The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Aug 03, 2016

Tongue clicking

Does anyone have ideas around this habit?

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Aug 03, 2016

Picky Eaters Solutions

Finally, realistic, practical picky eaters solutions for you, your child, and your family.You don't want to miss this one!

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Aug 02, 2016

End point texture

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.

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Aug 02, 2016


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

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Aug 02, 2016

6 year old daughter constantly invading personal space

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

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Aug 01, 2016

I still don't know what is going on with my almost 3 year old

I have been on a very confusing journey with my Alexander. He is the sweetest boy, but there are some things he just won't do. I took him to an early intervention

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Jul 30, 2016

Picky Eater Tips

Destry Maycock, a social worker with 11 years experience helping families, shares ten wonderful, specific picky eater tips that truly work.

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Jul 30, 2016

Play Tunnels, Play Tents, and Play Huts

Every child loves play tunnels, play tents and play huts; use them for gross motor skills or as a personal sensory room for children with sensory processing disorders

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Jul 30, 2016

Poems for a mom with special needs children

The challenge of being a mom is not always easy; and, evenharder when you are the mom of a child with special needs. Here's an one of many inspirational poems for a mom to celebrate all you do!

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Jul 30, 2016

Power Paddlers

Use power paddlers as a heavy work, proprioceptive input, arm paddleboat for the ultimate in swimming toys fun for your child.

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Jul 26, 2016

My Story

My name is Harper, I am 15 years old and will be starting 9th grade this August. SPD has always been a part of my life, But I did not know I had it until

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Jul 20, 2016

Always been the odd one

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

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Jul 19, 2016


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

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Jul 13, 2016

Answers so much

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

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Jul 11, 2016

Now what? Hyposensitivity To Touch and Sensory Seeking Behaviors

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

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Jul 11, 2016

Washing my hands makes me want to break the sink. (ADHD, Irritable Depression, and SPD)

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

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Jul 07, 2016

Gail, Washington state resident

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

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Jul 05, 2016

19 y/o SPD and Bipolar Disorder

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

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Jul 05, 2016

Grandmother of 3 grandsons whose father definitely has SPD

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

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Jul 04, 2016

SPD Friends?

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

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Jul 01, 2016

Your not alone, a neurodivergent teen

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

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Jun 29, 2016

52 yr old Asperger's person

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

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Jun 22, 2016

Treatment for Adults with Sensory Defensiveness

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

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Jun 21, 2016

OMG! Why have I never seen this checklist before?

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

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Jun 21, 2016

Touching paper

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?

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Jun 21, 2016

A Terrifying Experience

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

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Jun 16, 2016

I think folks think I'm being difficult

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

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