The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jul 22, 2021

SIRRI AZ Brain Training

I have a nine year old son who has been diagnosed with asperger's syndrome. His father has been introduced to SIRRI and would like to have him go through

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Jul 13, 2021

Extreme Dislike of Seatbelts

Has anyone found a solution to their child's seat belt issues? My daughter (7) screams when using one. Therapists, OT, brushing, soft this or that, distractions

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Jul 10, 2021

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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Jul 03, 2021

Possibly another sensory area?

I'm 19 and since I can remember, I have had issues with the visual texture of objects. Most textures do not bother me, but textures such as woodgrain

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Jun 30, 2021

Delay in response

My daughter has a 10 second delay in responding to any instructions or to perform any activity. This is more visible when she is with outsiders. She is

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Jun 28, 2021

Is SPD real?

Sensory processing disorder is a controversial topic that many have a difference of opinion concerning. Individuals all over are truly concerned about

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Jun 26, 2021


I can remember as a kid being tortured by certain feelings such as wearing a wool uniform....ugh. I insisted on wearing my socks inside out because I hated

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Jun 26, 2021

Hair Distress

I can’t stand the feeling of having hair on my head :(. It’s a major daily issue. I’m 38, and shaving my hair isn’t the best look, but when I have it long,

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Jun 24, 2021

Clothing Doesn't Feel Good

My 4 year old (just turned 4) has always had an issue with clothing/socks/shoes not feeling good, but over the last few weeks it has gotten much worse.

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Jun 18, 2021

My Four Year Old

My son is 4 & 1/2 and has propioceptive dysfunction. We can't afford therapy for him. For their sake, get them the help they need. Their poor little

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Jun 18, 2021

Aversion to buttons

Has anyone encountered this problem and do you have any solutions or ways to lessen the annoyance caused by buttons?

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Jun 04, 2021

Vomiting and SPD

My son has what they say is a mild case of SPD. This morning he had pancakes for breakfast which is something he normally eats. He also had some milk

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May 27, 2021

Sensitivity to whistling

While in counseling for our middle son's (13 years old) anger problems, his sensitivity to whistling keeps coming up. He goes to instant angry when one

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May 19, 2021

Holding objects in your hands constantly

Why would a person have a habit of constantly holding an object such as a paper towel or napkin in their hand?

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May 19, 2021

SPD and sports

I have a 7 year old boy who loves sports - particularly hockey and baseball, and loves to play goalie and catcher because of the heavy gear. He loves being

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May 13, 2021

My teen refuses to wear a bra

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would like to think that I've already tried every style of bra out there.... including tanks, cami's, and even the

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May 12, 2021

Fear of Self flushing toilets

We are working with a family who has a 4 year old child with Sensory Processing Disorder. The child refuses to use toilets in public. It began with self

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May 08, 2021

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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May 04, 2021

Hand Flapping

My son is 38 months old. He has been seen by our Regional Center for autism testing when he was 20 months old. He was given OT and speech therapy (for

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May 03, 2021


I am concerned about things that I do and wanted see if anyone can help. First I can't eat with a fork that has bent prongs Second I can't eat my salad,

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Apr 25, 2021

10 months old baby still not eating

Hi, my baby girl is 10.5 months old. Since birth, she never really put anything like toys, or teether in her mouth. We started solid at 6 months, she refused

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Apr 15, 2021

Want to be touched but can't bear it

Thanks for a great site! It has been really amazing to read all the entries. So comforting to realise I'm not the only person with this problem. I knew

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Apr 11, 2021

Rough Surfaces

I hate everything rough the feel off it makes my me want to grind my teeth and my fingernails and the sight if it is a little better but still pretty bad

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Apr 10, 2021

11 year old with anger outburtsts

My 11 year old boy have SPD- over development of hearing. He gets very aggressive when you use the word NO. The moment he does not get his way he starts

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Apr 08, 2021

Do I have SPD?!

I am a high school student who is hypersensitive to noise. I had a phobia of flushing the toilet when I was younger due to the sound. I frequently have

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Apr 05, 2021

Auditory processing or not?

My five year old son will often hold his hands over his ears and command be quiet even when he is not being talked to directly. Is this a way of expressing

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Apr 05, 2021

Teen girl who possibly has SPD

Ever since I was little I was excessively sensitive. I do not have autism or adhd or any other diagnosis. I hated loud noises, get startled easily, loud

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Mar 29, 2021

I need help with my son

My son is 8yrs old and I read all of that and there is alot that sounded like my son we just moved here from California but we need help

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Mar 26, 2021


Heck yeah. I have to suffer every day to wear clothes and do other things, so to tell me it doesn’t exist is just stupid.

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Mar 24, 2021

Jumping involuntarily, climbing over furniture.

Please help my 8yr old daughter has always been a sensory seeker, never had a diagnosis but she is a model example. She has recently started jumping

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Mar 23, 2021

4 yr. Old gags with any food around

Hello.... i have a 4 year old that gags to the point where she vomits every time we are about to eat, were in line to order food, anyone eats around her....

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Mar 13, 2021

No Licking... The Floor Is Dirty!!!

My two year old son has always had his share of quirks, most recently being his fascination with licking everything. He's been very recently diagnosed

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Mar 06, 2021

ADD meds for a SPD kid?

Do ADHD meds work for a child with SPD? It was my understanding that stimulants work for the ADHD brain to settle & focus the child; however, stimulants

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Mar 04, 2021

Picking and Pulling Things Apart

My son is 7 and has recently started picking at his nails and pulling skin off to the point where they bleed. He also picks at scabs continuously and

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Feb 26, 2021


I really believe this site should have a forum for parents to really get to talk with each other. This question section is helpful, but the questions

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Feb 25, 2021

Premature baby

Do premature babies have a greater chance of having sensory processing disorders?

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Feb 25, 2021

SPD or skin fetish???

My 6 year old daughter (diagnosed with ADHD combined, hypotonia, dev. dyspraxia) waiting to b evaluated by OT for SPD is always trying to touch the skin

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Feb 21, 2021

Toddler won't chew fruit and holds food in her mouth

When I give my 2 year old adopted toddler niece fruit like cantaloupe, strawberries, etc. She licks them instead of biting down and chewing them. The only

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Feb 21, 2021

Increased bowel movements , one for each "brushing & compression" session.

We started brushing and compression sessions with our toddler. He had the worst week ever. My husband and I are exhausted. We did about 5 sessions a day.

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Feb 18, 2021

Comfortable underwear

Any suggestions? My son cannot tolerate the elastic in his underwear.

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Feb 16, 2021

Diet/food sensitivities

Hi. I'm 23 years old and I'm having a very hard time with my clothing and shoes. I always put it down to me having OCD, but now I know that's not the case.

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Feb 04, 2021

Toy Vacuum

Use a toy vacuum to help decrease fears and hypersensitivity to sounds due to auditory defensiveness. Also a great heavy work activity for children with SPD.

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Feb 03, 2021

Help with the loss of our Pacifier!

My 2 1/2 year old son was diagnosed with SPD shortly after his second birthday. He is currently working with an OT, Developmental Specialist, and a Speech

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Feb 03, 2021

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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Feb 01, 2021

SPD And Problems Sleeping

It is not uncommon to have SPD and problems sleeping. This is a regulation issue and bring about significant stress in those affected by SPD/SID.

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Feb 01, 2021

How Can I Set Up Sensory-Friendly Spaces at Home for Online Learning?

An online learning environment can be tricky for easily distracted students with SPD

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Jan 31, 2021

Tactile defensiveness - Sensory Overload - Clothes sensitive

I'm a 51 year old male that has always had trouble with sensory overload -- i.e tags in clothes, wind blowing on bare skin, clothing textures (can wear

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Jan 29, 2021

Supporting Your Child with Sensory Processing Challenges

How do you support a child with sensory processing challenges?

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Jan 27, 2021

Mom of daughter with Sensory Processing Disorder urges ‘you AREN’T crazy’

A pediatric occupational therapist who knows a whole lot about SPD but still had to jump through hoops and deal with doubt and judgment from others when it came to advocating for her.

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