The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Nov 26, 2015

Proprioceptive dysfunction

My little girl is 4 and 1/2 now. I discovered she was different from the age of an infant but was not sure what it was. She was sensitive to loud noise

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Nov 24, 2015

Chicago Parents -- advice on schools?

Hi, Are there any Chicago parents that are happy with their school choice? Anyone able to share the good, the bad or the ugly regarding chicago public

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Nov 22, 2015

Visual Processing Deficits In Adults

Are any of them successfully employed and, if so, what do they do for a living? I have visual processing issues. I am almost 50 years old and know that

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Nov 22, 2015

Is this age of a 6 year old or a 3 year old

What would make my 6 year old boy write with a pen he snuck out of the kitchen drawer , all over everything in his bedroom

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Nov 21, 2015

Food averions

my 10 year old daughter has very limited food selections. she will not tolerate any fruit and cannot stand to be in the same room as a piece of fruit.

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Nov 18, 2015

Hand washing, personal hygiene

10-year-old girl refuses to wash her hands because she doesn't like the feeling of soap. Mother has tried many different types of soap, wash cloths, nail

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Nov 17, 2015

Bipolar vs. SPD

Our 30 year old daughter has decided that, although diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, she has Sensory Processing Disorder. She has no diagnosis of SPD.

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Nov 16, 2015

Occupational therapist

I have always practiced that weighted vests can only be worn for brief periods of time (a couple hours) because they may have a rebound effect if worn

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Nov 16, 2015

SPD kid

My spd kid feels relaxed after watching tv.

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Nov 14, 2015

4 year old son won't swallow or spit out saliva, refuses to open mouth to speak.

Okay, so my son went across the street for a play date tonight. When he came back, the parent of the other boy said he had a little choking scare (which

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Nov 13, 2015

My son.

My son, i truly love dearly. Has this condition he's had this condition since birth . my son is unable to touch things with a creamy consistency. I'm just

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Nov 11, 2015

Teenage daughter that will only wear leggings or extremely loose sweat pants

I have a 16 year old daughter that has struggled with the way things feel her entire life. She goes through phases where she will try new styles but always

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Nov 11, 2015


Hi, I'm a Learning Support Assistant working 1-2-1 with a 5 year old boy with SPD in a primary school. He has recently started swearing (something he's

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Nov 08, 2015

Potty training

John is 3.5 years old and is now beginning toilet training. He is very easily distracted and sensitive to environmental smells, has decreased balance and

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Nov 07, 2015

S.P.D hereditary

is S.P.D Hereditary . I have some family who have S.P.D. I have granddaughter with S.P.D.

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Nov 06, 2015

Daytime pant wetting at almost 8yr

My son is almost 8 years old. He is still having issue with day time pant wetting. This can range from damp with slight urine smell to a full out wetting

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Nov 04, 2015

Child Refusing to Leave Shoes On

I am an intervention specialist of children with multiple disabilities. I have one student (age 7, almost 8) who REFUSES to wear shoes. She hasn't been

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Nov 02, 2015

Reporter looking for parents' stories of SPD

Hi there, I’m a health and wellness reporter at US News & World report working on a general consumer advice story about sensory processing disorders.

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Oct 31, 2015

Aversion to buttons

Has anyone encountered this problem and do you have any solutions or ways to lessen the annoyance caused by buttons.

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Oct 29, 2015

Daughter with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder not getting help at School

My 4th gr daughter is ADHD, recently dx w/SPD (also has spastic bladder, cross-eyed (glasses), lazy R eye, has headaches)and yet the school is totally

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Oct 28, 2015

Side effects of the Willbarger brushing Protocol

I'm an OT in the public school and started the Brushing Protocol with a student with Autism. After a week he appeared to develop a stomach virus so we

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Oct 28, 2015

Occupational therapist

I work in a public school and started the brushing protocol on a child with autism. A week later the child had what the parents called a stomach virus

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Oct 28, 2015


just landed on site through google search, any help will be appreciated, i got a 2.5yr old who about a yr ago and once in a while eat greens, fruits and

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Oct 27, 2015

SPD vs. PTSD Can I still blame my parents if I have SPD?

My son was diagnosed this year with SPD. He is sensory seeking for the most part, but gets overwhelmed with too much sensory information. Feeling sad for

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Oct 25, 2015

8 year old with SPD has trouble with DAYTIME wetting... any suggestions?

My 8 year old son was diagnosed with SPD about a year ago. Among other things, he is still not able to keep his pants dry during the day. He says he doesn't

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Oct 25, 2015

Embarassed by SPD

I've never been formally diagnosed, but ever since I can remember I've been sensitive to A LOT of things. I can't stand many fabrics and shoes. There's

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Oct 24, 2015


Hey! I have a friend who is tactile deffensive and is unable to touch certain things cuz of the way they feel. He also can't hug me back cuz of the way

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Oct 24, 2015

Want to get tested for SPD and ADHD

I'm a 23 year old adult who is not diagnosed with SPD, but I feel as though I have something. That is why I want to get tested for SPD or ADHD. I thought

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Oct 23, 2015

My 5 yr old grandson

Tailer was introduced to our family at the age of 2, when my son and his mom fell in love. There is an age difference of 10 years between them, and Julie

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Oct 21, 2015

Holding objects

I'm always holding things,sometimes more than one thing. And not realizing I'm holding them.

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Oct 21, 2015

Sensory Modulation

Hello. I'm a 26 year old female and have been dealing with this the majority of my life. I find that I experience senses much more severely than other

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Oct 20, 2015

Just putting things together

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who feels this way, like I'm some kind of freak of nature. The first time I heard about this was when one of my

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Oct 18, 2015

Me and my sensory processing disorder

i am 16 years old i cant ride a bike or tie my shoes or follow directions or focus on stuff or go to school without a sensory item like a weighted thing

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Oct 18, 2015


Ever since I was little its like I can feel any hair whatsoever in my clothes am I the only one?

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Oct 16, 2015

Proprioceptive Dysfunction as an adult

I have difficulty tying an apron or fastening a necklace behind my back. I notice that I have to ask for help, or compensate by completing the fastening

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Oct 14, 2015


My 22 month old daughter was diagnosed earlier this month with SPD (Auditory, Tactile and Vestibular). And now we are waiting for the insurance company

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Oct 12, 2015

Billing codes for SPD

I'm looking for DSM-5 or ICD-10 codes for SPD and cannot find. What codes are being used for insurance billing for treatment of SPD? Thank you!

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Oct 12, 2015

Oral sensory/tactile/proprioceptive seeking needs

Would you have any other ideas to help a toddler, 2 1/2 yrs old, who constantly mouths objects, bites and scratches. She goes to bedroom and bites on

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Oct 12, 2015

Does my child have sensory issues or are we making a big thing out of nothing like the school thinks we are?

My son is 5 years old and suffers from constipation, faecal impaction and an anal fissure. As a result he is still in nappies and his medication makes

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Oct 11, 2015

Had this since before I can remember

I've always worn long sleeves and long pants, even in the heat of summer, have to wear shirts turned inside out to ignore the seams and the tags, no jewelry-

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Oct 08, 2015

Sensory Problem with All Clothing/Shoes & Shaken Baby Syndrome or head trauma

My adoptive 6 year daughter Kyleigh, who is shaken baby syndrome survivor (age 4 mos.), developed issues starting with underwear at age 3. Then not long

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Oct 05, 2015

My child has been excluded from school

My 9 year old son has been excluded from school, he has SPD . He can become verbally and physically aggressive at times and has very high anxiety, the

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Oct 05, 2015

To have 5 year old DD evaluated or not for SPD?

My 5 year old DD has been receiving speech services since around 18 months and went to full day preschool for speech at age 3 then classic full day preschool

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Oct 04, 2015


My grandson is a positive, happy, delightful 3 year old. But, he has a strong gag reflex. When visiting the zoo and feeding a giraffe, he started t o gag

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Oct 02, 2015

Tears fall on my hands

Tears Fall on My Hands By: Sheila Parker The screams The cries The banging The yelling The thumping And the Tears fall on my hands... The smiles The

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Sep 29, 2015

Car seat & spd

Hello was wondering if you have any tips for child with sensory issues? She is 7 & is autistic. Does not like seat belts or car seats. Recently tried a

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Sep 29, 2015

Sensory tornado

Hi. My name is monica. I have spd. I didn't realize I had spd until I gave birth to a beautiful boy w spd. In my quest to help him. I found out where he

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Sep 29, 2015

Who do I take my child to see?

My 6 year old son has been diagnoses ADHD. He has oral issues. We have done occupational therapy (against psys orders). Who do I take my child to see?

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Sep 29, 2015


I am an extremely slow hiker. I am the one in the group who lags way behind. I notice that on rocky/uneven terrain, I am pretty much missing the scenery

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