The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Sep 23, 2014

Is it SPD?

My daughter is 11 she doesnt love being in a crowd. Gets easily distracted, finds it hard to stay organized. She gets frustrated with other kids that bounce

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Sep 22, 2014

A nightmare to get dressed in the morning

My six year old daughter has MAJOR clothing sensitivity's. So bad that this morning she literally tried on every pair of underwear and pants that we own

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Sep 22, 2014

Weak gag reflex. trouble with clothing too close to neck

I am looking for more information, similar stories, possible ways to support my child when it comes to what appears to be a sensory disorder. He is having

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Sep 18, 2014

The vests work!

I have a grandson with autism. He simply cannot sit still and focus. On the recommendation of an OT, I made him a weighted vest. Within several minutes

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Sep 17, 2014

Tongue clicking

Does anyone have ideas around this habit?

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Sep 16, 2014

2 year old son need help

Hi everyone hope u can help my son licks dribbles won't let us cut nails he's hair or brush his teeth does nt sleep we'll if he's hands r sticky it's the

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Sep 16, 2014

I can not eat normal food like everyone else...HELP

I have a serious problem that I have had all my life. I can not eat what everyone else eats. If I am out for a meal I have to take small bites and swallow

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Sep 14, 2014

How can I help my child with SPD listen better?

My little boy who has SPD and has periods where he will not listen to me when I ask him to stop doing an unwanted, or even unsafe behavior. Usually he

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Sep 12, 2014

Grandmother of a 3-year-old boy whose parents both have ADD.

He just started pre-school after being at home with dad for almost a year. He had very little tolerance for group anything and would throw himself to the

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Sep 12, 2014

My sensitivity to clothing, food, and temperature rules, and is ruining, my life

I am a male in his early 40's. After searching for information for years, it seems that I may have finally found the medical definition for what I have

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Sep 12, 2014

I was diagnosed as "retarded", then "gifted"!

When I was a child I was always uncomfortable, physically. I could not stand being touched and was therefore unable to appreciate physical affection. The

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Sep 11, 2014

Mum to child with spd

my son, now aged 7 has spd and aspergers. His sensory issues have always been there but now we understand them they are explainable at least. Toilet and

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Sep 11, 2014

Washing and brushing Teeth with my 9 year old Daughter

I have a 9 year old Daughter who was diagnosed with SPD when she was 8 months old ( well at the time it was only gross motor delay. However, as she got

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Sep 11, 2014

Bedwetting At Age 8

My SPD son successfully potty trained during the day (both pee and poop) at age 3. However he is almost 8 and still wearing Pull-Ups at night. We've tried

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Sep 10, 2014

Young Adults Driving

I have an 18 year old son who is not ready to get his drivers license. He took drivers ed in high school and passed but never wanted to get his drivers

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Sep 10, 2014

Obsessed with the same things

Hi my 4 year old constantly asks if his teeth are falling out. He also asks if his finger nails are falling off and if his eyes are falling out. He also

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Sep 09, 2014

Teen SPD, MR son just started playing with stool

Our 15 year old son has recently started playing with his stool. Is there a way to keep his hands out of his diaper? He IQ is 40 and he is very low verbal,

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Sep 09, 2014

Myself

Dear Group: I have been misdiagnosed with bipolar type 1 for over 4 years when I found your article. Foods play a key part in my mood and now see that

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Sep 08, 2014

Please help me

Hello, My wife an I have three boys, Two 3-1/2 year old twins and a 4 month old. One of the Twins, Carter, is a handful and the topic of this email.

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Sep 08, 2014

I just want to be able to help my daughter wear clothes!

It has been a MONTH since this started. My daughter can not wear clothes or sit in her car seat. She's 4 1/2 and normally LOVES clothes and putting on

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Sep 08, 2014

Nineteen month old rocks back and forth banging his head. even during meal time

does my child have sensory issues or autism? he is going to the Doctors this week and I am going to ask for a referral to a neurologist. should I be concerned?

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Sep 08, 2014

I have an 8 year old grandson who has Aspergers.

My 8 year old grandson of 8 years has Aspergers. He is high functioning. Why does he keep touching the floor , the road , the car . In fact he touches

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Sep 08, 2014

Need Help

Hi all. My dd has SPD and one of the symptoms I have noticed is she does not (or can not) listen. Most of the time it is like she can't hear us at all.

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Sep 08, 2014

A Highly-Sensitive Woman in Business

I'm a 50-year old woman who realized I am an HSP some years back. I process information kinesthetically, and I'm especially sensitive to temperature and

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Sep 05, 2014

SPD versus Highly Functioning Autism

I am trying to self-diagnose myself. I took the AQ test and scored 43 out of 50, the possibility of me being autistic is 80%. However, many of the symptoms

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Sep 04, 2014

Growing up with Sensory Integration Dysfunction

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was younger and continued with that diagnosis for almost 20 years before I was in a car accident at 24 and walked into

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Sep 02, 2014

Wrapped in a blanket

My daughter is age 7 now and we are at ground zero with a naked child wrapped in a blanket. Symptoms were sudden onset at age 4. We've seen inconsistent

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Sep 02, 2014

My daughters behaviour... shes almost 3 yrs

My daughters behaviour has got worse she had two fits last year so I have been a bit soft with her when I tell her no she has a tantrum and starts lashing

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Sep 02, 2014

I am not alone nor CRAZY!

Thank you for this. After being force fed psych medications i said enough at 25. Found of my entire endocrine system wasnt working and my thyroid was off.

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Aug 31, 2014

4 year old daughter with possible SPD

Ever since my daughter was a baby i knew something was off. She hated cuddling, even as a 2 month old. She would arch her back or lift her head up. She

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Aug 30, 2014

5 years old and loves to touch

My daughter has entered kindergarten. She loves to gives hugs to everyone. She has a hard time keeping her hands to herself which gets her in trouble at

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Aug 24, 2014

How do i know if its SPD?

My 8 years old has adhd and pdd nos. I read your checklist about spd.. i almost checked everything.i m so exhausted.. he still sleeps with us,tried melotonin,night

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Aug 21, 2014

Statistics related to SPD and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

I am searching for reliable statistics related to the prevalence of sensory processing disorder among people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

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Aug 21, 2014

Potty training special needs child

My great grand daughter is now 7 almost 8 and is a walking miracle as at 3 months old she had an accident and over 50% of her brain is gone. we were told

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Aug 21, 2014

10 year old with SPD

My son is 10 years old and starting middle school. We have really been struggling with him with his SPD. He was diagnosed in 1st grade with SPD issues

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Aug 21, 2014

Brushing failed...

My son is 9 & his OT's suggested the brushing protocol (a modified version since he's in school)3-4 x a day and it has seemed to backfire on us. He is

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Aug 21, 2014

15 who can't walk into restaurants without gagging?! HELP

So i'm 15 and as a child, i would never be able to eat to my full capacity because every time i would, the walk out of the restaurant would lead me to

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Aug 19, 2014

5 year old with Anger Issue

My dd is 5 and starting about 3 months or so ago she began having issues with anger. It appears that the same thing is her trigger. She is SPD and OCD

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Aug 19, 2014

Poo!

My 9 year old daughter will not stop playing with or smearing her poo. She is a sensory seeker. Nothing can replicate the poo, she is not interested

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Aug 19, 2014

spd

13 year old girl that pee's on the floor and on clothes, steels food from stores and food from the house, pulls her hair out, lost tons of weight, she

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Aug 19, 2014

Cold and aircon

I have hypersensitivity to cold in winter but even worse to indoors aircon flows in summer ! Office a/c is torture. What medicine would help with this

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Aug 19, 2014

Can't bear getting touched by anyone. Seeking advice!

I am so thankful for this website on the amount of info it fed me, I have just found out about the term of 'sensory processing disorder' after searching

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Aug 15, 2014

SPD growling , hurting himself and negative talk (i wish i could die)!!!!!

Hi im in need of some help/ advice. My lovely smart little boy turned 5 on 29th april, on 15th april he changed. He became very angry, growling slamming

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Aug 14, 2014

He shake his head too much

Why does my son 4 year old shakes his head. It happened before bout 4 months ago and now he doing it again. When I first notice it about four months ago

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Aug 14, 2014

Mom of 2

I have a son age 4, he has Autism, first he was diagnosed with a developmental delay and sensory dysregulation. Now I have an 18 month old who is showing

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Aug 12, 2014

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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Aug 12, 2014

Pacifier Help

Hello all. My DD had her 5 year check up today. The doctor seems to think that she needs to lose the pacifier. I explained to her about my concern with

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Aug 12, 2014

Accidents everyday

My daughter is 7 now and within the last year we have realized she has SPD. It has been a constant battle with accidents in her pants. At this age it

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Aug 12, 2014

Fibromyalga and SPD??

I have had Fibromyalga for 16 yrs. About a year ago I read some new research regarding sensory problems with fibromites. Fibro has quite a few what's called

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