The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Feb 04, 2016

The Problem Down Below! Wetness and Discomfort make me insane! Plus This is what I do to cope with Adult SPD

I am a 20 yr old female. I was diagnosed with ADHD in 3rd grade I want to say? I have been on medication ever since. I looooovveee my Concerta (The prescription

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Feb 02, 2016

SO I and an I.E.P. at school

I have a friend of the families 8 year old son whom the mother insists is autistic and he wears diapers all night, especially if he must poop. When they

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Feb 01, 2016

Two year old who has spd

Does anyone else's child have horrible anxiety when the primary caregiver leaves? Or is this not correlated?

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Jan 29, 2016

SPD and abdominal pain/constipation

I don't know if my son has SPD,he has some of the symptoms. I was wondering if anyone out there who has a definite spd diagnosis can tell me if your child

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Jan 28, 2016

SPD at home and school

My 6 y/o daughter isn't diagnosed with SPD (yet). She has many issues that are listed on the checklist, but yet seems fine at school. How do you explain

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Jan 27, 2016

"Graduating" from Occupational Therapy

My son, who is almost 8has been going to an occupational therapist every week for about 3 years. During his last evaluation, he graduated all requirements

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Jan 27, 2016

Mom of Gavin

Well my son is 8 Ina half months old and only weighs 15lbs and 10 ounces. He has always had a problem with eating. Breast milk was a problem so we switche

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Jan 26, 2016


My spd child loves nursery he's 2 years old and I feel like they think I'm lying when I tell them how he is, does anyone else have this problem?

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Jan 23, 2016

A high school student

My boyfriend and I are having problems because I don't like to be touched. I hug him and stuff, but I won't let him hug me which makes him mad. How do

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Jan 23, 2016

Cannot sleep if i dont rub my feet on rough textured fabric

Hi, i just want to share if anyone is experiencing the same. Since i was a kid i cannot sleep if i dont rub my feet on a rough texture fabric which i have

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Jan 23, 2016

So many questions...

First off thank you for taking the time to read my email. Second I really appreciate what you are doing on this website to help people. Personally I am

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Jan 22, 2016

Oral sensory disorder

My daughter was diagnose with sensory integration disorder at 10 years old. I moved her to a school that is very accommodating and she has excelled there.

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Jan 22, 2016

Sight of Swinging Motion

My four year old daughter has some strange behaviors but i haven't seen any stories similar. She cannot handle the sight of waves in the lake when we're

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Jan 19, 2016

My 3 year old is getting worse as time goes by with putting things in her mouth

My 3 year old always sucked her thumb even at birth, at first I thought it was cute but then she started getting a over bite & now not only is she putting

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Jan 18, 2016

Finally found something that helped our son!

I haven't written in this blog for over a year but my son's story was called at the end of my rope. The purpose of this post is to share something that

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Jan 17, 2016

He heard it & went!

My son Jeremy, now almost 16 years old, use to hear noises from afar and have to know what it was! I remember the city engineers trimming the trees on

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Jan 16, 2016

Austin's Story

My son Austin just turned 2 yrs old in October. He's been in Early Intervention Services since 15 months. He was a fairly good baby. I'm realizing now

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Jan 15, 2016

Four year old girl with dramatic sensitivity on her bottom

My four year old daughter was diagnosed with SPD last year when clothing issues took over our life. Since then we have developed strategies to manage many

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Jan 12, 2016

Vaccines and Sensory Processing Disorders?

Hi my son has been diagnosed with SPD and also has Auditory processing issues. My question is there any relationship between vaccinating our children and

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Jan 12, 2016

Battle with 7 month old to sleep since birth

We are at our wits end! Our 7 month old has screamed his head off since birth every time he is put down for a nap or at night. I am still nursing him,

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Jan 11, 2016

SPD prognosis

What is the prognosis for toddler's with SPD as they grow older?

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Jan 11, 2016

Strong case of Panic Disorder; milder Agoraphobic, & live in a 4-family frequently being driven over the edge with the noises others make

I do fit into many of the items on the list presented, although some were the polar opposite (seemingly) of the one above it e.g. : __ __ very sensitive

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Jan 10, 2016

Jouberts syndrome

My son is 18 months and was diagnosed with jouberts syndrome at 15 months. He seems to have many of these sensory issues. However, he has this terrible

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Jan 08, 2016

3 1/2 year old with pacifier

Hi there, found this website in my efforts to get guidance on my son and his pacifier use. He is 3 years, 7 months old. Active, jumping since he could

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Jan 08, 2016

Sensory Overload and ADHD

I didn't write down my score as I took this quiz but I answered yes or frequently to most of these. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD (just a few months

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Jan 07, 2016

Reclining Hammock Chair

Use a reclining hammock chair, hammock swings, cuddle swing, or fabric hammocks year round for total comfort and relaxation. You'll love the

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Jan 06, 2016

Aromatherapy Machines

Aromatherapy machines provide tranquilizing ,or stimulating, scents for you or your child with sensory processing disorders

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Jan 06, 2016

Vibrating Pillows

The uses and benefits of vibrating pillows for adults or children with sensory processing disorders

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Jan 06, 2016

Dizzy Disc

A dizzy disc provides vestibular input for children with sensory processing disorder

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Jan 06, 2016

Hippity Hop Ball

A Hippity hop ball should be a staple for any child with a sensory processing disorder ( or even without)! Hippity hop toy... so much fun, for such little money!

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Jan 06, 2016

Tabletop Easels

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

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Jan 06, 2016

Nature Sound Machine

Unwind and relax with soothing sounds of a nature sound machine

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Jan 06, 2016

Dislike of scratchy throat - vocal issues

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I've always had a problem where I don't like to make noises with my voice (such as animal sounds,

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Jan 04, 2016

Spd and sid

Please could you tell me what if any difference is there between sensory processing disorder and sensory intergration disorder.

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Jan 04, 2016

Sensory problem clothes

I have a eight year old child who has a sensory problem with clothes she says they hurt itch ect. What can we do to help her , we have already tried special

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Jan 03, 2016

The Feeling of Your Own Skin

I've been googling, but I haven't been able to find anything about this specific thing. I can't stand the feeling of my own skin. My legs, arms, and sometimes

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Dec 30, 2015


What is the first thing you should do for a child who has SPD? I want to know how i should help from home too?

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Dec 30, 2015

Prickly sensations in my son's hands

My son is 8 years old and has SPD. Lately he is getting sensations in his hands. He describes it as getting splinters. Sometimes it gets so bad that

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Dec 30, 2015

I still have no clue whats wrong with me

I am still a child, actually. I'm only 11 but none of this is what im looking for. i am very sensative to noises such as jeans and swooshy coats. it does

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Dec 29, 2015

Correlation between SPD & BPD?

I am 40 years old and was recently told that I have symptoms consistent with SPD. Today happens to be the 10 year anniversary when I was first diagnosed

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Dec 29, 2015

A poking ends friendship.

A lot of people poke one another just as a joke but I can't stand it. Being poked sets my anxiety off and my anger levels to 10. But the worst part is

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Dec 28, 2015

Auditory Dysfunction... Epecially Hyposensitivity (Auditory Processing)

I'd really like some more information on this. My son, 4, has SPD and is seeing an OT. My daughter, 14 months- 12 months adjusted, has some issues with

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Dec 24, 2015

Proprioception, Ataxia (lack of coordination) and FATIGUE

I lost my proprioception as an adult (39 years) as a result of damage to my cerebellum from a craniotomy and brain tumor. Compensating for impaired proprioception

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Dec 24, 2015

Bath Time

My son is completely traumatized when bathed, and he has been diagnose with sensory processing disorder, are the two related?

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Dec 22, 2015

My 40 yr. old daughter refused to get dressed

My daughter is 40 with a mental age of 2-3 yrs. she has Cerebral Palsy and Profound Mental Retardation. She does not talk and is taking Clonazepam and

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Dec 19, 2015

Looking for answers to a very unusual and unique sitution.

My son has Downs Syndrome (47 years old) and has developed this extremely annoying habit of cursing with every sentence he says---and he talks all day

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Dec 17, 2015

Battle of the clothes.

My 4 year old son was naked half of his 3rd year. Just stated wearing clothes 5 months ago. Then the last 4 weeks I cant get him to wear anything again.

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Dec 13, 2015

Language disorder

My son is 3 and 1/2 year old. He imitates us well in speech, exactly same tone, same expression but lacks reasonable use of language in expression. he

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Dec 08, 2015

2.5 year old, SPD or Personality?

I'm beginning to wonder if my 2.5 year old has SPD. My biggest concern is her sleep issues but reading the check list it seems like there have been signs

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