The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Oct 08, 2015

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

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Oct 05, 2015

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

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Oct 05, 2015

To have 5 year old DD evaluated or not for SPD?

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

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Oct 04, 2015


My grandson is a positive, happy, delightful 3 year old. But, he has a strong gag reflex. When visiting the zoo and feeding a giraffe, he started t o gag

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Oct 02, 2015

Tears fall on my hands

Tears Fall on My Hands By: Sheila Parker The screams The cries The banging The yelling The thumping And the Tears fall on my hands... The smiles The

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Sep 29, 2015

Car seat & spd

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

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Sep 29, 2015

Sensory tornado

Hi. My name is monica. I have spd. I didn't realize I had spd until I gave birth to a beautiful boy w spd. In my quest to help him. I found out where he

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Sep 29, 2015

Who do I take my child to see?

My 6 year old son has been diagnoses ADHD. He has oral issues. We have done occupational therapy (against psys orders). Who do I take my child to see?

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Sep 29, 2015


I am an extremely slow hiker. I am the one in the group who lags way behind. I notice that on rocky/uneven terrain, I am pretty much missing the scenery

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Sep 26, 2015

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.

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Sep 26, 2015

At wits end

my 5 year old daughter refuses to wear underwear, pants, shirts she will only wear dresses. I have tired everything I can think of, every type of underwear

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Sep 25, 2015

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

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Sep 23, 2015

Help! My 7 year old 2nd grader will not poop on the potty.

My son has refused to be fully potty trained since we started when he was a toddler. He jumps around and holds his belly in whenever he feels the sensation

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Sep 23, 2015

Mom of a SPD 20 year old college student

I'm so glad to have found this forum after 15 years of searching! I'm the mother of a 20 year old beautiful, bright, sensitive and very socially awkward

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Sep 23, 2015


Mother of 21 year old who is not doing well although she just graduated from college, she says she does not feel herself and everything overwhelms her.

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Sep 19, 2015

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 through

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Sep 18, 2015

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

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Sep 17, 2015

Im 13 and have bad inside me

well alot of stuff gets me soo angry because i was in my front garden with a 6 year old friend i love kids :) and a 6 year old girl come walking past and

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Sep 16, 2015

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

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Sep 16, 2015


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

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Sep 13, 2015

A plea from a mother with an autistic child

Denial is refusing to admit the truth or realty of something unpleasant. For the most part of 2013 that is the best word in the dictionary to describe

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Sep 09, 2015


I am in my 40's. My SPD is mainly sound. I can not be in the car with several people talking. Can not handle the radio on and our child in the back seat

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Sep 07, 2015

Word pronounciation

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

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Sep 07, 2015

Can a child have a normal life with ASD and SPD

I have a ten-year-old daughter right now is waiting to be assessed for Asperger Syndrome. It has taken the doctors nearly 9 years to listen to me. It

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Sep 04, 2015

The checklist confirmed what i I can take more action

My daughter is now 5 and has started primary 1. its been 3 weeks and shes taken a meltdown where yesterday she wasnt at school and i spoke with head teacher.

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Sep 04, 2015


Hello I'm 13 years old almost 14 and have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. It started three years ago and anything that was there or I

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Sep 03, 2015

How to fix Tactile Defensiveness without OT

Have you been rejected from OT services because you are over the age limit? Maybe, you have been to OT for years and haven't gotten any better. Also, in

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Sep 02, 2015


Holy cow!!! I am 47 and had never heard of this before. I have been in therapy and taking medication for depression and anxiety, plus social phobia.

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Sep 01, 2015

Special Needs Preschool Teacher

This is not a story. It is a question. Why are teachers listed as caretakers rather than professionals?

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Aug 29, 2015

Can't bear getting touched by anyone. Seeking advice!

I am so thankful for this website on the amount of info it fed me, I have just found out about the term of 'sensory processing disorder' after searching

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Aug 29, 2015

It feels like Im possessed sometimes.

Sometimes I feel like I'm not even living in my own body. Im a 19 year old female and ive always struggled with relating my body to my mind. I've been

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Aug 28, 2015

Anything Dry, Makes Me Cry

I wash my hands a lot at my job and because of this they get rather dry. At some points in the day I cant touch any part of my skin with my hands or it

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Aug 26, 2015

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

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Aug 26, 2015


You may well find the person with autism responds very well to visual and kinesthetic info - one reason why story telling with visual aids is so effective.

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Aug 24, 2015

Wearing Socks

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

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Aug 23, 2015

Barbies, anyone?

I stopped by a garage sale with my then 6yr old SPD daughter. They had a huge collection of beautiful Barbies, the ones in the special designer collector

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Aug 20, 2015

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

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Aug 20, 2015

Refuses to get hands wet.

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..

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Aug 20, 2015

Most of the items on the checklist apply to me.

Is it somewhat common to have so many symptoms? Or do most people typically fall under one or two categories of SPD? There were a ton of symptoms listed

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Aug 19, 2015

13 year old daughter with severe sensory issues

Hi, I am a mother of a 13 year old daughter with PDD NOS. She has severe sensory issues and high anxiety.She's constantly changing one minute she's okay

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Aug 17, 2015

I've always felt different. Could it be SPD?

Over the last few years I have been chasing a diagnosis that can explain why i feel odd or different. I was diagnosed with Cyclothymia which is similar

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Aug 14, 2015

Multiple symptoms- some contradict each other

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

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Aug 14, 2015

33 month old son hitting other kids for no reason at all. not angry

Hi, i have not looked into any diagnosis of any condition, but web searches keep leading me back to this sensory process disorder. so my son is almost

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Aug 12, 2015

Miss mom

Well I took the test and got a high score! Hooray for me. First time I have looked onto this dissorder didn't even know it existed. 45 it's old and saw

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Aug 11, 2015

Wondering Why I Chose Motherhood

Hello. Wow. Lots of descriptions and problems/issues here. Well, here is mine. I have a 6.5 year old who will be entering 1st grade in a few weeks. He

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Aug 11, 2015

Toddler Will Only Eat Gogurt

My son is 3 years old. We've been seeing an OT for 4 months with not a lot of progress, which is understandable. My son will eat chips, crackers, cookies,

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Aug 11, 2015

Child with special needs always is pulling others hair

I am special educator and deal with a 3 years old boy with down syndrome, who is pulling others hair. Though I understand that the child is hypo-senstive

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Aug 06, 2015

Back again!

My son is 4 years old and starting school soon. I have had concerns on and off over the years and keep coming back to this checklist. I came back to it

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Aug 05, 2015


As I am a caregiver I cannot release name age or location, but I need help, I have an adult female consumer that I serve and one of her biggest target

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