The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Sep 28, 2016

Toddler Toy Shopping Cart

Use a toddler toy shopping cart for the fun and heavy work input your child craves. It is fun and practical whether at home or the store and gives them the proprioceptive input they crave!

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Sep 28, 2016

The Sensory Sensitive Child

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.

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Sep 27, 2016

How To Improve Your Childs Behavior

Who Else Wants To End Their Childs Fighting, Arguing, And Talking Back Once And For All?

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Sep 27, 2016

The Next American Idol

What If I Was The Next American Idol... oh, the funny things kids say. Here's a laugh for sure!

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Sep 27, 2016

The Mislabeled Child Book Review

The Mislabeled Child is a book of hope, validation, reassurance, and promise like no other.

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Sep 26, 2016

Tender Tones Blanket

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.

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Sep 26, 2016

Tabletop Easels

Have fun using tabletop easels to develop essential upper extremity strength, stability, and fine motor control.

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Sep 22, 2016

My 5 year boy... teachers reviews

Just heard from my boy's kindergarten teacher that they 're concern that my son might have this prosprioceptive sensory disorder, they're not 100% sure

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Sep 22, 2016

Mom searching for school success

My son is 11 with multiple dx Asperger's (mild) SPD ADHD. He is struggling in school to stay focused listening and behavior issues. Can anyone offer strategies

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Sep 21, 2016

Susan's SPD Journey

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

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Sep 21, 2016

Swings And Swingsets

From infant to teen, swings are an essential part of fun, development and necessary vestibular input. Find a great selection here!

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Sep 19, 2016

Almost 8 year old girl with clothing issues

This issue has developed slowly over the last couple of months. First she wanted to sleep naked which we felt was ok. Now she does not want to get dressed

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Sep 17, 2016

Spectrum Disorders vs. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

The similarities and differences between spectrum disorders and SPD are so complicated and require more research.

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Sep 14, 2016

SPD Related Resources

Links and related resources for sensory processing disorder / sensory integration dysfunction.

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Sep 14, 2016

Feeling frustrated and hopeless

At 14 months old my son was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction and received weekly help from an occupational therapist, speech therapist and

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Sep 13, 2016

SPD Comorbidity

Is it Sensory Processing Disorder, something else, or both? Check out the symptoms of look-alike diagnoses and gain insight into the confusion of SPD comorbidity

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Sep 13, 2016

SPD Or Food Allergies?

When a child has made little progress in SPD therapy, it MAY be a delayed reaction to foods that is the culprit or hindrance to therapy. Come find out...SPD or food allergies?

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Sep 12, 2016

SPD Child In The Classroom

Attention Teachers: Important factors to consider when teaching an SPD child in the make both of your days better.

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Sep 12, 2016

Constant crying every fortnight

My 8 yr autistic son has been crying constantly every fortnight. He cries for an entire week. Doesn't want to sleep. The doctors don't know what the problem

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Sep 09, 2016

Can anxiety from SPD i.e. Being back at school cause a sore prickly throat ??

My son is 8 and has been illness free all through the holidays he went back to school Tuesday and Thursday he felt sick all day and had a prickly sore

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Sep 08, 2016

3 year old sensory seeker with no speech

I have a 3 and a half year old little boy who is a textbook sensory seeker, and is extremely delayed in his speech and cognitive abilities. He has some

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Sep 06, 2016

SPD and Autism

Is SPD part of the Autistic Spectrum ? Aspergers? My son has been diagnosed SPD and I'm wondering because we have Autism in our family and I was asking

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Sep 04, 2016

Autistic Female Adult With Nearly All Signs of SPD

I don't know how much is due to autism,and I am mixed with some areas hyper and some hypo. Diagnosed with autism first as young child and again at 21,

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Sep 03, 2016

Is SPD, ADHD, Asthma and allergies all related?

Is SPD,adhd,asthma,allergies all related?

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Sep 01, 2016

Guide leader

Have a 9 year old child. She came from a large scout group to our small girl guide unit 7-8 girls. I know these groups are loud and boisterous. Parents

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Aug 31, 2016

Self-induced vomiting

Hi, I am working with a nearly four year old child who demonstrates SPD as well as other issues. She has recently begun inducing vomiting each night when

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Aug 31, 2016

Muscle and joint pain?

My 4 year old is on the extremely active end of SPD. He is very active and craves jumping and running. He has complained a few times that his thigh muscle

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Aug 27, 2016

Toilet training

What is ur advice for a 17 yr old girl who has been going to school but yet had no toilet training,n np other adls that can be done by her? Parents are

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Aug 25, 2016

Throwing Things

Does anyone have any Ideas to help me help my 3.5 year old Grandson that Has SPD to stop throwing everything? We have custody of him and his little brother

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Aug 20, 2016

Dear Therapist, Why are you doing that?

If your child is seen by either a physical, occupational or speech therapist; how often do you ask that therapist the following questions: 1) Why are you

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Aug 20, 2016

Licking everything

My son 4 years old.I am noticing that he is LICKING everything! We are all yelling at him to stop, that the floor is dirty and yucky.

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Aug 19, 2016

Road Trip Success

Not until I found this website did I hear of any other parents whose children waited so long to eat solid food. My second-born gagged on anything that

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Aug 17, 2016

Weighted Blankets

Use weighted blankets to calm and relax those high energy kids or to calm children/adults with sensory processing disorders

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Aug 15, 2016

Make your own weighted blanket

I'm an adult with SPD (not diagnosed yet, but I'm sure I have it) and I recently made my own weighted blanket. What a difference some weight can make,

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Aug 14, 2016

Tactile defensiveness - Sensory Overload - Clothes sensitive

I'm a 51 year old male that has always had trouble with sensory overload -- i.e tags in clothes, wind blowing on bare skin, clothing textures (can wear

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Aug 12, 2016

23 and heard about SPD today

The hypersensitivity to touch section was me to a Tee. My mom always tells me about how I hated socks. Before I met my very tactile husband, I didn't

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Aug 10, 2016

Vaccination Is Not Immunization - Vaccine Problems Exposed

Doctor's E-book Informs Parents About Vaccine Side Effects, The Link To Autism, Swine Flu Scam & More. Ends The Confusion On Whether Or Not To Vaccinate. Many Doctor Testimonials

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Aug 10, 2016

Brainworks Sensory Diet Creator For Autism And SPD

Brainworks Is The Premier Sensory Diet Creation Tool. Sensory Diets Are Designed Primarily For Those With Autism And Other Sensory Processing Disorders.

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Aug 09, 2016

Big emotions but little empathy

Throughout my son's life he has always had deep emotions. He always seemed to feel things a lot more than others. He would get angry at injustices, cry

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Aug 09, 2016

Making Learning Fun For Autistic Children

Children with autism seem to learn best when the instructional material is presented in visual form.

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Aug 08, 2016

Mikey's SPD Journey

The REAL stories of SPD families are not usually glamorous. Come find out about the struggles of this SPD family... Mikey's SPD Journey. Can you relate?

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Aug 08, 2016

Moon Shoes And Anti-Gravity Boots For Safe Bouncin' Fun!

Moon shoes and anti-gravity boots are the perfect safe and effective answer for the proprioceptive input your child needs and craves. Give your child the bouncing input they need!

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Aug 07, 2016


Story would be long one... However, want to clarify your position on what is my understanding and EXPERIENCE --- Namely that there IS a difference between

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Aug 07, 2016

Music In Motion Roller Coaster

Give your toddler a thrill of a ride with this Music In Motion Roller Coaster. Children with sensory processing disorders, or without, need to integrate and tolerate vestibular movement experiences.

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Aug 06, 2016

Nature Sound Machine

Unwind and relax with soothing sounds of a nature sound machine

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Aug 06, 2016

Vision problems due to SPD????

My son was born two months early weighing only in the 2 pounds range. He has had two eye surgeries for eyes sticking and having strabismus and other

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Aug 05, 2016


My daughter is 9 and I am having a horrible time trying to find her new underwear, I don't know how many packs I have gone through. She is down to one

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Aug 04, 2016

Oral Defensiveness At The Dentist

Want to know how to help your child with oral defensiveness tolerate dentist visits better? Then you don't want to miss these specific techniques!

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Aug 04, 2016

OTA State Directory

Having trouble finding an OT? Below you will find a links to ALL Occupational Therapy Associations for every US state. This is a GREAT place to start.

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