The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Jan 26, 2015

Scary list!

Well...I came on to read opinions on my 4 y.o. grandson who will have a fit over wearing certain clothes that are either too big or too small. This is

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Jan 25, 2015

Lucas - (almost) 4yrs old.

My son Lucas is 3 yrs old (almost 4 now) and he is sooo sensitive with certain things. He overreacts to a lot of things, or what we think is overreacting,

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Jan 21, 2015

My daughter is 5 years old would rather poop on per herself

I have a daughter that's 5. She has cystic fibrosis. I put her on the potty every 45 mins but she won't sit long enough to pee or poop. We have done the

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Jan 20, 2015

2.8 year old avoids eye contact with strangers and runs around with humming sound

Hi My 2.8 year old child doesnt do eye contact with strangers and runs around with humming sound (sound like EEEEEEEEE.....). and most of the time doesnt

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Jan 19, 2015

Bumping his head

I have noticed that my 4 yr old grandson bumps his head a lot. Walls. Doors. Table etc to me he is hitting these extremely hard.... his immediate response

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Jan 19, 2015

Trouble believing it's more than just strong will

I am having some trouble understanding oral sensory processing disorder is more than just a control/mental/emotional issues related to food. Or, somehow

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Jan 15, 2015


Picky eaters wholesome waffles ;) steam butternut, sweet potato, little carrot to soft enough to pulp with fork. Cup full with 2 eggs 1/3 cup selfraise

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Jan 15, 2015

Twenty Five and Searching

I'm 25 years old and have been trying to figure out what's been causing the issues I've had since a child; particularly finger twitching where I put my

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Jan 12, 2015


My son constantly scratches. He scratches virtually every part of his body. He has had eczema since he was a child, however he has none currently and

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Jan 11, 2015

Touching knitted materials

i find great comfort in touching knitted materials... almost a high from it. when i touch a tightly knit sweater or blanket i feel my fingertips run over

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Jan 11, 2015

Unknowledgable father with a child of SPD?

My son is 6yrs old and in kindergarten. He has an IEP that was written last spring after his preschool to set-up for his kindergarten year. We have had

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Jan 11, 2015

Frustrated to tears......? Me too.

Noises and smells can be very irritating to me. I am usually the first one to smell or hear stuff. It is no fun, because people do not understand how bad

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Jan 07, 2015

How do kids with oral integration disorder eat at preschool or later on at school???

My daughter has oral integration disorder. She is 3.5 years old and will only eat pureed food and only the same meals which is veggies pureed with meat

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Jan 06, 2015

I was diagnosed as "retarded", then "gifted"!

When I was a child I was always uncomfortable, physically. I could not stand being touched and was therefore unable to appreciate physical affection. The

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Jan 05, 2015

Seeking qualified occupational therapist in Buckinghamshire, England

Can anyone recommend a qualified occupational therapist who can help diagnose and treat my grandson in England, in the county of Buckinghamshire please?

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Jan 05, 2015

My 6 years old boy is diagnosed SPD. Doesn't talk at all and doesn't sleep before 1 am

Please help. My 6 years old boy is diagnosed SPD. Doesn't talk at all and doesn't sleep before 1 am. He is having OT and ST therapies since 3 years.

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Jan 05, 2015

What can you do?

Hi everyone, I have a story about a picky eater who is now almost 30 yrs. old and was also told by the Dr. don't worry about it he will grow out of

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Jan 01, 2015

Is this a form of SPD?

My 3yr. Old just recently started licking his fingers then rubs his eyebrow and sometimes his ear. Can u help me understand this and if I need to be worried

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Dec 31, 2014

Holding My Breath

I hold my breath when someone walks by because I don't want to catch a whiff of their scent. I hold my breath and/or choke when I have to touch a clothing

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Dec 30, 2014

Getting A Haircut If Tactile Defensive

I have a family asking for any suggestions to help them trim/cut their 4 y/o son's hair without having to physically hold him down and have him get so

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