The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Dec 30, 2014

Desperately Needing HELP for 8 yr old Son!

Hi Please forgive the length of this post... I want to give you a brief history of myself before jumping into the main point. Im a 46 yr old working

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Dec 30, 2014

At the end of my rope...

My oldest son is 6 and was diagnosed w/ SPD when he was 4. We've had problems with him his whole life. As a baby he had colic, he cried constantly, he

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Dec 29, 2014

Holiday Celebrations and SPD

With Christmas now behind us and New Year's Eve on the way, I thought it appropriate to write about the challenges faced by my grandson during the holiday

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Dec 24, 2014

Dealing with the flu and spd child any tips

My son is 4.5 taking meds is a nightmare let alone pickiness on eating or change any suggestions ? High temps flu no fun

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Dec 24, 2014

Worried Mother

My child has a sensory processing disorder. For several items on the checklist, I have been taking him for special tests, upper and lower GIs, etc. He

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Dec 22, 2014


For so many years I just chalked things up to her being a difficult child. But now I realize that she probably has SPD. So many light bulbs are going off

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Dec 17, 2014

My 4 year old has epic tantrums when transitioning or when he does not want to stop doing and activity

My 4 year old has epic tantrums when transitioning or when he does not want to stop doing an activity. When he tantrums at home and in preschool and he

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Dec 16, 2014

Documenting Sensory In Occupational Therapy Notes

I work in an outpatient clinic treating pediatric clients across the spectrum of developmental, physical, and mental-emotional health diagnoses or lack

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Dec 15, 2014

Confused about the checklist.

I was looking over the checklist and I am unsure if to be diagnosed one would have a few or more check marks per category or if the checked item would

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Dec 10, 2014

Wow is all I can say!!

I really don't even know where to begin. I guess it began just tonight when I was talking to my aunt about my 8 yr old sons teeth. Not that my problems

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Dec 09, 2014

SPD and School Help

Our 4th grade son is having issues in his classroom. He has an IEP but it very loosely written - chew gum, take exercise breaks. He is getting overwhelmed

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Dec 08, 2014

Inappropriate behavior for a 13 year old

My granddaughter laughs In appropriately in all sorts of situations, she doesn't eat and may be hospitalized, she answers most questions with whatever

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Dec 05, 2014

Tired Mom and daughter

My daughter is 13 and has Downs syndrome and has always talked to herself playfully. Over the past couple months it has gotten to the point where she constantly

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Dec 05, 2014


Reading this leads me to understand why my 3 year old acts the way he does! I just read it a second time and it gives me patience again. Less so with the

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Dec 04, 2014

My 4 year old son with spd has NEVER told me he has to go potty

I really need help. My son wears a pullup and urinates on the toilet when we use a timer. When the timer goes off we take him and he urinates. The pullup

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Dec 04, 2014


I've always been dimmly aware of a need to touch and taste things; I was notorious as a child for putting absolutely everything in my mouth, from toys

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Dec 02, 2014

Toddler Head Banging, Please Help!!

Hi everyone! I have a 23 month old daughter who is very high needs and always has been. She is not diagnosed with autism or SPD that I know of (will be

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Dec 02, 2014

SPD issues in our 6 yr old making school tough

Our 6 yr old started Kindergarten this fall and he clearly has SPD issues. We let the school and teacher know up front and his teacher has been a saint

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Dec 01, 2014

Sensitive Santa provides calm environment for children with special needs

Sensitive Santa is an event the Mall at Johnson City has held now for six years.

The goal is to allow children with sensory processing disorders to have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa in a calm and comfortable environment.

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Dec 01, 2014

Custody/Visitation arrangements

My husband and I are separated and in a custody battle over our 9 year old son with SPD. My husband thinks it's a good idea to have our son every other

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Dec 01, 2014

Help with 5 year old

My daughter, Katie, has stopped eating full meals the past month. She only nibbles on a little bit of food. It's becoming debilitating at this point. In

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Nov 29, 2014

12 year old daughter

My daughter is 12 she had her first menstrual period she has adhd and is medicated. We were doing well until Thanksgiving day and the day after. Today

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Nov 28, 2014

Is it possible to have both Hyper and Hyposensitivies?

I mostly feel I have a hyposensitive oral problem, but I have a few of the hypersensitive oral symptoms too.

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Nov 24, 2014


been trying to put my finger on what was wrong with my now three year old for years no one was listening to me after reading this its amazing he is like

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Nov 20, 2014

SPD and Depression

Hi, I'm almost 24 (f) and have had a plethora of these problems since I was a little kid. I first noticed it when I realized normally people don't walk

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Nov 20, 2014

Holding objects in your hands constantly

Why would a person have a habit of constantly holding an object such as a paper towel or napkin in their hand?

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Nov 18, 2014

I suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder

I was diagnosed in August 2011 with Autism, I was 38, almost 39 years old. I have known there was something wrong with me, but was never diagnosed with

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Nov 18, 2014

Psychology student

I think about my nephew, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, also known as autism spectrum disorder. ASD is characterized by significant difficulties

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Nov 14, 2014

PDD-NOS or SPD w/ Speech Delay

My son Ethan just turned 3, my husband and I first noticed something was wrong when Ethan was 18mos.and he wasn't speaking. When he was 2 and only had

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Nov 14, 2014

No diagnosis, no services

Childhood symptoms were deemed sign of being weird, till sexually abused, then was deemed stress related ~ e.g. cheek biting was called 'poor oral hygiene'

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