The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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


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


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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Jan 05, 2023

SPD and Asperger's & Autism

Hi, I am a Grandmother of a SPD child, and I understand that SPD can occur in Asperger's & Autism, but is SPD a sign of Asperger's & Autism? Thanks so

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Jan 04, 2023

I Hate Metal?!

I’m 16 now and and I’m not quite sure how long this has been going on for, but I just hate the feeling, sound, look or anything to do with metal. When

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Dec 19, 2022

Chapstick and chapped lips

I have sensory processing disorder and i get chapped lips very easily but i don't like the feel of chapstick or anything like that. Does anybody have

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Dec 16, 2022

Dry Fingers/Hands on Fabric!!!

When my fingers become really dry and rough from the weather or especially after a shower, I can't stand to touch and put any clothes on until I put lotion

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Dec 15, 2022

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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Dec 14, 2022

Sensory Strategies For The Holidays

Common sensory sensitivities can make a joyful time of year a time of confusion and frustration. Tips and sensory strategies for surviving the holidays.

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Nov 30, 2022

Help! My 7 year old 2nd grader will not poop on the potty

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

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Nov 21, 2022

I am a kid with sensory issues

I'm not 100% sure that I have SPD, but I do have really severe sensory issues. I have panic attacks whenever I get over-stimulated and it's horrible.

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Nov 12, 2022

4 year old son won't swallow or spit out saliva, refuses to open mouth to speak.

Okay, so my son went across the street for a play date tonight. When he came back, the parent of the other boy said he had a little choking scare (which

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Oct 27, 2022

My 2 year old will not eat Table Foods only baby food.

Hi, my name is Jessica and I have a beautiful little girl name Emma Grace, when we were ready to move to table foods she had a very hard time. Each time

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Oct 27, 2022

Repeating words and sentences over & over

My grandson is 7 years and diagnosed with SPD. He continually repeats sentences over and over and over even though I am responding to him. Is this normal

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Oct 26, 2022

2 1/2 year old tip toe walks, flaps his arms or clenches his fists, and vibrates his entire body when he is excited. What gives?

My 21/2 year old son displays many symptoms of the sensory seeker. As a baby he was inconsolable and is still using a pacifier at night. He is intense

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Oct 25, 2022

ASD therapist near Conifer, Evergreen, Englewood, Littleton?

Hi... Looking for an asd therapist near 285 in Colorado for my 8 year old son, he was recently diagnosed and really struggles with sensory issues, rigid

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Oct 07, 2022

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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Oct 06, 2022

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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Sep 29, 2022

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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Sep 13, 2022


My son constantly scratches. He scratches virtually every part of his body. He has had eczema since he was a child, however he has none currently and

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Sep 02, 2022

Excessive itching in autistic child

My son is autistic and has increasingly complained about itching, to the point that he is miserable. I don't believe it is the result of an allergy, but

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Aug 21, 2022

Captain Oblivious

Got sober 2 years ago, got divorced 2 weeks ago, and now this. Ex called me rainman for the entirety of the relationship. Decided to finally look into

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Aug 06, 2022

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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Aug 05, 2022

Difficulty coping with braces (18 years old)

We are at a crossroads and need we continue with the braces or have them removed? Our son had 4 teeth pulled with no issue to make room for

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Jul 30, 2022

Child who laughs at wrong times...

I have an 8 year old son who laughs at his baby sister's crying. This is the worse scenario that his laughing happens in house, but he also laughs when

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Jul 17, 2022

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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Jul 13, 2022

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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Jul 01, 2022


I believe that spd and my intense visual aversion to certain things are definitely linked. I don't feel as though it's just a phobia. Does anybody else

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Jun 06, 2022

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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Jun 03, 2022

Is it choice

Please tell me why my child has such issues with such things as putting on uniform in the morning and have such intense meltdowns at thirteen that are

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