The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Aug 24, 2014

How do i know if its SPD?

My 8 years old has adhd and pdd nos. I read your checklist about spd.. i almost checked everything.i m so exhausted.. he still sleeps with us,tried melotonin,night

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Aug 21, 2014

Statistics related to SPD and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

I am searching for reliable statistics related to the prevalence of sensory processing disorder among people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

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Aug 21, 2014

Potty training special needs child

My great grand daughter is now 7 almost 8 and is a walking miracle as at 3 months old she had an accident and over 50% of her brain is gone. we were told

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Aug 21, 2014

10 year old with SPD

My son is 10 years old and starting middle school. We have really been struggling with him with his SPD. He was diagnosed in 1st grade with SPD issues

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Aug 21, 2014

Brushing failed...

My son is 9 & his OT's suggested the brushing protocol (a modified version since he's in school)3-4 x a day and it has seemed to backfire on us. He is

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Aug 21, 2014

15 who can't walk into restaurants without gagging?! HELP

So i'm 15 and as a child, i would never be able to eat to my full capacity because every time i would, the walk out of the restaurant would lead me to

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Aug 19, 2014

5 year old with Anger Issue

My dd is 5 and starting about 3 months or so ago she began having issues with anger. It appears that the same thing is her trigger. She is SPD and OCD

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Aug 19, 2014

Poo!

My 9 year old daughter will not stop playing with or smearing her poo. She is a sensory seeker. Nothing can replicate the poo, she is not interested

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Aug 19, 2014

spd

13 year old girl that pee's on the floor and on clothes, steels food from stores and food from the house, pulls her hair out, lost tons of weight, she

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Aug 19, 2014

Cold and aircon

I have hypersensitivity to cold in winter but even worse to indoors aircon flows in summer ! Office a/c is torture. What medicine would help with this

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Aug 19, 2014

Can't bear getting touched by anyone. Seeking advice!

I am so thankful for this website on the amount of info it fed me, I have just found out about the term of 'sensory processing disorder' after searching

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Aug 15, 2014

SPD growling , hurting himself and negative talk (i wish i could die)!!!!!

Hi im in need of some help/ advice. My lovely smart little boy turned 5 on 29th april, on 15th april he changed. He became very angry, growling slamming

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Aug 14, 2014

He shake his head too much

Why does my son 4 year old shakes his head. It happened before bout 4 months ago and now he doing it again. When I first notice it about four months ago

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Aug 14, 2014

Mom of 2

I have a son age 4, he has Autism, first he was diagnosed with a developmental delay and sensory dysregulation. Now I have an 18 month old who is showing

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Aug 12, 2014

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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Aug 12, 2014

Pacifier Help

Hello all. My DD had her 5 year check up today. The doctor seems to think that she needs to lose the pacifier. I explained to her about my concern with

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Aug 12, 2014

Accidents everyday

My daughter is 7 now and within the last year we have realized she has SPD. It has been a constant battle with accidents in her pants. At this age it

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Aug 12, 2014

Fibromyalga and SPD??

I have had Fibromyalga for 16 yrs. About a year ago I read some new research regarding sensory problems with fibromites. Fibro has quite a few what's called

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Aug 09, 2014

Supplements for SPD

Hello All! I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a supplement to help with mood, anger, etc. Also, if anyone has had any experience with

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Aug 09, 2014

My sensory processing disorder at the age of 20 years old

I have been battling ADHD and some other weird issues as well just not sure what they are which i believe are sensory issues. I always have to touch everything

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Aug 07, 2014

Adult child won't eat

For the last several days our adult child won't eat and he is usually an excellent eater. He's also salvaiting profusely. Any ideas what it might be?

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Aug 06, 2014

You can do Something

My son has symptoms. It's only in seeing him did I realise I had too. I went on to be a professional rugby player. I had to work on proprioception and

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Aug 05, 2014

Parent of two of these on the spectrum! This article is 100 % accurate!

I promise you if you follow this advice it will work! I promise you if you follow this advise you will see IMPROVEMENT, i.e. In so much as your kiddo

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Aug 04, 2014

Teenager SPD disorder

I have been dealing with an out of control child for at least 11 years.Since she was born,she started having trouble.She was born with jaundice and had

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Aug 04, 2014

12yr old-special needs- cerbral palsy-impulsive aggressive behavior

October 2013 my son had just turned 12 when this behavior started. He already has challenges such as developmental delay. he has cerbral palsy but mild.

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Aug 01, 2014

Dee

I'm 43 and this is getting worse....It started about 10 years ago with not being able to iron with dry hands but now I can't bear to walk on carpets with

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Aug 01, 2014

13 Year old daughter with Down Syndrome

Why does my daughter constantly talks to herself, sometimes she sounds like she is growling, she rocks back and forth whole sitting down and she cant seem

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Jul 29, 2014

Bathroom questions

Anyone have trouble with your child not being able to wipe, my son is 9 and is so grossed out by poop he can't wipe himself. He goes and then yells for

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Jul 29, 2014

The Listening Programme cost through our OT

Hi there my oldest daughter has SPD and our OT has recommended the Listening Programme for her. Our OT says she has seen some of her clients go from concentration

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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: http://www.sensorytreat.com/#!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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