The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Oct 31, 2014


I cant find any help for my child who is 7 now. We have been dealing with this for years. Her doctors, school- no help at all!! Im trying to get her in

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Oct 31, 2014

Mom of an SPD 13 y.o. son

So my 13 y.o. son has SPD, finally getting the diagnoses was relieving. He also is ADHD, OCD, ODD, mood disorder and has severe anxiety. Still to this

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Oct 28, 2014

Getting dressed and late for school

My 5 YO grandson was diagnosed with SID last year. In the beginning of the school year he spent every single day in the principles office for fighting

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Oct 27, 2014

Skipping, pacing, rocking, flapping - Stereotypic Movement Disorder

I have a 15-year-old daughter who has engaged in repetitive skipping up and down in our house throughout her life. It only really became a problem

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Oct 25, 2014

Absolutely cannot be touched

I am a 30 year old female and I cannot be touched whatsoever. Today someone hugged me and rubbed my back and the sensation of having my back rubbed has

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Oct 23, 2014

Nail Cutting Refusal

Do you have any suggestions for helping an 8 yr old to let me (he refuses to do it himself or try) cut his nails, or any activity to do first? Or, do I

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Oct 23, 2014

Turning 4 - rage over so many things

My Son is Turning 4. I am an OT and have worked extensively with behavioral kids. My son is very rigid and tantrums with violence to himself, the walls/floors,

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Oct 23, 2014

14 month old - SPD or not?

My son is only fourteen months old, but he has had some behavior that has concerned me for awhile. Getting him to eat new textures is one thing that has

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Oct 23, 2014

Sensitive Gag reflex?

Hello,I am having a disorder which I may think that it's the sensitive gag reflex,but I haven't seek any psychologist about this incident,my symptoms are

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Oct 23, 2014

Adult diagnosed with SPD

Yes it is real, and the other co morbid conditions muddy the waters, but it exists. Experts found I was prone to stimulus overload on all of my senses

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Oct 21, 2014

Sensory Audio... I Thought I Was Just Going Crazy

I am 31yrs old, married for 11yrs and have 3 children. I was looking into SPD because of my middle child, of which fits much of what I have read, when

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Oct 21, 2014

7 year old is trying new foods

I hava a 7 year old boy who is quite a fussy eater. When he finds something he likes he tends to stick with it for a long time. I am constantly trying

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Oct 20, 2014

Taking off clothes

Hi, we have a 3 year old girl with obvious developmental delays. She continually takes off her clothes at nap time. It doesn't matter what kind of clothes.

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Oct 20, 2014

Can an adult develop sensory issues?

I don't remember having sensory issues as a child but I noticed that I started developing symptoms like at 20. A bit of light at night bothers me, I'm

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Oct 19, 2014

Motor skill activity for 3-4 year olds for language learning

How can i create a motor skill activity for 3,4years for language learning? am a teacher i would like to help some of my students. Thanks.

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Oct 19, 2014

My 6 year old son

I have four boys in total, three of which are school age, 3, 6 and 8. My 6 year old has always had issues with control right from being in nappies. He

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Oct 17, 2014

My Daughter Was Diagnosed...

I'm a single mom... I have 2 girls... My older one has spd along with some other learning disabilities... The more I Learn about it, the more I realize

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Oct 09, 2014

Does this sound like SPD?

My daughter is 5 and I have increasing concerns about her behavior. She has always been sensitive to touch (labels, scratchy fabrics, clothes that are

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Oct 08, 2014

Laughing uncontrollably

My 4 year old daughter was just diagnosed with spd. She doesn't get enough input so is always looking for stimulus. I have noticed she has started curling

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Oct 08, 2014

Preschool son w/ oral sensitivities is biting at school.

My son was 3 yrs. old when his Occupational Therapist diagnosed him with Over Oral Stimulation Sensitivities. He is a biter. It is hard to swallow the

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Oct 07, 2014

Extreme Dislike of Seatbelts

Has anyone found a solution to their child's seat belt issues? My daughter (7) screams when using one. Therapists, OT, brushing, soft this or that, distractions

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Oct 07, 2014


I have a child 3.3 months in my day care class that I am very concerned about and who may have sensory processing disorder. My class is made up of 19 children

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Oct 07, 2014


Is there such thing as sensory overload to the point that the child literally falls asleep (crashes) because there body is exhausted from trying to process

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Oct 06, 2014

5 year old with repetitive speech and behavioral problems at school

My 5 year old just started kindergarten in August and was doing very well until recently. He has started having really odd behaviors and repeats words

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Oct 06, 2014

Son 8 suddenly started moving his fingers and toes constantly

My son has suddenly started to move his fingers and toes constantly .He does this when he is reading or when he is doing his homework. When he is watching

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Oct 04, 2014

Do you love me?

Hello. I am a 13 year old with spd. Noise hurts, touch hurts, even light can hurt. I don't mean to be picky or a prima Dona when I can't do certain things.

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Oct 03, 2014

504 vs. IEP

My 5 year old son has recently been diagnosed with SPD; he is just 3 months into the school system--Kindergarten. He currently has a 504. My question

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Oct 03, 2014

Suggestions for 7 year old boy with eating complications...

I need to do something, HELP! My son is now 7 years old and has food/eating issues. I have done tons of research but don't find anything that relates

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Oct 02, 2014

Orange ribbon

When will our official color be made. I was told years back that it was started. But seems it never went forward.

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Oct 02, 2014

Tactile Defensiveness

I'm young. Not even in high school. And I have, these... things. It's supposed to be called Tactile Defensiveness Disorder (TDD) and misophonia. TDD causes

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Sep 29, 2014

HSP with SPD

I am a Highly Sensitive Person, as I expect many of you whose stories I just read are as well. Look it up if you don't know about it. Dr. Elaine Aron

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Sep 28, 2014

SPD from child to now adult

I'm in my 30's and was diagnosed with SPD as a child. I would get into trouble for taking off underwear at school because it hurt my waist and around

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Sep 27, 2014

Static Shocks

I am 54 years old. I've been hypersensitive to static shocks my entire life. I've always insisted I get shocked more than most people--more often and

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Sep 27, 2014

At a loss in the Midwest...

How would you tell a friend that you think their child has SPD? Or at least suggest they look into it? This person's relatives have already suggested that

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Sep 26, 2014

My son has been diagnosed with spd but a doctor had an arguement with me that it is a medical term...

I am so confused right now. My six year old son has so many sensory needs. I took him to the OTR to have him diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder.

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Sep 25, 2014

Mom over 30

Um... wow, I looked at this checklist, knowing I would find my 7 yo daughter on it, not realizing that over half of the hypersensitive checklists applied

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Sep 25, 2014

Recently turned 65, losing my depth perception

Have undergone numerous tests, specialists in neurology and vision have not been able to determine what is the cause of my loss of ability, over the last

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Sep 25, 2014

Oral sensitivities: oral hygiene

It has taken me years to find help for my son, now 16, and get a diagnosis of SPD. Brushing teeth has been a huge deal in our home. Toothbrushes were too

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Sep 23, 2014

Is it SPD?

My daughter is 11 she doesnt love being in a crowd. Gets easily distracted, finds it hard to stay organized. She gets frustrated with other kids that bounce

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Sep 22, 2014

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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Sep 22, 2014

Weak gag reflex. trouble with clothing too close to neck

I am looking for more information, similar stories, possible ways to support my child when it comes to what appears to be a sensory disorder. He is having

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Sep 18, 2014

The vests work!

I have a grandson with autism. He simply cannot sit still and focus. On the recommendation of an OT, I made him a weighted vest. Within several minutes

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Sep 17, 2014

Tongue clicking

Does anyone have ideas around this habit?

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Sep 16, 2014

2 year old son need help

Hi everyone hope u can help my son licks dribbles won't let us cut nails he's hair or brush his teeth does nt sleep we'll if he's hands r sticky it's the

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Sep 16, 2014

I can not eat normal food like everyone else...HELP

I have a serious problem that I have had all my life. I can not eat what everyone else eats. If I am out for a meal I have to take small bites and swallow

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Sep 14, 2014

How can I help my child with SPD listen better?

My little boy who has SPD and has periods where he will not listen to me when I ask him to stop doing an unwanted, or even unsafe behavior. Usually he

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Sep 12, 2014

Grandmother of a 3-year-old boy whose parents both have ADD.

He just started pre-school after being at home with dad for almost a year. He had very little tolerance for group anything and would throw himself to the

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Sep 12, 2014

My sensitivity to clothing, food, and temperature rules, and is ruining, my life

I am a male in his early 40's. After searching for information for years, it seems that I may have finally found the medical definition for what I have

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Sep 12, 2014

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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