The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Feb 15, 2017

Is it choice

Please tell me why my child has such issues with such things as putting on uniform in the morning and have such intense meltdowns at thirteen that are

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Feb 14, 2017

Line Leaders /Winning

How can I help my 5 year old child with SPD to understand that he will not always be line leader, will not always win. What strategies can I instill in

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Feb 07, 2017

STRONG aversion to school!

My 10 year old son with SPD is really struggling in school. I feel that as much as the staff is trying to accommodate, nobody really understands SPD and

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Jan 31, 2017

Sensory Disorder

With therapy can a child grow out of the sensory disorder? Does therapy just help them cope with the disorder?

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Jan 26, 2017

When we go see doctor how can i make him understand my concerns?

Having the doctor understand and take me seriously?

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Jan 25, 2017

Exercise Ball Chair

The newest craze in dynamic, ergonomic, posture improving, and sensory integration seating is the exercise ball chair. Ball chairs offer unbelievable comfort and sensory input for kids with SPD!

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Jan 24, 2017

Repetitive finger licking

My 3 year old, grandaughter began licking her fingers about 3-4 weeks ago. It has gotten so bad, now it's seriously every 3 seconds. Day and night. It's

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Jan 24, 2017

Is putting a child on Risperdal for SPD common practice & does anyone have experience with this?

My Daughter has many tantrums throughout the day and often hits her brother, we are never sure what is going to set her off, though we have identified

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Jan 24, 2017

Autism/SPD resources at wikiHow

Hi, I just wanted to say that WikiHow has several article categories about autism, including articles on SPD! I volunteer there, and there is a ton of

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Jan 23, 2017

Pulling pants up too high

Oh my gosh, I need some help and it's with a bit of a sensitive subject! My 17 yr old has autism and part of that involves sensory issues with clothing.

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Jan 21, 2017

Can't Wear Clothes

Since I was young I've always had a very difficult time wearing certain clothing items. Socks and underwear were my biggest struggle as a child. I could

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Jan 21, 2017

Licking Hands

My son is 4 years old and have started to lick my hands, his father's hands and other people hands. I asked him why he is doing it and he tell me he do

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Jan 21, 2017


i am here from my research. i have recently been googling what i feel is strange about the way i deal with textures and certain noises, and i found this.

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Jan 18, 2017

Kaiser and SPD

I am sorry if this has been asked before. I truly believe my son (age 3.5) has SPD and would like to get him assessed. We have Kaiser Permante insurance

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Jan 17, 2017

How do I get my husband to acknowledge our daughters' sensory challenges?

Our daughter is 8 years old and from a very young age I knew she had sensory challenges. When mentioned my husband would say I was over reacting or speaking

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Jan 17, 2017

Does medication help a child with SPD?

Can medication help an SPD child? My child's tantrums get out of control. She is 7. We have tried years of OT, therapy, deep tissue massage, weighted

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Jan 17, 2017

Spder toddler

Look up Fight Autism and Win!! Biomedical healing. Kids are being helped. Most kids on the spectrum have too many metals in their system and have an underlying

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Jan 15, 2017

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child-Adolescent Mental Health

l sought further understanding of proprioception because it can ce associated with Adhesive Arachnoiditis, a rare spinal condition that I have neem diagnosed

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Jan 10, 2017

Avoidance Tactics Of The Tactile Defensive

Avoidance tactics: Oh the lengths a tactile defensive kid will go to... funny story!

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Jan 06, 2017

Tabasco and other punishment

I cringed when I saw the response that a teacher put tobasco sauce on a child's tongue. This is unacceptable and any Special Education teacher will tell

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Jan 06, 2017

Possible SPD in 7 month old infant

I just read about SPD in the most recent issue of Today's Parent (Canadian Magazine). My son has several of the infant SPD checklist symptoms. He had

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Jan 06, 2017

Body Rocking

My daughter is 3 and we have recently REALLY started working on her SPD issues. Since she was 9 months, she has been a body rocker. Recently, she has

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Jan 02, 2017

3 yr old doesnt want to take off dirty diapers and dirty clothes in the morning.

My 3 yr old son doesn't want to take off a wet diaper and wet clothes in the am. He will wake up some mornings wet with his bed also being wet. We get

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Jan 02, 2017


Has got to the point that when he doesn't get his way or he has to share he wants to bite, pinch, scratch, headbutt, and scream. So how can I calm him

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Dec 31, 2016

Problems with friend

My 7 year old has SPD, among other diagnosis. We recently moved into a new home and she became fast friends with the little girl next door. At first

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Dec 30, 2016

Creator of RelaxaBaby ApP

My RelaxaBaby app vibrations will cure any of these SPD's in any baby or child. Progress will be obvious in less than a week. Try to prove me wrong.

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Dec 28, 2016

Dryness Crazy- I need help!

Anything dry makes me cringe. I used to make fun of a friend who had this in 6th grade... but then in 7th i noticed i started to developing this same thing.

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Dec 21, 2016

How can we get SPD listed on the DSM-V

In about a year a newly revised DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released. I know many of you are wondering why you

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Dec 21, 2016

Occupational Therapist

I am an occupational therapist trying desperately to find the most current training on the Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT).

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Dec 21, 2016

OCD and Tactile Sensory Disorder

My 9 year old dislikes all clothing but will wear dresses. I recently read articles about Strep infections and possible links to inflammation of the

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Dec 20, 2016

Life With A Sensory Seeking Body (19 year old)

I am 19 years old and I have SPD. I am hypo sensitive and I like to chew on things a lot. That is how I regulate myself. I just wanted to let you know

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Dec 19, 2016

Relieved to know..

I've just found this site. Thanks to my dog's IG account, and several dog owners have disabling disorders. This is one of them. So I googled it and I found

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Dec 15, 2016

Mom and Me SPD

My name is Karla I am 34 and this past year I was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder! I am married with two beautiful little girls 7 and 2! I

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Dec 14, 2016

Insurance won't pay

I finally got my insurance to pay for the evaluation but may not cover treatment because they don't cover sensory integration dysfunction. This really

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Dec 14, 2016

10y old boy who won't eat

R is a strong healthy 10-year old boy with Down Syndrome. He attends the local primary school and is integrated with the other kids. He's sociable, likes

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Dec 12, 2016

Samuel's SPD Journey

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

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Dec 10, 2016

Disappointed I Didn't Tell My Daughter

I am a Mother of 3 girls. My youngest is 21y.o. now, but was diagnosed with Autism based on a Sensory Processing D/O when she was just 3y.o. I was advised

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Dec 09, 2016

Husband's chewing food noises, loud music in restaurants, stores, bars.

I'm 45 and am pretty sure I've got sensory processing issues and ADHD because of all I've learned getting myself educated about my kid's diagnoses, probably

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Dec 08, 2016

Who likes short shorts?

I cant say for sure if this is spd, but it is a big thing/problem in my life. I currently and have not for years owned pants.... I cannot wear pants even

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Dec 06, 2016


I am contacting you since i do not know where to start. My 20 year old step-daughter has never been diagnosed with SPD, but she has severe sensory (touch)

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Dec 05, 2016

Autism or SPD in 2.5 year old?

I'm a mother of a 2.5 year old who was recently seen to be diagnosed with autism. The therapist that he saw was on the fence about his symptoms because

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Dec 04, 2016

Who's Theory is this

A two year old continues to insist that she dress herself, even though she has trouble buttoning.

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Dec 04, 2016

Positives of spd

Hello Girl with SPD here just wondering if anyone knew of any positive sides to having SPD? Thanks

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Dec 04, 2016


Can a student outgrow this disability?

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