The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jan 30, 2024

9 year old daughter wont wear shoes

My daughter has been diagnosed with OCD. She likes to know that things are just right and this involves mostly her clothing, hair, etc. She doesn't like

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Jan 18, 2024

My son hates metal

My 4 year old is fascinated with how everything smells. After my husband gets home from work he has to shower if he wants to be near our son. He tells

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Jan 13, 2024

Touching other peoples hair

A 5 year old boy is always touching the girls hair in his kindergarten class,he twirls,rubs,and spells their hair even after being told it's inappropriate

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Jan 10, 2024

Prickly sensations in my son's hands

My son is 8 years old and has SPD. Lately he is getting sensations in his hands. He describes it as getting splinters. Sometimes it gets so bad that

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Jan 03, 2024

Toddler Will Only Eat Gogurt

My son is 3 years old. We've been seeing an OT for 4 months with not a lot of progress, which is understandable. My son will eat chips, crackers, cookies,

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Nov 09, 2023

A study on the amazing advantages of ADHD at work

For over a year now, we've conducted an extensive study on the significant impact of ADHD individuals in the workplace, and we're excited to present our

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Oct 11, 2023

Tantrums

Two young girls are happy healthy well adjusted yet approx one week after childhood vaccine they exhibit uncontrollable tantrums. The 1 year old tries

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Sep 14, 2023

Daily Shoe Meltdowns

My 4 year old boy has a huge uncontrollable meltdown over his shoes every morning when I try to put them on. He had velcro shoes which were too loose

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Sep 13, 2023

Hereditary spastic paraparysia

I have been diagnosed with HSP and well as all but one of my sons, and I am curious if this disorder would also attribute to sensory process disorder?

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Sep 07, 2023

3 year old sensory seeker with no speech

I have a 3 and a half year old little boy who is a textbook sensory seeker, and is extremely delayed in his speech and cognitive abilities. He has some

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Aug 31, 2023

Underwear/Clothing

My daughter is 9 and I am having a horrible time trying to find her new underwear, I don't know how many packs I have gone through. She is down to one

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Aug 25, 2023

Teeth pulling

I have an Autistic, 8 year old little guy that has pulled two of his grown in permanent teeth. We have tried Chewy Tubes, and giving him chewing gum to

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Aug 16, 2023

Meal Times with 16 month old

Hello everyone- I'm a mom of a 16 month old who I believe may have SPD. My son weighed 10 lbs 1oz when he was born. During the time at the hospital, I

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Aug 12, 2023

My daughter has SPD and can't "feel" when she needs to poop

My daughter is 3 1/2 years old. She has SPD and whenever she has to poop, she goes in her panties. She can't feel when she has to go. I don't know what

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Aug 11, 2023

My 'texture issues' have always been a little joke with my friends

But Ive never thought about some of the weird habits/issues I have with some things until someone told me about synesthesia (which sounds interesting,

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Aug 10, 2023

Son Likes to Touch Necks and "soft" arms

Since my son was probably two, he started to squeeze peoples cheeks. This cute habit has stuck with him and now he is 5. He has to touch soft things and

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Jul 22, 2023

Is stimming behavior common in SPD?

Hello, I have an almost 3 year old daughter being evaluated by the early intervention program for developmental delays. They found that she's about 9

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Jul 19, 2023

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 09, 2023

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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Jul 07, 2023

Can't Wear Clothes

Since I was young I've always had a very difficult time wearing certain clothing items. Socks and underwear were my biggest struggle as a child. I could

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Jun 27, 2023

How do kids with oral integration disorder eat at preschool or later on at school???

My daughter has oral integration disorder. She is 3.5 years old and will only eat pureed food and only the same meals which is veggies pureed with meat

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Jun 24, 2023

Sudden onset of clothing aversion

My five-year-old son has always shown some subtle signs of SPD, such as a very high energy level & craving for hard sensory input (pouncing on the sofa,

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Jun 16, 2023

Bras and other tween issues

My daughter has not worn underwear in years, only wears clothing that is very loose, soft and stretched out. She is now at a stage where she really needs

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Jun 16, 2023

Pants and Underwear Sensitivity

I was struggling to go through all of the other topics at once, so I apologize for asking something that may have already been answered. I might recommend

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Jun 15, 2023

My sleepless son.

My son use to be soo overwhelmed at bedtime/sleeptime that he couldnt get past the 'feeling' of his room, the bed, blankets, pillows. We spend alot of

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Jun 15, 2023

Cannot sleep if I dont rub my feet on rough textured fabric

Hi, i just want to share if anyone is experiencing the same. Since i was a kid i cannot sleep if i dont rub my feet on a rough texture fabric which i have

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Jun 15, 2023

Learning To Write

My son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder last March at the age of 4. Since we received a diagnosis his progress has been remarkable. He

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Jun 08, 2023

Running back and forth while humming/growling

Well, it's not a growl exactly. My daughter was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction last week. She is 18 months old. She will run back and forth

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May 30, 2023

7 year-old-girl intense "stims" - Nothing fits!

For the past 4-5 years I have researched and sought out help in diagnosing the behavior my now seven-year-old daughter displays. We have visited multiple

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May 25, 2023

Sons Clothing Sensitivities

My son will only wear T-shirts and nothing else. He does not like anything with a collar and wears nothing with buttons, and wont wear dress shirts.

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Apr 11, 2023

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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Mar 19, 2023

Neuropsychologist

No, I do not think it is 'real'. It is a vast over-simplification of neuroscience. There are no basic neuroscientists who believe that difficulties processing

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Mar 16, 2023

Reglan use and Sensory Processing disorder.

I took Reglan during my pregnancy. I know I probably got my cervical dystonia from taking it. Is it possible that my son could of gotten sensory processing

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Mar 16, 2023

Tongue clicking

Does anyone have ideas around this habit?

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Mar 16, 2023

2 1/2 year old who is overwhelmingly sensitive to others crying

I have a 31 month old son who has recently (within the past three months) become VERY sensitive to other kids screaming and/or crying. He is at the point

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Feb 21, 2023

DO children grow out of SPD symptoms?

My son is 7 and has a tendancy to hop and pull in his arms when he is excited. He also is a rocker as is my 4 year son. Will he grow out of this way

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Feb 19, 2023

SpaceClimber

I am autistic woman and have just learned about spd. For manny years I was a driver in spite of the fact I get lost a lot. For the past five years driving

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Feb 15, 2023

Tactile hypersensitivity

I have a 20 month old son who has always over-reacted to things. Recently however, bath time has become a nightmare! He used to love taking baths, but

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Feb 08, 2023

Sensory disorder issues in learning to drive

My granddaughter is having trouble learning to drive. She has more trouble than average learning to make turns and other minor issues. I have taken

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Feb 08, 2023

Rubbing Stiff Fabrics Under Fingernails, etc.

I find it calming to rub the edges of stiff fabrics under my fingernails. Sometimes I fold the edge into a point and rub it on my fingertips. Or I'll rub

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Feb 01, 2023

I've always felt different. Could it be SPD?

Over the last few years I have been chasing a diagnosis that can explain why i feel odd or different. I was diagnosed with Cyclothymia which is similar

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Jan 30, 2023

School OT Consultant- SIPT Certified

Can anyone recommend a SIPT Certified OT that does consulting to schools in northeastern Massachusetts (preschool)? Our daughter has been diagnosed with

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Jan 27, 2023

Son pretending to be pregnant

MY 3 yr old son will put balls in his shirt and play. As soon as he realizes I am watching him he runs and hides. He is VERY persistent about me leaving

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Jan 25, 2023

I'm slightly confused

So, ever since I was little I have HATED wearing new things and (especially pants) and it takes a while used to them. The only clothes now that I have

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Jan 20, 2023

2 1/2 Year Old Does Not Eat Solids

I just found this website and finally feel some relief that I am not alone. My 2/12 year old son is still on a bottle and baby food. If I give him

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Jan 18, 2023

Hand washing

My 7 year old son cannot stand washing his hands, particularly with soap. I've tried liquid,solid and foam soap, but he can't tolerate anything. I can't

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Jan 15, 2023

SPD, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Chronic pain. Depression, Anxiety

I'm 78 years old. My granddaughter was diagnosed with SPD 20 years ago at age 5. She had occupational therapy and it has helped her a lot. She is now

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Jan 10, 2023

Sudden Sound Sensitivities Aged 8

Hi, Since starting junior school in September my daughter has developed a sensitivity to the sound of paper and pencils writing on paper. This sensitivity

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Jan 06, 2023

Excessive wiping after urination claims she cannot get dry enough...

My daughter has issues with tags, socks her shoes need to be a certain way, etc. Now for 6 months after she goes to the bathroom she claims she cannot

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