The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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May 22, 2017

Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms

Attention deficit disorder symptoms are different in boys and girls, and girls tend to be inattentive, whereas boys tend to be hyperactive

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May 22, 2017

Is SPD Hereditary?

Answers to a question submitted by a mom of an Sensory Processing Disorder teen.

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May 22, 2017

Massage therapy for SPD?

I have a family member newly diagnosed with SPD. I am a certified massage therapist, and was told by his occupational therapist that massage would be beneficial

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May 17, 2017

Daily Shoe Meltdowns

My 4 year old boy has a huge uncontrollable meltdown over his shoes every morning when I try to put them on. He had velcro shoes which were too loose

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May 16, 2017

SPD child with Anxiety

Hello all. I have a 6 year old that has SPD, OCD, APD and Anxiety. She has a great OT, but the process is so slow with addressing her anxiety issues.

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May 16, 2017


Daniella Paesano is to trek 26 miles as part of the Kilt Walk from St Andrews to Monifieth in the hope of funding a sensory garden at Carlogie Primary School — which her five-year-old son Matteo attends.

Matteo suffers from sensory processing disorder (SPD) and her experience caring for him has led the service adviser at John Clark Motor Group to launch the fundraiser.


May 15, 2017


My mother sent me info on spd and I really think that's what is up with my son. My big question is, can he has mostly traits for the hyposensitivity

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May 15, 2017

Falling into the cracks

How do people get treatment for this? My daughter was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. She is 8. She does very well academically, and when

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May 15, 2017

Redness in foot and hand palms

My 3.4 daughter has been diagnosed with severe autism although to be honest i dont agree with this diagnosis as although she dont talk and little interaction

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May 14, 2017

I find Mother's Day hurts

I have a 10 year old son who was diagnosed with SPD and ADHD when he was 4. Celebrating Mother's Day hurts me. There always seems to be an issue that

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May 10, 2017

Sensory Processing Dyfunction:A Brief Review of Current Evidence, Thursday, 25. May 2017, Portland

Do you want to learn more about the research associated with Sensory Processing Disorder?Please join us as Lisa Porter, MOT,OTR/L, shares what the neurological and other physiological evidence says about the existence of, and treatment for, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

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May 09, 2017

Tubes in ear drums

my granddaughter had tubes in both ears when she was 5 yrs old. after years (she is now 22) all the tubes have come out .she has had 3 tubes in her right

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May 09, 2017


My grandchild reverts back to behaviors we thought were non existent after therapy and a long road of working with him. When he gets any kind of illness,

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May 05, 2017

Zinc Supplement

My son 7 was a very picky eater. I was recommended by a mother to try a zinc supplement. After about 6 weeks we noticed a vast improvement in the foods

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May 02, 2017


Is going to a chiropractor helpful?

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May 02, 2017

So glad that this is a thing.

When I was a child they just called me a spaz. Because I was. I'm so glad that there are resources now to help my kids deal.

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May 01, 2017

Can you stop and start the brushing program

I have a son with Sensory processing disorder and started the brushing program last year, we did the initial program and brushed regularly. Initially

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Apr 30, 2017

Did checklist, still totally lost

I was hoping for a wrap-up as many checklists have, such as if answered yes to certain questions then do....? I still have no answers other than checking

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Apr 29, 2017

Rispedral. Ritalin and SPD

My son - now aged 11 has finally been diagnosed with SPD. I am so angry at myself for not recognizing the symptoms....having now read up on it - I know

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Apr 29, 2017

My parents don't think I have SPD

I am 14 and I believe I have spd. The only problem is that when I try to talk to my parents about it they snap at me and shut me down like I'm saying there

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Apr 27, 2017

Scared of grass

I'm just so curious about whether any other mum's have children who are afraid of grass touching them? Also sand and bugs.. My daughter is 5 and struggling

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Apr 26, 2017

The Battle Of The Brains

The Battle Of The Brains: A humorous account by a mom of an SPD kid... the way they think, the funny things they say!

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Apr 26, 2017

Types of SPD and drooling?

hi. my son is 6 and he still has excessive spit and drool like a baby would. He is in speech and occupational therapy at school. he speaks pretty well

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Apr 25, 2017

Just Realized At Age 53 I Probably Have SPD

Funny how you can live over 50 years and not realize how much you are compensating and adjusting for all the quirks of having sensory processing problems...

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Apr 25, 2017

"The Executive Dining Room"... An SPD Story

The Executive Dining Room: the place any sensory integration kid would like to be.

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Apr 25, 2017

Chewy Tubes

Chewy tubes help children to refrain from chewing on their hands and crayons. They also help them focus on the task at hand and practice biting and chewing skills.

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Apr 24, 2017

Dr. Seuss's IEP

Dr. Seuss IEP (Author unknown) Ever been to an IEP? Want a good laugh? Then check out this clever poem about IEP's (to the rhythm of Green Eggs And Ham)

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Apr 23, 2017

Is it possible to have a minor form of SPD?

From as young as I can remember I've had a few of the sme issues that a friend of mine's son (with SPD) does, but certainly not all of them, nor to the

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Apr 21, 2017

Nose sniffing

Our daughter is constantly sucking air in through her nose. It's like her nose is constantly stuffy or runny, but it's not. The constant snorting is

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Apr 21, 2017

Bras and other tween issues

My daughter has not worn underwear in years, only wears clothing that is very loose, soft and stretched out. She is now at a stage where she really needs

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Apr 20, 2017

My 15 month old licks everything

I think my 15 month old has SPD. She licks everything. Floors, walls, etc. She will just stop what she is doing and start licking everything. When I

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Apr 20, 2017

Is this a sensory issue?

I don't know if this falls under the remit of items discussed here. I find that people frequently tell me that I'm rushing around, or that there is no

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Apr 20, 2017

Daughters meltdowns

I have a 9 yr old girl who since age 3 has been a handful, she has been kick out of preschool twice and private school in 3rd grade. We are now with a

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Apr 18, 2017

4 Year Old Chokes Others

Lately my son has gone from hitting and biting to choking other children... the same one as the matter of fact... what can I do?

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Apr 18, 2017

Having Fun At IEP's

Get a good laugh with these... "10 Ways To Have More Fun At Your IEP"

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Apr 18, 2017

Difficulty Making Friends

It can be difficult to make friends when a child has SPD

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Apr 17, 2017

Autism Research

Only more autism research and better funding for that research can get us closer to helping autistic children

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Apr 16, 2017

How Three Parents Explain SPD To Their Children

When, why, and how to explain SPD to your child... Check out what these parents say!

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Apr 14, 2017

Attention Deficit Disorder Test

An Attention Deficit Disorder test for children are very comprehensive in most cases

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Apr 13, 2017

What causes SPD?

Are you born with SPD? What causes SPD? Is SPD genetic?

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Apr 13, 2017

Sensory Processing Disorder And Potty Training

Sensory Processing Disorder And Potty Training often do NOT mix well! Find the resources you need to help your child accomplish this important developmental milestone!

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Apr 13, 2017

Toddler licks everything

Our 16 month old boy licks everything. Is this indicative of a disorder?

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Apr 12, 2017

A Little Scooby Doo In All Of Us

Our SPD kiddos can give us a great laugh sometimes.

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Apr 11, 2017

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment

The most common type of attention deficit disorder treatment is in the form of medication

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Apr 11, 2017


My granddaughter has been diagnosed with severe SPD. My husband and I are trying to learn as much as we can to understand and help her. My granddaughter

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Apr 10, 2017

The Wiggly Scarecrow: Songs For Sensational Kids

Need some help getting your kids to do their therapy, to self-regulate, calm themselves down, or rev up?

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Apr 10, 2017

Karla's SPD Journey

An inspiring account from one mom about living with, learning about, and helping her SPD child and herself as she discovers it runs in the family...

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Apr 09, 2017

Dizzy Disc

A dizzy disc provides vestibular input for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

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Apr 08, 2017

Never eaten at 6 years old

I'm a grandparent who is suffering watching my 7 year old not eat. As I'm looking through this type of a problem, I notice several things which jump

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