The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jul 26, 2016

My Story

My name is Harper, I am 15 years old and will be starting 9th grade this August. SPD has always been a part of my life, But I did not know I had it until

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Jul 26, 2016

Boyfriend with spd and dates

I've been dating him for 3 months now and I'm sorry to say that I've been an bitch about not going out on dates. I don't have SPD and am having a hard

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Jul 22, 2016

My son spits in the class room

My 6 years old son, spits in the class and plays with it. he does it only in the class and outside but not at home. he has the habit of putting nose stuff

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Jul 20, 2016

Always been the odd one

Throughout my early childhood, elementary school, middle school and High School I was always referred to as 'that weird girl'. I only had one or two friends

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Jul 19, 2016


I am in shock at how many of these my daughter and I had to rate at a 5. We had a very hard time even getting through the questions because having to think

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Jul 18, 2016

A fourteen year old girl just diagnose with SPD

I am finding your website so helpful, thank you! MY question is what kind of OT therapy would a 14 year old girl do to help her with SPD? How can I help

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Jul 13, 2016

Uniform and Sensory Issues

My daughters have sensory processing disorder and their head is changing the uniform this September. He will only consider long sleeved shirts and is

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Jul 13, 2016

Answers so much

I am a 28 yr female. This is the first time I've ever sat down and read through the full array of symptoms spd-ers experience, and I'm so glad I did. I

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Jul 12, 2016

Temper tantrums

Our son is 5 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with SPD by his pediatrician who recommended OT. We have had one OT evaluation and are on the waiting list

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Jul 11, 2016

Now what? Hyposensitivity To Touch and Sensory Seeking Behaviors

Great, I have a good idea of where my child sits...he has no medical issues, no ADHD but is a sensitive child who requires therapy. But what sort and how

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Jul 11, 2016

Washing my hands makes me want to break the sink. (ADHD, Irritable Depression, and SPD)

Washing my hands is a day ruining routine I avoid. My hands automatically clench up and I want to break the sink with them, only because pain feels a large

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Jul 07, 2016

Gail, Washington state resident

My name is Gail, I'm 73 years old and am now convinced that I have been living with SPD all my life, but not diagnosed. Yes, it is real.I have had many

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Jul 05, 2016

19 y/o SPD and Bipolar Disorder

My mother passed down her bipolar disorder to her first born daughter, me. So my issues were always attributed to that. But when I heard of SPD, I felt

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Jul 05, 2016

Grandmother of 3 grandsons whose father definitely has SPD

My main concern is my 15yo grandson. So far, I have been blaming it on the fact that he's 15yo. Sometimes I wonder what planet he's on! I just want

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Jul 04, 2016

SPD Friends?

Hello, I am a 24 year old female with possible SPD. Currently waiting to see my doctor about seeing an occupational therapist cause it was a recommendation

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Jul 01, 2016

Your not alone, a neurodivergent teen

So I'm Shannon,14,I'm going to 9th grade in August (2 months). Living with SPD has gotta be one of the most frustrating aspects of my life. It's really

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Jun 29, 2016

52 yr old Asperger's person

I think I have these disorders. I have always been afraid of stairs and swimming and things like that. I also crave eating things not because of the taste

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Jun 29, 2016

Please help, 2 year, 9 month old very aggressive with 11 month old baby sibling

Hi... My 2 year old has always been easily overwhelmed (could not soothe as an infant, has always had trouble sleeping). She also suffers from anxiety.

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Jun 28, 2016

How do i find out what my sons sensory needs are?

my sons ot has said he has spd. i know a little about it my problem is how do i work out what sensory is making him behave the way he does i.e visual,auditory,tactile

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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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