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Apr 16, 2015

My weighted blanket helps

So my mom originally got one for my sister because she couldn't sleep without her cat laying on her. She decided to get me one too just in case. When I

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Apr 16, 2015

Rushed SID diagnosis gives me pause

My 3 year old recently had a visit to a Neurologist and it was spent 1 hour in the waiting room, 30 more in the Doctor's office alone, and 8 minutes with

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Apr 15, 2015

16 month old with possible SPD?

So my son is almost 17 months and he has always been diff. from other babies/children and I have not the only person to see this. I have never heard of

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Apr 15, 2015

Struggled my whole life

I've dealt with hyper sensory my whole life. I've seen many doctors seeking help and understanding for what I'm going through! Encountering complete disbelief

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Apr 14, 2015

SPD issues manifest in a cycle of a terrible week every few months... really SPD?

My 4 year old daughter has been diagnosed with SPD, and the diagnosis seems to really fit well. The biggest thing that concerns me is that she has major

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Apr 14, 2015

What is this called

Basically when I touch certain materials like velcro, the material used to make hi-vis vests, velvet, or any of the material on those touch and feel kids

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Apr 14, 2015

Occupational Therapist

Have your child try frozen foods, peas, waffles, blueberries. This may be more successful because of the cold food. The sucking aspect of the frozen foods

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Apr 14, 2015

Autism 101 needed in French

I am a principal of a Preschool in South Africa. I have an immigrant family who's child has just been diagnosed with autism. They do not understand the

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Apr 14, 2015


I am definitely sensory under responsive. I went through a lot of the posts, and didn't see anyone write about this. However, I have learned and can see

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Apr 09, 2015

I know this is what my issue is

I know that I for sure have this, I have almost all of the hypersensitivity symptoms. My parents say that I've had some of these symptoms since I was a

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Apr 09, 2015


Is SPD considered a Developmental Disability like Autism is?

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Apr 07, 2015

Sounds Attacking Me

I'm 26 years old and living in an apartment with a roommate. Most of the time, I can deal with the constant noise and clutter, since I was raised in worse

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Apr 01, 2015

Need Help Finding Support and Information For Adults With SPD

Hi, I am 27 years old and feel like I just found the answer to SO many issues I've had and continue to have when I found out what SPD was. I was completely

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Apr 01, 2015

Can SPD develop as an adult?

I had no sensory issues as a child. At age 49 I started having problems with my fingertips and textures. Textures would cause extreme pain. Then it started

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Mar 30, 2015

I need help?!?!

I'm 14, and I can't stand the feel of different textures, I can't even eat an ice block or whip my noes with a tissue because of the feeling, just the

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Mar 28, 2015

Frustrated at 4.5

DS is 4.5 and still using diapers. He has asked several times to sit on the potty, stand in front of the potty, asking to pee. But he will never go.

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Mar 26, 2015

Little things adding up...

When our son was born, he never slept like most babies. He slept through the night early, at just 6 weeks, but from about 6AM until about 11PM he never

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Mar 23, 2015

So relieved to find this site

I am a 34 year old mom of 4 kids. I have 3 boys & one girl. My daughter who is 4 years old, always from the time of her birth had an issue with clothes

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Mar 23, 2015

My 9 yr old boy

My son has not had a lot of these symptoms until he was 71/2.. Can this show up suddenly? He is in counseling now and I am told he is a highly sensitive

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Mar 23, 2015

I have high self-esteem and proprioception problems.

Please don't think that self-esteem problems are inevitable. My proprioception is atrocious, but my parents always accepted me and taught me that I'm just

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Mar 18, 2015

Did your baby get starved of oxygen?

My baby now two and a half had a very traumatic birth and now has oral textile and maybe more spds. I have heard from others that either stopped breathing

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Mar 15, 2015

Writing Darkly and Light Touch Aversion: Writing Lightly Feels Like Light Touch

If you/your child write(s) too darkly and break(s)/ruin(s) pens and pencils, and you/your child hate(s) light touch, the two could be related! After

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Mar 15, 2015

Does SPD prevent a child from learning?

my son is aware he is struggling and is 12. the school says that on a daily basis he is holding his finger in his nose and when he is trying to think

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Mar 14, 2015

Trying to figure out how to live with this

I'm an adult with very strong sensitivities to certain sounds, and I struggle with managing it on a daily basis. I don't know if it is considered SPD

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Mar 13, 2015

Hayden Victoria our journey has begun...

I had my beautiful daughter when I was 40, my first child ever. I was excited. I, in the past, have been around children, I have 4 nephews, 2 of them

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Mar 12, 2015

Why is my son losing focus when he writes in the classroom?

My 7 year old son who is a preterm by birth ans was born on the 25th week..When he started going to kindergarten i am getting complaints from the teacher

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Mar 12, 2015

ms lorraine mc connell

my son has had issues with shoes socks and labels on the back of his clothes, his dad died to suicide when he was a baby so I have been hyper sensitive

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Mar 12, 2015

Maybe I have SPD... but the checklist isn't helping

I've taken the quiz, and I found I fit a variety of the symptoms, but I'm incredibly frustrated in that I don't know how to interpret the results. There's

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Mar 11, 2015

Drinking Alcohol with SPD

Hi. I am nearly 21 years old and I am convinced I have SPD due to a number of things. My question is this to any adult with this disorder- Do you have

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Mar 11, 2015

Physics Professor

Since at least my teens (I am now in my 40s) I have had PTSD-like episodes where I become non-functional for a couple of days after a meltdown, sometimes

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Mar 10, 2015

Hand biting

My son is 6 yrs old with Autism. When he is happy, excited, mad, sad, he bites his hand. Basically, when his sense's overload, he bites himself. It has

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Mar 10, 2015

HELP 5 1/2 year old Still Uses Pacifier

Hi All. My 5 1/2 year old daughter still uses her suckie/pacifier. When she turned 4 we attempted to take it away from her, but weaning her off by limiting

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Mar 10, 2015

Night terrors

Is there a connection between night terrors and SPD?

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Mar 07, 2015

Unsure What My Daughter May Have Or If I'm Just A Bad Parent

My name is Denise and I have a 6-yr-old daughter in first grade who, for quite some time, has exhibited signs and symptoms which have been troubling. When

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Mar 07, 2015

5 year old who has been diagnosed with apraxia and gags on different textured foods

Hi! My son is now 5 years old and was diagnosed with apraxia of speech about 2 years ago. My son has attended speech therapy for his speech which has improved

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Mar 07, 2015

My experience of the Forbrain headset

I recall the days when my son received early intervention services at our area pediatric therapy center. One evening a week, while I waited for my son,

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Mar 04, 2015

SPD or/and something else?

I'm 22, was diagnosed with depression five years ago. My psychiatrists wondered if the diagnosis was correct but to this day I haven't got any other diagnoses,

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Mar 03, 2015


Hi, after arriving home yesterday I was unwell...I had to be sick, I knew this was down to there just being to much physical information for me to take

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Mar 03, 2015

Look on the bright side...

It's not all bad. I don't use a timer when I bake. I can always tell the exact moment to pull something out of the oven based on the smell: bread,cookies,

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Mar 02, 2015

22 year old with autism and toileting regression

I care for my 21 yr old daughter with lf autism. She suffers from severe persistent constipation and it's difficult to get her to take medicine. Recently

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Mar 02, 2015

I need help

My five year old was diagnosed with ADHD. Lately he started getting worst. In addition to always behaving hyper, he started laughing when bad things happen,

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Feb 28, 2015

Child has Hyposensitivity

My 6 year old has oral hyposensitivity. We have done x-Rays and her throat function is fine. No one seems to think this is a problem. The ENT said she

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Feb 27, 2015

List of questions to ask for services of OT at daughters school

I have a meeting at my daughter's school next week with her teacher and the OT. I want to request OT services for her. She is 8. She was diagnosed with

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Feb 27, 2015

My 2y/o daughter doesn't talk, very aggressive & destructive..

Hello out there, well I've been having trouble figuring out just what it is that my daughter is going through. She almost stopped making developmental

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Feb 26, 2015

Thought my boy was dressing up

Before I even knew anything about vestibular issues, and when teachers were still trying to bully me into giving my child medication for ADD...I just thought

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Feb 25, 2015

Undiagnosed sensory mom

I was diagnosed as a child with ADHD.I have a son with Aspergers also.I am undiagnosed other than the ADHD but I have problems with anger outbursts due

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Feb 20, 2015

Immediate Help for Sensory Shutdown

My son seems to go into complete shutdown mode when faced with new or crowded experiences. i.e. at the zoo, at large family parties, at the Chicago air

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Feb 20, 2015

How to handle a child that's over stimulated and runs off

I have 3 grandchildren who have SPD. the one child will run off in Walmart. She will run out of her house crossing the street not looking for traffic and

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Feb 18, 2015

I never knew this was a thing

I'm 25, almost 26, and I'm just finding out about SPD. I've been seeing a therapist for social anxiety and depression for a while now, and in our session

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