The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jun 28, 2015

Lillie Ferris

I am not sure what to think but I did the checklist and my granddaughter seems to be under numerous ones. She does not like her hair combed or brushed,

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Jun 28, 2015


My 3 year old has constant tantrums, heartbreaking, hugely distressing, over everything and anything. My husband won't accept that there is anything wrong.

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Jun 24, 2015

Please help!

I am attempting to communicate with our pediatrician our 2 1/2yr old son's struggle. So there is no consistency with it but he is sooooo impulsive and

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Jun 23, 2015

3 year old does not eat anything

My three years old kid has been diagnosed as autistic. He does not eat anything except taking milk. Whenever I try to feed him, he cries and runs away.

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Jun 18, 2015

Vanessa R.

when i was a baby i went through a stage where my neck in my shirts had to have elastic in it. i felt safe. as i got older, my socks had to be just so.

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Jun 17, 2015

A nightmare to get dressed in the morning

My six year old daughter has MAJOR clothing sensitivity's. So bad that this morning she literally tried on every pair of underwear and pants that we own

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Jun 17, 2015

I think I have SPD but I'm not sure...

I never knew there was such a thing but ever since I was a child I hated wearing underwear and I remember my mother used to beat me before she would catch

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Jun 16, 2015

My grandaughters sensory room

Hi im a 24/7, on duty grandmother and guardian of my beautiful smart lil granddaughter. shes 5yrs old who has autism, non verbal severe sensory processing

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Jun 16, 2015

Finally an answer!!!

So for years now I have had many different quirks which people notice and often make jokes about, for example I don't like being touch, it freaks me out

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Jun 12, 2015

Mrs Paula Lopez

I am 62 years old at this time and for the past 2 years have noticed that touching or just the thought of touching any type of cloth,, clothing, furniture

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Jun 11, 2015

I thought the jigsaw had fallen into place but i am now finding lots of lost pieces and it is upsetting

guess i should have updated sooner my son is now 15 he was 10 when was finally diagnosed with sensory processing and hypermobility. Iw as able to see

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Jun 09, 2015

Going round in circles

My Son, from as early as 3 years, had a need to be moving or be in something, or on something that was moving. So, if he couldn't be in or on a moving

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Jun 08, 2015


Hello Anyone who can help me. 25 years ago my son was diagnosed with (Somotodydyspraxia) (Hope I spelled it correctly). When my son was 5, he was sent

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Jun 07, 2015

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

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Jun 06, 2015

Regression with OT

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

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Jun 05, 2015

It used to be minor, now NYC made it MUCH WORSE!

I'm a 21-year old woman living in NYC. When I was young, I had a few quirks. Biting my nails compulsively, grinding my teeth, etc. In my teens, it got

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May 30, 2015


So, this is what I have. Ever since I was young, I have avoided/been repulsed by certain senses. Mostly touch & sound. I refused to wear underwear for

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May 27, 2015


I have an 8 year old grandson that I'm very concerned about. When he eats or drinks, even though he is encouraged to use eating utensils, he eats all food

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May 27, 2015

shanya dixon

My year old son is getting out of control,he doesn't like to share,he throws terrible tantrums everywhere we go,he hit himself on the head,he fall out,he

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May 26, 2015

Great for smaller children...What about teens

Mine is 13. Any helpful ideas for those picky eaters.

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May 26, 2015

School testing?

Can a child be screened at school?

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May 23, 2015

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

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May 22, 2015

Help! Can you still gain new sensitivities even as an adult?

I was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder at the age of 14. I am now 19 and have become more aware of the particular things that are over stimulated

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May 18, 2015

Service/Therapy Pets

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

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May 17, 2015

Where to go from here?

Checking about 3/4 of these points and wondering what help you can actually get for this? I also have trouble with certain objects with weird textures

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May 13, 2015


I'm 13 and I don't know exactly what I have but I would love it if you helped. I cant wear ANYTHING but shorts and a t-shirt because pants, long sleeve

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May 13, 2015

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

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May 09, 2015

My 7yr old daughter having anger and screaming issues

My 7 yr old is having anger and crying screaming issues.I don't understand why is she acting so mad disrespecful and with anger screaming saying that she

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May 08, 2015

Fear of LIFE

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,

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May 08, 2015

This PreK/PPCD teacher needs HELP!

I have a new student with SPD. She will be going into kindergarten next year. She has been in class with us almost 4 weeks (it is a half day program),

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May 07, 2015

Pediatric Sleep Consultant- mother of three

Benefits of the Slumber Sleeper for Special Needs Children Some sleep experts estimate that up to thirty percent of all children struggle with sleep in

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May 06, 2015


My 16 year old Daughter suffers with trichotillomania and I am constantly trying to find help for her. I read this list with her in mind. She certainly

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May 05, 2015

Concerned with handwriting

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

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May 04, 2015

Kiwi Mum

Hi. Thanks for this article. My son was identified as having proprioceptive issues by his physio. He locks his elbows on tables (making eating etc difficult),

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May 02, 2015


I have a 3 1/2 year old boy who has recently begun to exhibit some concerning behaviors. He will repeat motions (going down a step and going back up to

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Apr 28, 2015

Tactile defensive behavior --yet adores mess?

My son has demonstrated flight or fight response at kindergarten. If someone jostled him, he can take offense momentarily. If he feels happy, safe, and

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Apr 28, 2015

My Four Year Old

My son is 4 & 1/2 and has propioceptive dysfunction. We can't afford therapy for him. For their sake, get them the help they need. Their poor little

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Apr 27, 2015

A complex Story

I am Megan Nimchuk, and I work with Supported Lifestyles Ltd, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have a client on my caseload who I believe would be a very

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Apr 27, 2015

Oral defensiveness and hyperactive restless 8 month infant

My baby girl was diagnosed with reflux at age of 2 weeks ,kept on conservative measures then shifted to treatment (zantac) by 1.5 month of age By 2 month

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Apr 25, 2015

I need help with my son

My son is 8yrs old and I read all of that and there is alot that sounded like my son we just moved here from California but we need help

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Apr 24, 2015

Sensory on a budget

Ok, I own it. I'm on a budget so I go Sensory Ghetto room for my son. To throw in some more to the mix he loves his super heroes and cats. So, here we

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Apr 22, 2015

Christine's SPD Journey

Christines SPD Journey; a brave young woman, age 16, shares her story about the pain of growing up and living with Sensory Processing Disorder.

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Apr 16, 2015

My weighted blanket helps

So my mom originally got one for my sister because she couldn't sleep without her cat laying on her. She decided to get me one too just in case. When I

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Apr 16, 2015

Rushed SID diagnosis gives me pause

My 3 year old recently had a visit to a Neurologist and it was spent 1 hour in the waiting room, 30 more in the Doctor's office alone, and 8 minutes with

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Apr 15, 2015

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

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Apr 15, 2015

Struggled my whole life

I've dealt with hyper sensory my whole life. I've seen many doctors seeking help and understanding for what I'm going through! Encountering complete disbelief

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Apr 14, 2015

SPD issues manifest in a cycle of a terrible week every few months... really SPD?

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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Apr 14, 2015

What is this called

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

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Apr 14, 2015

Occupational Therapist

Have your child try frozen foods, peas, waffles, blueberries. This may be more successful because of the cold food. The sucking aspect of the frozen foods

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