The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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May 28, 2016

Angry daughter with OCD

My daughter is 9 years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. Her doctor has prescribed her medications (five pills a day) which seems to work

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May 27, 2016

End point texture

I work with an individual who is autistic. The individual goes to a Day Supports facility. Her textures are the last thing she does before going home.

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May 27, 2016

Help, my son is struggling and I am lost

My 7 year old son has tourettes, adhd, spd and ODD and I am struggling with his behaviour. He is struggling I school and his meltdowns are getting worse.

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May 27, 2016

I go bump in the night

I'm a 28 yro female, i'm working on my second degree. I've grown up up the idea of SPD but never fully acknowledged until now when i'm older and understand

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May 25, 2016

I didn't know

I am in my 40 and have always had strange sensory issues. I found this site by accident, while looking for something else. while reading down that

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May 24, 2016

SPD Survival Guide

The SPD Survival Guide...After an evaluation is completed, and therapy has begun, there is finally hope. But we still have a long road ahead of us of living with these disorders. How do we survive?

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May 23, 2016

Susan's SPD Journey

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

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May 21, 2016

Tender Tones Blanket

Help your baby drift off to a peaceful sleep with the Tender Tones blanket. Lay your child down on a plush blanket with the sound of their mother's heartbeat echoing in their little ears.

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May 20, 2016

The Mislabeled Child Book Review

The Mislabeled Child is a book of hope, validation, reassurance, and promise like no other.

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May 18, 2016

The Sensory Sensitive Child

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist, Polly Drew writes about The Sensory Sensitive Child, a wonderful resource for explaining and addressing behavior problems associated with DSI / SPD.

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May 18, 2016

Vibrating Mattress

A vibrating mattress can provide soothing sensory input to help your child sleep through the night.

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May 18, 2016

Water Trampoline

Children and adults can benefit from the proprioceptive and deep pressure input, balance and coordination skills, cardio exercise, and pure bouncing fun a water trampoline will provide.

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May 18, 2016

Weighted Blankets

Use weighted blankets to calm and relax those high energy kids or to calm children/adults with sensory processing disorders

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May 17, 2016

Weighted Vests

Using weighted vests for organizing and calming children with sensory processing disorders

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May 17, 2016

I have SPD, but really, REALLY weird triggers.

So, I'm a 13 yr old boy with ADHD/SPD/Anxiety. On the topic of things that trigger my SPD, it's weird. Mostly its when I get stressed about my laptop being

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May 17, 2016

Frustrated to tears......? Me too.

Noises and smells can be very irritating to me. I am usually the first one to smell or hear stuff. It is no fun, because people do not understand how bad

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May 17, 2016

The effect of pets on children with SPD??

Our oldest (adopted) daughter, has recently been diagnosed with mild SPD (under responsive to proprioceptive input to be precise i.e. she is sensory seeking),

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May 17, 2016

Wooden Rocking Horses

Use wooden rocking horses to calm and relax your energetic toddler. These rocking horses and rocking toys are just what kids with sensory processing disorders need to soothe themselves!

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May 14, 2016

Not able to answer basic questions.

Our son is almost 8 and is in 2nd grade. His class is covering topics such as the start of calculus that I never was taught in school (and I have an MBA).

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May 10, 2016

I can't eat anymore

i can feel my organs and it's gotten so bad i can't eat anymore without wanting to die. both eating and not eating are forms of self harm now i don't know

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May 08, 2016

Summer Heat

Hi I have had SPD since I was born,Im now 43 & have only just discovered that there is a name for this! When I was young,I was called the difficult

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May 05, 2016

My Grandson...a very Special boy

My grandson was finally diagnosed when he turned 3 to 3 and a half. Immediately he was placed in ECFE. He was given NOS as a diagnosis. So sad. Not because

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May 04, 2016

Baby rocks and pulls her hair and eats it

My daughter is one year old, from the time she was able to sit up she has rocked, whether she's playing with her toys, sitting in her high hair eating,

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May 03, 2016

Adult Boyfriend help plz

Hello I realise most comments on here are children but I really need advice. I've recently met a man who I realised was quite different straight away

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May 03, 2016

Difficulty getting nails cut for 3 yr old

My son is now 3 year old and refuses to let us cut his nails, we have to do it when he is sleeping, else he will not let us hold his fingers or toes to

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May 02, 2016

My son is 11 years old and....I am so lost, please help!

Hi, I am a little lost! My son just turned 11 and it is becoming difficult to handle a few aspects of his life. He won't eat lunches at school anymore,

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Apr 28, 2016

Touching skin of classmates

My son is 4 years old and started going to formal school. He wants to touch the skin of classmates and also want to see under girls skirts. According to

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Apr 27, 2016

My Results

After reading the checklist, I realize that I may have had some major sensory disorders as a child. Hypersensitivity to touch, hypersensitivity to smells,

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Apr 27, 2016

13 year old with tactile defensiveness

Okay so I'm 13 and I've had tactile defensiveness basically all my life. When I was a little kid I refused to wear anything with buttons(or I had to have

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Apr 27, 2016

Inconsistant behavior at home

Hello, I have a 4 1/2 year old boy who gets upset if someone is to loud in a quiet place, doesn't like going to the movies, or loud places,. He even has

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Apr 26, 2016

Maureen Windisch

I used to have anxiety/sensory issues until learned about Carbohydrate Intolerance and started eliminated refined sugars, processed grains and even highly

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Apr 25, 2016

I really believe I have this, but no one believes me.

About half a year ago, my mom and aunt were talking about my cousin, because the doctor was talking about this kind of disorder, and my aunt showed my

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Apr 25, 2016


My nephew Gags when he touches a new texture he is not familiar with. He suffers from Jacob Syndrome as well. Is it possible he can suffer from SPD?

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Apr 24, 2016

SPD And Fragile X

Hi my name is Carra and I've posted several times in the past. My son Spencer was just diagnosed yesterday with FRAGILE X. So does that mean he doesn't

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Apr 23, 2016

Pressure on chin

My son is four years old and he is autistic. Lately, he is been having this issue where he has to roll his chin against my elbow bone or any bones in my

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Apr 23, 2016

Does anyone else have experiences with synaesthesia or memory?

I'm curious if anyone else avoids or seeks out certain kinds of sensory input because it's inherently linked with other senses... for instance, I always

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Apr 21, 2016

"Every child is different"

If my 4 1/2 year old son could live in his hoodie and sweat pants he would. I try to explain that it is 97 degrees outside and pants are out of the question.

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Apr 21, 2016

Need Help with my 6 year old

My 6 year old was diagnosed with SPD just last week. He is a major seeker. Non stop noise, movement, bumping, crashing and this is a very difficult struggle

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Apr 19, 2016

13 year old daughter with sensory processing disorder and ADHD

My daughter just turned 13. She entered a new school at the beginning of this year. It is quite a bit bigger and noisier. She has struggled with focusing

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Apr 18, 2016

Sensory Processing Disorder

my granddaughter has this disorder. she is now 3yrs old . she still drinks out of a bottle. how do i get her to drink out of a sippy cup or glass?

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Apr 14, 2016

Please help

So my daughter is three an as shes lying in bed she will twitch really fast an then pick her up really quick an she has noo control at all .. Lastnight

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Apr 13, 2016

Here are my feelings , do I have SPD ? Or ocd? What's happening to me !

I'm not sure if it's a bit of ocd , or a rough up rings or Spd ? I wanted to share the things that bug me or drive me crazy. Please be honest and offer

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Apr 13, 2016

Pushing Occupational Therapy into the Classroom

There is new evidence that proves we have been utilizing Occupational Therapy poorly in the school setting. It is currently common for children to be pulled

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Apr 12, 2016

At wits end

my 5 year old daughter refuses to wear underwear, pants, shirts she will only wear dresses. I have tired everything I can think of, every type of underwear

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Apr 12, 2016

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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Apr 11, 2016

Head Banging

My daughter head bangs a lot and it makes me feel sad to see her do that to her self. I wanted to ask is this normal to do? She does it about 8 times a

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Apr 10, 2016

SPD And Language Delays

My son, AJ, was recently diagnosed with the following: 1. Developmental Delay (not pervasive) 2. Mixed Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder 3. Idiosyncratic

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Apr 09, 2016

Sensory Sensitivity

I was misdiagnosed as having panic/anxiety disorder and defiant disorder. When really I have issues with touch, smell, taste, visual and auditory. Touch:

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Apr 08, 2016

What benefit does recess serve?

Imagine that you are 10 and you have been sitting in your school classroom. You have been sitting here for the last two and half hours. You’re watching

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