The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Sep 20, 2017

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

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Sep 20, 2017

School drop offs

Hi... My 4 year old son has recently been diagnosed with SPD. He is a sensory seeker with absolutely no impulse control. He has been going to an OT for

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Sep 16, 2017

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 some

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Sep 11, 2017

Nail biting?

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

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Sep 08, 2017

Adult Sensory Processing Disorder

How do you diagnose and treat adolescent and adult Sensory Processing Disorder? What are some age appropriate sensory diet activities for adults? Find out here!

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Sep 07, 2017

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.

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Sep 05, 2017

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

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Sep 05, 2017


I'm 18, have spd, and I'm trying to figure out if it's even possible for me to process fast enough to drive.

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Aug 31, 2017

Comfortable underwear

Any suggestions? My son cannot tolerate the elastic in his underwear.

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Aug 31, 2017

Picky eater child grown up into picky eating adult.

Growing up, my mantra was I aint gonna eat that stuff. And i never, very seldom did. Mom would make me sit at the table, sometimes all night, still

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Aug 30, 2017

Certain materials make me cringe out of control

I don't know what to do anymore, certain materials make me cringe way too much, send shivers all over my body, make my teeth and nails hurt, and sometimes

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Aug 30, 2017

She is lost

Hi everyone my daughter is 13 years old and although she was not diagnosed with SPD I can feel in my heart that she is suffering from many of the symptoms

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Aug 28, 2017

Black Pepper, High dose Curcumin, curcuminoids for proprioception

I also have the proprioception issue and I found curcuminoids helpful in all aspects of my life. It has somehow fixed the signals that interact in my

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Aug 27, 2017

Help !

How can I get my almost 6 year old son more focused and not so fidgety during circle time? This is his first year in all day kindergarten. I'm so

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Aug 25, 2017

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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Aug 24, 2017

HSP with SPD

I am a Highly Sensitive Person, as I expect many of you whose stories I just read are as well. Look it up if you don't know about it. Dr. Elaine Aron

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Aug 24, 2017


Should children with SPD be tested for Mthfr?

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Aug 19, 2017

Smelling strange items

Why does my child try to smell or sniff strange things?

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Aug 19, 2017


My daughter is 9 and I am having a horrible time trying to find her new underwear, I don't know how many packs I have gone through. She is down to one

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Aug 17, 2017

Son may have SPD, need help getting assessment.

My son is 9 years old. What brought me to this site is quirky behaviors and constant humming. I've been researching constant humming in children, and

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Aug 17, 2017

Not that mom

My 4 yr old son, Josh, and I both have SPD. My biggest problems are tactile defensiveness and Vestibular Dysfunction. He, on the other hand, is an extreme

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Aug 16, 2017


I have never been diagnosed with SPD however after reading all of these comments I am so relieved I have finally found where I belong. All my life I

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Aug 16, 2017

My little man

Hello! I have a handsome son who is 7 months old. He has to start early intervention and when the lady came to our home and discussed life, she stated

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Aug 14, 2017

Never been ticklish and can't have people touch me while I sleep and never wanted night light as child and didn't like being touched as child and felt weak for crying

Growing up I never remember being ticklish, always thought if I cried I was weak. For a long time didn't even like being touched. Until this day when

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Aug 09, 2017

Age of Onset of SPD

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 had. I

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Aug 08, 2017

Hyper-Sensitive To Sound

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 there,

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Aug 07, 2017

7 year old daughter with many signs of SPD cannot sense bowel movements

My daughter who is seven still has no clue when she is about to have a bowel movement. She has other sensory issues, lack of sensation with food on her

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Aug 06, 2017

She doesn't care if she soiled or wet

My daughter turned 4 in March. We were told she is a sensory seeker part of SID. When it comes to potty training, it's like she doesn't care. We have

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Aug 05, 2017

Potty training 3 and a half year old boy with SPD

My 3 1/2 year old son has sensory issues and refuses to use the potty. I have tried everything from reward stickers to candy toys, buying different potties,

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Aug 05, 2017

My son is 7 going on 8 and still poos his pants regularly

My 7 year old son is quite intelligent and very loving and he has a solid and stable home with lots of positive role models in his life. For some unknown

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Aug 05, 2017

Connection between SPD and bedwetting

Is there a connection between SPD and bedwetting? My 8 year old son with SPD still does not get up to use the bathroom at night. He is wet every night.

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Aug 05, 2017

Potty Training Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Potty training kids with SPD... a frustrating and sometimes daunting task.

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Aug 05, 2017

Clothing issues 5 year old son - wants TIGHT and wears 2 pair socks + UGG boots 24/7!

This started with his underwear not fitting right .... and car seat always wanting really tight... He will only wear super soft t-shirts

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Aug 03, 2017

Confused? Some of this normal?

My son is 4 1/2 yo. He was colicky for the first 1yr and a half. He is a very loving kid, gives hugs to strangers doesn't have the the fear of them.

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Aug 02, 2017

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

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Jul 30, 2017


I was born sensory sensitive. I am distracted by mundane things that most people are unaware of such as the swirling noise a breeze creates while bouncing

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Jul 28, 2017


I knew from age one my grand son has had this. But it took Drs till he was 4 to diagnose him. No one would take me serious. I am shocked to read so many

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Jul 28, 2017

Im a premature baby

Im not sure if this has anything to do with this situation i was born 2 months early and im a sensitive person. My ears are very sensitive and i cant

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Jul 24, 2017

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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Jul 24, 2017


I'm 45. I just had surgery and am waking to the old familiar skin pain. It's really like fire. I know how to fix it. My mom recognized it as a child as

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Jul 20, 2017

Occupational Therapy for Children

Occupational therapy, more commonly associated with assisting the elderly or equipment prescription after an accident or injury, is a little known gold mine of help for children.

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Jul 20, 2017

Aspie Mom

I'm 50 years old and finally it all makes sense! My whole life I have wondered what was wrong with I crazy? Am I normal? What's wrong with me?!

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Jul 19, 2017

Sensory Integration & Asperger's Syndrome

Sensory Integration Dysfunction through the Maximized Living cellular detoxification protocols

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Jul 18, 2017

Teacher Resources

Great teacher resources for gaining insight into, and understanding, the world of children with sensory processing disorders. What every teacher should know!

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Jul 17, 2017

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

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Jul 16, 2017

Autism Resources

Related online Autism resources for professionals, parents, and families of children with Autism.

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Jul 14, 2017

Please help me and my baby

Ok my son is about to be 2 yrs old I was the happiest mommy alive when I had him I still am but with many stresses everyday is a new battle. I have gone

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Jul 14, 2017

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

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Jul 14, 2017

Dysfunction with Proprioception

I fall, stumble and loss balance frequently. I tested positive in Romberg after closing eyes and falling backwards or to right side, as well when in

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