The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Apr 28, 2016

Touching skin of classmates

My son is 4 years old and started going to formal school. He wants to touch the skin of classmates and also want to see under girls skirts. According to

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Apr 27, 2016

My Results

After reading the checklist, I realize that I may have had some major sensory disorders as a child. Hypersensitivity to touch, hypersensitivity to smells,

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Apr 27, 2016

13 year old with tactile defensiveness

Okay so I'm 13 and I've had tactile defensiveness basically all my life. When I was a little kid I refused to wear anything with buttons(or I had to have

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Apr 27, 2016

Inconsistant behavior at home

Hello, I have a 4 1/2 year old boy who gets upset if someone is to loud in a quiet place, doesn't like going to the movies, or loud places,. He even has

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Apr 26, 2016

Maureen Windisch

I used to have anxiety/sensory issues until learned about Carbohydrate Intolerance and started eliminated refined sugars, processed grains and even highly

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Apr 25, 2016

I really believe I have this, but no one believes me.

About half a year ago, my mom and aunt were talking about my cousin, because the doctor was talking about this kind of disorder, and my aunt showed my

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Apr 25, 2016


My nephew Gags when he touches a new texture he is not familiar with. He suffers from Jacob Syndrome as well. Is it possible he can suffer from SPD?

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Apr 24, 2016

SPD And Fragile X

Hi my name is Carra and I've posted several times in the past. My son Spencer was just diagnosed yesterday with FRAGILE X. So does that mean he doesn't

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Apr 23, 2016

Pressure on chin

My son is four years old and he is autistic. Lately, he is been having this issue where he has to roll his chin against my elbow bone or any bones in my

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Apr 23, 2016

Does anyone else have experiences with synaesthesia or memory?

I'm curious if anyone else avoids or seeks out certain kinds of sensory input because it's inherently linked with other senses... for instance, I always

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Apr 21, 2016

"Every child is different"

If my 4 1/2 year old son could live in his hoodie and sweat pants he would. I try to explain that it is 97 degrees outside and pants are out of the question.

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Apr 21, 2016

Need Help with my 6 year old

My 6 year old was diagnosed with SPD just last week. He is a major seeker. Non stop noise, movement, bumping, crashing and this is a very difficult struggle

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Apr 19, 2016

13 year old daughter with sensory processing disorder and ADHD

My daughter just turned 13. She entered a new school at the beginning of this year. It is quite a bit bigger and noisier. She has struggled with focusing

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Apr 18, 2016

Sensory Processing Disorder

my granddaughter has this disorder. she is now 3yrs old . she still drinks out of a bottle. how do i get her to drink out of a sippy cup or glass?

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Apr 14, 2016

Please help

So my daughter is three an as shes lying in bed she will twitch really fast an then pick her up really quick an she has noo control at all .. Lastnight

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Apr 13, 2016

Here are my feelings , do I have SPD ? Or ocd? What's happening to me !

I'm not sure if it's a bit of ocd , or a rough up rings or Spd ? I wanted to share the things that bug me or drive me crazy. Please be honest and offer

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Apr 13, 2016

Pushing Occupational Therapy into the Classroom

There is new evidence that proves we have been utilizing Occupational Therapy poorly in the school setting. It is currently common for children to be pulled

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Apr 12, 2016

At wits end

my 5 year old daughter refuses to wear underwear, pants, shirts she will only wear dresses. I have tired everything I can think of, every type of underwear

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Apr 12, 2016

17 year old son with food issues

My son is about to turn 17 next month. All of his life, he has refused to eat fruits and vegetables, and has resisted trying new foods, although he once

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Apr 11, 2016

Head Banging

My daughter head bangs a lot and it makes me feel sad to see her do that to her self. I wanted to ask is this normal to do? She does it about 8 times a

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Apr 10, 2016

SPD And Language Delays

My son, AJ, was recently diagnosed with the following: 1. Developmental Delay (not pervasive) 2. Mixed Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder 3. Idiosyncratic

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Apr 09, 2016

Sensory Sensitivity

I was misdiagnosed as having panic/anxiety disorder and defiant disorder. When really I have issues with touch, smell, taste, visual and auditory. Touch:

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Apr 08, 2016

What benefit does recess serve?

Imagine that you are 10 and you have been sitting in your school classroom. You have been sitting here for the last two and half hours. You’re watching

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Apr 07, 2016

Clothing issues and hair brushing

Hi, My daughter is 5 years old and she has some clothing issues since she was 3 years old. At that time we thought it would go away with age but it didn't.

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Apr 07, 2016

This May be Me!

I am a 53 year old female who has been hand flapping since I can remember. It's more of wiggling my fingers close to my nose while making this strange

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Apr 07, 2016

Tactile dysfunction

My son is 5 years old and does not like to wear underwear, only wears jogging pants that are cut on both sides and won't wear socks. Help!!! We don't

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Apr 07, 2016

My undiagnosed child....???

My son displays unusual characteristics of many different disorders, but not enough of any one of them to have a definitive diagnoses for his odd behaviors.

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Apr 07, 2016

My 6 year old will not poop in the potty

she is 6 years old...she is completely trained and will not pee in in her pants at all...but she will not poop in the matter what we try...and

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Apr 03, 2016

Potty training a four and five year old

My two grandchildren have been diagnosed with SPD and Autism. The oldest boy is five and the younger is four. Neither of these boys are potty trained.

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Apr 03, 2016


It seems to me, that your checklist includes every single person on this planet in one aspect or another. Everyone has one or more of these symptoms.

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Apr 03, 2016

Toddler Head Banging, Please Help!!

Hi everyone! I have a 23 month old daughter who is very high needs and always has been. She is not diagnosed with autism or SPD that I know of (will be

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Apr 01, 2016

Anyone else have trouble wearing skirts/dresses?

I can wear shorts, jeans, dress pants (if made of cotton), but I absolutely CANNOT wear a skirt or dress. For one thing, if they're slim cut, a person

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Mar 31, 2016

Biting/hitting when excited?

This might not make much sense, sorry. My son is 2 1/2. I have had many issues with him since he turned a year old. He hit all his milestones within

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Mar 31, 2016

Helping my 5 year old to stop wetting himself

Hello one and all, thank you to the creator of this site. I have a 5 year old son, and since I can remember we knew something was not as it should be.

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Mar 31, 2016

Loud swallowing

I have a problem with swallowing when eating drinking and just swallowing my saliva. I am depressed and have anxiety, but I'm just concerned is it all

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Mar 31, 2016

My 2 1/2 year old son wont poo on the potty/toilet because the smell makes him gip.

my nearly 3 little boy wont poo on the toilet or potty. The smell makes him gip . he hold it in until I put a nappy on . Don't know what to do next.

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Mar 31, 2016

Craig nicholson

In reading some of your articles I unfortunately come to the startling realization that I have all and sundry of yhe different disorders that are mentioned.

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Mar 31, 2016


I have a 13 yr.old son who has never been diagnosed with SPD . His symptoms describe SPD very well. He has had difficulty in school early on. I am frustrated

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Mar 30, 2016

Re: vision focus problem.

it's my understanding that when they evaluate for adhd they are supposed to rule out vision problems as a cause of adhd type symptoms. problems with convergence

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Mar 29, 2016

Healthy Diets for Picky Eaters with SPD

For children with sensory processing disorder, mealtime can be one of the most overwhelming parts of the day, especially for children with an aversion

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Mar 28, 2016

Older children with Sensory issues

What are some things I can do with my older child (14) for treatment. He was diagnosed when he was around 3. I did techniques at home when he was younger

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Mar 28, 2016

5 Ways to Use Deep Pressure to Calm a Child

5 Ways to Use Deep Pressure to Calm a Child By Liz Gray A child can become excited or calmed by touch. Light touch, such as tickling, can excite the

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Mar 28, 2016


I have a 4 and a half yr old daughter who is developing both physically & mentally perfect but is constantly rocking. No matter where she is on a chair

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Mar 26, 2016

Big kid bed???

Hi, my 2.5 year old is showing many of the symptoms of SPD and we have had her in therapy for speech, OT and PT for most of her life. She's VERY tall for

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Mar 24, 2016

HSP with SPD

I am a Highly Sensitive Person, as I expect many of you whose stories I just read are as well. Look it up if you don't know about it. Dr. Elaine Aron

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Mar 24, 2016


I have custody of my three year old grandson who we thought had autism but because he is sociable he did not meet the criteria. but yet they still say

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Mar 24, 2016

No behavioural problem can be scientifically proven

I really hate the way children and childish behaviour is being so closely scrutinised Kids are being labelled and stigmatised from an early age and worse

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Mar 22, 2016

Clothes drive me Crazy

All my life clothes have itched, pinched, squeezed, and hurt! Shirt collars rub incessantly and necklines higher than my collarbone make me feel like

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Mar 15, 2016

7 year old daughter with many signs of SPD cannot sense bowel movements

My daughter who is seven still has no clue when she is about to have a bowel movement. She has other sensory issues, lack of sensation with food on her

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