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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
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
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
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
My daughters have sensory processing disorder and their head is changing the uniform this September. He will only consider long sleeved shirts and is
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How can haircut fear be minimized in a 4 year old boy diagnosed with 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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?
An inspiring account from one mom about living with, learning about, and helping her SPD child... Susan's SPD Journey.
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.
The Mislabeled Child is a book of hope, validation, reassurance, and promise like no other.
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.
A vibrating mattress can provide soothing sensory input to help your child sleep through the night.
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.
Use weighted blankets to calm and relax those high energy kids or to calm children/adults with sensory processing disorders
Using weighted vests for organizing and calming children with sensory processing disorders
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
Noises and smells can be very irritating to me. I am usually the first one to smell or hear stuff. It is no fun, because people do not understand how bad
Our oldest (adopted) daughter, has recently been diagnosed with mild SPD (under responsive to proprioceptive input to be precise i.e. she is sensory seeking),