The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Nov 13, 2014

Hmm I just wonder the possibility.

In addition which was not mentioned in the checklist, I have a severe skin picking problem since the age of 3 years old. I am 20 years old now. Throughout

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Nov 13, 2014

Just finding out about SPD and this new knowledge is amazingly help full

I have a 3 yr old. And ever since I could remember he would bang his head on any an every object. When he started walking he would seemingly run in to

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Nov 12, 2014

Drugs as cause of SPD

Could SPD be caused physiologically by a drug addict father who used cocaine at pre conception?

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Nov 11, 2014


A few days ago I was at a store with my sister who specializes in Child Care, and we were walking through an isle with yarn when I pointed out that it

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Nov 11, 2014

Behavioral Poop Holding

Our 3.5 year old boy has SPD and has had recurring bouts of poop holding (i.e., he has to go but actively fights against allowing the poop to come out).

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Nov 10, 2014

Metal phobia

since i was about 7+ i wouldn't touch metal. i hate the smell of it, the feel of it and everything about it. when i go to restaurants i always get something

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Nov 10, 2014

ADD meds for a SPD kid?

Do ADHD meds work for a child with SPD? It was my understanding that stimulants work for the ADHD brain to settle & focus the child; however, stimulants

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Nov 10, 2014

Violent meltdowns

My eight year old son has SPD and has very violent meltdowns where he attacks me. I am not sure how to deal with these and whether to punish him or not.

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Nov 10, 2014


A therapist i've been to utilizes covering the eyes and pushing head down and counting to 3 if child does not do the correct behavior. what do you think

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Nov 09, 2014

Sticky stuff creeps me out

Hi I am 43 and have just read this website and have found my things I wouldnt call them problems, because I think it is normal to be creeped out by ice

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Nov 07, 2014

2 1/2 year old tip toe walks, flaps his arms or clenches his fists, and vibrates his entire body when he is excited. What gives?

My 21/2 year old son displays many symptoms of the sensory seeker. As a baby he was inconsolable and is still using a pacifier at night. He is intense

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Nov 07, 2014

To the "T"

I have always heard of SPD because my younger brother has it, and has been through therapy when he was younger, mainly for food sensitivity. But I never

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Nov 07, 2014

Grateful Adolescent

I'm a 14 year-old who has always been sensitive to certain sounds, tastes, and smells. Just hearing someone crack their knuckles or hearing the sound of

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Nov 06, 2014

Son has issue writing because he can't handle the feel of paper?

I have a 12 year old healthy, normal son currently in 7th grade. He was an A student up till the start of his 6th grade year when his grades started to

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Nov 02, 2014

7 Year old, problem eater just diagnosed with Celiacs

My son is an extremely picky eater. He does not eat any meat, fish, fruits or vegetables. His typically diet includes breads, cheese, pizza, bagel and

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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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