities 
My 8 year old second grade son has sensory processing disorder and cannot keep focused in team or repetitive sports such as swim, soccer or baseball. Are …

PDD-NOS or SPD w/ Speech Delay 
My son Ethan just turned 3, my husband and I first noticed something was wrong when Ethan was 18mos.and he wasn't speaking. When he was 2 and only had …

My son does not like shoes.. 
My son is 1yrs old and he flips out when I try to put shoes on him. What can I do to put shoes on him?

Connection between SPD and Auditory processing problems? 
Does anyone know or have experiences with a child who exhibits SPD and auditory processing problems? Thank You!

Husband not understanding 
My 7 yr old has slight SPD issues. We really just understood this early last year. My son is very smart...taught himself to read at 4. Ever since he was …

My son gets highly irritated with his siblings, making them cry all the time. 
I am constantly yelling at my son to be nice to his sisters. It is wearing me out. He is a really good kid, very loving and smart, but he is very controlling …

Springy Arms!!! 
My son is 2.5 years old and he is diagnosed with Developmental Delays caused by a Cerebral Atrophy. He is currently undergoing PT and some OT at his school. …

My child's school does not want to provide an IEP for SPD. 
My son could not be a better poster child for SPD. He has ISSUES. The school district has said things like, "If you let us label him autistic we can service …

Separation anxiety 
My son is 7 years old and is in second grade. He has anxiety on many issues of being alone but we have handled most of them as they came up. My issue now …

Sensory Integration Praxis Test 
I would like to find an OT to administer SIPT evaluation. We live in NYC. I understand getting insurance reimbursement is not that easy, but if anyone …

Public outings 
My son has SPD (sensory processing disorder) so he gets overstimulated in large crowds or noisy places. It is very hard to go out to eat, walk through …

Loud noises 
Is it normal for a toddler to cover her ears when loud noises occur?

SPD Grandparents Perspectives 
I am a grandfather of a 6 year old boy with SPD. I am trying to help my daughter-in-law and son in how to approach relatives and close friends about …

Licking sometimes 
My son has always been fairly oral. He had a mild biting issue when he was younger. Now he is 3 years old and sometimes will lick his hand or someones …

Give in to the tantrum? 
My 2 yr old daughter has recently been diagnosed with SPD and speech delay. Therapists are coming out this week to evaluate her. My question is: when …

SPD Duration 
What happens to children with undiagnosed SPD? Do they "outgrow" it?

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What kind of school does your child go to? 
Our child will be entering Kindergarten. We're probably going to do public school because we think they are equipped to deal with kids with issues. However, …

Aggressive Behavoir - Sugar or SPD 
Does anyone notice aggressive behavior in their child? Our daughter is 6 and has SPD, Anxiety and possibly OCD. She is smart, creative, funny, and very …

Immediate Help for Sensory Shutdown 
My son seems to go into complete shutdown mode when faced with new or crowded experiences. i.e. at the zoo, at large family parties, at the Chicago air …

Anxiety in school testing 
My daughter was diagnosed as a young child with gravitational insecurity and didn't walk until she was 18 months old. At the same time she was diagnosed …

Sensory disorder issues in learning to drive 
My granddaughter is having trouble learning to drive She has more trouble than average learning to make turns and other minor issues. I have taken her …

Pain in my 16 yo son's knees 
I have two boys, 18 and 16 and both have SPD. Proprioception problems have always been a problem with the 16 yo son. He really suffers from tremendous …

Seeking professional help 
Do you know of a professional in my area that can help me with my child who has SPD? Thank you, Julie K Tulsa, OK

listening issues 
What do I do when my 3 1/2 yrs old just stops listening to everything you say? frustrated mom.

EI in Florida 
My son is 26 months. We have been evaluated by EI and he is receiving Speech and will be evaluated by an OT and on site Pediatrician. As I understand …

Getting therapy 
My 4 yr old daughter was diagnosed w/SPD. She also has speech problems (apraxia), she is lactose intolerant, & her airway narrows approx 30%. We have insurance, …

2 1/2 year old who is overwhelmingly sensitive to others crying 
I have a 31 month old son who has recently (within the past three months) become VERY sensitive to other kids screaming and/or crying. He is at the point …

"Don't let her say HI to me!!!" 4year-old SPD daughter with horrible fear of people talking to her  
Our four-year-old was diagnosed with SPD in February and began O.T. immediately. We've since moved states and are with a new O.T. (host of issues with …

Eating Habits/ Encopresis 
Hi, my son will be eight years old in September. He was diagnosed in July 2007 with encopresis, and has been taking the laxative Miralax ever since. …

SPD and vision concerns 
My 3 year old son has been diagnosed with SPD. Recently, I took him to the eye dr for a check-up (we have never braved the eye dr before). Turns out, …

How do I get a diagnosis? 
When my son AJ was about 10 months old he went thru early intervention where the occupational therapist told me he might have sensory integration disorder. …

Can Star help my 7 year old daughter with her sensory disorder? 
We live in AZ at this time and am finding it difficult to find help for my daughter who is 7. She seems to get better with some issues and then she turns …

Medication for SPD 
Our Daughter is six years old and she was diagnosed with SPD one year ago. We have gone to OT for a year now. She has a great success with OT. The …

Pacifiers okay to use for SPD issues (of hyposensitive kind)???? 
Hi. My 5 yr. old son has been without a pacifier only since March of this year (he at that point only used it for car rides and for going to sleep). …

Pushing objects into eyes/face? 
My 3-year-old son was diagnosed with SPD about a year ago and had visits from an OT for about 3 months (until he aged out of our assistance program here). …

Sensory Processing Disorder 
Is sensory processing disorder hereditary?

My SPD 10 year old son is withdrawing and being bullied 
Please can someone help me. My son was diagnosed at 4 with SPD. He has been to therapy, had brushing and ot and even play therapy, all of which seemed …

laughing 
My 9yr old son has SPD and I was wondering if anyone else has seen this in their child. If something is funny he will laugh but sometimes he laugh so hard …

Can SPD be treated with Horseback riding as therapy? 
Can SPD be treated with Horseback riding as therapy? It has been suggested that this is a full sensory activity for a 9 year old boy. Has anyone had any …

Teaching at 16 year old with SPD to drive 
My 16 year old was diagnosed with SPD 8 years ago. She's done remarkably well, yet we have a new set of challenges as she transitions into adulthood. …

SPD versus PDD? 
How do professionals/diagnosticians determine whether a child has SPD or PDD? I realize that almost all kids on the spectrum have sensory issues (i.e., …

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Bike Riding 
My son is 4 years old and has no interest in riding a bike. Does anyone else have any experience with this? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! …

Every other day fatigue, extremely low stamina=SPD? 
My 13 y.o. daughter was diagnosed with SPD at age 6, and also has epilepsy, which complicates things. However, after numerous tests and visits to specialists, …

Temperature 
Could someone tell me if children with sensory disorder have trouble with temperature change? My son (age 3) seems to have trouble with temperatures. …

Help for SPD 
Hello, my name is Chrissy Bishop and I have a 2 1/2 year old named Owen. We just finally had him tested for autism and they told us that he is just a rare …

How can I help my child when I am worse off than she is? 
My daughter is being assessed for SPD. Others pointed out that some of her responses to life were not quite right. As a first time mom I just do my best …

OT Comment bothersome 
Hi my 4 year old nephew has recently started OT and today was his second appointment afterwards he was running around and jumping on furniture and not …

My 14 month old just got an unofficial diagnosis of SPD. Does this sound like your child? 
MRDD came out and said our 14 month old is functioning on a 7 month old's level. They believe he has a sensory disorder. He starts OT and speech next month. …

Heart pounding?? 
My 6yo daughter gets very upset sometimes. You can call it a tantrum, meltdown, violent screaming fit, whatever, but when she gets upset, she is inconsolable …

Getting Toddler to Ride in Carseat and Wear Clothes 
My daughter from a young age has been able to manipulate her body and squeeze out of any car seat restraint. Despite correcting her, and disciplining …

SPD 
My little girl just turned three. She started her clothes sensitivity about two months ago. It has become worse and she now has started stammering her …

Daughter entering first grade and struggling ... No help at school 
Hello everyone. I am a mother of three girls - 9,6,2. My oldest and youngest daughters have a severe food allergies, asthma and allergies. My middle …

Help for my daughter.... 
Hello my name is Stacy Horcher My daughter Gianna (4) was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder when she was two. Right away we got involved with …

Of unusual symptoms in SPD 
My son complains of feeling fuzzy in his arms and legs, like electricity passing through him. He becomes very distant and upset when it becomes prolonged …

Is SPD always a problem? 
I have a 3 year old who I think has many of the symptoms of SPD - of the hyposensitive variety. We have commented from a very young age that he does not …

Fear of Self flushing toilets 
We are working with a family who has a 4 year old child with Sensory Processing Disorder. The child refuses to use toilets in public. It began with self …

SPD caused by birth injury? 
We are wondering if our grandsons SPD could have been caused by a high risk birth or is it related only to neurological development?

Violent meltdowns 
My eight year old son has SPD and has very violent meltdowns where he attacks me. I am not sure how to deal with these and whether to punish him or not. …

Vestibular dysfunction in infant??? 
When my daughter was little (2 months old or so) she was scared to go up and down the stairs (while being on my hands). She would cling very closely to …

Confused!!! My son!! 
Hello! First excuse my english, I hope you will understand my questions (I live in Macedonia, Europe). My son is 4 years old, since he was two …

"Meltdowns" SPD, or Something Else 
Hi, my son is seven years old (will be eight in September)and was finally diagnosed with SPD in November 2008. He was also diagnosed with a genetic disorder …

Speech/Language Development and SPD 
I am concerned for my son and his speech/language development. He was diagnosed with SPD when he was 2 and he is both a sensory seeker and an avoider …

Is it SPD? 
My son is seven years old. He's very smart, very sweet, and a lot of fun. Most of the time. He is having some issues. He's been having them sporadically …

Teeth pulling 
I have an Autistic, 8 year old little guy that has pulled two of his growing in permanent teeth. We have tried Chewy Tubes, and giving him chewing gum …

Last Day of Kindergarten 
Today my daughter's class had a parent program. They sang 3 songs and each read a silly sentence that they had written. I don't know why, but my daughter …

Is SPD always link with something else? 
Can a child just have SPD or is it always linked to something else. My son saw an occupational therapist today and she confirmed SPD but we are still …

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Hearing Loss & SPD: A Possible Connection? 
I'm 15 years old, and was diagnosed with SPD at the age of 9 by my OT. Though I definitely pull myself together to perform exceptionally well in school …

Has anyone else had this experience in public school? 
My 7 year old son works with an occupational therapist, speech therapist and special ed teacher at his school. They have told me that he's a bit of a …

Exercises to show what SPD is like? 
Hello, I am doing a presentation on autism in a few weeks for my job, and I will be including a section on SPD. I wanted to get the listeners involved …

Is this SPD? 
During our 28month old daughters evaluation for Early Intervention, we were told that she had many "red flags", however they were convinced that she is …

Early Intervention 
My 28month old daughter has just started early intervention services for speech language delays expressive and receptive, and what my husband and I believe …

Who gives the SPD Diagnosis? 
My 1st grader recently had an OT evaluation at school. It was mentioned in his ARD for speech that he had some fine motor issues. They pursued this concern …

Noises bother my son 
Hello, I have a 9.9 yr old son with autism and severe SPD. He has a very hard time with noises, be it, vacuum, blender, he leaves the room. But …

How to explain OT to a child? 
We are planning an evaluation for our six-year-old son and expect to hear that he has sensory issues in some areas (mostly some specific fine and gross …

Chooses Friends over Family Members. 
My 4yr old daughter has SPD. We are waiting for therapy to begin, so we don't yet have a complete understanding on how to deal with her tantrums, transitioning …

Sensitive to others crying 
My grand daughter is 32 months old, she has fragile-x syndrome and has been in therapy for OT pt and speech for a year and a half. She is non-verbal. She …

Medications 
I am trying to find if there are any medications for kids with SPD. My daughter has SPD. This affects her tactile system. Getting dressed has been a …

Sensory Issues 
My grandson was three in January.. He has Hypothyroidism. He was on med since the week after he was born until he turned 3. Blood test show it is under …

Where do you purchase clothes for your spd child? 
My six-year old was diagnosed two years ago and over the past six months her issues with clothes has increased. We are in OT which is helping, but it seems …

Four year Old SPD Child Fear of Babies 
My 4 year old grandson was diagnosed with SPD has a fear of babies. Has anyone experienced this with their "Sensational" child? Thank you, Don Forde …

Clonazepam tolerance? 
I've been on clonazepam since Sep 2008 to control my anxiety and keep me from freaking out or melting down when I get overwhelmed... However, lately it …

My son possibly has SPD? 
I never really thought anything was wrong with my 5 year old son - I just thought he was immature and would outgrow his behaviors. He was recently at …

Is my Dr wrong? Please help me! 
Hi I have just found your site and wonder if anyone can help with a query. My Son was diagnosed with SPD around two years ago, he is now 6 and very …

Does my grandaughter have SPD 
My granddaughter is a very intelligent 6 year old who always scores above average in her schoolwork. The problem is she constantly insist clothing is tight …

Hair Washing a 4 year old boy diagnosed with SPD 
First, I sincerely thank all of those parents (mothers) that responded to my question about the fear of haircuts for my 4 year old grandson. His mother …

Haircut Fear 
How can haircut fear be minimized in a 4 year old boy diagnosed with SPD?

Spike in sensory sensitivity 
Son 4 diagnosed with SPD - we are on waiting list for SI OT. He was doing great until he turned 4 first it was no more coats, then socks, now underwear …

Could it be spd? 
I found your website while doing research for a paper for a class I am taking, while reading through the symptoms for SPD, I noticed that my 5 year old …

Can't Get Enough Visual Imput 
My four year old son was diagnosed with SPD six months ago. He also struggles with anxiety but has found some relief from a low dose anti-depressant. As …

Does my son has SPD? 
My 27 mos old son is a picky eater. He says words and 2 word phrases and most of the time his words are not the complete word like for cat he says ca, …

Do I enter my son in kindergarden this fall or hold him back? 
My son is five years old. He has a late birthday in January, he has been diagnosed with SID since March 2009 He is receiving OT and speech therapy, he …

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1 on 1 vs. group 
My son can complete any task if given the instructions one on one, but when he is in a group, and the whole group is given a task, he can't do it. He …

Room color that helps 
I am redoing my sons bedroom he has SPD and autism and I was wondering what colors help calm the most without depressing.

Tween with SPD 
My 11-year-old daughter was very recently diagnosed with SPD. I am finding it very difficult to get a child of this age to do anything she doesn't want …

Financial help 
Is there any help for families struggling financially with prescription cost/therapy costs?

Is wondering if any other parents are going through the same thing? 
Hello everyone, I am a 35 year old mom of 4 beautiful children. My daughter at 4 1/2 years old was diagnosed with SPD... from the time of birth she …

Early Intervention says NO 
My son is 38 months old. At 2 years 11 months I had him evaluated by Early Intervention. They said he didn't qualify for their services because he wasn't …

Tantrums at 18 months 
I believe my son who is 18 months has some sensory issues. But I have trouble separating what is normal for an 18 month old and what is maybe affecting …

Am I overreacting or is there a prob??!?! 
LONG story short - we had our son evaluated by ECI for some concerns we had when he was 11 mts old. (he is now 13 mts), they came and he scored age appropriate …

My Child Might Have SPD, Now What? 
I wonder if my child has SPD. He has a few symptoms but not all from one category. He has been observed by a local organization and they think it's a possibility. …

Sensory Integration Disorder 
My grandson has some of the characteristics for this. I heard that "grapes" can be a contributing factor for this. He eats lots of grapes and drinks …

2 1/2 year-old with SPD??? 
I am very concerned about my best friends 2 1/2 year-old son. After researching some of his behaviors online I am becoming convinced he might have SPD. …

Very Overwhelming 
How do you know where to draw the line between a sensory disorder and a quirky kid? I'm checking lots of things off, but at the same time these things …

Ear tubes  
My daughter is about to be three and in the last three months has gotten a dozen or so ear infections. She gets pretty much tortured when a loud noise …

New siblings 
I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter with SPD. She is doing really well or I guess I should say we are doing well since she was diagnosed and we are knowledgeable …

Dyslexia or Visual Processing Disorder 
I have been looking into a few concerns I have had with my now 8 year old daughter. Even in pre-primary the teacher was telling me that she had problems …

Is he too old to get proper help! 
My son has finally been diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder. I have know there was something not right since he was about 18months old. He has …

Can an adolescent perform "brushing" on themselves? 
I am actually an Occupational Therapist with 11 years of experience 9 of those exclusively in pediatrics. I am one course shy of completing SIPT training. …

Does my son have SPD - please help! 
My Son is 4 yrs old. The signs alert me: 1. He is afraid of swing particularly. 2. He does not like to play on the play structure on the playground. …

16 month old with possible SPD? 
So my son is almost 17 months and he has always been diff. from other babies/children and I have not the only person to see this. I have never heard of …

Do i have spd ??? 
Hi, I am thirteen years old and I'm not sure if what I'm experiencing is an actual problem or if it's nothing serious and I'm just overreacting. …

I am so frustrated 
Hi - I have a son who will turn 5 in a week. I did not notice anything off about him until he was about 18 mo old. He just did not like being in crowded …

My four year old daughter was just diagnosed NEED Help 
My 4 yr old was just dx with SPD. She also has other dx's the neurologist can't figure out. She had Early Childhood Intervention until she was 3 and …

OT help at school 
Hi everyone! My son is 7 and in the first grade. Our local school district does not currently have an OT. His resource teacher has not been very helpful. …

Diagnose 
Who can diagnose my child with SPD?

My SPD son will start Kindergarden next year 
When my son enters Kindergarten in the fall how do I help the teachers help him to learn and be more focused?

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No help with school system 
HI there everyone! Our son Max is 3 and was diagnosed with SPD about 6 months ago. He was let go at 3 from the regional center because he wasn't severe …

Issues with being wet 
My son, 3 1/2, recently underwent a neurological development assessment. I was concerned about some running back and forth and some other issues...long …

Genetic 
I have a son with SPD, and my husband and I are thinking about having another baby. How likely would it be for blessing #2 to end up with SPD?

how to parent 
Hello! Our 3 yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with SPD. We have just recently begun our OT and other services but everyone I ask this question of …

Changing sensitivities? 
Hi, My son has ADHD and SPD. I have always used vicks vaporrub to help him breathe better when he has a cold. Suddenly this week he cannot tolerate …

Forum 
I really believe this site should have a forum for parents to realllly get to talk with each other. This question section is helpful, but the questions …

Sibling SPD? 
My 4 year old was diagnosed with SPD and OCD but now I'm wondering if I missed it in my two year old because my 4 year old is so high needs or am I just …

Kindergarten and socially already having problems 
Hello, our son Mathew has been receiving OT therapy services for about 3 wks for SPD. Our OT says he needs heavy work diet at school to be his personal …

Tactile and Vestibular/proprioceptive SPD 
I have done a tremendous amount of research regarding my 3 1/2 year old daughter. I am trying to find exercises I can do to help her. Her SPD involves …

Getting Dressed 
My Daughter is 3.5 years old and I feel she has been dealing with SPD from day one. We are bringing her in next week to be evaluated at her pediatrician …

My son hides his anxiety 
Hi, my son is seven years old and a struggling second grader. He is failing in all subjects but does not get any special education services. The school …

Daughter with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder not getting help at School 
My 4th gr daughter is ADHD, recently dx w/SPD (also has spastic bladder, cross-eyed (glasses), lazy R eye, has headaches)and yet the school is totally …

Hygiene with Theraputty 
How do you keep the therapy putties clean? Our preschool interventionist loves using it with kids, but is concerned about germs. Me, too. ;-)

Smell 
A student smells permanent markers and write on/wipe off markers constantly. Is there something else that I can give her that is safer and would still …

Fearful of Hair 
I have a three and half year old boy who dislikes hair. He is not just bothered by it... he is really freaked out by hair. If there is hair in the bathtub …

Sleeping Problem 
I have a six years old daughter who have been diagnose for dyspraxia. I have a problem with her sleeping. She is on medication at the moment to help her …

Doesn't want to go to school 
My son has SPD and is in first grade. He has been to OT for the last 4 years, and up to now it has been fine, showing great progress and up to a couple …

Does SPD run in families 
Could SPD be passed down from mother to child to grandchild ??? I was just informed that my grandson was just diagnosed.

Two major fears 
Hello ~ I have a hypersensitive 3 year old, diagnosed around 12 months old. He is extremely bright, already reading, spelling, loves numbers, very …

Growth spurts affecting SPD  
My 5 yr old son has just been diagnosed with SPD (about 3 months ago) He has always had what we called "quirks" he has NEVER been a good sleeper( even …

Hygiene 
My son just turned 5 years old. I can not find a way to cut his toe nails anymore. I use to do it in his sleep but now that he is older he is waking up …

The effect of pets on children with SPD?? 
Our oldest (adopted) daughter, has recently been diagnosed with mild SPD (under responsive to proprioceptive input to be precise i.e. she is sensory seeking), …

SPD vs ADHD 
Is there a simple checklist to compare/contrast SPD and ADHD? I need one to go over it with my son's Kindergarten teacher. We just got an OT eval at …

Clothing issues 
My daughter is 9 years old and was diagnosed with SPD at 3. It began with her shoes and clothes. She would scream if certain outfits were put on her. …

Long Term Diagnosis of SPD 
My Question: Once a child has been diagnosed with SPD will they always struggle with this problem? Although my son has been declassified he struggles …

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Childrens fears??? 
My son was recently diagnosed with SPD. He also has excessive fears. Mostly around being alone, going anywhere in the house by himself. This has become …

Something is wrong with my baby?  
I thought my son was just high needs but now I'm starting to wonder. He is 6 months old and still when he cry's the only thing that calms him down is loud …

Therapeutic Listening & Insurance 
Is there a specific insurance code that should be used get insurance to cover the cost of the listening therapy devices?

Overeating and SPD, adult 
My 10 year old son has recently been diagnosed with SPD. I recognize that I have it too. One particular characteristic is that I seek sensation with food. …

Concussion and SPD 
Do you know if and how a concussion affects a child with SPD. Our daughter had a concussion and we and her teachers have noticed that her behaviour …

IEP's 
I have a 4 and half your old with SPD and goes to headstart... I don't know if its just this state or the school district, but you can plainly see she …

Repeating words and sentences over & over 
My grandson is 7 years and diagnosed with SPD. He continually repeats sentences over and over and over even though I am responding to him. Is this normal …

Sensory Processing Disorder and stress 
Does anybody have any literature that explains the effects of stress or forcing new/unfamiliar environments and people on infants with SPD? My son was …

I have a 12.5 year old with ADD / ODD and some LD... it seems to be turning into personality as well 
She is the youngest of 4... we just lost my 20 year old.. and Im beside myself with dealing with her twin in the sense of behavior only worse... Im terrified …

How to deal with a child with SPD. 
My child has S.P.D. and my husband and I want to learn more about his situation. Our child will become very upset during some of his meal time. …

SPD 
Since my earliest memory(age 7) I have been bothered by 'people' sounds(eating, coughing, sniffing, slurping drinks, sucking sweets, hicoughs, false teeth …

Birthday parties. 
My six year old son has SPD. He loves going to parties. My concern is every time we go to a party he has trouble transitioning from the play part to the …

Bedwetting 
Hello. I hope someone has a solution for me. I have a 10 year old son with SPD. He's really overcome a lot and has a very tender heart. When he turned …

SPD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Aspergers 
We have a child in our family with multiple disabilities that are all affecting him/her all at the same time. They are: SPD, Nonverbal Learning Disoder, …

SPD and child custody and visitation 
How does Sensory Processing Disorder, and other disabilities like it, factor in when court officials and parents are making child custody decisions? …

Baby screaming in the car 
Our daughter is now 16 months old. When she was about 2 weeks old she began screaming in the car on every journey - by 10 weeks of age she could do 50 …

How would you describe your childs daily moods? 
I ask this question because after reading other questions from parents, I found my answer. I think I called everyone I knew out of excitement. I started …

Does anyone have twins? 
Hi, I have twin 8 year old girls. Hannah has SPD & ADHD and Emma has mild SPD and dyslexia. They both have IEPs and receive OT, reading, and speech …

Get an IEP 
All children learn differently, If you think your daughter needs extra help you have a right to fight for it. Your school by law has to follow an IEP. …

Any ideas on organizational skills? 
My daughter is 10 now and in the fourth grade. She has sensory processing disorder, high functioning autism, complex-partial seizures, moderate receptive-expressive …

Intelligence 
Are SPD kids more intelligent/inquisitive?

8 year old daughter has SPD and Anxiety 
Any ideas on helping an 8 year old with anxiety mainly in the social arena - she has many friends who like her but she doesn't believe it - she needs lots …

Anyone else have trouble wearing skirts/dresses? 
I can wear shorts, jeans, dress pants (if made of cotton), but I absolutely CANNOT wear a skirt or dress. For one thing, if they're slim cut, a person …

Husband doesn't support child going to OT 
My son, age 6, was diagnosed with SPD in July 2008 and we have been taking him to OT two times a week since. My husband has always said that our son had …

Not sure if my son has this 
I've been reading all the stories here and there are so many things that are the same with my son. Andrew is a twin and has always been quite a bit different …

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Chiropractor  
Is going to a chiropractor helpful?

My 5 year old daughter..... Help! 
My 5 year old daughter will only wear pants that have ties so that she can cinch them up so tight that her belly skin actually looks pinched all around …

Bedtime 
I have a three year old who has been recently diagnosed with SPD and continues to struggle with the bedtime process. I would appreciate any routines that …

Is it possible for a child to not be able to chew? 
Hi My 3 year old daughter has verbal apraxia (though with ProEfa fish oil she is talking clearly in 3 words or more sentences) and a hypersensitive …

Sudden onset of much more severe spd?? 
Hi, I have SPD, and ADD. I looked at the SPD checklist for my son too. My question is, why he had barely any noticeable symptoms up until this past April. …

What do I do now? 
My son is now 7 and for a long time I have thought that there was something wrong... we have daily battles with socks not being right, shoes not being …

School work 
My 10 year old son is very smart and now that he is reading, he is reading 3 grade levels above his own (5th grade). We home educate, so he has been able …

Urinary symptoms possible complication of SPD? 
My son is five years old. He was diagnosed, if you can say that, at the age of 18 months with SPD. We did Occupational Therapy for years and he seemed …

Eating 
I cannot get my 18 month old to eat or drink. What is actually going on and what can I do? When asked or presented with food I get an immediate NO! …

What is spd 
My son who is 3 has been diagnosed as having SPD. He doesn't eat so he is fed via a gastronomy. As of yet he hasn't started talking. He loves to spin things …

Preschool program 
I am a director for a preschool in Tennessee and we have 2 children enrolled who show symptoms of SPD. One has been diagnosed, and one is in the process. …

Medication 
Is using medication for behaviors of not keeping hands to self and impulsive behavior, not listening encouraged? My son was diagnosed at 2 with sensory …

Running back and forth while humming/growling 
Well, it's not a growl exactly. My daughter was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction last week. She is 18 months old. She will run back and forth …

Any advice for newly diagnosed SPD with temperature, clothing, and issues with being wet? 
My daughter is 3 1/2 and was recently diagnosed with SPD they are thinking both internal and external factors. She has issues with always being too hot, …

Getting tested 
I made an appointment for my son who is 9 with a Neurologist. I want him to be tested for ADD. Now that I have been to this site, I realize that he should …

Possible SPD symptoms  
I have a child who is currently undergoing therapy and assessment for possible Aspergers, however is displaying considerable symptoms of SPD instead. Has …

Closing Doors 
Hi there. My three year old son has what therapists have called "sensory issues." He does have vestibular and proprioceptive sensory needs. He is sometimes …

"Difficult Child" 
Have any of you SPD parents out there heard of the concept of a "difficult child"? That is what my husband and I have "diagnosed" our 3-year old daughter …

adha depression anxiety unhappy 
I am 56 years old. I was raised without a father and a mother who was very dysfunctional. I was diagnosed in a very big city in a big hospital at the age …

Spring horses with safety seats 
I am looking for a spring horse (ride on toy) that has a safety seat. I have search all over and need help please. Thanks, Mary Marybreuter@gmail.com …

Therapressure brushing 
I've been using the therapressure brushing on my daughter for the last couple of months. She reacted positively to the "brushing" at first, then started …

Fragile X Syndrome 
My husband's 2 nephews were just diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome, should I be worried about my 5 month old daughter and have her tested?

Over sensitive hearing, smell and touch 
Hi _ my daughter is 6 years old. Has suffered from Chronic constipation and withholding since a baby. She is hypersensitive to touch, hates having …

Making your own body sock 
My son's OT suggested we get him a body sock since he loves deep pressure and it would also work his upper body strength. I checked the prices and we …

Transitioning to Pants in the Fall/Winter 
Hi, my 5 year old son with SPD, is really struggling to wear pants this year. He finally agreed to wear a jacket yesterday (it's 50 degrees), but still …

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Teenager 
I have a 16 year old with sensory integration disorder. He was treated at a child but frankly, for whatever reason, his progress was limited and he was …

SPD and Migraines 
Are there any links between SPD and headaches. My son has recently been diagnosed with SPD and we've also realized that he's suffering from frequent headaches …

Head Banging 
My daughter head bangs a lot and it makes me feel sad to see her do that to her self. I wanted to ask is this normal to do? She does it about 8 times a …

SPD and exposure to depakote 
I have epilepsy and took depakote at the beginning of my pregnancy with my daughter and then switched to lamictal. My daughter, now 4, has been diagnosed …

Precursors to Sensory Integration Dysfunction 
Have you considered how early childhood medical intervention ie: TRAUMA, could influence the onset of dysfunction in sensory integration?

Diagnosing this disorder? 
I am not sure how to ask/start... How do you start determining if your child has SPD? Some signs are there but not all?

How to get my son to pay attention in class? 
My son was diagnosed with SID 2 years ago. Now he doesn't pay attention in class. He is always fiddling with whatever is in his desk, drawing pictures, …

Hand Flapping 
My son is 38 months old. He has been seen by our Regional Center for autism testing when he was 20 months old. He was given OT and speech therapy (for …

Overly focusing on objects close to face while making noises and walking around in circles 
Does this topic sound familiar to anyone? My son starting "Zooming" around age 2. That's our families pet name for this. My son is now 8 and zooming is …

Son's hand flapping, jumping, head shaking 
My son is 3 and a half years old. He was diagnosed with Autism at 20 months, but the diagnosis has since been removed. He is very social, great at imaginative …

Hitting and Swatting 
My son, Noah, has a mild case of SPD and will sometimes hit or swat at us or others for no apparent reason, like when I come to pick him up from preschool. …

Excessive wiping after urination claims she cannot get dry enough... 
My daughter has issues with tags, socks her shoes need to be a certain way, etc. Now for 6 months after she goes to the bathroom she claims she cannot …

Co-existing condition 
Can a child have Sensory Processing Disorder as a stand alone condition? Or does it always Co-exist with something else?

Body Rocking 
My daughter is 3 and we have recently REALLY started working on her SPD issues. Since she was 9 months, she has been a body rocker. Recently, she has …

Sound Therapy Treatment 
I am considering sound therapy treatment for my son. Has anyone tried this?

Blame 
Is it the primary care givers fault, if the child has SPD?

Help convincing parents their son has SPD! 
I am a home daycare provider and my son has a few sensory issues and speech delay. Both of my son's speech therapists have made comments about the 3 year …

Insensitivity to hot and cold 
What kind of therapies can be used for a child that has burned himself on the stove due to not feeling the pain and heat from the stove?

What do I do? 
I am going to be 16 years old on September 16th. I'm in 10th grade and attend public school, the same one I've been going to since kindergarten. I was …

PDD and sensory issues with a 7 year old. 
My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with Autism at 2 1/2. She has had early intervention and has made wonderful progress. But there seems to be some …

how to handle my sons sensory problems? 
It breaks my heart to see him at the park and is scared to interact with other kids or when he is approached he screams he does not like to be touched …

Need to Climb 
My son is 2 1/2. He came to the attention of early intervention services because of a speech delay and now that they have evaluated him they "think" he …

Tomatis listening program 
Has anyone had any experience with the Tomatis auditory program? Did it help your child? Thanks-Carrie

Social Withdrawal 
My child is three years old and has SPD. Her symptoms are many, but my concern lately is that she is beginning to withdraw even more from any social contacts. …

IEP 
I would like for my son to have an IEP developed, but he doesn't show academic need. Is SPD covered anywhere else?

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Shoes and socks, which is the lesser of two evils? 
I have a four year old daughter starting school next week. Her biggest obstacle is tactile issues. Inside and out. Texture of food, fit of clothes, …

Misdiagnosed?/Second Opinion 
Hi, In May 2008,I posted a concern I had about my six year old son who I believe has SPD. When I was filling out the checklist for him, I saw alot of …

hypersensitivity to blood 
I have a child diagnosed with Sensory Defensiveness. We have had 2 years of working with an OT doing Vital Sounds music and Skin brushing etc... It has …

SPD and post Tonsilectomy problems 
My 8 year old had surgery last Friday and has completely shut down because of it. We just spent 5 days in the hospital due to him not eating or drinking. …

To medicate... or not to medicate? 
I have a 4 year old son with SPD. He has acute sensitivity with audio and proprioceptive intake. His struggles have mainly manifested themselves in the …

Support Group in Toronto, Canada area??? 
Hi there, I'm just wondering if there are any other SPD parents in the GTA who would be interested in getting together sometimes... Thanks! Karyn …

Support in Little Rock? 
IS there any support groups for us parents in Little Rock? I could really use one! PLEASE HELP!

Is It Possible? 
Hi I was just wondering if it is possible for major signs of SPD to not show up until late elementary school/ middle school. When I was a baby/toddler …

Intermittent SPD 
We have a very friendly, loving and VERY active 3 yr old son who has just been diagnosed w/SPD, Atypical Autism/PDD NOS (which I am not sure what the difference …

Child who laughs at wrong times... 
I have an 8 year old son who laughs at his baby sister's crying. This is the worse scenario that his laughing happens in house, but he also laughs when …

A happy ending... after all 
Hi, there! I am an occupational Therapist to-be, and currently taking a course on SI. I have found your site to be great!!!, and I felt compelled to tell …

Could seizures cause sensory disorders? 
I just came from my daughters neurologist appointment yesterday. She said my daughter has a brain lesion on the left side towards the back of her brain. …

Sensory Disorder for my almost 3 year old? 
For the most part my daughter has been considered "normal", we are noticing however as she is getting older and communicating more some "Quirks" in her …

Hair-Pulling (Trichotillomania) and SPD 
So is there any research out there that links SPD to hair-pulling, which is usually diagnosed as Trichotillomania? I've read a ton of research on Trich, …

fostering  
My cousin has a 2 year old child and she pee's in the potty but won't poop. She has not pooped for 5 days. What could she do for her? thx

Vomiting and SPD 
My son has what they say is a "mild" case of SPD. This morning he had pancakes for breakfast which is something he normally eats. He also had some milk …

Getting SPD diagnosis 
Hi I'm the mom of a 3yr old daughter who I think has spd. When I went through the checklists I checked off nearly all the hypersensitive traits in every …

Credentials for Speech Language Pathologist 
I have written before about my 10 year old daughter who had severe SPD as a younger child, who has developed some good coping skills. However, the main …

Is putting a child on Risperdal for SPD common practice & does anyone have experience with this? 
My Daughter has many tantrums throughout the day and often hits her brother, we are never sure what is going to set her off, though we have identified …

Transitions from camp to school 
Hello, My son has made great progress in school with his sensory issues. He has an Speech Pathologist and SEIT (Special Education Itenerant Teacher) …

16 year old with clothing issues 
My 16 year old son acts like he got ants in his pants when he feels clothes against his skin. He says he don't like to feel clothes so he wears everything …

Hypotonia/Seizure Link 
My daughter has been diagnosed with Intractable Partial Epilepsy. This is our only diagnosis despite the fact that we have had chronic hypotonia since …

Would like a friend 
I have a lad with SPD and I feel so lonely... does anyone know where I can get a pen pal to write to and who feels like me so we can share our ups and …

Origin of SPD not hereditary? 
I was just wondering has there has been any link to SPD and exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy? My wife worked in a big-box store during her …

How do I get my child to brush his teeth with floride toothpaste? 
I have tried dozens of different toothpaste brands, types, flavors, etc. My son can't stand the smell and taste. He will brush his teeth but not with …

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Possible SPD in 7 month old infant 
I just read about SPD in the most recent issue of Today's Parent (Canadian Magazine). My son has several of the infant SPD checklist symptoms. He had …

Summer School?? 
I have a 6.5 year just finishing kindergarten and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on sending kids with SPD to summer school? Logan has to work …

Does anyone else have a spouse that refuses to recognize SPD is a legitimate issue??? 
My husband has been in denial since the beginning. Just because our son is so very very smart he thinks that there's nothing wrong. He blames it on him …

What If Your Child Isn't Full Blown SPD But Has Some Of The Qualities? 
We had to switch my son Tyler from a private school that couldn't handle him to public school. His current Kindergarten teacher has a son with SPD but …

Supplements 
My 5 year old son has recently been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder (PROPRIOCEPTIVE DYSFUNCTION). We have always thought of him being "clumsy" …

What to do with 2 opposite SPD children? 
Hello. I am a single mother of two children, a daughter who is 8 years old, and a son who is 17 months old. My son was recently diagnosed with SPD, …

Eating Habits/Getting a Diagnosis 
Hi: I am the parent of a 6 year-old boy who I believe has SPD. He was a 34 week preemie, and was delivered by emergency c-section. I know that children …

Spd And Relationship To Parents 
I have a 7 year old son who has SPD has always had a good happy relationship with both of us parents and especially his dad. Over the last 2 months he …

Pre school teachers and discipline 
I am a parent of a 3 year old boy with, what I believe is, SPD. He was a 34 week preemie, breech and c section. WE have been dealing with all of this for …

Special Diets of Gluten, Soy, Dairy etc. 
Hello, My son is 3 1/2 and he has Hypotonia, speech delay, physical delay. However he has come a long way since we put tubes in his ears two months …

Correct evaluation name needed 
Hello, I hope you can help me as we keep hitting brick walls. My son Logan is 8 yrs old and at 2 months had a cornea transplant surgeries and as well …

How do I get my child to relax in the car? 
Last night I was driving home when my four year old threw-up in the car.  I was on the highway going 55 miles per hour. My daughter who is nine years …

How do I know if there is a problem or if my son is just being 8? 
I am struggling to figure out if my son is just an 8 year old boy who like most people has a couple of the identifying behaviors of a person with a sensory …

Epsom salt baths vs. Magnesium supplements 
This might be a really ignorant question, but is there a benefit of doing epsom salt baths versus giving a magnesium supplement (like Kid/Natural Calm)? …

SPD for OHI eligibility 
Has anyone used SPD as the eligible medical diagnosis for an OHI label in special education? I just need a couple examples, preferably in Illinois, where …

Discipline 
How do you Discipline your sensational kid? My son is five years old and has SPD and I am wondering how you discipline him when he hurts someone impulsively. …

Summer Programs 
Does anybody out there have any suggestions or ideas on summer programs designed for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder in Salt Lake City or Lehi, Utah? …

Learning to focus? 
My 8 (9 this month) year old daughter and I have done a sensory questionnaire that was scored by an OT with a background in sensory stuff. We are still …

Setbacks After An Illness 
HI- I have a 5 year old son with sensory processing disorder. He was diagnosed sometime between the ages of 2 and 3. He has done extremely well with …

STAR Center, Greenwood Village, Colorado. 
We are the grandparents of a four-year old boy who has been diagnosed with SPD. He has been receiving OT treatment for about six months and has shown …

More about Magnesium (re: Epsom Salts Bath Newsletter) 
I want to give you a little additional supplement on Magnesium. I am a paramedic, and we use Magnesium Sulfate given IV in our practice, so I am well …

Medicare and SPD 
I want to know if any state is yet to cover SPD as a disability? I am in the process right now of finding out if Indiana does. My son is 4 years old and …

504 plans 
Does anyone have any suggestions of accommodations or modifications to put a 504 Plan together with? I am working with my son's OT and his Neurologist, …

Is Developmental Apraxia Of Speech (DAS) Hereditary? 
My Grandson who will be four soon has Developmental Apraxia of Speech. When he was younger he too was showing signs of what was thought to be autism, but …

Hunger Issues--underweight 
I started my journey at age 20 towards finding out what is "wrong" with me. So far I've seen psychs and so on for issues that seem very much akin with …

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Point of desperation... 
My son is almost five. Seems like a good start, right? When he was a baby, before he'd even had his first feeding, he managed to pull off his diaper. …

SPD Resources in Canada (Ontario) - Are there any? 
My son was diagnosed over a year ago and I am still struggling to find any type of therapy or program that my he can participate in. I live in a small …

Statistics 
Are there any statistics on the # of children diagnosed with SPD? If so, where could I find them. ================================================= …

Therapy in the Seattle area, WA State? 
My son will be 5 next month and has severe sensory issues. He's been G-tube fed since he was 2, went straight from breastfeeding to the tube. Never took …

Another speech/language question 
Hello again. My name is Jessi and I've posted several times before. My first Help Line question ever had to do with my son, AJ's receptive/expressive …

Car Games suggestions? 
I have been struggling with my son. Frustrated so many times because I had asked so many times what to do. NO one could tell us what to do when our son …

Grinding teeth 
Hi, My name is Andrea I am a CBRS provider here in my hometown and I work with many children who have SPD. I don't know much about this disorder and have …

How to get a diagnosis of SPD? 
I think that my 8 year old daughter has SPD. She is in special ed and receives speech therapy currently through our public school system. After learning …

SPD kids have tough mornings? Is this typical? Transitions 
Hello, I was wondering if the following were typical characteristics to the child with SPD (specifically tactile and some Movement/praxis issues, …

Daily Clothing Struggles 
My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with SPD at age 4. We have worked with her and have made major strides in a lot of her sensory areas and behaviors …

Prickly sensations in my son's hands 
My son is 8 years old and has SPD. Lately he is getting sensations in his hands. He describes it as getting splinters. Sometimes it gets so bad that …

Massage therapy for SPD? 
I have a family member newly diagnosed with SPD. I am a certified massage therapist, and was told by his occupational therapist that massage would be beneficial …

How can I help my son? 
My son is 4 years old now and has been different since birth. He never wanted to breast feed, and would pull away from me as if he was trying to get …

SPD Awareness Ribbon Color(s) 
Hello! Our three year old son was recently diagnosed with SPD. Prior to his diagnosis, we never even heard of the disorder. So, I am trying to read …

Can a child outgrow SID? 
I was thrilled to find this site. If only I had this resource when my daughter was an infant and toddler, I would have been in heaven. In brief, …

Schooling 
I am a 16 year old with potential SPD - we are just now in the process of getting a diagnosis, but we are 99% sure I have it. I really struggle at school …

Visual Processing Disorder? 
What type of therapy is there for Visual Processing?? ----------------------------------------------- There are a lot of programs and therapies out …

Repetitive hand movements 
My son has autism spectrum disorder. He repeatedly strikes over his chin and teeth. He uses his one/ or both hands(fingers) and any metal or plastic object …

Is this my fault? 
I think my daughter has SPD.... we're in the middle of the evaluation... but it seems that she has that disorder. Did I do something wrong to cause this …

What do I do as a parent... Where do I start?  
I am confused, frustrated and I feel like I am failing my child. She was tested in first grade and it seemed everything was going well. Now that she is …

i found a great shoe product for spd kids!! 
Hi everyone! As most of you know, I am dealing with my 8 yr old daughter that has SPD. Today, we went shoe shopping. UGH!!! I know most of you are …

what color theraputty for a 4 year old with delayed fine motor skills? 
I found this idea on your site, but do not know which Theraputty to order for a 4 year old. Stretch the Theraputty out and hide coins or any tiny objects …

why is spd getting worse? 
My daughter's SPD seems to be getting progressively worse. My biggest question is if there are any diseases that are directly associated with decreasing …

Daily Shoe Meltdowns 
My 4 year old boy has a huge uncontrollable meltdown over his shoes every morning when I try to put them on. He had velcro shoes which were too loose no …

Vibrating mat for therapy table 
I am looking to purchase either a vibrating mat that would fit on top of a standard therapy table or a motor that can be screwed to the underside of a …

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seeking testing in baltimore maryland 
I have a 2 year old who has had brief testing through Early Intervention. I'm told he has some (can you have some of something?) "SPD" but to what extent... …

Can school make SPD worse for my child? 
Hello, My 7 year old daughter seems to have more problems with SPD during the school year than when home. She was diagnosed about 1 year ago and received …

Teeth Brushing 
My son is 18 months old,and has many of the symptoms on the checklist. I am waiting for a call back from an Early Intervention Program from the state, …

Can younger siblings also have SPD? What can I do about my oldest son's regression? 
I have 2 sons, ages 9 and 3. My 3 year old, Tyler, is showing some of the same symptoms as my older son, Alex, did at his age. Not liking certain clothing, …

Going Into College Life 
My son has had various dx's but has maintained long standing sensory processing disorders - they seem to fade and then during times of stress reappear. …

Feeding Specialist Vs. OT 
My son (22 months) has been diagnosed with SPD by and OT therapist but prior to seeing this OT we were seen by a feeding specialist at our local hospital. …

Clothing Doesn't Feel Good 
My 4 year old (just turned 4) has always had an issue with clothing/socks/shoes not feeling good, but over the last few weeks it has gotten much worse. …

Any SPD Seminars In New Jersey? 
Are there any seminars coming up about SPD in New Jersey? Michele Mitchell responds... I will check into it, but the holidays have caught me out …

Help! 
I have a five year old daughter who I believe has SPD. I have run into brick wall after brick wall. I am in the Houston area, is there anyone in Houston …

Learning How To Crawl 
Dear Michele, Your website is a godsend. I've really learned so much from it. My son who is two, was recently diagnosed with global developmental delay. …

Paying For Therapy By Building My Own Website? 
First, let me thank you girls for the fabulous information that you have online. I have read most of it and cannot tell you how great it is to have …

Special Ed In Kindergarten For SPD? 
I believe that my son is very inteligent and because he has sensory and processing issues they placed him in special ed I just want to know if that is …

I'm An OT With A Daughter Who Has SPD (I think)... 
First of all, I want to thank Michele and Michelle for providing this invaluable resource to parents! I want to thank Michele specifically for creating …

Help, Overwhelmed With All This Information... 
I Think SPD Explains My Son's Behaviors... Where Do I Start? My son is 10. He was diagnosed at age 5, with ADHD. Can I be honest? I was never …

Age of Onset of SPD 
Hello, My six year old son was just diagnosed with SPD. Looking back on his life from birth until now, I can now see some mild sensory issues that he …

SPD And Hunger Issues 
My child is always hungry and getting overweight Hi, my daughter is 8 yrs old and has just been diagnosed w/ SPD. She is 25 lbs overweight. She …

Chewing On Clothing 
My son chews on his shirt. It starts when he gets a runny nose, we think, and continues sometimes after his nose is clear. we have tried a weighted vest …

Reading Problems 
We first noticed a problem when our child entered school and was unable to begin reading. The teachers kept telling us that everyone reads at a different …

Speech Apraxia 
I just entered a question regarding my 2 year old and his beloved pacifier ( click here to read it and the helpful response from one reader ). And …

Nail Cutting Refusal 
Do you have any suggestions for helping an 8 yr old to let me (he refuses to do it himself or try) cut his nails, or any activity to do first? Or, do I …

Help with the loss of our Pacifier! 
My 2 1/2 year old son was diagnosed with SPD shortly after his second birthday. He is currently working with an OT, Developmental Specialist, and a Speech …

Are We Doing Enough? 
My daughter was diagnosed with SPD at the age of 5. She is tactile, oral, and auditory defensive. She craves vestibular input and has low muscle tone. …

Parental Rejection? 
Hello, I have a 6 yr old boy with PDD-NOS and quite severe SPD. When he was 2 1/2 he went from being very social to having a meltdown if any woman other …

What Type Of School Is Best For An SPD Child? 
Do you know what types of schools SPD children do well in? Montessori? Traditional? Thanks, Lee The SPD Help Line Answers... Lee, These …

Need To Find Other Parents Of SPD Teens  
There is so much out there now to cover when they are young, but nothing as they are finishing HS and entering College. Is it possible to connect somehow …

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Sweet Boy Became Aggresive... 
Hello, My 7 years old son has Autism and he used to be the most lovely and sweet boy ever... but, since we moved from southern California to Portland …

Is SPD A Motor Skills Thing? 
My son was just dianosed with SPD. He will be 3 in December. He has a severe speech delay, and he is very clumsy and falls a lot. His problems seem to …

SPD/OCD? 
When I was 15 (10 years ago) I was diagnosed with OCD. I have never felt comfortable with the diagnosis as all my anxiety stems from smells and textures. …

What Causes SPD? 
Is the cause for SPD known? I was also wondering if there is a genetic link? I suspect there might be. My daughter has it and I suspect my husband does …

PLEASE HELP US 
I have a 6-year-old son who I know has some, if not a lot, of sensory processing issues. I have read The Out-Of-Sync Child and have met with two OTs …

Auditory Dysfunction... Epecially Hyposensitivity (Auditory Processing) 
I'd really like some more information on this. My son, 4, has SPD and is seeing an OT. My daughter, 14 months- 12 months adjusted, has some issues with …

SPD and Tantrums 
Tantrum Submission... My 9 year old son has ADHD Inattentive type and mild SPD. He does great at school. Has a hard time with picking up social cues, …

SPD Outside Of Auditory, Visual, And Olfactory Processing 
Why does SPD cause them to be unable to comfort themselves in sleep or anxiety? My daughter cannot sleep by herself unless exhausted and cannot put herself …

Therapeutic Listening 
Hello, This is actually a question for Michelle Morris. I wrote the help line for information about Therapeutic Listening. I read all her information …

Desperately seeking help  
My daughter has issues with SPD, and I feel that she has some strong anxiety problems also. She has been getting headaches, telling me she is having a …

Difficulty In Diagnosis Of SPD 
My 3 yr old was born premature (32 wks), in ICU for 3 months, underwent a 5 hour surgery at 24 hours. Ventilated for 2 weeks, tube fed for about 2 months. …

Impulsivity In School 
I'm an OT and I work with a lot of high-functioning kids with SPD. They are in mainstream classes, but have issues with impulse control. The teachers report …

Advice Wanted About Preschool Situation 
My daughter qualified for pre-school services through our school district. She has SPD and has been a difficult child (to say the least) from day #1 of …

Interoceptive Sense 
I have had a number of parents ask for ways they can help their child regulate their interoceptive sense for sleep, toileting, and feeding problems. Any …

Can SPD Go Away?  
Hello. I have a 5 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with SPD. To say her sensory issues were extreme would be putting it lightly. Everything bothered …

Therapeutic Listening 
Hello everyone, My son is three years old and has SPD and a speech and language delay. His OT has suggested theraputic listening. We have just started …

Learning To Swim And SPD Related Issues 
My nine year old academically gifted son with mild hypotonia and SPD is taking group swimming lessons with six year olds because most kids his age already …

Insurance Coverage For SPD 
I want my daughter referred for a sensory processing disorder evaluation. My insurance will not cover it if the referral is for that specifically. What …

Looking For Other Moms/Dads Of SPD Kids Struggling In The Chicago Area 
We live in Evanston and we are looking to meet other families who are dealing with SPD issues with their child. We feel so alone and it is so scary. None …

Funding For SI Therapy 
Hello... my 5 yo son was diagnosed in Feb '06 with a mixed expressive receptive speech disorder, apraxia, SID, and now hypotonia. We cannot get, as I …

Listening Therapy 
My nine-year-old son has sensory issues, hypotonia, handwriting difficulties and is not as coordinated as other kids so he does not want to try to learn …

SPD And Language Delays 
My son, AJ, was recently diagnosed with the following: 1. Developmental Delay (not pervasive) 2. Mixed Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder 3. Idiosyncratic …

Support groups in Ocean County NJ 
I am interested in support groups, near Toms River for children with SPD. My wife and I have a 5 year old son and we need to talk/meet to other parents …

SPD Kids And Amusement Parks? 
Our family is planning a trip to Disneyland next month. The last time we attempted this, my 5 year old daughter was 2 1/2, and we didn't understand why …

SI Therapy For The Hyposensitive 
My son is 7 with apraxia and some sensory issues. The questions I am worried about is he has gotten burnt with a cookie sheet, cut on the bottom of the …

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Helping A Hypersensitive SPD Child Who Is Injured Or Sick 
My 4 1/2 year old daughter who has hyper SPD seems to feel pain more intensely than other children. The slightest injury or illness can send her into …

Spitting and Hitting 
My son has SPD and just started kindergarten he is 5 3/4 years old. From the 1st day of school hitting and spitting have been a regular occurrence. He …

Daytime pant wetting at almost 8yr 
My son is almost 8 years old. He is still having issue with day time pant wetting. This can range from damp with slight urine smell to a full out wetting …

Night terrors 
Is there a connection between night terrors and SPD?

Sensory issues don't mean Autism!! right?! 
My 20 month old son was just evaluated by an o/t and s/t and was found to have a sensory issue and a speech delay. They kept saying he didn't seem autistic, …

13 yr old won't sleep in bed 
My 13 yr old daughter refuses to sleep in bed. She does have NLD and likes everything just so but this is a bit much. She had a couch in her room we …

My 5 yr old son is not walking normally, & falls frequently. 
-he was not breast fed. -at 6 months, he still needed pillows for support in order to sit. -at 2, he didn't try to run. -at 3, he couldn't walk up stairs …

Question regarding my 5 yr old 
Shes always been funny with clothes, goes through phases of what will or wont wear, for ages it was dresses, they weren't right they didnt feel right because …

Finger flicking in front of eyes 
Hi Was wondering if you had any suggestions for finger flicking in front of eyes.My wee boy aged 3 has many sensory issues.Likes to throw himself back,upside …

OT is coming to an end after two years. What is the average time frame to be in OT? 
My son is 6 and has been in OT for SPD and ADHD since he was 4. It really has become a part of our lives. For the past year and a half he met with his …

Question about 3 year old daughter 
my daughter is 3 years old (turned 3 in the end of march) and she just started preschool. While she has always been energetic and precocious, we've never …

Behavior during pregnancy and how it relates to Sensory Processing Disorder 
I am a certified birth doula and have a client who is expecting twins. She has 2 children with SPD. She is concerned that there might possibly be something …

Toe Walking 
My daughter is 5 years old and has been walking on her toes since she first learned to walk. We have tried braces, physical therapy and just met with …

Listening 
Is not listening apart of the disorder or can it be treated as a behavioral issue?

Has anybody tried hyperbaric oxygen therapy for SPD? 
My daughter has pretty severe auditory defensiveness. Loud sounds hurt and scare her and lead to meltdowns, and her own loudness is off putting to other …

Sensory Processing 
What is the best Occupational therapy intervention to help with sensory processing?

13 month old refuses to wear shoes 
My son refuses to wear shoes. He screams non stop will not stand up just goes limp. We have tried several different shoes it does not matter he just freaks …

SPD and Swine Flu Vaccinations 
I have a six year old with SPD and I'm having a terrible time making a decision whether or not to get him vaccinated with the Swine Flu vaccine. I'm heavily …

Aggressive, tantrums, attention, always turning cartwheels, anxiety 
Hello, I have twins that will be in kindergarten next week! they are night and day, but together can fit alot of these symptoms. I am having a harder …

Homeopathy 
I am interested to know if anyone has used Homeopathic treatments for SPD, OCD or anxiety. I prefer to use natural treatments. Has anyone had any success …

Tantrums 
My 4-year-old Cousin was diagnosed with SPD earlier this year , as well as ADHd. He is seeing a psych, and an OT,and for a while his behavior was better …

Aggression in children with SPD 
My grandson is in the early stages of being diagnosed. But, all the literature seems to describe his behaviors. One of our biggest concerns is his aggressive,destructiv …

Who exactly diagnoses SPD? 
I have a beautiful and very loving 3 year old son. My son hasn't officially been diagnosed w/SPD, but he does have symptoms. He can't stand when someone …

Just a comment 
My name is Meredith Eaton. I am 12 years old and have SPD and ADHD. First of all your site has provided the most info I have gotten on this topic. …

Therapeutic Listening 
How often do you change CDs when you are listening twice a day for 30 minutes a day, seven days a week? Is there an order in which you progress through …

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Has anyone been to the STAR Center in Denver, Colorado? 
Hi Everyone. My 8 yr.old son has SPD and Autism. I would like to take him to the Star Center this summer for treatment. I'd like to know if any of …

Make your own SPD Products? 
I am wondering if anyone has every heard of making their own sensory products (vests, weighted blankets). I found this website that has a download of …

SPD And Fragile X 
Hi my name is Carra and I've posted several times in the past. My son Spencer was just diagnosed yesterday with FRAGILE X. So does that mean he doesn't …

The Listening Program 
My son's OT has just started him on The Listening Program, and I am wanting to incorporate it at home. Do you have any suggestions on where I can get or …

3 year old with hypotonia is smacking lips and grinding teeth 
My son is 3 years old. He has hypotonia, and he has had difficulty swallowing and processing food since birth. He is grinding his teeth, and he has started …

What is the Prognosis for a child with SPD 
My son is five and has been diagnosed with SPD when he was 4 but has been receiving aid for sensory disorder and speech since he was 2. My spouse freaks …

Is this appropriate? 
Hi everyone, My 2.5 year old has been seeing an OT for about 10 weeks now. MY husband and I decided to see use a private OT for our daughter(meaning …

Sound Therapy 
First,I would like to say 'what a fantastic site'! My 11 year old son has just been diagnosed with SPD, and suddenly the reasons behind all his behaviors …

When Teachers Don't Understand Or Accommodate For SPD 
My daughter's new teacher seems to feel dubious about her SPD despite talking to her therapist. She has basically insinuated that my daughter was behind, …

Throwing Things 
Does anyone have any Ideas to help me help my 3.5 year old Grandson that Has SPD to stop throwing everything? We have custody of him and his little …

4 Yr Old Pee'ing and poo'ing in pants and on floor 
My son pee's and poo's in his pants and on the floor. almost as if it's intentional. He does know when and how to use the toilet.. could this be part of …

Insurance 
Are there any programs or assistance for kids with SPD? I am a single mom of two kids and my daughter has SPD. There are no OT providers within an hour …

Disappointed I Didn't Tell My Daughter Not rated yet
I am a Mother of 3 girls. My youngest is 21y.o. now, but was diagnosed with Autism based on a Sensory Processing D/O when she was just 3y.o. I was …

Husband's chewing food noises, loud music in restaurants, stores, bars. Not rated yet
I'm 45 and am pretty sure I've got sensory processing issues and ADHD because of all I've learned getting myself educated about my kid's diagnoses, probably …

Positives of spd Not rated yet
Hello Girl with SPD here just wondering if anyone knew of any positive sides to having SPD? Thanks

Who's Theory is this Not rated yet
A two year old continues to insist that she dress herself, even though she has trouble buttoning.

18 month old not talking yet Not rated yet
Hi, my almost 18 month old boy doesn't talk yet. He points and takes you to the fridge or somewhere whrn he wants something. He wpuld say dadda, caca, …

Positive side to SPD? Not rated yet
I was wondering if anyone knew of any upsides to having SPD? I have it and this fact seems to be perceived as a terrible thing. I can't stand touch, …

Behavior or SPD Not rated yet
I have a 5 year old nephew who's a problem and allowed to only eat rubbish, I mean pure rubbish. He will only eat pop tarts,cereal, sweets, oreos, chocolate …

Meth exposure in utero Not rated yet
How prevalent is SPD in children who were exposed to meth in utero? What are potential outcomes when the child receives treatment for SPD for these children? …

Can taking oral steroids magnify sensory processing problems? Not rated yet
My son stuggles with SPD but since taking Decadron (oral steroid), his symptoms seem so much worse to him than his normal

Socializing Not rated yet
Came on report card, needs to play with more children, excludes some kids. I have been concerned about this, is this part of her sensory that she doesn't …

What do I do to help my son?  Not rated yet
I have a son that is almost 7yrs old and he still poops his pants and doesnt like to wipe himself. He still sucks his thumb and his school is starting …

Severe speech and language delays  Not rated yet
My son is 3 years 8 months old and still not speaking, he babbles a lot but still no real words, sometimes we will hear mama, no, dada but i dont know …

16 Month Old- SPD? Not rated yet
Hi! Our son is almost 17 months at the end of this month. We are in need of help. This is our first and only child we will have. Below is our story; …

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Can we prove a negative  Not rated yet
I feel if there is no evidence or proof of something that it does not exist. Unless we all agree upon its existence through evidence. For example we …

Help... my daughter is getting worse Not rated yet
She was diagnosed at 4 and she is 5 now. some days we think it's good then others we fall back again. she started school, the CBTU school for kids …

My 4y/o daughter has to touch soft stuff.  Not rated yet
My daughter is 4 years old and she has to touch anything soft. If she thinks it's soft she has to touch it and even rub it on her face. At Walmart …

Always hungry Not rated yet
My adolescent son eats many times during the day and after a while says, he is again hungry, what may be the possible reasons? thanks

Sensory seeking Not rated yet
This may seem like a silly question but OT diagnosed daughter with sensory seeking behaviours a few years ago and told me to use bean bags to weigh her …

Is it choice Not rated yet
Please tell me why my child has such issues with such things as putting on uniform in the morning and have such intense meltdowns at thirteen that are …

Dark/Light Not rated yet
Hi my 9 yr old daughter has been diagnosed recently, lots of the usual issues.However only recently anxiety at bedtime, gets "fizzy vision" in a dark room …

Almost 8 year old girl with clothing issues Not rated yet
This issue has developed slowly over the last couple of months. First she wanted to sleep naked which we felt was ok. Now she does not want to get dressed …

Constant crying every fortnight  Not rated yet
My 8 yr autistic son has been crying constantly every fortnight. He cries for an entire week. Doesn't want to sleep. The doctors don't know what the problem …

Can anxiety from SPD i.e. Being back at school cause a sore prickly throat ??  Not rated yet
My son is 8 and has been illness free all through the holidays he went back to school Tuesday and Thursday he felt sick all day and had a prickly sore …

SPD and Autism Not rated yet
Is SPD part of the Autistic Spectrum ? Aspergers? My son has been diagnosed SPD and I'm wondering because we have Autism in our family and I was asking …

Muscle and joint pain? Not rated yet
My 4 year old is on the extremely active end of SPD. He is very active and craves jumping and running. He has complained a few times that his thigh muscle …

Self-induced vomiting Not rated yet
Hi, I am working with a nearly four year old child who demonstrates SPD as well as other issues. She has recently begun inducing vomiting each night when …

Dear Therapist, Why are you doing that? Not rated yet
If your child is seen by either a physical, occupational or speech therapist; how often do you ask that therapist the following questions: 1) Why are …

Nappy sensitivity Not rated yet
My 4 yr old boy has autism and spd and non verbal. He seems to be increasingly in discomfort when wearing his nappy. I have tried several kinds and pull …

Help I'm lost... Not rated yet
I suspect my 4 year old has SPD (and GAD) the doctor and health nurse have referred her but the appointments are taking ages. I just want to know who or …

Boyfriend with spd and dates Not rated yet
I've been dating him for 3 months now and I'm sorry to say that I've been an bitch about not going out on dates. I don't have SPD and am having a hard …

My son spits in the class room Not rated yet
My 6 years old son, spits in the class and plays with it. he does it only in the class and outside but not at home. he has the habit of putting nose stuff …

A fourteen year old girl just diagnose with SPD Not rated yet
I am finding your website so helpful, thank you! MY question is what kind of OT therapy would a 14 year old girl do to help her with SPD? How can I …

Uniform and Sensory Issues Not rated yet
My daughters have sensory processing disorder and their head is changing the uniform this September. He will only consider long sleeved shirts and is …

Temper tantrums Not rated yet
Our son is 5 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with SPD by his pediatrician who recommended OT. We have had one OT evaluation and are on the waiting list …

Please help, 2 year, 9 month old very aggressive with 11 month old baby sibling Not rated yet
Hi... My 2 year old has always been easily overwhelmed (could not soothe as an infant, has always had trouble sleeping). She also suffers from anxiety. …

How do i find out what my sons sensory needs are? Not rated yet
my sons ot has said he has spd. i know a little about it my problem is how do i work out what sensory is making him behave the way he does i.e visual,auditory,tactile …

6 year old daughter constantly invading personal space Not rated yet
My daughter is often very close to my face while talking (if she's eating she will be spitting food while she's doing it), she pokes my face, she squeezes …

Help new SPD mom Not rated yet
Hi. I self diagnosed myself with SPD years ago, my daughter now has an official dx. What have parents done to cope with dx? My husband is trying to …

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What causes pain in hands after they get wet Not rated yet
My son is 12 all his life he has had pain in his hands after they get wet. He clenches them up and can not touch anything at all for some time up to 2 …

SPD Not rated yet
Hi, I am a teenager and I have always struggled with certain emotional issues. I came upon this website when I was trying to figure out why I am so sensitive …

End point texture Not rated yet
I work with an individual who is autistic. The individual goes to a Day Supports facility. Her textures are the last thing she does before going home. …

Help, my son is struggling and I am lost Not rated yet
My 7 year old son has tourettes, adhd, spd and ODD and I am struggling with his behaviour. He is struggling I school and his meltdowns are getting worse. …

Not able to answer basic questions. Not rated yet
Our son is almost 8 and is in 2nd grade. His class is covering topics such as the start of calculus that I never was taught in school (and I have an MBA). …

I can't eat anymore Not rated yet
i can feel my organs and it's gotten so bad i can't eat anymore without wanting to die. both eating and not eating are forms of self harm now i don't know …

Baby rocks and pulls her hair and eats it Not rated yet
My daughter is one year old, from the time she was able to sit up she has rocked, whether she's playing with her toys, sitting in her high hair eating, …

Difficulty getting nails cut for 3 yr old Not rated yet
My son is now 3 year old and refuses to let us cut his nails, we have to do it when he is sleeping, else he will not let us hold his fingers or toes to …

My son is 11 years old and....I am so lost, please help! Not rated yet
Hi, I am a little lost! My son just turned 11 and it is becoming difficult to handle a few aspects of his life. He won't eat lunches at school anymore, …

Inconsistant behavior at home Not rated yet
I have a 4 1/2 year old boy who gets upset if someone is to loud in a quiet place, doesn't like going to the movies, or loud places,. He even has a hard …

Texture Not rated yet
My nephew Gags when he touches a new texture he is not familiar with. He suffers from Jacob Syndrome as well. Is it possible he can suffer from SPD?

Sensory Processing Disorder Not rated yet
my granddaughter has this disorder. she is now 3yrs old . she still drinks out of a bottle. how do i get her to drink out of a sippy cup or glass? …

Please help Not rated yet
So my daughter is three an as shes lying in bed she will twitch really fast an then pick her up really quick an she has noo control at all .. Lastnight …

Clothing issues and hair brushing Not rated yet
Hi, My daughter is 5 years old and she has some clothing issues since she was 3 years old. At that time we thought it would go away with age but it didn't. …

My undiagnosed child....??? Not rated yet
My son displays unusual characteristics of many different disorders, but not enough of any one of them to have a definitive diagnoses for his odd behaviors. …

Helping my 5 year old to stop wetting himself Not rated yet
Hello one and all, thank you to the creator of this site. I have a 5 year old son, and since I can remember we knew something was not as it should be. …

Loud swallowing Not rated yet
I have a problem with swallowing when eating drinking and just swallowing my saliva. I am depressed and have anxiety, but I'm just concerned is it all …

Learning Not rated yet
I have a 13 yr.old son who has never been diagnosed with SPD . His symptoms describe SPD very well. He has had difficulty in school early on. I am …

Rocking  Not rated yet
I have a 4 and a half yr old daughter who is developing both physically & mentally perfect but is constantly rocking. No matter where she is on a chair …

Big kid bed??? Not rated yet
Hi, my 2.5 year old is showing many of the symptoms of SPD and we have had her in therapy for speech, OT and PT for most of her life. She's VERY tall for …

Help Not rated yet
I have custody of my three year old grandson who we thought had autism but because he is sociable he did not meet the criteria. but yet they still say …

9 year old with SPD talks like a baby Not rated yet
My daughter was diagnosed with SPD when she was 3. She recently turned 9 and has not grown out of her baby voice. She constantly talks in a voice younger …

Need help with my assessment Not rated yet
I need help on my school assessment on SPD can you help me ASAP? Can you please briefly describe the implications on development with a student who …

Homework Not Getting Turned In Not rated yet
My son, age 11, has been diagnoised with SPD. He is failing in school because he doesn't remember or isn't willing, not sure, to turn in his homework. …

Where to start for dx? Not rated yet
My son is also 6 years old and has many of the things on the checklist; constant motion, will only eat specific food textures, can't stand tags on his …

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Maturity or growth level Not rated yet
My son has always been behind in maturing. Now that he is age 20, it has become more apparent. This is not addressed in these articles. At this age, will …

My 4 year old has severe autism and is very unsteady and does odd things, what can i do? Not rated yet
My daughter is severely autistic and has massive sensory issues with being touched. She moves about almost like she is drunk, stumbling into things. She …

Twin 8 yr old boys SPD & ADHD Not rated yet
I've known from early in that my twin boys were difficult and different. They are also creative, energetic, wonderful boys. They've been diagnosed with …

Does my cousin have SPD? Not rated yet
This is a difficult subject for me to describe due to the fact my cousin lives 400miles away from myself. However I am a nurse and my cousins condition …

Nose sniffing Not rated yet
Our daughter is constantly sucking air in through her nose. It's like her nose is constantly stuffy or runny, but it's not. The constant snorting is annoying. …

Toddler who is inconsolable when some children cry or shout Not rated yet
How do I know if my child's anxiety of noise and other children screaming or crying is typical toddler worries or more than that? Not sure where to turn. …

SPD and Meares Irlen Not rated yet
My adult daughter was diagnosed with Meares Irlen at age 16 and as she has got older seems to have all the symptoms of SPD too. Is there a connection …

SO I and an I.E.P. at school Not rated yet
I have a friend of the families 8 year old son whom the mother insists is autistic and he wears diapers all night, especially if he must poop. When they …

Two year old who has spd  Not rated yet
Does anyone else's child have horrible anxiety when the primary caregiver leaves? Or is this not correlated?

Nursery  Not rated yet
My spd child loves nursery he's 2 years old and I feel like they think I'm lying when I tell them how he is, does anyone else have this problem?

My 3 year old is getting worse as time goes by with putting things in her mouth Not rated yet
My 3 year old always sucked her thumb even at birth, at first I thought it was cute but then she started getting a over bite & now not only is she putting …

SPD prognosis  Not rated yet
What is the prognosis for toddler's with SPD as they grow older?

3 1/2 year old with pacifier Not rated yet
Hi there, found this website in my efforts to get guidance on my son and his pacifier use. He is 3 years, 7 months old. Active, jumping since he could …

Spd and sid Not rated yet
Please could you tell me what if any difference is there between sensory processing disorder and sensory intergration disorder.

The Feeling of Your Own Skin Not rated yet
I've been googling, but I haven't been able to find anything about this specific thing. I can't stand the feeling of my own skin. My legs, arms, and …

Bath Time Not rated yet
My son is completely traumatized when bathed, and he has been diagnose with sensory processing disorder, are the two related?

Language disorder Not rated yet
My son is 3 and 1/2 year old. He imitates us well in speech, exactly same tone, same expression but lacks reasonable use of language in expression. he …

Picking and Pulling Things Apart Not rated yet
My son is 7 and has recently started picking at his nails and pulling skin off to the point where they bleed. He also picks at scabs continuously and …

My 3 yr old with SPD starting preschool Not rated yet
Hi. My 3 yr old lil boy has SPD and has been accepted to start a public preschool where he will get to work with a OT and speech therapist while there. …

CPSE concerns Not rated yet
My 4 year old has just been evaluated by our district. The Occupational therapist, Speech therapist, psychologist, and I all agree he definitely has SPD. …

Chicago Parents -- advice on schools? Not rated yet
Hi, Are there any Chicago parents that are happy with their school choice? Anyone able to share the good, the bad or the ugly regarding chicago public …

Is this age of a 6 year old or a 3 year old Not rated yet
What would make my 6 year old boy write with a pen he snuck out of the kitchen drawer , all over everything in his bedroom

Hand washing, personal hygiene Not rated yet
10-year-old girl refuses to wash her hands because she "doesn't like the feeling of soap." Mother has tried many different types of soap, wash cloths, …

SPD kid Not rated yet
My spd kid feels relaxed after watching tv.

S.P.D hereditary Not rated yet
is S.P.D Hereditary . I have some family who have S.P.D. I have granddaughter with S.P.D.

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Child Refusing to Leave Shoes On Not rated yet
I am an intervention specialist of children with multiple disabilities. I have one student (age 7, almost 8) who REFUSES to wear shoes. She hasn't been …

Side effects of the Willbarger brushing Protocol  Not rated yet
I'm an OT in the public school and started the Brushing Protocol with a student with Autism. After a week he appeared to develop a stomach virus so we …

Holding objects Not rated yet
I'm always holding things,sometimes more than one thing. And not realizing I'm holding them.

Hair Not rated yet
Ever since I was little its like I can feel any hair whatsoever in my clothes am I the only one?

Billing codes for SPD Not rated yet
I'm looking for DSM-5 or ICD-10 codes for SPD and cannot find. What codes are being used for insurance billing for treatment of SPD? Thank you!

Oral sensory/tactile/proprioceptive seeking needs Not rated yet
Would you have any other ideas to help a toddler, 2 1/2 yrs old, who constantly mouths objects, bites and scratches. She goes to bedroom and bites on …

To have 5 year old DD evaluated or not for SPD? Not rated yet
My 5 year old DD has been receiving speech services since around 18 months and went to full day preschool for speech at age 3 then classic full day preschool …

Car seat & spd Not rated yet
Hello was wondering if you have any tips for child with sensory issues? She is 7 & is autistic. Does not like seat belts or car seats. Recently tried a …

Word pronounciation  Not rated yet
My son is 10 years old. Lately he's been having trouble pronouncing certain words. I notice that the s sound is often an sh and vice versa. For example …

Special Needs Preschool Teacher Not rated yet
This is not a story. It is a question. Why are teachers listed as caretakers rather than professionals?

Wearing Socks Not rated yet
My grandson refuses to wear socks. He says they make his toes twinkle. We have tried no seam socks, polyester, turning them inside out, etc. He lives …

Refuses to get hands wet. Not rated yet
My 10 year old daughter refuses to wet her hands...Will not was them, shower herself or swim... I have to shower hers she keeps her hands above her head.. …

Multiple symptoms- some contradict each other Not rated yet
My son seems to have many of the symptoms, but some contradict each other. For example, he is fearful of heights and unexpected movements, but he is constantly …

We can't figure out what my son is Orally seeking Not rated yet
My son is 4 1/2 years old. He has severe global Apraxia as well as SPD. We have always been able to figure out what he has been seeking with the help of …

My son and daughter in law are both in denial... How can I convince them? That my grandson might have SPD Not rated yet
My grandson might have SPD. I have noticed these symptoms 1. he is constantly jumping. 2. he is a very picky eater 3. he has tantrums and hits …

Help please Not rated yet
Hi My friend's little boy has just turned 2. He was delivered by c section 2 weeks early as he wasn't growing. Was 5lb when born. He only eats certain …

Baby-led weaning causes SPD? Not rated yet
Judgmental family and friends are talking behind our backs, saying that all of my son's eating resistance was caused by our decision to delay introductions …

Hair obsession Not rated yet
My nearly 4 yr old boy keeps putting hair in his mouth, doesn't matter where he gets it from weather it be off the floor, hair brush or he has been known …

Regression with OT Not rated yet
5 year old daughter has been in OT for 10 weeks. We saw fast improvement in clothing, socks, underwear wearing with no tantrums. Until recently. She's …

School testing? Not rated yet
Can a child be screened at school?

Service/Therapy Pets Not rated yet
Hi All. I have a 5 1/2 year old that is SPD, OCD and has speech issues. She is currently in OT. We have family pets, which are all older animals, which …

Fear of LIFE Not rated yet
I have a 5yo adopted daughter (bological granddaughter) that I started raising at age 8 mos. History of prenatal hard drug use, Interuterin Growth Restriction, …

Concerned with handwriting Not rated yet
My 6 year old grandson is very bright. He was diagnosed with SPD. He does not write except for scribbles. He has been in therapy for 3 years. Does anyone …

What is this called Not rated yet
Basically when I touch certain materials like velcro, the material used to make hi-vis vests, velvet, or any of the material on those touch and feel kids …

SPD issues manifest in a cycle of a terrible week every few months... really SPD? Not rated yet
My 4 year old daughter has been diagnosed with SPD, and the diagnosis seems to really fit well. The biggest thing that concerns me is that she has major …

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Disability Not rated yet
Is SPD considered a Developmental Disability like Autism is?

Why is my son losing focus when he writes in the classroom? Not rated yet
My 7 year old son who is a preterm by birth ans was born on the 25th week..When he started going to kindergarten i am getting complaints from the teacher …

List of questions to ask for services of OT at daughters school Not rated yet
I have a meeting at my daughter's school next week with her teacher and the OT. I want to request OT services for her. She is 8. She was diagnosed with …

My 2y/o daughter doesn't talk, very aggressive & destructive.. Not rated yet
Hello out there, well I've been having trouble figuring out just what it is that my daughter is going through. She almost stopped making developmental …

Restless 3 yr old  Not rated yet
I have a 3yr old who gets up in the middle of the night. i tried putting her to bed early she gets up around midnight to 1 am . I tried putting her to …

Where to find help? Not rated yet
My 22 year old daughter has several of the symptoms listed. We've had a hard time understanding what she is experiencing and she was finally able to give …

4 year old daughter diagnosed with SPD, ideas for calming home environment Not rated yet
My daughter has just been diagnosed with SPD. She is a SENSORY SEEKER and always on the go! What are some ideas of the best calming home environment for …

Bumping his head Not rated yet
I have noticed that my 4 yr old grandson bumps his head a lot. Walls. Doors. Table etc to me he is hitting these extremely hard.... his immediate response …

Trouble believing it's more than just strong will Not rated yet
I am having some trouble understanding oral sensory processing disorder is more than just a control/mental/emotional issues related to food. Or, somehow …

Unknowledgable father with a child of SPD? Not rated yet
My son is 6yrs old and in kindergarten. He has an IEP that was written last spring after his preschool to set-up for his kindergarten year. We have had …

Is this a form of SPD? Not rated yet
My 3yr. Old just recently started licking his fingers then rubs his eyebrow and sometimes his ear. Can u help me understand this and if I need to be worried …

Treatment Not rated yet
For so many years I just chalked things up to her being a difficult child. But now I realize that she probably has SPD. So many light bulbs are going off …

Documenting Sensory In Occupational Therapy Notes Not rated yet
I work in an outpatient clinic treating pediatric clients across the spectrum of developmental, physical, and mental-emotional health diagnoses or lack …

Inappropriate behavior for a 13 year old Not rated yet
My granddaughter laughs In appropriately in all sorts of situations, she doesn't eat and may be hospitalized, she answers most questions with whatever …

Tired Mom and daughter Not rated yet
My daughter is 13 and has Downs syndrome and has always talked to herself playfully. Over the past couple months it has gotten to the point where she constantly …

SPD issues in our 6 yr old making school tough Not rated yet
Our 6 yr old started Kindergarten this fall and he clearly has SPD issues. We let the school and teacher know up front and his teacher has been a saint …

Drugs as cause of SPD Not rated yet
Could SPD be caused physiologically by a drug addict father who used cocaine at pre conception?

Son has issue writing because he can't handle the feel of paper? Not rated yet
I have a 12 year old healthy, normal son currently in 7th grade. He was an "A" student up till the start of his 6th grade year when his grades started …

Skipping, pacing, rocking, flapping - Stereotypic Movement Disorder Not rated yet
I have a 15-year-old daughter who has engaged in repetitive skipping up and down in our house throughout her life. It only really became a problem …

14 month old - SPD or not? Not rated yet
My son is only fourteen months old, but he has had some behavior that has concerned me for awhile. Getting him to eat new textures is one thing that has …

Taking off clothes Not rated yet
Hi, we have a 3 year old girl with obvious developmental delays. She continually takes off her clothes at nap time. It doesn't matter what kind of clothes. …

Does this sound like SPD? Not rated yet
My daughter is 5 and I have increasing concerns about her behavior. She has always been sensitive to touch (labels, scratchy fabrics, clothes that are …

Extreme Dislike of Seatbelts Not rated yet
Has anyone found a solution to their child's seat belt issues? My daughter (7) screams when using one. Therapists, OT, brushing, soft this or that, distractions …

Crashing Not rated yet
Is there such thing as sensory overload to the point that the child literally falls asleep (crashes) because there body is exhausted from trying to process …

Son 8 suddenly started moving his fingers and toes constantly Not rated yet
My son has suddenly started to move his fingers and toes constantly .He does this when he is reading or when he is doing his homework. When he is watching …

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Orange ribbon Not rated yet
When will our official color be made. I was told years back that it was started. But seems it never went forward.

Is it SPD? Not rated yet
My daughter is 11 she doesnt love being in a crowd. Gets easily distracted, finds it hard to stay organized. She gets frustrated with other kids that bounce …

2 year old son need help  Not rated yet
Hi everyone hope u can help my son licks dribbles won't let us cut nails he's hair or brush his teeth does nt sleep we'll if he's hands r sticky it's the …

Young Adults Driving Not rated yet
I have an 18 year old son who is not ready to get his drivers license. He took drivers ed in high school and passed but never wanted to get his drivers …

Obsessed with the same things  Not rated yet
Hi my 4 year old constantly asks if his teeth are falling out. He also asks if his finger nails are falling off and if his eyes are falling out. He also …

I just want to be able to help my daughter wear clothes! Not rated yet
It has been a MONTH since this started. My daughter can not wear clothes or sit in her car seat. She's 4 1/2 and normally LOVES clothes and putting on …

Nineteen month old rocks back and forth banging his head. even during meal time Not rated yet
does my child have sensory issues or autism? he is going to the Doctors this week and I am going to ask for a referral to a neurologist. should I be concerned? …

I have an 8 year old grandson who has Aspergers.  Not rated yet
My 8 year old grandson of 8 years has Aspergers. He is high functioning. Why does he keep touching the floor , the road , the car . In fact he touches …

Need Help Not rated yet
Hi all. My dd has SPD and one of the symptoms I have noticed is she does not (or can not) listen. Most of the time it is like she can't hear us at all. …

My daughters behaviour... shes almost 3 yrs Not rated yet
My daughters behaviour has got worse she had two fits last year so I have been a bit soft with her when I tell her no she has a tantrum and starts lashing …

10 year old with SPD Not rated yet
My son is 10 years old and starting middle school. We have really been struggling with him with his SPD. He was diagnosed in 1st grade with SPD issues …

spd Not rated yet
13 year old girl that pee's on the floor and on clothes, steels food from stores and food from the house, pulls her hair out, lost tons of weight, she …

He shake his head too much  Not rated yet
Why does my son 4 year old shakes his head. It happened before bout 4 months ago and now he doing it again. When I first notice it about four months ago …

Pacifier Help Not rated yet
Hello all. My DD had her 5 year check up today. The doctor seems to think that she needs to lose the pacifier. I explained to her about my concern with …

Supplements for SPD Not rated yet
Hello All! I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a supplement to help with mood, anger, etc. Also, if anyone has had any experience with …

12yr old-special needs- cerbral palsy-impulsive aggressive behavior Not rated yet
October 2013 my son had just turned 12 when this behavior started. He already has challenges such as developmental delay. he has cerbral palsy but mild. …

13 Year old daughter with Down Syndrome  Not rated yet
Why does my daughter constantly talks to herself, sometimes she sounds like she is growling, she rocks back and forth whole sitting down and she cant seem …

The Listening Programme cost through our OT Not rated yet
Hi there my oldest daughter has SPD and our OT has recommended the Listening Programme for her. Our OT says she has seen some of her clients go from concentration …

Strange behavior Not rated yet
My granddaughter always wants her hair up in a ponytail with nothing hanging if it is we put bobby pins to keep it up or when she is at home she keeps …

Finger sucking/peeing in bed Not rated yet
This boy I know is 7 years old and still sucks on his fingers. He also pees in bed every night. is the two related? Does he pee in bed because of sucking …

Child with a walking problem Not rated yet
My son is 3.5 Years old but he can not walk at all please provide suggestions in this regards. Thanks

My son is 8 years old and is biting his fingernails before bed time  Not rated yet
is that a big problem,that as a mother i must worry about?

My 7yo son is being pigeon holed at school for possbile ADD/ADHD.  Not rated yet
I am an RN. My 7yo son, IQ 165, is being pigeon holed at school for possible ADD/ADHD because he chews constantly on EVERYTHING and has impulsivity issues. …

Need help to find soft pants please? Not rated yet
My daughter is entering grade 4. She only wears huge oversized cotton dresses, loose cotton bike shorts or leggings and loose shirts if the seams are not …

Child who likes to stroke parents arm when going to sleep? Not rated yet
Is this normal Behaviour when your child wants to stroke the parents arm before going to sleep? And has to suck his thumb? Five and a half years old now. …

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Neuro feedback for Sensosry Processign Disorder in children Not rated yet
My daughter has sensory processing disorder and anxiety. She struggles most with tactile defensiveness. clothes, socks, pants, hair washing etc. She …

13 year old over-sensitive boy Not rated yet
I am a 71 year old grandmother who always have to scold my 13 year old grandson and teach him a better way of avoiding conflict with his 11 year old brother. …

Help my one year old is out of control Not rated yet
I know a one year old who bites her mother, my sister, and me her aunt. she also chews and bites random objects. when we say awwww she laughs and bites …

Finding a therapist Not rated yet
I am looking for a therapist but the links seen to take me to sites that are for the actual therapist or potential students not actual patients what am …

SPD & socialisation Not rated yet
I have a grandson who has been diagnosed with SPD. he will be turning 4 soon and I'm wondering if how important it is for him to be socialising with his …

Looking for a diagnoses  Not rated yet
Hello all, I have a 2.5 year old boy with some behaviors that I think are worthy of an evaluation. Please let me know what you thing or if you have advice …

Suspect I missed the boat... missed oral issues in my 11 year old son Not rated yet
My son is going to be 12 in September and I am beyond sick of being he will grow out of his issues or eat when he's hungry. I can only get him to willingly …

SPD or Autism/Aspergers? Already have a son with Aspergers. Not rated yet
Costant lip and finger biting, fidgets with fingers non stop, anti social, tantrums, hardly plays with toys, loves spinning, tip toes, pica (everything …

Obsessive toenail clipping Not rated yet
Hello, My 7 year old daughter will not go to bed at night without making sure her toenails are completely smooth, she can't handle them scratching on …

Nystagmus Not rated yet
My 9 year old grandson has Nystagmus. Over the past six months he gets very tired and irritable early evening and cross. Nearly every morning before …

How do I tell my son who's 7 that his brother has SPD Not rated yet
My son is 7 and his brother has SPD, how do I explain this to him without labeling his little brother who's 3?

Help me with my daughter Not rated yet
My daughter will be 7 in July and she still wears a pull up every day. She pees while she is awake and doesn't realize she is doing it. She has recently …

See improvement Not rated yet
My sons been going to a sensory Ot once a week for about a month. We've been working with him at home too. He has motor delays . He has been so sensory …

Loud noises and music  Not rated yet
My 9 year old son is extremely sensitive to loud music and loud voices and noises. It impacts him socially. He is red headed also if that makes any difference. …

SPD symptoms Not rated yet
Can SPD symptoms come and go in children?

Rock eating Not rated yet
Does eating rocks fit into Sensory Processing disorder or is it an extreme and more of a PICA issue or a compuslive type issue?

SPD vs OCD Not rated yet
How is SPD different from someone who is OCD?

Sharing and SPD Not rated yet
my daughter is currently being referred to an ot, but was wondering if the inability to share beyond your normal 6 year old ability, is an spd thing. many …

My 5 yr old son with ASD Not rated yet
My son is autistic and 5 about to enter kindergarten. I am positive he has this. What is recommended for a little one with this? It effects his learning …

SPD Survey Not rated yet
Hi there, I am a mom of a young child with SPD. I am also a senior at Washington State University. My senior project is on SPD and the effects families …

Wondering IF Not rated yet
I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier. I have 10 year old daughter who had been diagnosed with ADHD and Bipolar and is on meds for this...she …

Abusive 5 year old Not rated yet
My 5 year old granddaughter with aggressive sensory issues is physically abusive to her 18 month old brother. For example she shut her door, pushed him …

Can this be diagnosed in a 17 year old?  Not rated yet
I have a 17 year old son, who fits a lot of this. I don't believe he is problematic but if I could help make his life better, especially in the way of …

My 10 year old daughter is spitting on the floor when no one is watching her? Why? Not rated yet
I'm confused as to why my 10 year old daughter is spitting on peoples floor when no one is watching her? She has mild cerebral paulsey and a learning issue …

2 1/2 year old screams uncontrollably when strangers greet her Not rated yet
My 2 1/2 year old daughter screams uncontrollably and gets very upset .... Screams n shouts loud when strangers greet her or say hello ..... Is it normal …

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Help with sleep needed please Not rated yet
My daughter of two and a half hates sleep! Until one year she never went to sleep before midnight. We now bring her to bed at half eight and she falls …

Suggestions needed.....to get my 13 yr old SPD daughter to shower! Not rated yet
My 13 year old daughter has several delays, and SPD. It is literally war to get her to shower. She screams and hits and kicks me and throws things. I have …

OT for SPD and Anxiety. What to expect? Not rated yet
Hi Everyone, My 19 month old daughter has been in early intervention since 13 months old for a communication delay. She was recently diagnosed with …

Hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity simultaneously? Not rated yet
My child's doctor suggested that my daughter may have sensory disorder. In doing research I found your checklist; however, I am finding that my daughter …

My 6 yr old daughter says she hears sirens going off in her ears? Not rated yet
My daughter occasionally has said to me and her teacher that she hears a siren going off in her ears. Like a ringing or buzzing sometimes then goes away. …

Need help with my SPD and APD son. Not rated yet
My 11 year has had sensory issues from being a baby and I struggled so much with him. Here are some of the problems we have had: Problems with him not …

Could my 3YO be displaying signs of SPD? Not rated yet
In the last month or so, my 3 year old has been displaying some new and unusual behavior. He is frequently putting his fingers in his mouth, running his …

Different sized ears Not rated yet
3 mo. old granddaughters right ear is smaller than left, also her right eye has something different than the right? what may have caused this and is …

Aversion to the word "scratch" and looking at a blackboard is this SPD? Not rated yet
I believe that my 8yr old son may have a form of spd. He has always had a problem with wearing socks (almost brought to tears because the seems irritate …

Sharing a room with younger siblings Not rated yet
my son who's 3 1/2 was diagnosed with SPD and "developmental"/high functioning asberger's and he often gets aggressive with his younger sister who is 20 …

Pulling permanent teeth Not rated yet
I would like to know if any one has found out how to stop a 7 year old girl from pulling any more or her permanent teeth out. My granddaughter has pulled …

5year old spd -trouble with swim lessons- scared and misbehaving Not rated yet
My child is scared of putting face in water and I really need him to learn this - for safety- how do I help his teacher help him? How do I help him - this …

Dysautonomia.  Not rated yet
What effect does Dysautonomia have on a child with Sensory Processing Disorder?

Special needs child with SPD Not rated yet
Drew gets multiple services for his needs and we have wonderful support, but we need help with his current problems and can't seem to find it..He is inconsolable …

Spd 2yr old still breast feeding Not rated yet
My 2yr old diagnosed PDD & SPD still wants to breast feed.

Syndrome doubts Not rated yet
My 4 yr old takes everything in to her mouth. She also can't seem to resist to touch things. She can get hurt and don't complain about it, unless she sees …

Pubic hair Not rated yet
I have a client who has sensory processing disorder not specified at this point. Mother is reporting that she is starting to grow pubic hair and "she can't …

What type of school environment is best? Not rated yet
My son has sensory processing issues and we are struggling about what to do with him for kindergarten. We are leaning towards a private school that is …

Hypersensitive and hyposensitive to the same issue Not rated yet
My daughter fits all of the criteria for SPD on the site and on others we have checked. She also has some related issues. For this reason, we are considering …

Behaviour, self esteem, anger, violence never ending? Not rated yet
Hi everyone I'm a mother to 7yr old boy. My son is most intelligent affectionate well mannered you will ever meet. Shy quiet, book worm, so kind and I …

Rocking/Head Hitting/Bouncing Not rated yet
So excited to have found this page! We are frustrated and at a loss of how to help my little guy manage his movements. He is almost 7 and has been rocking/hitting …

Adult has a question about Bipolar Disorder and Manifestation of Pain Not rated yet
I am an adult with SPD (personally diagnosed, when I went to all of these websites and said, 'aha!' that is what I have! It was like the hallelujah choir …

Does he just need more time? Not rated yet
For a couple of years now, my son's teachers have "encouraged" me to get him classified for ADHD, because of his high energy. His pediatrician and I are …

Wet clothing touching my grandson age 3 1/2 yrs Not rated yet
My grandson hates when anything gets wet and touches him, example little bit of residue pee on his underwear, wet on his shirt sleeve, snow on his jeans …

Vacation Not rated yet
Hi, My daughters name is Peyton and she is 31 months old. She has SPD and is in therapy now. Her mother and I are not together. My question is Can …

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People who say the SAME things, ALL THE TIME Not rated yet
I live in a block of flats (or, apartments). Above me, are some people (who, I assume live together) who do the above-mentioned. They say things like …

Does my daughter have a form of SPD? Not rated yet
My oldest is 6 yrs old. At 3 months we noticed that she would roll her wrists, stare and hold her breath when looking at things that excited her. She was …

Sibling issues. Not rated yet
I have three children. My youngest who is 8 has Sensory Processing disorder diagnosed at 4. She gets very overwhelmed easily and has a phobia of germs. …

Do illnesses make spd temporarily worse? Not rated yet
Hi, my son (4) hasn't been officially diagnosed as yet but is presenting with symptoms of spd and his physiotherapist believes he has sp issues. Anyway, …

17 month old daughter covers her ears when anything is slightly loud or sudden. She looks terrified.  Not rated yet
My daughter's head measured large at her twelve month visit. Whenever something surprises her or if it is slightly loud she covers her ears. She bites …

Does 12 y/o need OT or can I help her at home? Not rated yet
She is doing excellent academically and she is 'friendly' at school. All of her teachers say what a pleasure she is. She plays the sax and likes to draw. …

Hair washing Not rated yet
I have a 5 1/2 year old who has always been a challenge to wash his hair. He has a procioceptive spd with no motor difficulties and has never qualified …

Metecognition and SPD Not rated yet
Can a person with SPD recognize and control their behaviors on their own volition without having had treatment? Does a person with SPD know they have …

Therapeutic Listening.  Not rated yet
What is Therapeutic Listening, and how does a child with SPD benefit from using it?

Therapeutic listening Not rated yet
I want to start using Therapeutic listening program with an Autistic child who's primary language is spanish. Do you have information in spanish that I …

Do sensory symptoms get worst with age? Not rated yet
Can sensory Processing disorder symptoms normally get worst with age or could something else be causing the worsening symptoms? I was force to self …

Seemingly contradictory symptoms Not rated yet
Can my daughter seem to crave stimulation and get overly stimulated? Is running around and running away a sign of being overly stimulated?

Keyboarding Speed Not rated yet
My 11 year old son who is purely SPD (no Autism, no ADHD, nor Aspergers) and is a excellent student. He is struggling with the required keyboarding class. …

Lost Not rated yet
My 7 y/o daughter has high functioning autism. Her 5 y/o sister used to copy her behaviors when she was little, but then slowly outgrew it. Now I'm not …

Laundry and body soaps Not rated yet
I have found that I am allergic to most body soaps and laundry detergents. What soaps and detergents can be used? Thanks,

Urinating on others Not rated yet
OK. Here is my question. I have a 5 y/o son who has developed a periodic behavior of urinating on others. First this started on the floor or carpets …

My 20 months old doesn't talk,walks ocassionally on tippy toes,grinds his teeth while awake and doesn't want to be with other kids,does he have spd?  Not rated yet
My 20 months old barely has 8-10 words,recently started walking on tippy toes occasionally,grinding his teeth while awake,restless while sleeping,keeps …

Worse? Not rated yet
So, Im in high school and dealing with pretty bad SPD. I went to therapy for it when I was younger. But stopped about 3 years ago, and I think its getting …

Chewing food and spitting it out Not rated yet
my toddler is chewing up her food and spitting it out. i know this is a sensory issue. But is she getting the nutrients from the food? and what should …

Plays with and eats animal and human hair. Not rated yet
My 18 month old searches for and chews and eats animal and human hair. Why and what can I do?

SPD Not rated yet
My son is 6, he has GDD, CAPD and Hypotonia, I know there isn't a cure. How low would he need therapy, would it be life long and is there a possiblity …

Family Help Not rated yet
What can other family members do, such as Grandparents (long-distance!)to help the child as well as be supportive of the parents?

Rispedral. Ritalin and SPD Not rated yet
My son - now aged 11 has finally been diagnosed with SPD. I am so angry at myself for not recognizing the symptoms....having now read up on it - I know …

Does my daughter have SPD Not rated yet
My daughter only has issues with clothing none of the other signs of SPD

My daughters reading is very delayed Not rated yet
My daughter is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with SPD. While there are a number of issues arising (as you are all aware) the one I am writing about …

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Finding a physician & therapist Not rated yet
My 7 yr old show signs of "being a rugged individualist" and has a number of symptoms listed for SPD. I am looking to find a knowledgeable physician to …

Medical alert band for SPD Not rated yet
My son is 9 and newly diagnosed with SPD. This year he's off to day camp away from us. I asked his Therpist if a medical ID band would be a good idea. …

Peeing in the house Not rated yet
Long story short, My 5 1/2 year old son peed on my tile & carpet yesterday. He's been potty trained for 2 1/2 years now and has never had even a accident. …

Covering ears... Not rated yet
My son is 6 months old. I've recently noticed he will cover his ears when he's afraid. It's often after hearing a loud noise, which scares him, but I've …

Problems with Heat Not rated yet
I'm 21 years old and I've had SPD and autism all my life. There is one problem I can't seem to find a solution for. Part of the issue is that I am overly …

Nail biting? Not rated yet
For years I've been biting my nails. I'm sixteen and I've been trying to stop for years... 2 questions 1. Is this at all related to SPD? 2. How can …

My grandaughter Not rated yet
My grandaughter is 8. She says her clothes hurt her no matter What they r. She can't wait to get home to put on comfy pajamas. Can u help me figure this …

No speech .. Is it due to apraxia or low tone or SPD Not rated yet
My son is 3 yr old, he has SPD, hypotonia and a rare genetic disorder. He does have a vocabulary but doesn't speak a word just babbles 'ba,pa' and lots …

Many symptons, but still unsure Not rated yet
My 9 yr old boy has always startled easily. You can just walk in the room and he screeches! I thought it was really odd how easily he startles, you can …

Advice on how to help almost 4 year old Not rated yet
My almost 4 year old seems to have some of the symptoms of SPD. They don't cause a major disturbance in her daily functioning or our daily routines however, …

Hypersensitivity to sounds Not rated yet
My daughter often complains that her sibling singing is too loud, although it may not bother anyone else. Is it too late to treat a 15 years old for hypersensitivity …

Four yr. old daughter laughs when people are very ill or when they die. Whether she see's it on TV or overhears a conversation Not rated yet
Please help... I come from psychology background and a red flag went up in my heart the first time I saw my four year old daughter smile while we were …

Barometric pressure and SPD Not rated yet
Is there any research relating to the effects of barometric pressure on kids with spd?

Underwear Sensitivity Not rated yet
My 5 year old daughter has been very sensitive "down there" since she was an infant. She discovered the sensitivity around the age of 12 months, and it …

Clothes bothering me Not rated yet
When any type of material rubs against my skin, my hands and feet start to burn and sweat and begin to get a "deep" pain through out my body. Its been …

Looks at me and hits his head Not rated yet
Every time I'm in sight of our 12year old grandson,who has brain damage from anoxia at birth,he hits himself hard in the forehead with disgust. It started …

Chewy tubes Not rated yet
I work in a pre-K special education classroom with children who have been diagnosed with autism. Several children chew through chewy tubes within minutes. …

Do I have this? Not rated yet
The psychiatrist thinks I have ADD, but one of my big problems is with the lights. I cant focus under certain lights, it jumbles my mind and also makes …

Sensitivity to certain words Not rated yet
I work with a 2nd grade boy who demonstrates a sensitivity to certain words (strong) pictures of feet in books, sandwiches. He says that they make his …

Driving with spd Not rated yet
Can people with spd learn to drive safely? My daughter desperately wants to learn. She has passed her written permit test, but when it comes to driving …

Post rotary nystagmus Not rated yet
I would like to know from other OTs their approach to shortened duration verses long duration PRN. Also, small excursion beats verses large/wide excursion …

My 5 year old daughter does not know how to chew Not rated yet
My 5 year old daughter is a twin but has mild autism, sensory neural deafness, global development delay and sensory intergration issues. However her appetite …

Self calming to prevent anxiety attacks. Not rated yet
How do I get my 12 year old son to calm himself when he is over stimulated and gets fearful? I never know what will set him off. It could be the weather, …

O.T. services Not rated yet
thank you for you help .My 15 yr. old autistic son is beginging to loose o.t. services out side of school.he has s.p.d. and need help with self help skills …

Music recognition Not rated yet
i have a connection with music, it speaks to me, I love to sing and whenever a song comes on the radio that I've heard, I can tell the people around me, …

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Homeschooling program Not rated yet
Hallo My husband, me and our youngest son (11 years old) did have the long road to this website tonight and yes I am in tears because this is the first …

My 8yr old is eating his clothes! Anyone else have this problem? Any advice to solve it?  Not rated yet
My son has had some issues his whole life. He never ate as a baby no baby food. He still has issues he will only eat crunchy foods. he was picking the …

Wanting to correct my 4 year old's running form Not rated yet
Hi, my husband and I have noticed our son seems to run from side to side, making him awkward and slow. This is likely a motor planning issue (he has Apraxia). …

Who can address sensory processing disorders? Not rated yet
My school OT told me that sensory integration belongs to OT, it's out of the scope of PT practice. Is that true?

Treating SPD at Home Not rated yet
My son is on the light spectron of SPD and not coalfield for treatment, any tips and suggestions about starting treatment at home? Thank you, Sharon …

Can someone explain these results to me?  Not rated yet
My son is 5, and was diagnosed a couple months ago with SPD. He had his profile done, but we're still waiting to start OT, and to get the results from …

Sensory issues Not rated yet
I am a pediatric occupational therapist. I currently work with a 27-month-old boy who has sensory issues like oversensitive to vestibular inputs and tactile …

Sensory Activities for older kids Not rated yet
I am looking for suggestions for home activities to suit sensory needs of older child (9).

Do you have a training center in your country? Not rated yet
Did you have a train center in your country? I am a Chinese teacher,teaching sensory in Shenzhen,Guangdong ,China,I want to study new teaching methods …

Late-onset SPD? Not rated yet
I am beginning to suspect that my 5-year-old might have mild SPD (I say mild because she exhibits very few characteristics, but the few she has are problematic). …

A Good MD Not rated yet
Hi Yall, Ive been wanting a new Pediatrician for my daughter for while but after her being diagnosed with SPD and my concern about food allergies and …

Student who makes noises that bother others Not rated yet
I have 2 different students that I am working with both frequently make noises that disturb other students. We have tried gum/mints and that is not working …

Change in behaviors Not rated yet
My son got sick in July and since then is now using the bathroom on himself and his behaviors have gotten worse. He has already been diagnosed with SPD. …

Wrestling Not rated yet
Hello My son was diagnosed in 2009 with spd. We were told that wrestling would not be good for him. My ex over wrestles to the point of bruises on his …

Sensory Processing Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome Not rated yet
Ever since I was fours years old, I have been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, where I have a hard time communicating with others and have been …

3 1/2 year old clothing NIGHTMARE!! Is it SPD???? HELP Not rated yet
Hello, I have a 3 1/2 year old son. He had speech delay and is now talking up to level for the most part for his age. I recently took him into the developmental …

Social issues / sometimes has problems making friends Not rated yet
My 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with SPD. I have noticed that on certain occassions he has a hard time making friends. At school,it seems like …

Treatments other than OT Not rated yet
Are there any other resources I should be looking at besides OT for my 8 year old daughter who has SPD? We started OT 1/week about 2 months ago and I …

Playdough & salt Not rated yet
My 5.5 year old daughter eats playdough at school & has done before at home until I stopped buying it. I have also found her with the salt container which …

Compression vest Not rated yet
What is the protocol for wearing a compression vest?

Diagnosis Not rated yet
Who diagnoses SPD?

Grandaughter with SPD Not rated yet
i have a 5 year old grandaughter who i believe has spd she has had symtoms for several years. her mother and father refuse to even consider getting her …

Making a child aware of his SPD Not rated yet
Is it good to constantly reinforce verbally to the child that he has SPD ?

Divorce and children Not rated yet
my granddaughter's parents are divorced. she cries and doesn't want to visit her daddy. he has a live-in girlfriend. when she visits they claim she wakes …

Finding someone to help in the Toronto area Not rated yet
I am looking for a good OT and Doctor/Psycholigist to help my 6 year old daughter with her sensory tactile issues. She has not been diagnosed but I am …

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Later onset SPD? Not rated yet
My son, who is 11, has this past year begun to experience repetitive disturbing thoughts that bother him a good bit. Mostly thoughts about causing himself …

Parents rights with the school Not rated yet
Is it a law of some kind that says the parents of children with spd, are not entitled to copies of the forms that the teachers have filled out?

Toddler with SPD Not rated yet
My daughter is almost 3 and her (new) pediatrician recommended OT and ST for her. While my daughter is bright, there have been a few concerning things …

3 year old boy with lots of quirks Not rated yet
My son is very smart, happy and loving... He can spell cat, dog, hat and read a few words...he points and can communicate and understands most everything...like …

Non stop crying new born = child with SPD later? That is my case!! thanks!.  Not rated yet
My 3 year old boy child has been diagnosed with SPD, he is a picky eater, has speech problems, a bit of constipation, most of the time he is a "opositionist …

Fear of fruits and vegetables - fear of spending the night with friend or relatives Not rated yet
Not sure what is going on with this, we were told he would grow out of it...almost 14 - no movement or change. Health is becoming an issue, but he is beginning …

SPD? Not rated yet
My 2 year old grandson refuses to wear short sleeves & shorts, no matter how hot it is. He even gets upset if we cuff the sleeve. He wears a winter type …

18 year old son self talk Not rated yet
Hi, My 18 year old son has Aspergers. For the last four years he has constantly repeated sentences, phrases, entire conversations- verbatim. It's like …

Frequency Not rated yet
Should a behavior be consistent throughout enviroments to be considered "sensory" or can it only occur in the home and still be considered "sensory".

Billing, covered services, primary care Not rated yet
How are primary care providers to bill and help patients with SPD get covered services?

Sensory help Not rated yet
My 4 year old daughter has shown many SPD characteristics since age 2. Most of them have dropped off as she has gotten older. However, there are still …

Are adolesents who have sensory processing disorder more sensitive to anxiety/depression medication? Not rated yet
I have a 13 year old son who was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder when he entered 5th grade. He had extreme anxiety about being in school. He …

I think my daughter has SPD Not rated yet
We've always noticed little things since my daughter was a toddler that were different. As an infant she constantly cried. Nothing made her happy and then …

Transitioning from Early Intervention Not rated yet
My daughter is about to turn 3 and has been receiving speech, and special education therapy without a true diagnosis. As she is approaching "aging out" …

10 year old boy with SPD and voice tic Not rated yet
My son has recently developed a voice tic that has become worse in the last couple weeks. He has just been diagnosed with SPD a couple of days ago. He …

Sensory Processing Disorder Placement Not rated yet
I have twin kindergarten girls who both suffer from SPD due to having spent 2 1/2 years in an Eastern European Orphanage. They have done amazing well …

My son cries if you even mention going upside down. Not rated yet
My son is 5. Ever since he was about 2 he has never liked going upside down. It use to not be bad (I wouldn't do it all the time just every now and then …

My 2 year old has a fixation with rubbing skin Not rated yet
My son is 2 years old and he rubs on ladies legs and backs. I think it started when I was just pregnant with his brother cause he would rub on my stomach …

Helping child's peers understand SPD Not rated yet
We play frequently with a 4year old with SPD and my daughter is starting to recognize the differences between them as they interact. I want to encourage …

SPD diagnosed kid Not rated yet
I have a son who is almost 5 years old (in 3 months). He had language problems and i took him to a specialist doctor (Developmental Pediatrician)at age …

Emotional Inability Not rated yet
Does having SPD affect a child's ability to talk about their feelings, or sort out their feeling's appropriately?

2 year old not acting typical Not rated yet
My 2 year old son is acting very cranky lately. He hates when I clean his face and he cries when I do so. He hates when his 10 month old sister squeeks. …

Pretending Not rated yet
My daughter is 3 years old. She likes to pretend she is a dog. She often barks for an answer and if you question her further answers in a "puppy voice". …

Skin Picking Not rated yet
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY 3 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER STOP PICKING THE SKIN OFF HER LITTLE NOSE AND UPPER LIP. SHE IS A VERY BRIGHT …

How to make a trip to the pediatrician easier. Not rated yet
My 7 yr old daughter has high anxiety with going to the pediatrician. At last year's appointment I asked for a prescription for a sensory evaluation at …

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Visual SPD and Meares-Irlen Syndrome Not rated yet
Hi from Australia. I was wondering where you might fit Meares-Irlen Syndrome into this framework? Also, do you know of remedial strategies to address visual …

Trembling in 3 year old Not rated yet
My 3 year old has been assessed by Senco as 1.5 years or so behind in all major milestones but my main concern is her trembling through whole body not …

My 8 year old child Not rated yet
Okay so my 8 year old just got diagnosed with anxiety on top of already having ADHD but and a learning disability and he also always has problems sleeping. …

19 month old - flaps arms/bounces/puts everything in his mouth Not rated yet
My son has spoken 8-9 words but doesnt use them often. He is very emotional and understands what I am saying. He whinges at me to get what he wants. …

Conscious intervention in early teens? Not rated yet
Our son has auditory processing weaknesses (hypo). He has empathy, humour, and is a strong reader, but he has a math LD. We got his vestibular sense up …

My 2yr old was diagnosed with a developmental delay and autism? Not rated yet
My concern is that she has a couple of episodes of flapping and moving her hands arms body movements getting very exited and sometimes she stares a the …

Child I know Not rated yet
I am wondering if a child i know has SPD who is around 8 or 9. He shys away from loud noises and sudden sporadic movement. He only lets his mother touch …

3 Yr Old Boy Not rated yet
My 3yr old son is OBSESSED with feeling my elbows and lips. He yells across the room for them 'ELBOW!!!' He is overly affectionate with me, his mother …

Super sensitive to baby's crying Not rated yet
My sixteen year old daughter has just announced that she will never have children because she cannot stand the sound of a baby's cry. It makes her furiously …

Can SPD be considered special health or medical condition Not rated yet
I have recently started working at a daycare, and I'm trying to get my son, who was diagnosed with SPD 18 months ago, enrolled. In the paperwork it says …

SPD and Echolia Not rated yet
I have an almost 4 year old son w/ sensory processing issues. Had evaluations through school system and didn't qualify under ASD at this time but agreed …

Social, Emotional, Play and Self-Regulation Dysfunction Not rated yet
Hello, I just started exploring SPD and I really thing that my almost 3yo son may have it and that is the root of his behavior and language problems. …

Could SPD be caused by preeclampsia? Not rated yet
Is or could SPD be a result of preeclampsia during late pregnancy?

My teenager is obsessed with smells, he smells his clothes , closet, sheets, bed spread daily and complains they all smell bad all the time.  Not rated yet
He has asked the entire family to come into his room and smell it. He will also ask them to smell his clothes in his closet. But today was it for me. He …

What is the disorder and how is it diagnosed Not rated yet
what is SPD and how is it diagnosed? i have a five year old and my friend is her teacher and he told me that Miranda begins to shake when she is holding …

16 year old with a terrible problem Not rated yet
My son is now 16 but when he was age 9 he was diagnosed with ADHD then at age 12 diagnosed with mild Tourettes Do. He has had his variety of tics but a …

Insect Bites Not rated yet
We have recently moved to Australia from the UK. I have a 6 year old son with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. He has had a few green ant bites which …

Help with a 2 1/2 year old biting others Not rated yet
How do I help a 2 1/2 year old with SPD stop biting his classmates? He often bites his nanny too. He doesn't seem to do it out of anger or malice at school. …

Self induced vomiting ?? Not rated yet
My 7 yr old son sticks his fingers in his mouth in order to make himself vomit. He is a non-verbal Autistic. He has done this off and on for years. He …

Difference of a Sensory Processing disorder from a Sensory Integration disorder? Not rated yet
What is the difference between. a Sensory Processing disorder and Sensory Integration disorder? Is "SI" just a form of the processing? And are there other …

Autistic child scripting his favorite show Not rated yet
Is there anything wrong if an autistic child scripts the lines of his favorite show?

I think that my daughter needs more help. Not rated yet
My daughter is 7 years old; she is diagnosed with childhood Apraxia developmental delay and PDD NOS. She does not eat food such as vegetables, fruits in …

Does this sound like SPD Not rated yet
My 3year old son is always touching his hair he as since he was 1 half, he never keeps still always jumping on things and cant sit down for more than 10 …

SPD and headaches Not rated yet
I've always been super sensitive to light, sounds etc. I can't stand LED, or the new, as I call them "evil" lights that are on cars, the blue looking ones. …

Touching face Not rated yet
My son (age 10.5) who has been diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities, and definitely has some SPD issues too. While watching tv he pulls on his …

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Difficulty with dressing Not rated yet
Hello, My little girl is 3.5 and lately when we need to transition from pjs to day clothes and back she gets very upset. Usually clothing textures don't …

Slow at prossessing Not rated yet
my niece is 9 nearly 10 and is still counting the fingers on her hand to make 5 instead of knowing that there are 5 fingers there she can not do math either …

Trying to deal with family in a healthy way Not rated yet
My brother , his wife and son have just went through loosing there home and belongings in a flood in September 2011. They are all experiencing post traumatic …

Whining and rocking back and forth in a 6-year-olds sleep Not rated yet
My cousin has been rocking and whining in his sleep and I'm just really concerned on what is going on with him.

Tinnitus Not rated yet
Seems over the last two years, I've developed this.... I'm not sure what to make of it as I hear white noise is used to drown out the symptom..BUT continually …

Random seizure and "twiches" Not rated yet
My healthy 14 yr old daughter suffered a seizure yesterday while in the shower.She has never had a seizure before; but does complain of random "twiches" …

Getting diagnosed  Not rated yet
I am a fourteen year old girl. I went to physical therapy for many years in elementary and speech therapy as well. My parents and I had thought that it …

6 y/o won't play Not rated yet
my son has SPD - sensory seeking. He also is adopted from russia and has attachment issues (very defiant,control issues) we are working on these with …

Is it okay to wear braces while doing sensory evaluation? Not rated yet
is it okay to wear braces while doing a sensory evaluation?

My 4 year old is acting out in school biting other kids and not wanting to be involved in group activities Not rated yet
i was a victim of domestic violence during my pregnancy until my son was 3 weeks old i'm scared he was scared and therefore cant cope with stress the way …

Speech delay at age 4 combined with strong memory and some infantile behaviours Not rated yet
My child is 4 years old he knows and verbalizes every thing in one word. he is learning to make 2 to 3 word sentences. he has excellent memory and acts …

Sensory sensitivty and Braces Not rated yet
My son Connor developed acute otis media at the age of three, we pursued surgery and accessed our early start programming and worked with various wonderful …

Constant talk/noise making Not rated yet
Hi- My son is 9. He has been diagnosed with ASD as well as sensory processing disorder. My question is the constant talking, constant need to move, shift, …

SPD and PHYSIOTHERAPY treatments Not rated yet
I was wondering if there are any specific treatments or therapy that a physiotherapist would do for someone with SPD compared to an occupational therapists …

SPD or OCD? Anger and Definance Not rated yet
Our 11 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with SPD (about 4 months ago). She was previously diagnosed with OCD (since about 8 years old). Is there …

My 3.5 year old bangs the table and puts himself on the floor screaming Not rated yet
My 3.5 year old son is very much confused when he goes to any new places and screams,puts himself on the floor,banging the table. If he rides cycle he …

Clenching fists  Not rated yet
My 2yr old hurt his right finger and keeps his fist clenched now. he won't open neither the right or left n screams when i try. is this something bigger? …

Sensory Integration in the Workplace Not rated yet
October is both 'National Sensory Awareness Month' and 'National Disability Awareness Month'. Many jobseekers with disAbilities are reluctant or incapable …

Why.. Not rated yet
Is there anyway of knowing why I have SPD??

Question with age Not rated yet
Hi. My son is 9 and has Sensory Processing Disorder and Language Delays. My question is his SPD seems to be getting more pronounced with age. We have tried …

Over sleeping Not rated yet
I hope you have an answer for me.... My daughter has sensory processing disorder. She is starting to do well in school, not crying much anymore, is answering …

High pitched screaming Not rated yet
I am working with a child who screams-high,ear piercing scream-when he is excited. It is disturbing to the other children and teachers in the adjacent …

Teen with suspected undiagnosed cognitive processing disorder  Not rated yet
I have a teenage son beginning 11th grade who I have suspected from about the 3rd grade has had an undiagnosed learning problem of some sort. I am only …

Random hand movements by the elderly Not rated yet
My 90 year old husband has late-stage Alzheimers. He recently has begun picking at his clothing, blankets, etc. I think he is hallucinating and trying …

Daughter 4 years old bites lip till it bleeds Not rated yet
Thank you for your help - my daughter since she was born always chews on stuff, it seems to be stress related. she will chew on fabric, for a few minutes …

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Would these issues be related to SPD?  Not rated yet
I have a 15 year old daughter who has always been "different". I did not know of this disorder until today, but she totally fits in with all of these kids. …

Need help and advice Not rated yet
My son (twin sister) is 11years old. The were premature, so we had physical, OT, speech help early on. When he was about 2 1/2 yrs. He would nag his head …

Head banging  Not rated yet
What to do when my SPD 3rd old bangs her head on ground? Her mood is unpredictable and leads to violent head banging episodes caused by anger, frustration, …

COULD THIS BE SPD Not rated yet
I am concerned about my seventeen month old son's behavior. I believe he is displaying signs of sensory processing disorder. Any feedback would be greatly …

Sensory disorder, stress, and reading Not rated yet
My son is 8, going on 9, in the third grade. I only realized his "weird" behaviors were actually sensory disorder when I adopted my daughter and had her …

Defiance and bad attitude Not rated yet
my son Brandon has Sensory processing and auditory sensory disorder and we have been attending therapy and taekwondo classes to get him to work on his …

My son just hates birthdays and "high school kids" Not rated yet
I don't know how to put it without being angry but recently I have been noticing that no matter how close I am from my son, say in a class like taekwondo, …

My 4 year old can not tolerate loud noises Not rated yet
This can be quite dangerous as she will cover her ears and just run off we nearly lost her in the crowds, she did this the other day when we went to the …

Adult Deaf Daughter Repeating Mama & Daddy Not rated yet
My daughter is 32 years old. She has a moderate to moderately severe hearing loss. She was diagnosed with her hearing loss at 15months old. I knew right …

Difficulty with steps, change of surface and uneven ground. Not rated yet
My son is 17 years old and has Angelman Syndrome. I've often wondered if he has difficulty in sight perception as he has difficulty negotiating steps, …

How can I stop my son from licking everything? Not rated yet
My son is 2 yrs old he licks everything from toys to the floor and the walls and anything else.

Sensory Seizure? Not rated yet
I'm wondering whether this term, sensory seizure is applicable to sensory integration dysfunction. I came across it when researching into epilepsy on behalf …

SMD and visual stimulation Not rated yet
My daughter was diagnosed with complex motor stereotypy when she was 3 - now almost 5. I am curious about the link between visual processing and stereotypy. …

Dim light Not rated yet
I get nauseous every time I get into a dimply lit room or see a dark scene on tv. Is this S.P.D.?

Worried mom Not rated yet
My 7 year old son has been staring at the sun and bright lights non-stop during the course of the day. He has been experiencing various motor tics over …

Vitamin Supplements Recommended for Sensory Processing Disorders? Not rated yet
My 3 year old son was recently diagnosed with SPD as the cause of his speech delays. We have been evaluated by an OT and a SPT and are waiting to get scheduled …

Carers allowance Not rated yet
Can anybody tell me if you can claim either carers allowance or disability lining allowance for a child with SPD?

Any one tried chiropractic or alternative methods for SPD? Not rated yet
Just wondering if anyone has tried any of the above and was it helpful or not helpful. My OT mentioned a provider who does applied kinesiology and the …

Talking to her self....all the time Not rated yet
Hi, My daughter is 13 years old. She had a stroke at 18 month and has been diagnosed with Language learning disorder and SPD. My daughter is constantly …

SPD daughter entering middle school Not rated yet
Every year, when we go into my daughter's 504 meeting for the upcoming school year, I'm able to walk in with tons of info on what to expect, what she'll …

Vibratory input duration and habituation Not rated yet
A three year child likes vibratory input but will cry when it is removed. How long can it be used for and can the child habituate to it? Thank-you

Outgrowing SPD Not rated yet
My 10 year old son seems to have developed this overnight. Is this a permanent disorder or can they outgrow this? How common is it to suddenly develop …

Type of testing needed Not rated yet
I was tested for a learning disability in high school but I don't think they tested for this because I don't think they knew about it and I was 16 when …

Three year old with sensory issues Not rated yet
Hi. My 3 year old autistic grandson has some sensory issues. He bangs his chin with his hand. He likes the feel of ot. He also bends books over backwards …

Using terms correctly Not rated yet
After reading the Out of Sync Child and doing several evaluations for my son I am 100% sure that SPD is what we have been dealing with since his birth. …

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Spitting behavior Not rated yet
My son 10 picked up the spitting behavior the last 7 months. He spits all day. He is non verbal and PDD.

Touching issues Not rated yet
My four yr old will rub her arms or a soft blanket when she gets sleepy. She also likes to be held, touched, especially wrestled with. Now at preschool …

4 yr old in pk3- aggressive behaviour Not rated yet
My almost 4 yr old son, became an aggressive kid the day he started school: he begun biting teachers and kids, getting tantrums, gets angry most day at …

SPD and Puberty Not rated yet
Is the any literature/info out there on the effects of puberty on the child with SPD?

Choosing a preschool  Not rated yet
My son has spd and is highly intelligent. We need to find the "right fit" for his schooling (preschool). Are there any specific skill sets that we should …

ADHD OR SPD??? Not rated yet
im just wondering if it's likely that i could have both, or if it's just one of them. i was told that i had adhd (predominantly inattentive) with dyslexia. …

Learning Problems Not rated yet
My son was diagnosed with SID when he was four years old- he went through a year of occupational therapy. After that from Kindergarten - 3rd grade he was …

Hereditary Not rated yet
Is SPD Hereditary? I am positive my son has it, It's questionable about my daughter, and when I read more about it, specifically the adult SPD, I believe …

Heavy work after 6 Not rated yet
Should my child do heavy work activities after 6:00 at night?

Age Of Diagnosis Not rated yet
MY SON IS 9 YEARS OLD BUT I AM CONVINCED THAT HE HAS SPD. I NEVER KNEW OF IT UNTIL NOW!! DOES IT MATTER IF THE CHILD IS OLDER BEFORE TREATMENT STARTS? …

SPD or just being a toddler? Not rated yet
so a few things about my daughter and you can weigh in on whether or not i am over reacting. first, i have a son who just turned 6 that has mild spd...he …

NYC Conference for SPD Parents Not rated yet
Sensory Processing Disorder Conference: Sensory Integration Techniques for Home & School Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, Faculty House, Columbia University, …

Vision - not looking at tasks Not rated yet
Hi, I have a student with ASD who mouths any hard object in the room and is constantly on the move. When she sits down for fine motor activities she will …

Clenched Fists Not rated yet
My 2 1/2 yr old daughter is constantly clenching her fists..to hold things like her cups to pick things up and just in general..it's a big part of the …

Its been 9years and i finally think i know whats wrong Not rated yet
Reading a story inKids In Motion,spring 2010..my 8yr old brought this book home and there are many things so similar to what i have been dealing with ,ive …

FASD/SPD and prolonged vomiting Not rated yet
Wondering if there is any connection between SPD and prolonged vomiting? My daughter (12 yrs) has been vomiting every time she eats since June 3rd. …

Question  Not rated yet
My little girl is 4 when she was three she was told that she has some sensory seeking behaviors. We have been seeing an occupational therapist since October. …

Uncontrollable laughter  Not rated yet
My son is 12. He has autism. He doesn't talk much and he can be independent if he didn't have those burst of laughter. He is sensitive to sound, so when …

I'm curious about the relationship of SPD and Epilepsy ... Not rated yet
My son is 11 years old. He has epilepsy, CHF, heart defects, and severe allergies. As well, what we thought was mild autism spectrum disorder is SPD. We're …

Do I need an OT or clinical phycologist. My 7 year old daughter has SPD Not rated yet
Can anyone refer me to a professional in Cape Town, South Africa that specializes in SPD. Especially the fear of birds, dogs, cats, insects etc. She is …

Hates going outdoors . I need help with treatment that can be done at home. Not rated yet
After 7 years of frustration , i read this website and many things I have identified in my daughter. I know now what the diagnosis might be but how do …

Cause and Heredity Not rated yet
What causes this disorder and can it be heredity?

A matter of degree? Not rated yet
I can check off many of the descriptions on the SPD checklist for adults-especially in the sensory modulation and social/emotional components of the disorder. …

Calming activity Not rated yet
How can I calm my son after a busy activity?

Visual hyposensitivity Not rated yet
My son is 5yrs old. What are some activities that can improve visual input?

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I do need help!!! Not rated yet
Hi, I have a 7 year old daughter who has extremely high sensory disorder. She is getting better with alot of issues, but the main issues is feeding. She …

Auditory Processing Disorder Not rated yet
Hi my daughter is 3.8 years old (3 years and 8 months). We are currently waiting for someone to see her because she is hard to understand - we understand …

Twirls pencil Not rated yet
My son twirls his pencils and won't begin an assignment until prompted many times. How can I curb this behavior?

Doctor's in the PA/DC/MD area Not rated yet
Does anyone know of any doctors/OT or psychiatrist in the South central PA area I am willing to drive to DC/Philly/Baltimore area

Unconscious Tension Not rated yet
Hi, I'm just wondering, is it possible that some of the annoyance that comes with SPD could be unconscious? What I mean is, I've always been very tense …

Incidence of SPD Not rated yet
Hi, I am wondering how many school age children have SPD? How many have it co-morbid with another dx such as ADHD or autism etc.? Thanks very …

School OT Consultant- SIPT Certified Not rated yet
Can anyone recommend a SIPT Certified OT that does consulting to schools in northeastern Massachusetts (preschool)? Our daughter has been diagnosed with …

Angry and violent Not rated yet
Our 13 year old son becomes very angry over small things and becomes violent towards things in his room and us. He is breaking and smashing things up.

Tactile Defensiveness...how "strong" does it have to be to be considered? Not rated yet
After making the tactile defensiveness test, I realize I may have this condition. Since I was a little girl I would struggle with socks,shoes,long sleeved …

Strategies Not rated yet
What strategies help children who are hyposensitive or sensory seekers?

Limitations to sensory integration Not rated yet
What are the limitations to sensory integration?

Auditory defensiveness and music class Not rated yet
I have a 7 year old son who was diagnosed when he was 3 with SPD and, boy, have we come a long way! He is very auditory defensive but loves music. He …

SPD and SPD is it the same? Not rated yet
Is semantic pragmatic disorder the same as sensory processing disorder ?

SPD and Gluten Not rated yet
Is there a connection between SPD and Gluten in foods?

SPD and inner ear problem correlations Not rated yet
Is there any research available regarding the possible correlation between inner ear problems (frequent ear infections and ear drainage tubes) and SPD, …

Celexa and Sensory Processing Disorder Not rated yet
My son is two and was recently prescribed a very small dose of Celexa for his SPD. It has really seemed to help. He seems much more open to things and …

Sensitive to noises caused by normal eating Not rated yet
My 12 year old daughter has been noticeably sensitive to noises that our family makes during a normal meal for example smacking lips, slurping, the sound …

Almost 5 yr old girl, having issues at PreK Not rated yet
My daughter Hannah will be 5 on Feb 21. I just got a letter from the school psychologist stating they want to test her for autism. There is a whole list …

Preemies Not rated yet
I have a daughter who was a 28 wk premie. She suffers from spd. I also know other preemies who also suffer from spd. She is now 8 and gets alot of therapy. …

Can SPD start at a later time? Not rated yet
My son, now 5, has so many symptoms of SPD. I have looked into many other "disorders" and such, but have found nothing that fits him except for SPD. However, …

Is Sensory Processing Disorder the same as.. Not rated yet
Is Sensory Processing Disorder the same Sensory Perception Disorder? I know a child who is diagnosed with sensory perception disorder and can't seem …

SPD & OCD connection? Not rated yet
OK, my 5 year old son has SPD---I can clearly see it, and we are moving forward as best we can. However, I am truly starting to see signs of OCD. He …

Sensory deprivation  Not rated yet
I have an 8 year old niece that displayed a neurological concern using her hands when she was a small child--2-3-4. It was constant touching her hands …

Auditory processing or not? Not rated yet
My five year old son will often hold his hands over his ears and command "be quiet" even when he is not being talked to directly. Is this a way of expressing …

Math tutoring Not rated yet
My son is behind academically. I know it is because of his SPD and the unwillingness of his teachers to employ methods to assist him. Now I am taking …

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consultation Not rated yet
Hello, i´m Calienni Valeria, student of therapy occupational of Argentina. I need to know who is the author of concept "Sensoy processing Disorder". …

Swimming when the water feels cold Not rated yet
I have an 11 year old daughter who is an excellent swimmer. She has been sort of diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety and maybe something else. We are looking …

Smelling a permanent maker Not rated yet
I would like to know how long it has on the brain if you smell a permanent maker? what does it do to the eyes? does it make your stomach upset ? My son …

Crying baby Not rated yet
My 7 mo old granddaughter seriously screams like someone is hurting her when anyone sets her down. She is not needing anything just refuses to be set down …

Sensory Overload Not rated yet
For those of you have SPD, does any of your senses(hypersensitivity) frequently suffer from sensory overload? I have tactile defensiveness, hypersensitivity …

Will my child's delayed speech affect our going to Canada? Not rated yet
Our medical exam for Canadian visa was done last Dec 29, 2009. After waiting for 5 years for it Im so worried that we will be denied after the Doctor …

Cerebral Palsy & SPD.. Not rated yet
My 9 year old has choreoathetoid cerebral palsy. For as long as I can remember, he's complained of itching all over but mostly his hands, feet & neck. …

Seeking help for vitamin supplements Not rated yet
First of all thank you because of your site a few months ago j could understand the nature of the disorder of my daughters of 4 and 9 years and with difficult …

Sensory Processing - General Quesiton Not rated yet
I have a 19 month old son with global developmental delay and minor Sensory Processing Disorder. He gets OT 2xs a week. I am wondering if, over time, he …

Could my daughter have SPD? Not rated yet
I have a 5 year old daughter who has been "hard" since birth. After reading this I wonder if she has SPD? How do I find out for sure or get diagnosed? …

SPD and Weak Muscle Tone Not rated yet
My 4 year old daughter has been receiving OT, PT and ST since she was three month old. At that point, she was unable to nurse and lagged behind basic infant …

Just wondering Not rated yet
Would it be normal for someone with ADHD to have sensory problems as well? For example, I cannot use certain lotions or rubs because they feel too cold …

Tactile defensive with tight constricting clothing Not rated yet
Hayden is 3.5 yrs, she gives me grief about socks I bought the seamless socks and even those aren't good enough, she hates all socks. Loves sandals and …

Reference of frame work Not rated yet
What is the frame of reference of sensory integration and how is it used by Jean Ayres?

Is stimming behavior common in SPD? Not rated yet
Hello, I have an almost 3 year old daughter being evaluated by the early intervention program for developmental delays. They found that she's about 9 …

Body temperature concerns Not rated yet
Our son has Charge syndrome and with that comes SPD. One of are many concerns that we would like help with is, he has body temperature control issues. …

SPD AND MULTIPLE HEAD INJURIES Not rated yet
I HAVE HAD THREE HEAD INJURIES AND AM LOOKING FOR HELP. THE FIRST HEAD INJURY..TOOK ME AROUND SIX YEARS TO RECOVER. THIS IS WHY...I WAS BORN WITH A SENSORY …

Schools Not rated yet
Anyone know of any good schools in Chester County, PA? We are looking to move and my son grade 3 has recently been diagnosed with SPD. Thanks so …

What do we do now? Not rated yet
Our son is almost 9 he was first diag. with SPD at the age 6 1/2, our son is "performing" at school and we work very hard for his education, however …

Chewing when the weather changes Not rated yet
My son starts to chew on his clothes when the weather changes. We have noticed this pattern for 3 years. The chewing starts in the fall ( even with short …

CAN CHEMOTHERAPY DAMAGES YOUR NERVOUS AND CAUSES SOMEONE TO HAVE TACTILE HYPERSENTIVITY? Not rated yet
I am a 9 yr breast cancer survivor. At 41 I was in menopause, because of the chemo that was given to me. I went thru years of suffering and thought I was …

Diagnosis Not rated yet
How do I know if my son has SPD or another thing that includes SPD like Autism, and is it possible to have just SPD? Is there many reasons someone could …

Teenage Son Not rated yet
My son has never liked to be tickled. He doesn't mind being touched. He doesn't like it when you poke him. It hurts him more than it should. He hugs us, …

Has anyone had a child that learned to walk on their knees? Not rated yet
My granddaughter learned to walk on her knees. She got around like this for months. She finally stood up next to a wall when she was 18 months old and …

flying in an airplane Not rated yet
My son is 7 yrs. old and recently diagnosed with SPD. We flew to Disney last year. He made the flight but was miserable. Now, he refuses to fly again. …

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pls help me Not rated yet
My son is going to 9 years old in this September. He is closing his mouth with his both hands with full energy and rubbing his teeth. He is a self talker …

Freaks out at sounds Not rated yet
My son Joey just turned 3 and has been in early interventions for OT, speech and social services. Lately any sound seems to set him off, even ones that …

Newly diagnosed with pdd-nos/sensory modality/generalized anxiety Not rated yet
My 5 year old daughter started early intervention because she walked on her knees until 19 months of age (at which point she walked - clumsily). After …

Dr said my 8yr has ADHD AND SENSORY ISSUES  Not rated yet
what does that mean... is that sensory integration or sensory processing or something different.

Bathroom problem Not rated yet
Child is almost 5 and will use the toilet to urinate but not to move bowels - must use a pullup for bowel movement. Also loves to play but will not …

My son is newly diagnosed with SPD and wondering is there a place toget him the help to lead a normal life Not rated yet
My son is newly diagnosed with SPD and is there a place to get him the help to lead a normal life? ---he is 17 years old

School environment Not rated yet
My 9 year old son was recently diagnosed with SPD. He has previously attended a private, traditional school with a pretty rigid environment. I'm …

Prognosis Not rated yet
What is prognosis for children with SPD, can they grow up to be healthy thriving adults?

Is this SPD? Not rated yet
My daughter is 2 and half years old. She is development delayed. We have an impossible time trying to get her to eat anything, including milk. The problem …

Physician/Specialist Not rated yet
I live in the Indianapolis area and I am looking for a primary physician that has some pretty good knowledge about SPD in the Franklin, Greenwood, or Indianapolis …

Treatment Timeline Not rated yet
I know every child is an individual but with all the therapy and work put into the child to assist with SPD what kind of timeline is common for this disorder …

Set backs after the beginnings of therapy Not rated yet
My four year old has been confirmed as SPD. He has been going to OT for several weeks now (3 times per week) and has recently been very whiney and fussy …

9 month old son with Cold Not rated yet
What are some ways to help my nine month old son overcome his cold?

Domestic Violence and SPD Not rated yet
For a child who has witnessed d/v most of his or her life, how do we decide whether his/her symptoms are SPD or d/v related?

HELP!!! Not rated yet
My daughter is 10yrs old and she does "quirky" things could it be SPD? -fists clenched all the time -can't sit still -always cracking hands and knuckles …

Explaining SPD to siblings Not rated yet
I have a 3 year old son who I believe has SPD, mostly auditory processing problems, he doesn't exhibit any tactile issues. He is bothered by other children, …

Correct Diagnosis Not rated yet
I live in Florida and am not a kid, but this has been the only thing I have read that describes me accurately.-When I was a kid... they called me "shy." …

The Sensory Show Podtcast Not rated yet
Hello I found your website and thought you might be interested in adding a new resource to your list. It's a podcast called "The Sensory Show". It's …

Bathing Not rated yet
I need suggestions on how to get my 3 yr old son back in the bathtub. He was frightened after accidentally turning the shower on himself. Now he refuses …

What is SPD ? Not rated yet
My wife repeats a sentence over and over even after I have answered it she has been diagnosed with ADHD. What is SPD?

Antisocial? Not rated yet
I have been recently sharing some summer camp ideas with my son. Specifically, I talked to him about a sensorimotor camp in my area, for kids with SPD. …

Therapeutists in Madrid (Spain) Not rated yet
Thank you so much for such as good work that you are doing!. I´m an Spanish mam, with a 4 year old kid with some of these senses problems. He has issue …

Language problems Not rated yet
Can you explain if auditory processing disorder and expressive and/or receptive language issues are one and the same? How are they different (if they indeed …

Hand/Finger Water Sensivity Not rated yet
My child can not stand to have his hands or fingers wet. He claims it makes his finger tips hurt. After washing/swimming he will keep his hands firmly …

My son cant stand the SMELL of food Not rated yet
Hello, Im from the u.k and been trying to get my son help with his eating since he was 2 he NEVER weened and is diet as always been VERY VERY LIMITED. …

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WHERE do I start? Not rated yet
I have an almost 7 year old who has always shown some symptoms of SPD but never to the extreme as some. Her teacher just sent home a pencil that she has …

eeg treatment for spd? Not rated yet
I would like to know if eeg therapy will help a child with spd?

Sensory Processing Disorder Evaluation Not rated yet
My Kids' school OTs have verbally asked to do either the sensory processing measure or the sensory profile school companion to gather more information …

Emotional Regulation Not rated yet
Do you have any information on your site about emotional regulation? I noticed it is in a section on your checklist. How is it connected with Sensory …

10 month old - WORRIED Not rated yet
I think my son might have SPD, or some form of it, or who knows... He is hitting all his milestones thus far, but when he is excited he gets REALLY excited. …

Stomach aches Not rated yet
Any experience with children, this one is 12, with severe abdominal cramping possibly related to SPD

Tomatis Therapy Not rated yet
Has anyone done the Dynamic listening program based on Tomatis Therapy? I am looking into it for my son, specifically the center north of Boston. It sounds …

SPD as related to speech and language usage Not rated yet
How is SPD related to the development of speech and language?

Prognosis Not rated yet
My son has mild SPD. Will he be able to lead a normal and independent life?

Needing advice for my son and daughter Not rated yet
I just found this page tonight and feel so much better knowing I am not alone in all of this madness. Both my son, 5 and my daughter, 4 have been receiving …

Traveling and Inlaws Not rated yet
We are leaving for 4 days, right before Christmas, to visit inlaws and attend a wedding. Now we all know how hard it is to travel with kids, but... I …

A child with cerebral palsy who is obsessive about certain things touching their tongue ie. a hair and they end up freaking out until it is gone Not rated yet
I have a two and a half year old daughter who has a very mild form of cerebral palsy. It seems that whenever she gets a hair on her tongue or something …

Diagnosis for my 5yr old son Not rated yet
Hello, My beautiful little boy"s MDO teacher provided me with The Out of Sync book and talked to me about SPD. That was a year ago. Since then I've …

Hello Not rated yet
I have a 4 year old girl (Brianna) she just started school this year and is in speech therapy. I had an appointment yesterday with her speech therapist …

Visual Stimulation Not rated yet
What is treatment protocol for a child who is seeking visual stimuli with bright lights?

What does this sound like? Not rated yet
When my son was little he used to bang his head on the top of his playpen all the time, he had bruises for about a year on his forehead, my Aunt swore …

My daughter will not wear a nappy anymore Not rated yet
Hi, My daughter is severely autistic, has no speech and language, behavioral difficulties and needs constant watching in order to keep her safe and …

Trauma and sensory disorder Not rated yet
I was wondering if sensory disorder can be caused or brought on by some kind of trauma, such as a cleft palate repair?

Sensory Processing Disorder Not rated yet
Is there any kind of medical drug treatment for sensory processing disorder? I have just found out that my 8 year old daughter has this disorder. She …

Extended Motion Sickness due to SPD? Not rated yet
My almost ten year old son has SPD. Recently, in the past year, he has vomiting and upset stomach for 12-18 hours after traveling more than 2 hours. …

Help with motor skills-cutting Not rated yet
My son is 20 and is currently going to Culinary school and is having trouble with his knife/cutting skills - is there anything that can help him?

Is this my daughter? Not rated yet
For over 2 years I have took my daughter to every doctor I could find. Up until my child was 18 months old all of her developmental milestones were met. …

My children have help for SPD, what about MINE? Not rated yet
What on earth can I do about MY SPD issues? I have been diagnosed as depressed, anxious, and adult onset ADD due to hysterectomy. My Nurse Practitioner …

Therapeutic interventions  Not rated yet
Does anyone have access to a Sensory park and if so, have you found this to be beneficial to your child?

SI and recreational drug use Not rated yet
Is there a correlation between teens with SI dysfunction and the use of recreational drugs for self medicating?

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Diagnosis in Texas Not rated yet
My seven year old son has shown multiple symptoms that suggest SPD: however, we are living in Mexico, and no evaluation/diagnosis can be made here, as …

How do you handle the fire drill at school? Not rated yet
The shrill sound of the alarm is distressing to say the least. However, is there some type of behavior therapy or other therapy that can help a child …

Whats up with my child Not rated yet
I have an 8 year old daughter who has all kinds of problems, from balance issues to learning disabilities. We have gone through testing {CAP} last year …

hyposensory in the mouth Not rated yet
Hi, I have a 3 year old child who is constantly putting his tongue to his palate - right behind his teeth - to provide himself with stimulation - I …

Taking medicine Not rated yet
We are in the process of getting SPD diagnosed. Dd has an evaluation next week w/ an OT and starts developmental preschool in a few weeks as well. I …

What can we do as a childcare center? Not rated yet
As a center we are at our wits end trying to accommodate a child who after 4 month is our care is just starting therapy. I do not think the parent is fully …

showering Not rated yet
When I take a shower or bath, I cannot stand the feeling of the skin wrinkling (osmosis) in my fingers. This occurs after about 2 minutes in the shower. …

comprehensive evaluation Not rated yet
I suspect my great nephew has tactile sensory processing disorder. I live in Western Massachusetts. Can you recommend someone or some place that can do …

Certain Symptoms - Especially Emotional/Social Not rated yet
I have always suspected that my middle daughter, age 11, has had some type of sensory processing disorder. When she was less than a week old, I noticed …

Trainings Not rated yet
Hello, Are there in-service trainings for school districts available on SPD or workshops. We are located in NJ. Thank you. Cheryl Martinez 732-492-3090 …

SPD for older kids Not rated yet
My daughter is 11 and has always had a problem with clothing. Not only do things not feel right, she can not tolerate necks of shirts that feel too large, …

Is this due to anxiety? Not rated yet
I have a 12 year old daughter who received a diagnosis of SPD by a neuropsychologist this past summer. She has been receiving 1/2 hour of OT for six months. …

Outdoor Activities for summer, & winter Not rated yet
Anyone have any good ideas for some activites for summer and winter? So things we could do to encourage my son to explore, and some good play ideas. I …

Trouble At The Dentist Not rated yet
What do you do when the dentist hurts your child? The SPD Help Line Answers... May I suggest you read the article I wrote specifically for this …

Biofeedback vs. OT Not rated yet
Does anyone have any information on biofeedback for adults who have been majorly sensory defensive their whole life and on the end of exhaustion? I was …

So Many Fears...Could it be SPD Not rated yet
I believe my nephew has many of the symptoms of SPD. I have been investigating on my own. Your web-site is fabulous. We live on a lake and my nephew …

Exercises for low registry? Not rated yet
I have filled out a questionnaire and it was scored by my daughter's OT. He said that it shows I am on the low end of the registry for sensory input. I …

8 Year Old with SPD; school work is declining. Not rated yet
I adopted my foster son whose mom took meth for almost the whole time she was pregnant. In first grade the teacher suggested I have him be seen by a doctor …

Need Support Not rated yet
Hello all SPD experts. I have found invaluable information from your website, and I first must say thank you. It has given me a wonderful start on my …

Diagnosis and prevention Not rated yet
Is there a medical test that can look at my child’s brain and prove this diagnosis to me? I just had another baby, can he get this too? How do I prevent …

What happened to my son? Not rated yet
I had never heard of SPD until this evening when I was searching online for the 1,000th time trying to find something which might give me some answers. …

How do I get SPD diagnosed? Not rated yet
Early Intervention came to observe my daughter. They told me she is just "acting like a 2yr old". However, I believe there is more to it than that. What …

Problems in Pre-K Not rated yet
Hi, my first question is; can someone be both hyper and hypo something because my son has some check marks under both for certain areas. My son is having …

Insurance/Tax Help For Sensory Therapy Products? Not rated yet
My 2 year old son has been diagnosed with SPD. We have been in thearpy through our local birth to three program (Early Childhood, Speech, and OT). His …

Will children grow out of it Not rated yet
Hi I have a 4 year old boy with SPD (never heard of it before) and at the moment he is having deep pressure therapy once a week by his OT. In September, …

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Dentist Not rated yet
We are in the process of getting evaluated and starting Speech and Occupational Therapy soon. So we are very new at this. My question is... My son …

what should i expect at an evaluation? Not rated yet
Our son has been briefly (about an hour evaluation including a questionaire with parents) evaluated and was "scored" to have SPD by our Early Intervention …

does stress make spd worse? (husband traveling) Not rated yet
Hi, My 7 year old was just diagnosed last month. This past week, my husband has been on a business trip. My daughter has been worse than ever before. …

videos from the national conference in orlando in february 2007 Not rated yet
Hi. Our school district denied anyone attending the Orlando National AOTA Conference last year because the web site stated that videos of the conference …

Excessive Touching At School Not rated yet
My Kindergarten age son is excessively touching at school. Transitions are the worst time (carpet to tables, tables to centers, going to and from water …

What Is Your Advice? Is This SPD? Not rated yet
Hi, I have just finished reading "The Out Of Sync Child". I have an 8 year old who has been diagnosed as having ADD. The medication (Concerta) does seem …

SPD Parent Raising An SPD Child Not rated yet
Are there any resources out there for helping a parent with SPD deal with raising a child (or children) with SPD? Thank you! The SPD Help Line …

Impulse Control  Not rated yet
My son 3 1/2 has a real issue right now with impulse control. Hitting and pushing primarily. My husband and I are trying to help him with these issues. …

How Do I Have My Son Assessed? Not rated yet
What kind of Doctor do you go to, to have your child tested. Is there hope for SPD? Gina The SPD Help Line Answers... Hi Gina, Yes! …

Grants for Therapy? Not rated yet
Our son has difficulties with sensory integration and is really responding well to therapy (amazing, really!), but the cost is so exorbitant and unlikely …

Private Schools Addressing SPD ? Not rated yet
Our school has failed to provide the services agreed to in my son's IEP for four years now. We live in a rual area and the are just no services availiable. …

New School, Moving, And Transitions Not rated yet
My child is an 8 year old twin girl who was diagnosed with SPD early in her life. She went to OT for several years and seemed greatly improved. However, …

My Son's Lack In Social Skills And Self Esteem Not rated yet
My son was diagnosed at age four with SID. He was in occupational therapy until he was in first grade. He is now 11 years old and in sixth grade. He is …

Five-Year-Old Can't Behave Himself Not rated yet
I believe my five-year-old is hyposensitive. He's been given the developmental delay label, and he is in special-ed kindergarten, goes all day. He is …

Could OT Actually Be Making My Son Worse??? Not rated yet
I have recently noted an odd behavior pattern in my 3 year old son who has mild SPD. He had a expressive language/speech delay that is barely detectable …

Focusing Issues Not rated yet
My daughter is having great difficulty keeping focused in school. It is affecting her work tremendously. What exercises can we do to help with this? …

Can SPD Be Brought On By Injury? Not rated yet
My child is 5 months old, and has been developing normally, she just began rolling over, has good control of her hands, and can focus on small objects. …

Teenage Son Jumping In Place Not rated yet
First, your website has been very helpful to us. I have a 5'8" 13 yr. old son who was diagnosed with sensory integration issues at age 8. We …

Middle School Age And Still Bumping Into People Not rated yet
My son Andy is 12. He is extremely bright, creative, and has a wonderful sense of humor. He does very, very well academically in school. However, he …

Listing of Providers Not rated yet
Hi. We have recently met with our son's preschool teacher who believes he may be suffering from SPD. She has suggested we have him evaluated and enroll …

Why does our 3 yr old get stressed when his twin siblings suck on or put their fingers in their mouths? Not rated yet
Flynn becomes very stressed when his twin siblings suck or put their fingers in their mouths, he cannot focus on anything until he has pulled their fingers …

Professionals For SPD In Greece Not rated yet
I AM WORKING AS A SOCIAL WORKER IN A GREEK PUBLIC ORGANIZATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW,WHERE I CAN FIND INFORMATION-IN GREECE- …

Hyper-Sensitive To Sound Not rated yet
Hi. I just came across your site tonight and am overwhelmed with the amount of information and with the confirmation that my daughter is not alone out …

Can you outgrow SPD? Not rated yet
My daughter is 7 years old, she suffered from many tactile defensiveness issues and we were required to brush her. She seems to have outgrown many of …

SPD And Adopted, Orphaned, And/Or Institutionalized Children Not rated yet
Everything I have read about SPD has been on children that were born into the family. What about children that are orphaned and adopted as older toddlers. …

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How Do I Get A Referral To A Developmental Pediatrician? Not rated yet
It has been two years since my nine year old son last saw a developmental pediatrician where we were told that he did have sensory issues and mild hypotonia …

Need An Adult OT For SPD In Central Ohio Not rated yet
Appreciate what you are doing, thank you. Sort of new to all this, have a year old diagnosis but unable to find resources here in Central Ohio. Can …

Could It Be SPD? Not rated yet
My 4 1/2 year old daughter has some symptoms from the checklists, but not a lot. Somethings run in spurts; very sensitive to seams in socks, must be perfectly …

Is Therapy Working?? Not rated yet
HELP!!!!! I am a mom of a wonderful 5 year old girl. For the last couple of months we have been working with an OT. I have paid well over $1000 out …

Is SID Considered A Disability Re: Preschool Placement? Not rated yet
My 3.11 year old SID son lasted three days in a private preschool. His preschool specialist through Santa Barbara Co. is now evaluating him for an inclusion …

SPD And "Burnout" By Midweek Not rated yet
My son is in the 2nd grade and is doing really well the first part of the school week but come Thursday he is breaking down crying a lot, yelling at teachers, …

Holding It Together For School Field Trips Not rated yet
After much testing with a OT and seeing a psychologist, I was told that my son has SPD ... well I guess not entirely. In Canada it is not yet recognized …

SPD And Preemies... My Handsome Little John Not rated yet
He was a micro preemie. 1lb 5 ounces. He has always banged his head. Hard. He rocks. He will swing all day as peaceful as can be if you let him. He is …

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