The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Aug 04, 2015

No stitching, tags and please don't be tight .... uuugggghhhhhh

My 7 year old is now into her 4th year of not wearing underwear. When she was 3 she started being very odd about wearing socks. It started off not the

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Jul 30, 2015

What is treatment for sensory processing disorder

Would really like to find a treatment for this horrible disorder.

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Jul 28, 2015


I was diagnosed as a child. My mother went through a lot to get me services and I managed to adapt fairly well. I went through a lot of OT and PT. We moved

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Jul 27, 2015

We can't figure out what my son is Orally seeking

My son is 4 1/2 years old. He has severe global Apraxia as well as SPD. We have always been able to figure out what he has been seeking with the help of

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Jul 27, 2015

Extreme gag reflex?

I'm pretty sure I have SPD, or if not, I am at least a highly sensitive person, as I can relate to a lot of the symptoms described and have all my life

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Jul 26, 2015

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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Jul 26, 2015

My son and daughter in law are both in denial... How can I convince them? That my grandson might have SPD

My grandson might have SPD. I have noticed these symptoms 1. he is constantly jumping. 2. he is a very picky eater 3. he has tantrums and hits and

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Jul 24, 2015

Help please

Hi My friend's little boy has just turned 2. He was delivered by c section 2 weeks early as he wasn't growing. Was 5lb when born. He only eats certain

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Jul 22, 2015


I am in tears right now, relief and exhaustion. I have recently realised that my twelve year old is on the autistic spectrum ( still waiting for consultation,

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Jul 21, 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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Jul 14, 2015

Still hypersensitive at age 60 and its fine...

YEP... All my life... I HAVE BEEN SENSITIVE TO MOST SENSORY INPUT I wear sunglasses a lot,because my eyes are so sensitive to light and flickering. I

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Jul 14, 2015

Increasing sound sensitivity - & a sketch of my life - I'm scared

I am just finding out about this. Please excuse the language - I am not a native English speaker. I've been diagnosed with AD(H)S. I also had other typical

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Jul 13, 2015

Hangnail Rubbing (and other fun stuff) ;)

I originally came to this site and just made this comment on somebody else's texture blog, but I figured, why not make my own blog and see how many people

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Jul 12, 2015

5 Year old must take off pants and underwear to ride in the car

My daughter has been getting increasingly particular about many things, but one that stands out as very odd and quite concerning since next year she will

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Jul 10, 2015

What resources are available for adults with SPD?

I have a 35 yr old daughter with an unnamed developmental disability who at times exhibits significant challenging behaviors that appear related to SPD.

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Jul 09, 2015

Anytime I touch cold water with my hands I am immediately overcome with an intense sadness or a feeling of loneliness

ever since I can remember, whenever I submerge my hands (and it does seem to specifically revolve around my hands) in cold water I am overcome with an

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Jul 06, 2015

Professional help needed

List of things I have texture issues with: (i.e. makes me cringe or gag at the touch/feel) -Suede and fake suede -rigged cement -spackled walls -anything

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Jul 05, 2015

Confused & concerned

I have 3 daughters & I think my eldest (aged 14) & my youngest (aged 10) may have SPD.. Both girls only tick some of the indicators & different ones. I

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Jul 03, 2015

Baby-led weaning causes SPD?

Judgmental family and friends are talking behind our backs, saying that all of my son's eating resistance was caused by our decision to delay introductions

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Jul 03, 2015

Hair obsession

My nearly 4 yr old boy keeps putting hair in his mouth, doesn't matter where he gets it from weather it be off the floor, hair brush or he has been known

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Jul 02, 2015

My 3 year old son

My three years old son yelling and screaming and he is not engaging with other kids but he can remember all past things and he can count 1-20 and also

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Jul 02, 2015


I have a partner he has a 5 year old son. This child has never touched proper food in his life. This child only gets fed 2 big slabs of chocolate a day

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Jun 30, 2015

SPD and Immunizations

Thank you everyone for your stories, I know now I'm not alone on this. My daughter started a pre-k program back in August and we struggled until January

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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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