Yes, SPD Is Real
by L. Tyne
I strongly believe it is real because I am an adult with SPD. I was diagnosed at age 6 and underwent various forms of therapy, ranging from play-therapy to the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol to weekly physical therapy until age 10. I do not remember much from these sessions specifically but I do remember having better coping mechanisms as I got older. I still never went without socks, wore nothing but soft leggings until I was 14 years old, and preferred small cozy nooks rather than open areas to sit in.
Looking back I am able to recognize other quirks and mannerisms that indicated I had a sensory processing disorder. I still have problems with certain materials (namely foams, napkins, chalk, and some types of clothing). I no longer wear socks religiously and I am now able to wear jeans, though at times they still feel like needles in my legs. There are numerous other aspects of my disorder that I could speak about, namely difficulties with physical relationships but I don't think this is the appropriate forum to discuss that topic; however, if anyone knows of a group online or elsewhere that deals with SPD Adults and Sexual Relationships, some information would be exceedingly appreciated.