The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

Welcome to The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog.

Thank you for taking the time to join us in our SPD adventures.

Here you will find all the latest updates, changes, new information, news about SPD and personal comments/questions from us at as well as our valued readers.

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Dec 05, 2016

Autism or SPD in 2.5 year old?

I'm a mother of a 2.5 year old who was recently seen to be diagnosed with autism. The therapist that he saw was on the fence about his symptoms because

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Dec 04, 2016

Who's Theory is this

A two year old continues to insist that she dress herself, even though she has trouble buttoning.

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Dec 04, 2016

Positives of spd

Hello Girl with SPD here just wondering if anyone knew of any positive sides to having SPD? Thanks

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Dec 04, 2016


Can a student outgrow this disability?

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Dec 02, 2016

Autism And Sensory Integration (SPD)

Autism and Sensory Integration Dysfunction (Sensory Processing Disorder) are similar, but different types of disorders.

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Dec 02, 2016

18 month old not talking yet

Hi, my almost 18 month old boy doesn't talk yet. He points and takes you to the fridge or somewhere whrn he wants something. He wpuld say dadda, caca,

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Dec 02, 2016

19 year old kid with SPD

I am 19 years old and in college. I was diagnosed with SPD at the age of 3 because my parents noticed something strange about me, I was always alone away

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Dec 01, 2016

Positive side to SPD?

I was wondering if anyone knew of any upsides to having SPD? I have it and this fact seems to be perceived as a terrible thing. I can't stand touch, love

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Nov 30, 2016

Christmas Poem -- Disability

A beautiful version of The Twelve Days Of Christmas for parents of kids with disabilities. A tear jerker.

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Nov 30, 2016

Reglan use and Sensory Processing disorder.

I took Reglan during my pregnancy. I know I probably got my cervical dystonia from taking it. Is it possible that my son could of gotten sensory processing

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Nov 30, 2016

Autism, SPD & spitting

My son has Autism. He is 5 & I'm pretty sure he also has SPD. He has a lot of issues w/ mouthing objects, but his greatest joy is playing w/ his spit

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Nov 29, 2016

Goin' Buggy - An SPD Story

Goin' Buggy: Ah, the homeschooled, the curious, the challenges! Check out this funny story from a mother of an sensory integration kiddo who also homeschools!

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Nov 29, 2016

Gravitational Insecurity

Does your child show signs of vestibular dysfunction and/or gravitational insecurity? Find out what it is, the importance of diagnosis, and how to treat it.

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Nov 29, 2016

My sensitivities

I do not have a diagnosis of SPD, but I think I have many of the symptoms. Mostly, I am bothered by clothing. I have to have loose fitting, soft clothing

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Nov 28, 2016

Activities For Picky Eaters

Finally, activities for picky eaters that work! If your way isn't working, you will find hope, validation, explanations and resources here for your picky eater.

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Nov 28, 2016

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome similarities

Please know that some of these symptoms can also be due to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a heritable (genetic) connective tissue malfunction. When joints are

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Nov 28, 2016


I only realized that something was really different this year; I'm 16. Touching MOST fabrics (anything that creates friction) on my fingers/hands, mostly

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Nov 28, 2016

I'm not sure if this is normal behavior for a 4 year old

Since my daughter has turned 4, she has become a completely different child. She has meltdowns over everything, she has become defiant, she has nightmares

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Nov 25, 2016


Please can you give me advice on what is the right way to discipline my 8 year old that has got spd - she is sometimes just impossible, does not matter

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Nov 25, 2016


i can't write more than this right now. my son (age 3 3/4) has PERVASIVE sensory issues. i am blown away by this list. very painful information. he is

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Nov 23, 2016

Your child might have an IEP if

The Foxworthy Test applied to IEP's is quite funny! Check out THIS article entitled Your child might have an IEP if... Come have a good laugh!

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Nov 22, 2016

The Story Of Alex

One mom's inspiring story about her SPD son. From terrifying behaviors to confusion and frustration. Once diagnosed and treated, she found hope...

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Nov 21, 2016


The symptoms of ADD are less concrete than the symptoms of other neurological disorders.

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Nov 21, 2016

Hair-Pulling (Trichotillomania) and SPD

So is there any research out there that links SPD to hair-pulling, which is usually diagnosed as Trichotillomania? I've read a ton of research on Trich,

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Nov 21, 2016

Behavior or SPD

I have a 5 year old nephew who's a problem and allowed to only eat rubbish, I mean pure rubbish. He will only eat pop tarts,cereal, sweets, oreos, chocolate

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Nov 19, 2016


Many of the items listed have always been an issue for me. So I'm pretty sure I do have SPD, although I haven't been diagnosed. I came here looking for

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Nov 19, 2016

Meth exposure in utero

How prevalent is SPD in children who were exposed to meth in utero? What are potential outcomes when the child receives treatment for SPD for these children?

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Nov 18, 2016

My experience

I'm a victim of spd's. I have been diagnosed with autism when I was 4, depression when I was 13, ASPD when I was 15, and auditory processing disorders

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Nov 17, 2016

Alex's SPD Journey

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

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Nov 15, 2016

10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Winner of the iParenting Media's Greatest Products of 2005 Award has written this AMAZING, INSPIRING article through the eyes of an autistic child...

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Nov 14, 2016

Can taking oral steroids magnify sensory processing problems?

My son stuggles with SPD but since taking Decadron (oral steroid), his symptoms seem so much worse to him than his normal

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Nov 13, 2016

Adult processing disorder

Hi, I have been starting school courses all my life, then quitting, at least 100 times,same with jobs have had over 200 jobs and quit after 1 week . I

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Nov 13, 2016


Hi my daughter is 3 and 1/2 years old, hypoactive and sensitive (like me) I was told about the surgical scrub brush. I started using this and a very soft

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Nov 11, 2016

Teenager with oral sensitivity

This issue has affected my daughter since she was 2 but I didn't know what it was until recently. She is now 15. It has a huge impact upon her life and

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Nov 11, 2016

My SPD does not need your judgement

I'm an autistic adult that also has sensory processing disorder. I want parents and caregivers to know that they shouldn't let anyone tell them that their

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Nov 10, 2016


Hi. I am 28 years old and live in Canada. I've had severe sensory issues since I was basically born. I've always had to have soft cotton outfits, no scratchy

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Nov 06, 2016

Auditory Processing Disorder.

My grandson is 6 years old. We have battled to get a proper diagnoses of his problems. I read an wonderful article about a child with auditory processing

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Nov 05, 2016

Daughter hates brushing technique - any other effective methods?

Hello, Our 5 year old daughter seems to have SPD mostly with tactile defensiveness (clothing issues) but also has a big issue with feeling too hot or not

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Nov 04, 2016

Could my husband have this disorder? Help!

When reading the symptoms, it seems like my husband may have some of them. My husband has a hard time bonding with people and showing emotion and establishing

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Nov 01, 2016

Tactile Defensiveness & Mercury

My 7 year old son has always fought putting on socks, shoes, and clothes that have tags or are too tight, especially underwear, which we discovered recently

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Nov 01, 2016


Came on report card, needs to play with more children, excludes some kids. I have been concerned about this, is this part of her sensory that she doesn't

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Oct 31, 2016

Jumper Toys For Baby

What parent or child can resist the jumping and bouncing fun with jumper toys for baby! Give them the proprioceptive and vestibular input they need!

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Oct 31, 2016

Noticing a lot of repetition of words

I am 47 Years old and have had a rough time during my deployment. I have had over 30 migraines with the longest lasting 9 months. I have started to

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Oct 30, 2016


What is the help they need? Is it Physio? Or OT? How do we get it?

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Oct 30, 2016


I have a 7 year old son. He was born addicted to methadone. He, in the past ,came up with ways himself to meet his needs of sensory input. He was doing

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Oct 28, 2016


My 5 year old is struggling at school. She has been hitting her friends, and sometimes teachers. She has been screaming at the top of her lungs when

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Oct 26, 2016

Backyard Zip Line

A backyard zip line provides upper extremity strengthening, vestibular and proprioceptive flying fun for children and adults of all ages. Great therapy for SPD kids!

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Oct 26, 2016

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 25, 2016

What do I do to help my son?

I have a son that is almost 7yrs old and he still poops his pants and doesnt like to wipe himself. He still sucks his thumb and his school is starting

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