The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jun 23, 2016

6 year old daughter constantly invading personal space

My daughter is often very close to my face while talking (if she's eating she will be spitting food while she's doing it), she pokes my face, she squeezes

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Jun 23, 2016

Help new SPD mom

Hi. I self diagnosed myself with SPD years ago, my daughter now has an official dx. What have parents done to cope with dx? My husband is trying to learn

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Jun 22, 2016

Treatment for Adults with Sensory Defensiveness

I have had sensory defensiveness since I was a child. I'm now 59 years old and just realizing this is a real diagnosis and hope to find treatment other

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Jun 21, 2016

What causes pain in hands after they get wet

My son is 12 all his life he has had pain in his hands after they get wet. He clenches them up and can not touch anything at all for some time up to 2

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Jun 21, 2016

OMG! Why have I never seen this checklist before?

I have a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and I have never encountered anything like this checklist (that I remember). I believe my two young

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Jun 21, 2016

Touching paper

I have two students in my class who are always telling me that they can't stand the feel of the paper while writing notes. What can I do to help them?

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Jun 21, 2016

A Terrifying Experience

The way that everyone experiences, who has, SPD, is different on some level. For me, well... I haven't quite figured out just why it happens. When it's

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Jun 18, 2016


Hi, I am a teenager and I have always struggled with certain emotional issues. I came upon this website when I was trying to figure out why I am so sensitive

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Jun 16, 2016

I think folks think I'm being difficult

I can't hand write. I'm always breaking pencil lead and I can not seem to write neatly with all my letters slanting same direction or even make my letters

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Jun 12, 2016

Wet Hands

I've heard that wet hands and feet correspond with this disorder too. I'm 11 and all my life I've panicked if my hands and feet are dry, they HAVE to be

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Jun 09, 2016

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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Jun 09, 2016

I just took this test

Hello, my name is Ashley and I have known for a long time I was different. At times I thought I was crazy and needed to be in a special place for crazy

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Jun 08, 2016

Socks causing discomfort

My 4 year old daughter hates wearing socks and makes a huge fuss, kicking and screaming every time i put them on her, she says they hurt her, i'm not sure

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Jun 08, 2016

Haircut Fear

How can haircut fear be minimized in a 4 year old boy diagnosed with SPD?

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May 31, 2016

Have Misophonia but just realized I probably also have SPD

It's so nice to realize that I'm not alone. I've had most of these issues since I was very young. I also have Misophonia. I have not been diagnosed

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May 28, 2016

Angry daughter with OCD

My daughter is 9 years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. Her doctor has prescribed her medications (five pills a day) which seems to work

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May 27, 2016

End point texture

I work with an individual who is autistic. The individual goes to a Day Supports facility. Her textures are the last thing she does before going home.

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May 27, 2016

Help, my son is struggling and I am lost

My 7 year old son has tourettes, adhd, spd and ODD and I am struggling with his behaviour. He is struggling I school and his meltdowns are getting worse.

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May 27, 2016

I go bump in the night

I'm a 28 yro female, i'm working on my second degree. I've grown up up the idea of SPD but never fully acknowledged until now when i'm older and understand

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May 25, 2016

I didn't know

I am in my 40 and have always had strange sensory issues. I found this site by accident, while looking for something else. while reading down that

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May 24, 2016

SPD Survival Guide

The SPD Survival Guide...After an evaluation is completed, and therapy has begun, there is finally hope. But we still have a long road ahead of us of living with these disorders. How do we survive?

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May 23, 2016

Susan's SPD Journey

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

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May 21, 2016

Tender Tones Blanket

Help your baby drift off to a peaceful sleep with the Tender Tones blanket. Lay your child down on a plush blanket with the sound of their mother's heartbeat echoing in their little ears.

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May 20, 2016

The Mislabeled Child Book Review

The Mislabeled Child is a book of hope, validation, reassurance, and promise like no other.

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May 18, 2016

The Sensory Sensitive Child

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist, Polly Drew writes about The Sensory Sensitive Child, a wonderful resource for explaining and addressing behavior problems associated with DSI / SPD.

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May 18, 2016

Vibrating Mattress

A vibrating mattress can provide soothing sensory input to help your child sleep through the night.

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May 18, 2016

Water Trampoline

Children and adults can benefit from the proprioceptive and deep pressure input, balance and coordination skills, cardio exercise, and pure bouncing fun a water trampoline will provide.

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May 18, 2016

Weighted Blankets

Use weighted blankets to calm and relax those high energy kids or to calm children/adults with sensory processing disorders

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May 17, 2016

Weighted Vests

Using weighted vests for organizing and calming children with sensory processing disorders

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May 17, 2016

I have SPD, but really, REALLY weird triggers.

So, I'm a 13 yr old boy with ADHD/SPD/Anxiety. On the topic of things that trigger my SPD, it's weird. Mostly its when I get stressed about my laptop being

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May 17, 2016

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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May 17, 2016

The effect of pets on children with SPD??

Our oldest (adopted) daughter, has recently been diagnosed with mild SPD (under responsive to proprioceptive input to be precise i.e. she is sensory seeking),

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May 17, 2016

Wooden Rocking Horses

Use wooden rocking horses to calm and relax your energetic toddler. These rocking horses and rocking toys are just what kids with sensory processing disorders need to soothe themselves!

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May 14, 2016

Not able to answer basic questions.

Our son is almost 8 and is in 2nd grade. His class is covering topics such as the start of calculus that I never was taught in school (and I have an MBA).

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May 10, 2016

I can't eat anymore

i can feel my organs and it's gotten so bad i can't eat anymore without wanting to die. both eating and not eating are forms of self harm now i don't know

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May 08, 2016

Summer Heat

Hi I have had SPD since I was born,Im now 43 & have only just discovered that there is a name for this! When I was young,I was called the difficult

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May 05, 2016

My Grandson...a very Special boy

My grandson was finally diagnosed when he turned 3 to 3 and a half. Immediately he was placed in ECFE. He was given NOS as a diagnosis. So sad. Not because

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May 04, 2016

Baby rocks and pulls her hair and eats it

My daughter is one year old, from the time she was able to sit up she has rocked, whether she's playing with her toys, sitting in her high hair eating,

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May 03, 2016

Adult Boyfriend help plz

Hello I realise most comments on here are children but I really need advice. I've recently met a man who I realised was quite different straight away

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May 03, 2016

Difficulty getting nails cut for 3 yr old

My son is now 3 year old and refuses to let us cut his nails, we have to do it when he is sleeping, else he will not let us hold his fingers or toes to

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May 02, 2016

My son is 11 years old and....I am so lost, please help!

Hi, I am a little lost! My son just turned 11 and it is becoming difficult to handle a few aspects of his life. He won't eat lunches at school anymore,

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Apr 28, 2016

Touching skin of classmates

My son is 4 years old and started going to formal school. He wants to touch the skin of classmates and also want to see under girls skirts. According to

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Apr 27, 2016

My Results

After reading the checklist, I realize that I may have had some major sensory disorders as a child. Hypersensitivity to touch, hypersensitivity to smells,

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Apr 27, 2016

13 year old with tactile defensiveness

Okay so I'm 13 and I've had tactile defensiveness basically all my life. When I was a little kid I refused to wear anything with buttons(or I had to have

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Apr 27, 2016

Inconsistant behavior at home

Hello, I have a 4 1/2 year old boy who gets upset if someone is to loud in a quiet place, doesn't like going to the movies, or loud places,. He even has

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Apr 26, 2016

Maureen Windisch

I used to have anxiety/sensory issues until learned about Carbohydrate Intolerance and started eliminated refined sugars, processed grains and even highly

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Apr 25, 2016

I really believe I have this, but no one believes me.

About half a year ago, my mom and aunt were talking about my cousin, because the doctor was talking about this kind of disorder, and my aunt showed my

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Apr 25, 2016


My nephew Gags when he touches a new texture he is not familiar with. He suffers from Jacob Syndrome as well. Is it possible he can suffer from SPD?

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Apr 24, 2016

SPD And Fragile X

Hi my name is Carra and I've posted several times in the past. My son Spencer was just diagnosed yesterday with FRAGILE X. So does that mean he doesn't

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