The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jan 23, 2017

Pulling pants up too high

Oh my gosh, I need some help and it's with a bit of a sensitive subject! My 17 yr old has autism and part of that involves sensory issues with clothing.

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Jan 21, 2017

Can't Wear Clothes

Since I was young I've always had a very difficult time wearing certain clothing items. Socks and underwear were my biggest struggle as a child. I could

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Jan 21, 2017

Licking Hands

My son is 4 years old and have started to lick my hands, his father's hands and other people hands. I asked him why he is doing it and he tell me he do

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Jan 21, 2017


i am here from my research. i have recently been googling what i feel is strange about the way i deal with textures and certain noises, and i found this.

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Jan 18, 2017

Kaiser and SPD

I am sorry if this has been asked before. I truly believe my son (age 3.5) has SPD and would like to get him assessed. We have Kaiser Permante insurance

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Jan 17, 2017

How do I get my husband to acknowledge our daughters' sensory challenges?

Our daughter is 8 years old and from a very young age I knew she had sensory challenges. When mentioned my husband would say I was over reacting or speaking

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Jan 17, 2017

Does medication help a child with SPD?

Can medication help an SPD child? My child's tantrums get out of control. She is 7. We have tried years of OT, therapy, deep tissue massage, weighted

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Jan 17, 2017

Spder toddler

Look up Fight Autism and Win!! Biomedical healing. Kids are being helped. Most kids on the spectrum have too many metals in their system and have an underlying

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Jan 15, 2017

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child-Adolescent Mental Health

l sought further understanding of proprioception because it can ce associated with Adhesive Arachnoiditis, a rare spinal condition that I have neem diagnosed

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Jan 10, 2017

Avoidance Tactics Of The Tactile Defensive

Avoidance tactics: Oh the lengths a tactile defensive kid will go to... funny story!

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Jan 06, 2017

Tabasco and other punishment

I cringed when I saw the response that a teacher put tobasco sauce on a child's tongue. This is unacceptable and any Special Education teacher will tell

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Jan 06, 2017

Possible SPD in 7 month old infant

I just read about SPD in the most recent issue of Today's Parent (Canadian Magazine). My son has several of the infant SPD checklist symptoms. He had

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Jan 06, 2017

Body Rocking

My daughter is 3 and we have recently REALLY started working on her SPD issues. Since she was 9 months, she has been a body rocker. Recently, she has

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Jan 02, 2017

3 yr old doesnt want to take off dirty diapers and dirty clothes in the morning.

My 3 yr old son doesn't want to take off a wet diaper and wet clothes in the am. He will wake up some mornings wet with his bed also being wet. We get

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Jan 02, 2017


Has got to the point that when he doesn't get his way or he has to share he wants to bite, pinch, scratch, headbutt, and scream. So how can I calm him

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Dec 31, 2016

Problems with friend

My 7 year old has SPD, among other diagnosis. We recently moved into a new home and she became fast friends with the little girl next door. At first

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Dec 30, 2016

Creator of RelaxaBaby ApP

My RelaxaBaby app vibrations will cure any of these SPD's in any baby or child. Progress will be obvious in less than a week. Try to prove me wrong.

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Dec 28, 2016

Dryness Crazy- I need help!

Anything dry makes me cringe. I used to make fun of a friend who had this in 6th grade... but then in 7th i noticed i started to developing this same thing.

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Dec 21, 2016

How can we get SPD listed on the DSM-V

In about a year a newly revised DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released. I know many of you are wondering why you

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Dec 21, 2016

Occupational Therapist

I am an occupational therapist trying desperately to find the most current training on the Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT).

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Dec 21, 2016

OCD and Tactile Sensory Disorder

My 9 year old dislikes all clothing but will wear dresses. I recently read articles about Strep infections and possible links to inflammation of the

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Dec 20, 2016

Life With A Sensory Seeking Body (19 year old)

I am 19 years old and I have SPD. I am hypo sensitive and I like to chew on things a lot. That is how I regulate myself. I just wanted to let you know

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Dec 19, 2016

Relieved to know..

I've just found this site. Thanks to my dog's IG account, and several dog owners have disabling disorders. This is one of them. So I googled it and I found

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Dec 15, 2016

Mom and Me SPD

My name is Karla I am 34 and this past year I was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder! I am married with two beautiful little girls 7 and 2! I

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Dec 14, 2016

Insurance won't pay

I finally got my insurance to pay for the evaluation but may not cover treatment because they don't cover sensory integration dysfunction. This really

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Dec 14, 2016

10y old boy who won't eat

R is a strong healthy 10-year old boy with Down Syndrome. He attends the local primary school and is integrated with the other kids. He's sociable, likes

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Dec 12, 2016

Samuel's SPD Journey

An inspiring account from one mom about living with, learning about, and helping her SPD child...

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Dec 10, 2016

Disappointed I Didn't Tell My Daughter

I am a Mother of 3 girls. My youngest is 21y.o. now, but was diagnosed with Autism based on a Sensory Processing D/O when she was just 3y.o. I was advised

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Dec 09, 2016

Husband's chewing food noises, loud music in restaurants, stores, bars.

I'm 45 and am pretty sure I've got sensory processing issues and ADHD because of all I've learned getting myself educated about my kid's diagnoses, probably

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Dec 08, 2016

Who likes short shorts?

I cant say for sure if this is spd, but it is a big thing/problem in my life. I currently and have not for years owned pants.... I cannot wear pants even

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Dec 06, 2016


I am contacting you since i do not know where to start. My 20 year old step-daughter has never been diagnosed with SPD, but she has severe sensory (touch)

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Dec 05, 2016

Autism or SPD in 2.5 year old?

I'm a mother of a 2.5 year old who was recently seen to be diagnosed with autism. The therapist that he saw was on the fence about his symptoms because

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Dec 04, 2016

Who's Theory is this

A two year old continues to insist that she dress herself, even though she has trouble buttoning.

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Dec 04, 2016

Positives of spd

Hello Girl with SPD here just wondering if anyone knew of any positive sides to having SPD? Thanks

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Dec 04, 2016


Can a student outgrow this disability?

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Dec 02, 2016

Autism And Sensory Integration (SPD)

Autism and Sensory Integration Dysfunction (Sensory Processing Disorder) are similar, but different types of disorders.

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Dec 02, 2016

18 month old not talking yet

Hi, my almost 18 month old boy doesn't talk yet. He points and takes you to the fridge or somewhere whrn he wants something. He wpuld say dadda, caca,

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Dec 02, 2016

19 year old kid with SPD

I am 19 years old and in college. I was diagnosed with SPD at the age of 3 because my parents noticed something strange about me, I was always alone away

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Dec 01, 2016

Positive side to SPD?

I was wondering if anyone knew of any upsides to having SPD? I have it and this fact seems to be perceived as a terrible thing. I can't stand touch, love

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Nov 30, 2016

Christmas Poem -- Disability

A beautiful version of The Twelve Days Of Christmas for parents of kids with disabilities. A tear jerker.

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Nov 30, 2016

Reglan use and Sensory Processing disorder.

I took Reglan during my pregnancy. I know I probably got my cervical dystonia from taking it. Is it possible that my son could of gotten sensory processing

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Nov 30, 2016

Autism, SPD & spitting

My son has Autism. He is 5 & I'm pretty sure he also has SPD. He has a lot of issues w/ mouthing objects, but his greatest joy is playing w/ his spit

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Nov 29, 2016

Goin' Buggy - An SPD Story

Goin' Buggy: Ah, the homeschooled, the curious, the challenges! Check out this funny story from a mother of an sensory integration kiddo who also homeschools!

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Nov 29, 2016

Gravitational Insecurity

Does your child show signs of vestibular dysfunction and/or gravitational insecurity? Find out what it is, the importance of diagnosis, and how to treat it.

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Nov 29, 2016

My sensitivities

I do not have a diagnosis of SPD, but I think I have many of the symptoms. Mostly, I am bothered by clothing. I have to have loose fitting, soft clothing

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Nov 28, 2016

Activities For Picky Eaters

Finally, activities for picky eaters that work! If your way isn't working, you will find hope, validation, explanations and resources here for your picky eater.

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Nov 28, 2016

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome similarities

Please know that some of these symptoms can also be due to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a heritable (genetic) connective tissue malfunction. When joints are

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Nov 28, 2016


I only realized that something was really different this year; I'm 16. Touching MOST fabrics (anything that creates friction) on my fingers/hands, mostly

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Nov 28, 2016

I'm not sure if this is normal behavior for a 4 year old

Since my daughter has turned 4, she has become a completely different child. She has meltdowns over everything, she has become defiant, she has nightmares

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