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I had no idea...I spent my entire life with various issues; some I learned to cope with others cropped up or got worse. I’m 39 & just finding out that
My daughter (age 36) over the past 14 months has been given many different medications. Trintellix was the most useful drug she had and had been on it
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
My daughter's biggest sensory struggle is clothing and different types of material and how they fit and feel. She now needs to start wearing a bra and
I related to all of these symptoms and I am 20 years old. What are my options?
For years I've been biting my nails. I'm sixteen and I've been trying to stop for years... 2 questions 1. Is this at all related to SPD? 2. How can
My son is six years old and was diagnosed with SPD and OCD when he was four. His issue seems different than the one's I have read and researched about.
How do I address my daughter and try to correct a habit that I thought she would outgrow? It started when she was around two with a princess wand. She
Hello, my son can be the sweetest most empathetic little boy around. But when he has his meltdowns it is now dangerous for me and my other son. My 12 year
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
Just as the title says, my 4.5 year old daughter can't/doesn't understand chewing and she has a really nasty gag reflex. Basically, she was never a major
I am very sensitive to light touch in the form of tickling. As a matter of fact, all light touch is nothing but a torturous tickle that I find very annoying.
We've witnessed very good results from using the Wilbarger brush for tactical defensiveness while the ability to touch and feel the product also satisfies
My granddaughter is days away from her 4th birthday. I care for her 4days a week, while mom works. Ava spends some time with her dad, he's been struggling
School recess allows for creative thinking and imagination.
My 7 year old daughter seems to have more problems with SPD during the school year than when home. She was diagnosed about 1 year ago and received OT
What is Occupational Therapy & why is it useful in the school setting?
Learn 5 deep pressure calming techniques for calming a child.
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!
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
Temper tantrums can be a red flag or reaction to a sensory symptom
Practical, fun, and simple preschool writing activities for that will foster and encourage proper fine motor development. Use these ideas to get them ready to write!
My daughter has a very strong gag reflex to the point of throwing up at times. Typically it is triggered by the site of certain foods, the site of food
Preemies need specialized care. And then they grow up. What happens then?
Can you outgrow sensory processing disorder over time?
Advice for a preschool mom who's SPD child has started school, and home life has become unbearable.
One of the most difficult aspects of SPD, the interoceptive sense influences internal regulation of the body.
My son has refused to be fully potty trained since we started when he was a toddler. He jumps around and holds his belly in whenever he feels the sensation
All my life clothes have itched, pinched, squeezed, and hurt! Shirt collars rub incessantly and necklines higher than my collarbone make me feel like
A few years ago my 'sensory problems' really began to get bad. Slowly they have gotten worse and worse. Now it is to the point where I can't stand the
I never knew there was such a thing but ever since I was a child I hated wearing underwear and I remember my mother used to beat me before she would catch
Hello, my son is almost three years old, he will not eat anything other than baby food (limited kinds) and some crunchy foods( very limited). Anything
I've been having an issue with touching paper that's the main problem but there are many more textures that bother me like card board, paper towels, normal
I am 37 and was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a few years ago. I have always had oversensitvity to touch and texture. In my late teens-20s I developed
I have an 8 year old son who has been spitting for about 4 months. He has spit on the floor and spit food out on the floor. We have been working on teaching
A mom and a grandfather of SPD children express their frustration dealing with hair washing time.
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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