The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jul 14, 2018

Pressure on chin

My son is four years old and he is autistic. Lately, he is been having this issue where he has to roll his chin against my elbow bone or any bones in

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Jul 14, 2018

80 year old hypersensitive

I suspect I have always had a minor sensory handicap, however when I turned 70 years of age it got progressively worse. Now at age 80 I find ALL my senses,

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Jul 10, 2018

Tactile Defensiveness... tickling anticipation

I have an issue where when I am around people, I anticipate being tickled by others even though I'm not. I can always tell when if someone positions

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Jul 02, 2018


From dealing with my 5 year old with auditory and conduct issues I am extremely disappointed in occupational therapists in my area. Also my insurance

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Jun 30, 2018

Grandson age 16 diagnosed at age two with sensory processing disorder , speech apraxia.

I have a 16 year old grandson that was diagnosed very early at age 2 with sensory processing disorder. We took him to therapy, The therapy only continued

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Jun 28, 2018


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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Jun 27, 2018

11 Year old Melt downs

over the past few years my son at the drop of a hat will have these 2 year old like melt downs. He yells, throws things shakes his bed hits the wall.

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Jun 25, 2018


My daughter daughter's tactile and audorory stimulus is to to'paper'. Does anyone else have this? If so, What techniques have you used? How did

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Jun 23, 2018

Extreme Aproach

Counter to what everyone has told me, I resorted to forcing my 5 year old son with Autism to eat. Background: I followed the guidance from therapists

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Jun 16, 2018


My son Aidan is 22 months old and just today we were finally able to have a child developmental specialist listen to our story and believe us. I have

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Jun 15, 2018

Could SPD be caused by preeclampsia?

Is or could SPD be a result of preeclampsia during late pregnancy?

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Jun 15, 2018

Anyone else have trouble wearing skirts/dresses?

I can wear shorts, jeans, dress pants (if made of cotton), but I absolutely CANNOT wear a skirt or dress. For one thing, if they're slim cut, a person

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Jun 14, 2018

Clothing irritation 'only'

I'm 40 now, but have had this issue since as long as I can remember. I've only just seen this forum and the term SPD. I used to wear mainly second hand

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Jun 14, 2018

Need Some Advice

My friend's daughter is severely autistic, eighteen years old and a flight risk. Neither of them can ever go out. Any suggestions? The girl can never

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Jun 12, 2018


Does anyone have a problem with sugar issues? My 12 y/o son has this strong craving for sugar and had been stealing candy or anything that has sugar....

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Jun 10, 2018

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 sensory processing disorders.

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Jun 10, 2018

SPD question

With SPD does your skin react to lotions and how they feel on your skin?

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Jun 09, 2018

Susan's SPD Journey

An inspiring account from one mom about living with, learning about, and helping her SPD child... Susan's SPD Journey.

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Jun 08, 2018

The Jumpolene

Jumpolene: a safe, practical, inexpensive alternative to trampolines for children ages 3-6

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Jun 07, 2018

Frustrated to tears......? Me too.

Noises and smells can be very irritating to me. I am usually the first one to smell or hear stuff. It is no fun, because people do not understand how bad

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Jun 06, 2018

SPD/OCD 5 year old? - help!

Hi... I'm just after a bit of general opinion here as my daughter is awaiting her assessment with the child development centre, but I feel a bit list and

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Jun 04, 2018

I'm just not seeing it

My 4 (almost 5) year old son has only a few of these symptoms. His pre-Kindergarten teacher told me she thinks he has SPD because he is too friendly.

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Jun 04, 2018

Summer Heat

I have had SPD since I was born, Im now 43 & have only just discovered that there is a name for this! When I was young,I was called the difficult one,the

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May 31, 2018

Autism Anxiety Overload

For autism anxiety overload, try behavioral and dietary modifications first, to see what improvements can be made naturally.

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May 30, 2018

Moon Shoes And Anti-Gravity Boots For Safe Bouncin' Fun!

Moon shoes and anti-gravity boots are the perfect safe and effective answer for the proprioceptive input your child needs and craves. Give your child the bouncing input they need!

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May 29, 2018

Ball Pits

Use these multi-sensory ball pits to awaken or calm your tactile system. They are fun for all ages and provide the necessary therapeutic input right in your own home!

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May 28, 2018

Sand And Water Tables

The uses and benefits of sand and water tables for indoor sensory play!

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May 26, 2018

Balance Boards

Balance boards and balance discs are a great way to help children with sensory processing disorders improve balance and coordination skills and help them alleviate fears of unsteady/uneven surfaces!

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May 25, 2018

Beach Sand Toys

Use beach sand toys such as sand diggers, cranes, sand playsets and sand molds to give your child fun sensory experiences with sand play. Great products for tactile and heavy work input!

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May 24, 2018

Daughter will not change her underwear because she doesn't want it to touch her anywhere

I cannot tell you how many types of underwear I have tried for my now 11 year-old daughter. I have tried Hanna Andersson, the Esme brand and others. I

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May 24, 2018

Bed Tents

The transition from crib to bed doesn't have to be so difficult. Help yourlittle ones with these awesome bed tents. Use for kids with SPD to help calm them for sleep and reduce visual stimulation.

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May 20, 2018

Should I tell my sister that I think her son has autism?

My nephew is 6 years old and has atypical behavior. He doesn't look people in the eyes. When you hug him, he doesn't hug back. He just stands there

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May 19, 2018

Oral Defensiveness At The Dentist

Want to know how to help your child with oral defensiveness tolerate dentist visits better? Then you don't want to miss these specific techniques!

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May 17, 2018

Potty Training Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Potty training kids with SPD... a frustrating and sometimes daunting task.

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May 08, 2018

Massage therapy for SPD?

I have a family member newly diagnosed with SPD. I am a certified massage therapist, and was told by his occupational therapist that massage would be beneficial

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May 08, 2018

What to do?

My 3 year old has many symptoms of SPD, she currently receives speech therapy in the Head Start Program in the local school district. I have had trouble

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May 03, 2018

Pulling pants up too high

Oh my gosh, I need some help and it's with a bit of a sensitive subject! My 17 yr old has autism and part of that involves sensory issues with clothing.

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Apr 30, 2018

Run Forest Run!

A hilarious story about a day in the life with an Sensory Integration kid.

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Apr 27, 2018

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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Apr 25, 2018

Exercise makes me itchy!

Hello all. Im a 37 yr old mother of a son who was recently diagnosed with SPD. While learning about his SPD, I discovered that I also likely have SPD,

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Apr 24, 2018


My 11 year old granddaughter makes noises all the time like small coughs, sniffing and other noises. I’m trying too get her in at the doctors but it’s

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Apr 23, 2018

Insurance won't pay

I finally got my insurance to pay for the evaluation but may not cover treatment because they don't cover sensory integration dysfunction. This really

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Apr 20, 2018

Neurosarcoidosis and SPD.

I'm 62yo in Pittsburgh,18 years diagnosed with Neurosarcoidosis,had over 14+ years vision, taste and smell lost, imbalance and nerve pain. Took various

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Apr 19, 2018

What can you do?

I have a story about a picky eater who is now almost 30 yrs. old and was also told by the Dr. don't worry about it he will grow out of it . Well.guess

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Apr 17, 2018

Bathroom troubles?

My son is 5 1/2 and I'm pretty sure he has some sort of behavior/sensory issues going on. The hardest thing for us to figure out right now, is why he will

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Apr 14, 2018

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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Apr 12, 2018

2 year old hardly eats

Hi, there... My daughter will be 2 in May. Up until last summer she was eating everything! And almost over night she stopped, all she will take is and

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Apr 09, 2018

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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Apr 06, 2018

Constipation and Aspergers

Im now 15 and pretty much ever since i was born i have been struggling with the severe constipation. there has actually been stages in my life where i

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