The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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May 22, 2015

Help! Can you still gain new sensitivities even as an adult?

I was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder at the age of 14. I am now 19 and have become more aware of the particular things that are over stimulated

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May 18, 2015

Service/Therapy Pets

Hi All. I have a 5 1/2 year old that is SPD, OCD and has speech issues. She is currently in OT. We have family pets, which are all older animals, which

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May 17, 2015

Where to go from here?

Checking about 3/4 of these points and wondering what help you can actually get for this? I also have trouble with certain objects with weird textures

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May 13, 2015


I'm 13 and I don't know exactly what I have but I would love it if you helped. I cant wear ANYTHING but shorts and a t-shirt because pants, long sleeve

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May 13, 2015

SPD vs Autism

What is the difference between SPD and Autism, in lay mans terms? Does one impact a different part of the brain than the other? Is it correct to refer

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May 09, 2015

My 7yr old daughter having anger and screaming issues

My 7 yr old is having anger and crying screaming issues.I don't understand why is she acting so mad disrespecful and with anger screaming saying that she

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May 08, 2015

Fear of LIFE

I have a 5yo adopted daughter (bological granddaughter) that I started raising at age 8 mos. History of prenatal hard drug use, Interuterin Growth Restriction,

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May 08, 2015

This PreK/PPCD teacher needs HELP!

I have a new student with SPD. She will be going into kindergarten next year. She has been in class with us almost 4 weeks (it is a half day program),

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May 07, 2015

Pediatric Sleep Consultant- mother of three

Benefits of the Slumber Sleeper for Special Needs Children Some sleep experts estimate that up to thirty percent of all children struggle with sleep in

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May 06, 2015


My 16 year old Daughter suffers with trichotillomania and I am constantly trying to find help for her. I read this list with her in mind. She certainly

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May 05, 2015

Concerned with handwriting

My 6 year old grandson is very bright. He was diagnosed with SPD. He does not write except for scribbles. He has been in therapy for 3 years. Does anyone

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May 04, 2015

Kiwi Mum

Hi. Thanks for this article. My son was identified as having proprioceptive issues by his physio. He locks his elbows on tables (making eating etc difficult),

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May 02, 2015


I have a 3 1/2 year old boy who has recently begun to exhibit some concerning behaviors. He will repeat motions (going down a step and going back up to

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Apr 28, 2015

Tactile defensive behavior --yet adores mess?

My son has demonstrated flight or fight response at kindergarten. If someone jostled him, he can take offense momentarily. If he feels happy, safe, and

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Apr 28, 2015

My Four Year Old

My son is 4 & 1/2 and has propioceptive dysfunction. We can't afford therapy for him. For their sake, get them the help they need. Their poor little

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Apr 27, 2015

A complex Story

I am Megan Nimchuk, and I work with Supported Lifestyles Ltd, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have a client on my caseload who I believe would be a very

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Apr 27, 2015

Oral defensiveness and hyperactive restless 8 month infant

My baby girl was diagnosed with reflux at age of 2 weeks ,kept on conservative measures then shifted to treatment (zantac) by 1.5 month of age By 2 month

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Apr 25, 2015

I need help with my son

My son is 8yrs old and I read all of that and there is alot that sounded like my son we just moved here from California but we need help

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Apr 24, 2015

Sensory on a budget

Ok, I own it. I'm on a budget so I go Sensory Ghetto room for my son. To throw in some more to the mix he loves his super heroes and cats. So, here we

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Apr 22, 2015

Christine's SPD Journey

Christines SPD Journey; a brave young woman, age 16, shares her story about the pain of growing up and living with Sensory Processing Disorder.

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Apr 16, 2015

My weighted blanket helps

So my mom originally got one for my sister because she couldn't sleep without her cat laying on her. She decided to get me one too just in case. When I

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Apr 16, 2015

Rushed SID diagnosis gives me pause

My 3 year old recently had a visit to a Neurologist and it was spent 1 hour in the waiting room, 30 more in the Doctor's office alone, and 8 minutes with

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Apr 15, 2015

16 month old with possible SPD?

So my son is almost 17 months and he has always been diff. from other babies/children and I have not the only person to see this. I have never heard of

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Apr 15, 2015

Struggled my whole life

I've dealt with hyper sensory my whole life. I've seen many doctors seeking help and understanding for what I'm going through! Encountering complete disbelief

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Apr 14, 2015

SPD issues manifest in a cycle of a terrible week every few months... really SPD?

My 4 year old daughter has been diagnosed with SPD, and the diagnosis seems to really fit well. The biggest thing that concerns me is that she has major

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Apr 14, 2015

What is this called

Basically when I touch certain materials like velcro, the material used to make hi-vis vests, velvet, or any of the material on those touch and feel kids

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Apr 14, 2015

Occupational Therapist

Have your child try frozen foods, peas, waffles, blueberries. This may be more successful because of the cold food. The sucking aspect of the frozen foods

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Apr 14, 2015

Autism 101 needed in French

I am a principal of a Preschool in South Africa. I have an immigrant family who's child has just been diagnosed with autism. They do not understand the

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Apr 14, 2015


I am definitely sensory under responsive. I went through a lot of the posts, and didn't see anyone write about this. However, I have learned and can see

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Apr 09, 2015

I know this is what my issue is

I know that I for sure have this, I have almost all of the hypersensitivity symptoms. My parents say that I've had some of these symptoms since I was a

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Apr 09, 2015


Is SPD considered a Developmental Disability like Autism is?

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Apr 07, 2015

Sounds Attacking Me

I'm 26 years old and living in an apartment with a roommate. Most of the time, I can deal with the constant noise and clutter, since I was raised in worse

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Apr 01, 2015

Need Help Finding Support and Information For Adults With SPD

Hi, I am 27 years old and feel like I just found the answer to SO many issues I've had and continue to have when I found out what SPD was. I was completely

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Apr 01, 2015

Can SPD develop as an adult?

I had no sensory issues as a child. At age 49 I started having problems with my fingertips and textures. Textures would cause extreme pain. Then it started

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Mar 30, 2015

I need help?!?!

I'm 14, and I can't stand the feel of different textures, I can't even eat an ice block or whip my noes with a tissue because of the feeling, just the

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Mar 28, 2015

Frustrated at 4.5

DS is 4.5 and still using diapers. He has asked several times to sit on the potty, stand in front of the potty, asking to pee. But he will never go.

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Mar 26, 2015

Little things adding up...

When our son was born, he never slept like most babies. He slept through the night early, at just 6 weeks, but from about 6AM until about 11PM he never

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Mar 23, 2015

So relieved to find this site

I am a 34 year old mom of 4 kids. I have 3 boys & one girl. My daughter who is 4 years old, always from the time of her birth had an issue with clothes

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Mar 23, 2015

My 9 yr old boy

My son has not had a lot of these symptoms until he was 71/2.. Can this show up suddenly? He is in counseling now and I am told he is a highly sensitive

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Mar 23, 2015

I have high self-esteem and proprioception problems.

Please don't think that self-esteem problems are inevitable. My proprioception is atrocious, but my parents always accepted me and taught me that I'm just

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Mar 18, 2015

Did your baby get starved of oxygen?

My baby now two and a half had a very traumatic birth and now has oral textile and maybe more spds. I have heard from others that either stopped breathing

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Mar 15, 2015

Writing Darkly and Light Touch Aversion: Writing Lightly Feels Like Light Touch

If you/your child write(s) too darkly and break(s)/ruin(s) pens and pencils, and you/your child hate(s) light touch, the two could be related! After

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Mar 15, 2015

Does SPD prevent a child from learning?

my son is aware he is struggling and is 12. the school says that on a daily basis he is holding his finger in his nose and when he is trying to think

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Mar 14, 2015

Trying to figure out how to live with this

I'm an adult with very strong sensitivities to certain sounds, and I struggle with managing it on a daily basis. I don't know if it is considered SPD

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Mar 13, 2015

Hayden Victoria our journey has begun...

I had my beautiful daughter when I was 40, my first child ever. I was excited. I, in the past, have been around children, I have 4 nephews, 2 of them

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Mar 12, 2015

Why is my son losing focus when he writes in the classroom?

My 7 year old son who is a preterm by birth ans was born on the 25th week..When he started going to kindergarten i am getting complaints from the teacher

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Mar 12, 2015

ms lorraine mc connell

my son has had issues with shoes socks and labels on the back of his clothes, his dad died to suicide when he was a baby so I have been hyper sensitive

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Mar 12, 2015

Maybe I have SPD... but the checklist isn't helping

I've taken the quiz, and I found I fit a variety of the symptoms, but I'm incredibly frustrated in that I don't know how to interpret the results. There's

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Mar 11, 2015

Drinking Alcohol with SPD

Hi. I am nearly 21 years old and I am convinced I have SPD due to a number of things. My question is this to any adult with this disorder- Do you have

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