The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Oct 23, 2020

SPD Site Search

Use our SPD Site Search to find specific topics on sensory processing disorders/sensory integration

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Oct 22, 2020

SI Therapy For The Hyposensitive

My son is 7 with apraxia and some sensory issues. The questions I am worried about is he has gotten burnt with a cookie sheet, cut on the bottom of the

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Oct 21, 2020

Why Covid-19 May Be the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Humanity

The pages of history are filled with cases of everyday people turning tragedy into triumph.

But this does not happen by chance. It takes tremendous courage and foresight.

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Oct 19, 2020

Helping A Hypersensitive SPD Child Who Is Injured Or Sick

My 4 1/2 year old daughter, who has hyper SPD, seems to feel pain more intensely than other children. The slightest injury or illness can send her into

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Oct 17, 2020

Bathroom issues

I have a 7 year old son who is still having trouble with bathroom accidents. He says he has a hard time knowing when his body is telling him he needs

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Oct 17, 2020

Happy Sweetest Day! Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills.

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Oct 14, 2020

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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Oct 09, 2020

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Private Practice

I am SO SICK AND TIRED of seeing kids come into my office with a diagnosis of ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive

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Sep 23, 2020

Son will not chew

My 3 year old son will not chew his food at all and therefore can only eat semi or pureed food. He can be a very difficult and demanding child but also

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Sep 23, 2020

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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Sep 18, 2020

Certain materials make me cringe out of control

I don't know what to do anymore, certain materials make me cringe way too much, send shivers all over my body, make my teeth and nails hurt, and sometimes

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Sep 10, 2020

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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Sep 02, 2020

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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Aug 23, 2020

At wits end

My 5 year old daughter refuses to wear underwear, pants, shirts she will only wear dresses. I have tired everything I can think of, every type of underwear

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Jul 22, 2020

Tongue clicking

Does anyone have ideas around this habit?

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Jul 16, 2020

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, 2020

My 7 years old son has an ears fetish

My son has been touching his ears for sometime now. It's becoming a problem now. He been touching kids ears in school. I tell him all the time that he

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Jul 08, 2020

Sleep and special blanket

I am a 45 y.o. woman who has had a special silky blanket for as long as I can remember. I have to be able to touch it to my face and it needs to be cold

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Jul 06, 2020

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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Jul 06, 2020

Pooping in pants and sleep Apnea in 9 year old boy

My son just turned 9. He poops in his pants at least 4-5 times a week, sometimes more. He says he can't feel it or smell it. He also has sleep apnea,

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Jul 02, 2020

Hangnail Rubbing (and other fun stuff) ;)

I originally came to this site and just made this comment on somebody else's texture blog, but I figured, why not make my own blog and see how many people

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Jun 30, 2020

For the Fear of Weeds

Absolutely! I have a child on the autism spectrum. If we could take the sensory problems away, the rest would be easy. For all you non-believers, imagine

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Jun 28, 2020

Came to this site about my child but realize I may have this issue too

I am super annoyed with crowded places and busy noises. It totally stresses me out. Too many people stress me out because i feel like i cant tune any

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Jun 04, 2020

SPD and Hormones?

I am an adult and I have not been professionally diagnosed with SPD, however I am pretty sure I have it and have it pretty bad..... One thing I have noticed

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Jun 04, 2020

Tears In My Eyes

Tears in my eyes, Pain in my heart. Wondering if this darkness, Will ever part. My eyes swollen and tender, You see. Wondering why it's happening, To

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May 23, 2020

Early Intervention is Critical

Hi, everyone~... I'm the mom of a 28 year old with a mild case of SPD (4 on a scale of 1-10). It could well be genetic, as I recognize 4 out of 15 SPD

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May 23, 2020


I have a son with SPD, and my husband and I are thinking about having another baby. How likely would it be for blessing #2 to end up with SPD?

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May 20, 2020

Strong Smells-Picky Eater

My OT suggested this tip and it works, so I thought I would share. During our meal, we have a game of try it. He gets to pick one new thing to try with

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May 01, 2020

I think there's something wrong with my son

My son is 15 years old now and these problems have been going on, at least some of them, since he was an infant. I have never sought out help because

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Apr 27, 2020

15 Best Foods For Picky Eaters That Will Keep Your Kid Happy & Healthy

As nice as it would be to only make one meal for the family, the best foods for picky eaters are the ones they will actually eat that also have some nutrition.

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Apr 15, 2020

Motion question

I have been searching for an answer to this question for years and someone pointed me in the direction of this site. I have never been diagnosed with SPD

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Apr 11, 2020

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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Apr 11, 2020

5 year old vegetarian

My 5yo seems to show some signs of SPD in relation to textures and the sensation of being hungry. He basically only eats fruit, vegetables and crackers.

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Apr 04, 2020

Montessori better for SPD children?

I am wondering if anyone has found if the Montessori style of teaching is better than regular public school setting for children with SPD? Any experiences

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Mar 26, 2020

There’s hope...Grandmother of autistic 5 yr old with sensory issues

My grandson was nonverbal until the age of 3. In his first year, he ate very well but about a year old, he stopped eating, gagged at the sight of food.

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Mar 19, 2020

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 15, 2020

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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Mar 02, 2020

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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Feb 29, 2020

It feels like Im possessed sometimes.

Sometimes I feel like I'm not even living in my own body. Im a 19 year old female and ive always struggled with relating my body to my mind. I've been

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Feb 25, 2020


I am a woman in my 20's with SPD. I always use to use intuition scentless razors for shaving and they worked well. Now they changed their soap formula

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Feb 25, 2020


I was shocked to score 46 on this test. Some of them were much worse in childhood, some got better and some have gotten worse over time. Some I never even

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Feb 25, 2020

Granddaughter loves touching cold skin

My 5 year old granddaughter loves to touch cold skin, especially ear lobes. She can't seem to fall asleep without touching and stroking arms and ears.

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Feb 17, 2020

10 year old daughter underwear issues

My daughter is on the spectrum - high functioning and has sensory issues, specifically with underwear. We have tried every size, type, material and she

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Feb 06, 2020

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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Jan 30, 2020

Finally found you guys

I am as desperate as all of you for answers. I am also under the impression that I must have a form of autism and that it is indeed a burden and a blessing.

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Jan 29, 2020

To Everyone Here... Your Child May Be Gifted!

Many gifted children have sensory issues, ADHD, slight Autism, social issues (getting along well with older kids not with peers) and other behavioral/developmental

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Jan 27, 2020

My niece chews on her coat zipper.

My niece is 5 and is diagnosed with Phelan McDermid Syndrome, an autistic-like syndrome. When she is wearing a jacket or coat that has a zipper near

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Jan 22, 2020

Clothes drive me Crazy

All my life clothes have itched, pinched, squeezed, and hurt! Shirt collars rub incessantly and necklines higher than my collarbone make me feel like

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Jan 13, 2020

My Wild Child Carrie Anne

From the moment I brought Carrie Anne home she exhibited signs, which looking back I can identify, but being a new mom I chalked it up to my inexperience

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