The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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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 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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