The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Oct 22, 2016

Severe speech and language delays

My son is 3 years 8 months old and still not speaking, he babbles a lot but still no real words, sometimes we will hear mama, no, dada but i dont know

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Oct 21, 2016


I was told I was ADD when I was growing up and now I find out my daughter has this. Now I am finding out that many I didn't add after all and it is this.

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Oct 20, 2016

Infant Fine Motor Activities

Use this great list of preschool, toddler, and infant fine motor activities to build, enhance, and improve your child's fine motor skills. Fine motor development starts early; get those hands moving!

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Oct 20, 2016

SPD and Sleep

How can I help my 3 yr old daughter get to sleep. She cannot get to sleep almost every night. She is up till the wee hours of the morning EVERY NIGHT!

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Oct 20, 2016

Son may have SPD, need help getting assessment.

My son is 9 years old. What brought me to this site is quirky behaviors and constant humming. I've been researching constant humming in children, and

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Oct 19, 2016

Bed Tents

The transition from crib to bed doesn't have to be so difficult. Help yourlittle ones with these awesome bed tents. Use for kids with SPD to help calm them for sleep and reduce visual stimulation.

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Oct 19, 2016

Public School Options?

I've a grand-nephew who is a twin...premature with lengthy NICU experience. Both twins have some sensory issues but are doing fine with understanding

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Oct 17, 2016

Learn To Dress Dolls, Toys, And Boards

Teach your child the critical, foundational fine motor skills for buttoning, zipping, snapping, and tying with learn to dress dolls, toys and boards.

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Oct 17, 2016

All About Me... The Jess Oppenheimer Story

Although not known at the time, if you read this inspiring yet heartbreaking article, you will find out one famous Hollywood Producer had SPD.

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Oct 16, 2016

My OCD, SPD, and Anxiety. I'' 16.

I only discovered my SPD recently, but I've had it for years. I'm 16 years old. Most of my life, I have been struggling to figure out what's wrong. I'm

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Oct 16, 2016

16 Month Old- SPD?

Hi! Our son is almost 17 months at the end of this month. We are in need of help. This is our first and only child we will have. Below is our story; *

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Oct 16, 2016

We Aren't Crazy!

This is spot on our child. Emotional: __ difficulty accepting changes in routine (to the point of tantrums) __ gets easily frustrated __ often impulsive

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Oct 15, 2016

Can we prove a negative

I feel if there is no evidence or proof of something that it does not exist. Unless we all agree upon its existence through evidence. For example we We

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Oct 14, 2016

Help... my daughter is getting worse

She was diagnosed at 4 and she is 5 now. some days we think it's good then others we fall back again. she started school, the CBTU school for kids like

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Oct 12, 2016

Ball Pits

Use these multi-sensory ball pits to awaken or calm your tactile system. They are fun for all ages and provide the necessary therapeutic input right in your own home!

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Oct 12, 2016

Making Bath Time Fun For Kids With Tactile Defensiveness

Looking for some awesome home made ideas, products, bath games and songs to make bath time fun? Bath time can be "torture" for little ones with tactile defensiveness. Need help? Look no further!

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Oct 12, 2016

Occupational Therapist

I do not believe in sensory diets. Hearing the word sensory makes me cringe anymore as so many behaviors are being dumped under sensory category in the

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Oct 11, 2016

Toy Vacuum

Use a toy vacuum to help decrease fears and hypersensitivity to sounds due to auditory defensiveness. Also a great heavy work activity for children with sensory processing disorders.

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Oct 11, 2016

Pre-writing Activities For Preschool Children

Practical, fun, and simple pre-writing activities for preschool children that will foster and encourage proper fine motor development. Use these ideas to get them ready to write!

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Oct 11, 2016

My 4y/o daughter has to touch soft stuff.

My daughter is 4 years old and she has to touch anything soft. If she thinks it's soft she has to touch it and even rub it on her face. At Walmart tonight

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Oct 10, 2016

Daughter 17, highly emotional SPD

Annie is my youngest. Her BF/sister is 27, newly engaged, and getting married in 10 months. Her chum/ 21 year old brother took a job away from home and

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Oct 10, 2016

Always hungry

My adolescent son eats many times during the day and after a while says, he is again hungry, what may be the possible reasons? thanks

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Oct 10, 2016

Behavioral Poop Holding

Our 3.5 year old boy has SPD and has had recurring bouts of poop holding (i.e., he has to go but actively fights against allowing the poop to come out).

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Oct 08, 2016

Hippity Hop Ball

A Hippity hop ball should be a staple for any child with a sensory processing disorder ( or even without)! Hippity hop toy... so much fun, for such little money!

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Oct 08, 2016

Vibrating Pillows

The uses and benefits of vibrating pillows for adults or children with sensory processing disorders

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Oct 08, 2016

Aromatherapy Machines

Aromatherapy machines provide tranquilizing ,or stimulating, scents for you or your child with sensory processing disorders

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Oct 07, 2016

Sensory seeking

This may seem like a silly question but OT diagnosed daughter with sensory seeking behaviours a few years ago and told me to use bean bags to weigh her

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Oct 06, 2016

Is it choice

Please tell me why my child has such issues with such things as putting on uniform in the morning and have such intense meltdowns at thirteen that are

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Oct 05, 2016

Sand And Water Tables

The uses and benefits of sand and water tables for indoor sensory play!

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Oct 05, 2016

Balance Boards

Balance boards and balance discs are a great way to help children with sensory processing disorders improve balance and coordination skills and help them alleviate fears of unsteady/uneven surfaces!

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Oct 04, 2016


Hi my 9 yr old daughter has been diagnosed recently, lots of the usual issues.However only recently anxiety at bedtime, gets fizzy vision in a dark room

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Oct 04, 2016

The Jumpolene

Jumpolene: a safe, practical, inexpensive alternative to trampolines for children ages 3-6

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Oct 04, 2016

Environmental Modifications To Help Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders

Environmental modifications to classrooms which will help children with sensory processing disorders stay calm, focused, alert, and attentive.

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Oct 03, 2016

Sensational Kids

Dr. Lucy Miller's Sensational Kids Book Review; Come see why I feel the hope we have been waiting for is finally here!

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Oct 02, 2016


My son was diagnosed with sensory integration dysfunction when he was 9. One of our biggest concerns was his proprioceptive dysfunction. He would practically

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Sep 30, 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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Sep 29, 2016

Vibrating Mattress

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

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Sep 29, 2016

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags for children with sensory processing disorders help relax and calm them for a good night's sleep.

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Sep 28, 2016

Toddler Toy Shopping Cart

Use a toddler toy shopping cart for the fun and heavy work input your child craves. It is fun and practical whether at home or the store and gives them the proprioceptive input they crave!

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Sep 28, 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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Sep 27, 2016

How To Improve Your Childs Behavior

Who Else Wants To End Their Childs Fighting, Arguing, And Talking Back Once And For All?

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Sep 27, 2016

The Next American Idol

What If I Was The Next American Idol... oh, the funny things kids say. Here's a laugh for sure!

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Sep 27, 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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Sep 26, 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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Sep 26, 2016

Tabletop Easels

Have fun using tabletop easels to develop essential upper extremity strength, stability, and fine motor control.

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Sep 22, 2016

My 5 year boy... teachers reviews

Just heard from my boy's kindergarten teacher that they 're concern that my son might have this prosprioceptive sensory disorder, they're not 100% sure

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Sep 22, 2016

Mom searching for school success

My son is 11 with multiple dx Asperger's (mild) SPD ADHD. He is struggling in school to stay focused listening and behavior issues. Can anyone offer strategies

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Sep 21, 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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Sep 21, 2016

Swings And Swingsets

From infant to teen, swings are an essential part of fun, development and necessary vestibular input. Find a great selection here!

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