The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Mar 26, 2015

Little things adding up...

When our son was born, he never slept like most babies. He slept through the night early, at just 6 weeks, but from about 6AM until about 11PM he never

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Mar 23, 2015

So relieved to find this site

I am a 34 year old mom of 4 kids. I have 3 boys & one girl. My daughter who is 4 years old, always from the time of her birth had an issue with clothes

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Mar 23, 2015

My 9 yr old boy

My son has not had a lot of these symptoms until he was 71/2.. Can this show up suddenly? He is in counseling now and I am told he is a highly sensitive

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Mar 23, 2015

I have high self-esteem and proprioception problems.

Please don't think that self-esteem problems are inevitable. My proprioception is atrocious, but my parents always accepted me and taught me that I'm just

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Mar 18, 2015

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

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Mar 15, 2015

Writing Darkly and Light Touch Aversion: Writing Lightly Feels Like Light Touch

If you/your child write(s) too darkly and break(s)/ruin(s) pens and pencils, and you/your child hate(s) light touch, the two could be related! After

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Mar 15, 2015

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

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Mar 14, 2015

Trying to figure out how to live with this

I'm an adult with very strong sensitivities to certain sounds, and I struggle with managing it on a daily basis. I don't know if it is considered SPD

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Mar 13, 2015

Hayden Victoria our journey has begun...

I had my beautiful daughter when I was 40, my first child ever. I was excited. I, in the past, have been around children, I have 4 nephews, 2 of them

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Mar 12, 2015

Why is my son losing focus when he writes in the classroom?

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

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Mar 12, 2015

ms lorraine mc connell

my son has had issues with shoes socks and labels on the back of his clothes, his dad died to suicide when he was a baby so I have been hyper sensitive

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Mar 12, 2015

Maybe I have SPD... but the checklist isn't helping

I've taken the quiz, and I found I fit a variety of the symptoms, but I'm incredibly frustrated in that I don't know how to interpret the results. There's

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Mar 11, 2015

Drinking Alcohol with SPD

Hi. I am nearly 21 years old and I am convinced I have SPD due to a number of things. My question is this to any adult with this disorder- Do you have

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Mar 11, 2015

Physics Professor

Since at least my teens (I am now in my 40s) I have had PTSD-like episodes where I become non-functional for a couple of days after a meltdown, sometimes

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Mar 10, 2015

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

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Mar 10, 2015

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 limiting

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Mar 10, 2015

Night terrors

Is there a connection between night terrors and SPD?

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Mar 07, 2015

Unsure What My Daughter May Have Or If I'm Just A Bad Parent

My name is Denise and I have a 6-yr-old daughter in first grade who, for quite some time, has exhibited signs and symptoms which have been troubling. When

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Mar 07, 2015

5 year old who has been diagnosed with apraxia and gags on different textured foods

Hi! My son is now 5 years old and was diagnosed with apraxia of speech about 2 years ago. My son has attended speech therapy for his speech which has improved

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Mar 07, 2015

My experience of the Forbrain headset

I recall the days when my son received early intervention services at our area pediatric therapy center. One evening a week, while I waited for my son,

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Mar 04, 2015

SPD or/and something else?

I'm 22, was diagnosed with depression five years ago. My psychiatrists wondered if the diagnosis was correct but to this day I haven't got any other diagnoses,

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Mar 03, 2015


Hi, after arriving home yesterday I was unwell...I had to be sick, I knew this was down to there just being to much physical information for me to take

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Mar 03, 2015

Look on the bright side...

It's not all bad. I don't use a timer when I bake. I can always tell the exact moment to pull something out of the oven based on the smell: bread,cookies,

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Mar 02, 2015

22 year old with autism and toileting regression

I care for my 21 yr old daughter with lf autism. She suffers from severe persistent constipation and it's difficult to get her to take medicine. Recently

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Mar 02, 2015

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,

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Feb 28, 2015

Child has Hyposensitivity

My 6 year old has oral hyposensitivity. We have done x-Rays and her throat function is fine. No one seems to think this is a problem. The ENT said she

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Feb 27, 2015

List of questions to ask for services of OT at daughters school

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

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Feb 27, 2015

My 2y/o daughter doesn't talk, very aggressive & destructive..

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

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Feb 26, 2015

Thought my boy was dressing up

Before I even knew anything about vestibular issues, and when teachers were still trying to bully me into giving my child medication for ADD...I just thought

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Feb 25, 2015

Undiagnosed sensory mom

I was diagnosed as a child with ADHD.I have a son with Aspergers also.I am undiagnosed other than the ADHD but I have problems with anger outbursts due

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Feb 20, 2015

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

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Feb 20, 2015

How to handle a child that's over stimulated and runs off

I have 3 grandchildren who have SPD. the one child will run off in Walmart. She will run out of her house crossing the street not looking for traffic and

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Feb 18, 2015

I never knew this was a thing

I'm 25, almost 26, and I'm just finding out about SPD. I've been seeing a therapist for social anxiety and depression for a while now, and in our session

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Feb 15, 2015

Ruben J Morfin

This (sensory processing disorder) really explained a lot of my behavior, since as far back as I can remember to my early childhood. I am a 42 years old

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Feb 12, 2015


Its aderall day, you know what they say, You can clean your house, a much better way You get energized, and feel revived Yes of course, you can just take

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Feb 11, 2015

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.

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Feb 09, 2015

Excessive itching in autistic child

My son is autistic and has increasingly complained about itching, to the point that he is miserable. I don't believe it is the result of an allergy, but

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Feb 05, 2015

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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Feb 05, 2015

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

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Feb 05, 2015

Restless 3 yr old

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

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Feb 05, 2015

Mrs. Shelley McLeod

Hello, I have seen these blankets work magic with the many children with Autism that I have worked with over the past ten years. Now I have a child (well

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Feb 05, 2015

This seems to explain my weirdness...

I was always that strange kid who drove her parents nuts with the inability to wear certain clothes, deal with shirt tags, belts, turtlenecks, and tight

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Feb 03, 2015

I'm not broken!

For years I have wondered what is wrong with me. Everything could be fine and then in an instant I have wanted to scream, fight, run or just disappear.

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Feb 02, 2015

Related to proliferating wireless radiation in our environment

I am so sorry to hear of all the children with sensory difficulties. Please examine the well-documented and prolific research on wireless microwave radiation

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Feb 02, 2015

Autism, SPD or both?

My 22 year old son has Light, Touch, Texture and Sound senzitivity. He has been diagnosed with Asperger's/Autism. When I presented these symptoms and the

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Feb 02, 2015


Did I miss something? I don't see how to score this test. I already knew my daughter had these some sensitivities or I wouldn't have been able to check

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Jan 29, 2015

Where to find help?

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

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Jan 29, 2015

4 year old daughter diagnosed with SPD, ideas for calming home environment

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

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Jan 26, 2015


My grandson just turned two. He likes to spin in circles, lick the carpet, and doesn't talk much. He is very lovable at time but likes to hit also. He's

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