The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Mar 24, 2017

Can SPD Kids Make Friends in School?

Hi, my child is in school for the first time and is not used to being around other kids, other than her cousins and a few kids at OT and the playground.

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Mar 22, 2017


My son is 6 and has a mild case of SPD and has been though OT, speech, etc. He has been doing a lot of hitting lately (in school, at home, even at a

Continue reading "Hitting"

Mar 22, 2017

It is a journey....

My daughter is almost 4 and though we have come a long way from where we began we still have some rough days. I started using essential oils which have

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Mar 20, 2017

Head Banging

My daughter head bangs a lot and it makes me feel sad to see her do that to her self. I wanted to ask is this normal to do? She does it about 8 times

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Mar 20, 2017

Thank you!!

I greatly appreciate this article so much. We have been dealing with this for 5 years. I'm glad someone is finally writing about sensory processing disorder

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Mar 15, 2017

Husband with childhood behavior still affecting his life today.

I believe my husband is still suffering from some dramatic childhood experience that made him turn overnight from a well behaved 5-6 year old child to

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Mar 15, 2017


My son is 45 years old. He has visual perception disorder. As an adult he performs poorly. Drinks I believe to self medicate. He is anti social unless

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Mar 14, 2017


I am teacher. One of my students is struggling at school, he speaks in very soft voice and I can only hear him when i put my ear very close to his mouth.

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Mar 14, 2017

New vendor

My son and daughter-in-law adopted a 2 yr old from Russia in 2012. She had lots of emotional issues, including ADHD. In order to calm her down, my DIL

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Mar 14, 2017

#theswankystitchery Great for calming restless overactive children. The blankets help them sit still and focus.

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Mar 14, 2017

Sudden onset of much more severe SPD??

Hi, I have SPD, and ADD. I looked at the SPD checklist for my son too. My question is, why he had barely any noticeable symptoms up until this past April.

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Mar 12, 2017

Sensitivity while urinating

My sons sensitivity is so strong while urinating that he almost falls over he is not yet potty trained at the age of 14. I believe it is partly because

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Mar 10, 2017

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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Mar 09, 2017

Bubble Columns

Bubble columns are a great visual development tool for children and adults with SPD

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Mar 09, 2017

I have a Community

One mom's story about how much the SPD support groups mean to her.

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Mar 09, 2017

My son is sensitive to water... can't tolerate drops of water

my almost 4 years old son(in few weeks)is diagnosed with autism recently, he has severe separation anxiety, he still cries when i drop him off at daycare(he

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Mar 08, 2017

Looking for a SPD OT in the bronx or westchester for 4 year old with space issues

My four year old son has a space issue. He's constantly hitting other kids at school, climbing on top of them, and getting in their faces. He doesn't

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Mar 07, 2017

Easy Recipes For Picky Eaters

How can I help my picky eater? You will find the solutions here... Clues to WHY they are picky, what affect it has on parent and child, many resources--including easy recipes for picky eaters!

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Mar 07, 2017

Find An Occupational Therapist For SPD

How to find an Occupational Therapist who specializes in SPD

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Mar 07, 2017

ADD meds for a SPD kid?

Do ADHD meds work for a child with SPD? It was my understanding that stimulants work for the ADHD brain to settle & focus the child; however, stimulants

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Mar 06, 2017

Best Baby Swing

The best baby swing offers affordability, durability, practicality, safety and soothing sensory input...

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Mar 06, 2017


My daughter has always had sensory issues, but they exploded when she started going through puberty at 9 years old. She has been diagnosed with an anxiety

Continue reading "SPD and PCOS"

Mar 05, 2017

John's SPD Journey

An inspiring account from one mom about living with, learning about, and helping her SPD child...

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Mar 05, 2017

How To Show Love To An Autistic Child

Every single autistic child is different and will react to almost everything differently. Here are some tips for showing your autistic child affection

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Mar 04, 2017

Peeing the bed and can't sit still

My eleven year old son still pees in his bed and he also has a hard time sitting in class and makes noises. They state that he is distracting other children

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Mar 03, 2017

Touch Sensitivity

Touch sensitivity... What to do when clothes hurt. What do you do when work or school dictate your clothing choices.

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Mar 03, 2017

Handwriting Without Tears

Improve your child's handwriting skills; Handwriting Without Tears is an excellent program to use with any child, especially children with a sensory processing disorder

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Mar 03, 2017


As the child grows older, would meditation be useful?

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Mar 02, 2017

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment may be a combination of psychological therapies, medication and lifestyle changes

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Mar 02, 2017

Child Anger Issues

SPD kids in particularly prone to child anger issues because frequently feel they have no control over their thoughts, emotions, feelings and bodies.

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Mar 01, 2017

Infant Play Activities

This article will give you information and ideas about infant play activities you can do on a daily basis to foster and enhance proper sensory development.

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Mar 01, 2017

Children's Wooden Covered Sandbox

A children's wooden covered sandbox, especially with benches, is a great investment for children with tactile defensiveness. They are the best in durability and practicality as well!

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Feb 28, 2017

Rotating Teeter Totter

Give your sensory seeking child a thrilling ride with a bouncing, rotating teeter totter... the WhirlyBounce Rider. How fun, yet calming (believe it or not) it can be!

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Feb 28, 2017

Commercials and sports on tv

I can't stand listening to commercials or sports on tv because of the background music or background noise. Is this a processing issue?

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Feb 28, 2017

A brilliant child who frequently disturbs others in the class

hi... im a mom of a 5 year old boy. he is a very active child, he is brilliant and can do any task with ease. once in his school we have been getting complaints

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Feb 27, 2017

Sensory Integration

Effective Sensory Integration / Sensory Processing: the basic foundation that every child needs to develop appropriately in order to meet all learning, socializing, and developmental milestones

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Feb 26, 2017

Getting Rid Of The Pacifier

Here's one trick we used for getting rid of the pacifier that might work. If YOUR child is having a hard time giving up those pacifiers. Here's what WE did.

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Feb 25, 2017

Childrens Bean Bag Chairs

Use childrens bean bag chairs to calm and relax your child - with or without sensory processing disorder - and give them the deep pressure, proprioceptive input they need and crave.

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Feb 23, 2017

Senior Citizen

I'm glad this thing has a name. I hated not being able to get my body to do what I wanted it to do. I can't tell right from left. I stumble and fall quite

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Feb 22, 2017

Unidentified mood disorder

I have extremely heightened senses and have had major issues with over stimulation and falling asleep AND staying asleep as a result. I was delayed at

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Feb 22, 2017

Help me

I'm 21 and for as long as I can remember textures have always bothered me but the past month or so it's like 100 times worse... I can hardly lay in bed

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Feb 20, 2017

Pacifiers okay to use for SPD issues (of hyposensitive kind)????

Hi. My 5 yr. old son has been without a pacifier only since March of this year (he at that point only used it for car rides and for going to sleep).

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Feb 20, 2017

Autism with SPD in Middle Age

I was diagnosed with autism as a child, and had never heard of SPD until recently; though it is not a formal diagnosis, I know I have it - although when

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Feb 20, 2017


Our 3 year old son was very recently diagnosed with SPD. We are still learning as we go. He has always, since infancy, flapped his arms when he is

Continue reading "Stimming "

Feb 18, 2017


My 14 daughter has trichotillomania and rates as having aspergers on the online test and similarly With the sensory processing checklist.she checked

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Feb 18, 2017

SPD in adults

Everything i have read so far refers to children. What about adults? Also,if dx as a child,does the dx go away as you grow older?

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Feb 18, 2017


I have had issues with textures since I was a child. I eat my cereal soggy, hate socks and will not eat anything too slick. Now I have a year old whom

Continue reading "Hereditary"

Feb 18, 2017

Growth spurts affecting SPD

My 5 yr old son has just been diagnosed with SPD (about 3 months ago) He has always had what we called quirks he has NEVER been a good sleeper( even as

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Feb 16, 2017

Living with Kyle

Kyle is my 6 year old granddaughter. She is beautiful and loving but if she doesn't get her own way. Look out!!!! She constantly tells me what to do,

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