The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jul 29, 2014

SensoryTreat - making sensory diets fun & easy

We are parents of 2 kids with SPD. We know how overwhelming sensory diets can be. This is our story:!our-story/c2uc So

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Jul 29, 2014

Common sensory activities - initial research paper

Common sensory activities The main goal of SensoryTreat is to help parents and OTs cope with the overwhelming challenge of sensory therapy carryover.

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Jul 28, 2014

Why can't I touch fluffy or soft textures?

I as a Child could not stand touching anything fluffy, or excessively soft. I hated puffy things, such as my coat and would scream or cry if I had to touch

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Jul 28, 2014

Strange behavior

My granddaughter always wants her hair up in a ponytail with nothing hanging if it is we put bobby pins to keep it up or when she is at home she keeps

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Jul 28, 2014

My five year old nephew

I have a nephew who turned five in may of this year. He isn't talking in complete sentences as he should be. He also chews on shoes and other various objects.

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Jul 25, 2014

11 yr. old with possible Sensory Processing Disorder

We have an 11 year son who we think has been misdiagnosed with 'general anxiety'. History: He cried nonstop as an infant, was diagnosed with acid reflux

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Jul 25, 2014

My 2 and a half year old daughter is having a problem with clothing being too tight when it's not..

My daughter has been going through this for quiet some time now and I don't know what to do. She hates wearing clothes, I battle with it all the time.

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Jul 23, 2014

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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Jul 23, 2014

Finger sucking/peeing in bed

This boy I know is 7 years old and still sucks on his fingers. He also pees in bed every night. is the two related? Does he pee in bed because of sucking

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Jul 22, 2014

Child with a walking problem

My son is 3.5 Years old but he can not walk at all please provide suggestions in this regards. Thanks

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Jul 22, 2014

Do I have SPD?

I'm a 24 year old female teacher who believes she may have SPD, or at least some form of sensory issues. I constantly cover my ears without thinking and

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Jul 21, 2014

My son is 8 years old and is biting his fingernails before bed time

is that a big problem,that as a mother i must worry about?

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Jul 19, 2014

Mom of 7 yr old Son supsect SPD

My son is an amazing loving boy however his whole life has been suffering with various issues which seemed to me over time out of the norm. Sever eczema

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Jul 19, 2014

Finger Calisthenics

Hello, My name is Greg Irwin. I first started exercising my fingers in college to help me pass a piano proficiency exam which was required for music education

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Jul 15, 2014

Finally found the answers

I've always known my 5 year old child to be different. He won't wear certain clothes, hates to hear the water run in the tub, toilets flushing in public.

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Jul 14, 2014

Aggressive/compulsive behaviour

I am puzzled, is it me only or do you feel sometimes that you are raising a wild animal??? let me explain, Bran is five and besides having Auditory Processing

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Jul 14, 2014

What age should an SPD child start Homeschool/School

I have a daughter turning 5 this year. She has a summer birthday, as in August right before school starts. I personally think she is not ready for school,

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Jul 14, 2014

My 7yo son is being pigeon holed at school for possbile ADD/ADHD.

I am an RN. My 7yo son, IQ 165, is being pigeon holed at school for possible ADD/ADHD because he chews constantly on EVERYTHING and has impulsivity issues.

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Jul 12, 2014

SPD in adults - what can be done to help? Is it too late??

My daughter is 20. I wish I had known all of this 20 years ago. She was a preemie (34 weeks - 4 lb.2oz). She struggled through school and was diagnosed

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Jul 12, 2014

This Explains it all!

From birth, I have went through and experienced many if not all of these at one time or another in my life. I can't stand tags, or certain fabrics or heights.

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Jul 11, 2014

Professor of Biopsychology, Ph.D., retired

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) is a little known, rare disorder that affects balance and proprioceptive sense. The syndrome affects females primarily,

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Jul 11, 2014

Difference between SPD and ADHD

My son is 19 months old. Since he was born he was always active and always moving. People commented that he is trying to jump out of his skin. He is all

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Jul 10, 2014


Hi my name is Amber I work with two families who both have children who have Autism. since I started working with them one I started working with children

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Jul 10, 2014

Need help to find soft pants please?

My daughter is entering grade 4. She only wears huge oversized cotton dresses, loose cotton bike shorts or leggings and loose shirts if the seams are not

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Jul 08, 2014

I sucked my finger until I was 25. . .

and I had a blanket. Some people think that this is a security blanket, but I wasn't attached to it in that way. I didn't need it for security. It wasn't

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Jul 08, 2014

Exhausted grandparent

My granddaughter is eight years old. She has been diagnosed with autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Mild retardation, and Pervasive Development Delays.

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Jul 06, 2014

Scored 13 above for 6 yr old son

My son has many of the behaviors in the social, emotional and sensory-seeking categories but a few others as well. He is 6-1/2 and one year ago (the summer

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Jul 05, 2014

Downs syndrome and SPD... Any info???

My karate school wants to start a special needs class, which includes downs syndrome children. They want me to be involved as im a knowledgeable mom of

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Jul 04, 2014

Child who likes to stroke parents arm when going to sleep?

Is this normal Behaviour when your child wants to stroke the parents arm before going to sleep? And has to suck his thumb? Five and a half years old now

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Jul 04, 2014

Neuro feedback for Sensosry Processign Disorder in children

My daughter has sensory processing disorder and anxiety. She struggles most with tactile defensiveness. clothes, socks, pants, hair washing etc. She

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Jul 04, 2014

Never eaten at 6 years old

I'm a grandparent who is suffering watching my 7 year old not eat. As I'm looking through this type of a problem, I notice several things which jump out

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Jul 02, 2014

Help! My son was born at 24 weeks he's now 5 yrs old and is not potty trained

My son was born 3 months early. He's had some delays in the pass such as sitting up on his own walking and talking. He is now 5 yrs old and is in pull

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Jul 01, 2014

This has a name

Ever since having abdominal surgery for Crohn's Disease 11 years ago, I've had a large degree of difficulty with my clothing, in particular. I wear everything

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Jul 01, 2014

Help with my 18 month old

I just want answers for 18 month old to be normal. Well start off he was born at a healthy 39 weeks 8lb 1oz. About 6 months is when I noticed a difference

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Jul 01, 2014

Refusing to wee

My little boy is 3 and we potty trained 6 months ago when he was 2 years, 9 months. He had been using the potty to poo for 2-3 months b3fore that, and

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Jun 30, 2014

20 yo female - misdiagnosed

I work in childcare and see a lot of children with sensory issues and autism... I always thought maybe I had a few issues myself seeing it from an outside

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Jun 30, 2014

13 year old over-sensitive boy

I am a 71 year old grandmother who always have to scold my 13 year old grandson and teach him a better way of avoiding conflict with his 11 year old brother.

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Jun 26, 2014

Help my one year old is out of control

I know a one year old who bites her mother, my sister, and me her aunt. she also chews and bites random objects. when we say awwww she laughs and bites

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Jun 23, 2014

Cole- 39 yrs old

I am nearly 40 and have suffered from Bi-polar Disorder and ADD. I have some nervous system issues I think are a result of having a tumor removed from

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Jun 23, 2014

Is my 5 year old girl a tactile child? I'm confused plz help

Hi,my five n half year old daughter has some symptoms of a tactile child. She lives alone with me and gets bored easily with every activity. She is a tv

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Jun 23, 2014

This one's on Mom.

In addition to his sensory seeking behaviors, my son has tactile defensiveness. He dislikes things like finger painting, holding hands, sand, soap suds,

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Jun 20, 2014

Finding a therapist

I am looking for a therapist but the links seen to take me to sites that are for the actual therapist or potential students not actual patients what am

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Jun 19, 2014

No Pockets!

My son is 4 years old and seems to have several of the behaviors I am reading about here. What brought me to this site was my Google entry about his absolute

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Jun 18, 2014

Pork- Chop

Hi, Well Ill Make this short and simple and straight o he point. I cant stand my girlfriends (Of 30 Years. Never married her.) Voice? (When she first comes

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Jun 18, 2014

Mrs. G

My daughter is now 5 years old. I've been concerned about her development for years and have continuously spoken to her doctors about it, but have been

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Jun 17, 2014

How or should you do you tell an adult they have SPD?

I think my boyfriend has SPD. He is hyper aware of smells. He can smell things WAY before I can if I can at all. He tells me how the smells or textures

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Jun 17, 2014

SPD & socialisation

I have a grandson who has been diagnosed with SPD. he will be turning 4 soon and I'm wondering if how important it is for him to be socialising with his

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Jun 16, 2014

SPD or Autism/Aspergers? Already have a son with Aspergers.

Costant lip and finger biting, fidgets with fingers non stop, anti social, tantrums, hardly plays with toys, loves spinning, tip toes, pica (everything

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Jun 16, 2014

Suspect I missed the boat... missed oral issues in my 11 year old son

My son is going to be 12 in September and I am beyond sick of being he will grow out of his issues or eat when he's hungry. I can only get him to willingly

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