The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Apr 13, 2014

Where can I get help!

I am sorry if someone has asked this question before. The more I read the more convinced this is what Mia has.. But I am not sure about a couple things.

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Apr 13, 2014

Frequent urination

My 10 year old son has been having problems with his urine. He urinates every other couple of minutes and often with excruciating pain? We have contacted

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Apr 10, 2014

Our 4 year old has SPD

He is a very picky eater and has developed aggressive behavior towards adults and children. What to do?

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Apr 06, 2014

Suggestions get my 13 yr old SPD daughter to shower!

My 13 year old daughter has several delays, and SPD. It is literally war to get her to shower. She screams and hits and kicks me and throws things. I have

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Apr 03, 2014

Hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity simultaneously?

My child's doctor suggested that my daughter may have sensory disorder. In doing research I found your checklist; however, I am finding that my daughter

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Apr 03, 2014

My 6 yr old daughter says she hears sirens going off in her ears?

My daughter occasionally has said to me and her teacher that she hears a siren going off in her ears. Like a ringing or buzzing sometimes then goes away.

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Apr 03, 2014

Need help with my SPD and APD son.

My 11 year has had sensory issues from being a baby and I struggled so much with him. Here are some of the problems we have had: Problems with him not

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Apr 03, 2014

Could my 3YO be displaying signs of SPD?

In the last month or so, my 3 year old has been displaying some new and unusual behavior. He is frequently putting his fingers in his mouth, running his

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Apr 03, 2014

OT for SPD and Anxiety. What to expect?

Hi Everyone, My 19 month old daughter has been in early intervention since 13 months old for a communication delay. She was recently diagnosed with both

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Apr 03, 2014

Extremely Confused and Lost

My 2 1/2 year old is a very very picky eater, she doesn't talk much either. I always hear that by her age she should be saying short sentences or putting

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Mar 27, 2014

Different sized ears

3 mo. old granddaughters right ear is smaller than left, also her right eye has something different than the right? what may have caused this and is

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Mar 23, 2014

Aversion to the word "scratch" and looking at a blackboard is this SPD?

I believe that my 8yr old son may have a form of spd. He has always had a problem with wearing socks (almost brought to tears because the seems irritate

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Mar 23, 2014

Is it familial?

3 children with spd. Each affected differently. My oldest will go to college in the fall. My 2 youngest are struggling with eating/feeding disorders. They

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Mar 18, 2014

Sharing a room with younger siblings

my son who's 3 1/2 was diagnosed with SPD and developmental/high functioning asberger's and he often gets aggressive with his younger sister who is 20

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Mar 18, 2014

Pulling permanent teeth

I would like to know if any one has found out how to stop a 7 year old girl from pulling any more or her permanent teeth out. My granddaughter has pulled

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Mar 15, 2014

5year old spd -trouble with swim lessons- scared and misbehaving

My child is scared of putting face in water and I really need him to learn this - for safety- how do I help his teacher help him? How do I help him - this

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Mar 13, 2014


What effect does Dysautonomia have on a child with Sensory Processing Disorder?

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Mar 13, 2014

22 and think I may have SPD??

I'm almost 22 years old and I've recently been trying to figure out why I hate to be touched so much, why I panic when something sticky is around me, and

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Mar 10, 2014

12 years old and not sure

i am 12 years old and i may have this disorder. i only prefer soft food,i hate loud sounds and i often tell people to be quiet. i hate light touches and

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Mar 10, 2014

New behaviors in 8 year old...communication problems.

My son is eight and was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder at age 5. We have been to OT and have done fairly well for the past three years. We

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Mar 05, 2014


i have been trying to figure out how to help my 3 yr old son for quite some time now. his biggest issues are getting dressed. he won't wear certain clothes

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Mar 03, 2014

My eyes are open.. im listening.. and confirmation on what i already knew... score 72+

ill be 27 in 2 weeks. since i can remember i was extremely sensitive to my environment. i was very attached to my mom, but others i didnt trust and still

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Mar 03, 2014

ADHD and a Loving Child

My son is seven years old and has ADHD: Combined Type. I have always noticed the little quirks (i.e., making noises, wanting his pencil a certain way

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Feb 26, 2014

Special needs child with SPD

Drew gets multiple services for his needs and we have wonderful support, but we need help with his current problems and can't seem to find it..He is inconsolable

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Feb 26, 2014

I'm 50, and could it be I have SPD?

I've always hated tight clothing. I cannot stand to have a turtle neck type top anywhere near my neck. In fact I feel sick with tight clothing. A very

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Feb 24, 2014

I never knew

I'm now 18 years old. I always knew there was something not quite right about me. I always felt as if I was weird or different. I've even been told so

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Feb 20, 2014

2 year old boy with hyper sensitivity

My son has cried all day everyday from the time he was born, had seizures at 18 months. He refuses to be handed anything you have to put it on the table

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Feb 20, 2014

19 and think I have SPD

I feel like I really might have this. My friends and family would describe me as over reactive. Noises either go completely unnoticed or sometimes I jump

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Feb 19, 2014

Did your baby get starved of oxygen?

My baby now two and a half had a very traumatic birth and now has oral textile and maybe more spds. I have heard from others that either stopped breathing

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Feb 19, 2014

Mom of two

I have two picky eaters. One of my children has a gtube and the other has many feeding issues. I use to live with a feeling of being a bad parent because

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Feb 17, 2014

Spd 2yr old still breast feeding

My 2yr old diagnosed PDD & SPD still wants to breast feed.

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Feb 17, 2014

What I do as an adult with SPD

Going to quiet place and dress in soft cloths, i lower and soften light which is helpful to me. I lay down in bed or sit in a comfortable chair and imagine

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Feb 15, 2014

Syndrome doubts

My 4 yr old takes everything in to her mouth. She also can't seem to resist to touch things. She can get hurt and don't complain about it, unless she sees

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Feb 15, 2014

Parent of a dyslexic

We have lots of allergies on all sides of family - had a child who was a pickey eater, disliked mashed potatoes and hates taste of asparagus. Had one

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Feb 13, 2014

Pubic hair

I have a client who has sensory processing disorder not specified at this point. Mother is reporting that she is starting to grow pubic hair and she can't

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Feb 13, 2014

19 and Curious

I'm starting to suspect that I have a mild to moderate form of SPD. For as long as I can remember, certain things have bothered me. I can't stand wearing

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Feb 10, 2014


I was researching this for a friend and look back over my many years as a mother and a child carer. I can remember my things the children done to bring

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Feb 10, 2014


What is the best way to tell parents and teachers in a seminar the difference between Sensory MODULATION or processing and Sensory REGULATION?

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Feb 10, 2014

5 year wont eat much

My step daughter is 5 and I have been her mom for 2 years now. The past couple months she has started taking a few bites and then says she is going to

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Feb 08, 2014

What type of school environment is best?

My son has sensory processing issues and we are struggling about what to do with him for kindergarten. We are leaning towards a private school that is

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Feb 08, 2014

Hypersensitive and hyposensitive to the same issue

My daughter fits all of the criteria for SPD on the site and on others we have checked. She also has some related issues. For this reason, we are considering

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Feb 08, 2014

Our story

My twelve year old daughter has SPD she seems very lazy and wont get off the computer she HATES exercise and moves very awkwardly. yet she still loves

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Feb 05, 2014


I wonder if I have a mild form of SPD or it is just autistic sensory weirdness. I am hypersensitive to touch and tactile pain. I have weirdness about food

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Feb 04, 2014

Daughter has a habit of shaking a pen or pencil all day

How do I address my daughter and try to correct a habit that I thought she would outgrow? It started when she was around two with a princess wand. She

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Feb 04, 2014

Behaviour, self esteem, anger, violence never ending?

Hi everyone I'm a mother to 7yr old boy. My son is most intelligent affectionate well mannered you will ever meet. Shy quiet, book worm, so kind and I

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Feb 04, 2014

11 year old daughter, not sure.

My daughter is 11 and shows some of these signs. Looking back this has been going on for a while. She has always had a tick of opening her mouth really

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Feb 01, 2014

Frustrated mom of Teen

My teenage daughter was diagnosed in second grade and still has difficulty with peer relationships. She is extremely sensitive and is prone to outbursts.

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Feb 01, 2014

Constant going to the bathroom

I have noticed since Thanksgiving (it's now the end of January) and my SPD 7 year old daughter is going to the bath room 25 - 30 + times a day! I have

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Jan 31, 2014

3.5 year old always wants to jump.

Hi , My 3.5 year old son always to jump on the couch, runs around the house and does not sit at one place, I see the same problem reported by his school

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