Parent of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder

by Molly Anderson
(Lincoln Nebraska)

As parents, we love our children no matter what issues they have. The real problem is with the rest of the world in which our children reside. It is important to educate your child's teachers and schools on this matter as the child can easy be identified as aggressive, pushy or just another kid with ADHD who has to be "handled". The teachers are blind to their bias, and the children suffer more harm and ostracism than we know.


During school my son who is sensory seeking, is punished for his biological need for sensory seeking by being made to do the opposite, sit in the time out chair, every time his biological need rears it's head, almost constantly. In addition to this, our school is aware of his problem, has met with his psychologist, heard input from their own OT, and still they meet his disabilities with punitive motions that attempt to thwart nature. It's as if they are attempting to tame some type of wild animal. I am more than disappointed.

I hope that all parents can stand up for the rights of their children, and attempt to educate educators on this issue as school systems are clearly biased and ignorant on this topic. Please, find appropriate academically sound research and data and supply your local school system with the acceptable tools needed to help our children, in the long run it will pay off.

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Aug 28, 2016
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Adult sensory issues looking for local resources
by: Elizabeth

I'm an adult in Lincoln discovering my sensory issues aren't normal and looking for any local resources. lindaleriel@yahoo.com

Jul 08, 2015
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Contact me.
by: Lindsay

If you live in the Lincoln area and want to meet other families dealing with this issue contact me. Recreatingafauxpas@gmail.com

My son is diagnosed with ADHD but I believe he has sensory issues. I would love to meet other parents and get input, resources and compare things we've seen in our children.

Jan 01, 2015
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Lincoln, NE
by: Kara

I also live in Lincoln, NE! I googled Sensory Processing Support and this popped up! I would love to meet other parents who also have SPD/ADHD kiddos. :)

Mar 20, 2014
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SPD
by: Anonymous

I may have a child with SPD but not sure. Since she was a baby she had very high tolerance of pain this would include shots, ivs and standing on hot sand. Now that she's 5 she cries about every thing and doesn't like to be touched or cuddled and says it hurts to wear jeans or tight shirts. Loud noises also bother her or if someone is being loud she'll cover her ears. Any tips would be great. Thanks for Lincoln, NE

Oct 21, 2011
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molly
by: Chris

Molly, I live in Lincoln Ne. I just googles in sensory processing and am looking for support in Lincoln. If you see this comment back, I would love to get to know someone else with a kiddo like mine.

May 30, 2010
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Thank you Kim
by: Molly

Thank you for your comment! Support is always so helpful. Please tell me what items you provided/useful so that I can do the same. Thanks again, molly

May 27, 2010
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You said it!!
by: Anonymous

I had a whole IEP, based on his sensory needs!
His rocking chair is at school ( i put that in his iep)

And when he needs a break, he goes to the emotional support room, where they have some sensory stuff.
I bought a whole bunch of things for that room, and told them its for ALL the kids who need it to use!!!
So far so good!!!

Good luck with the school your dealing with!!!!Kim

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