The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Nov 13, 2019

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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Nov 11, 2019

My son and his socks

My 7 year old son is so picky about his socks. I have to buy new socks all the time because he does not like the texture of them once washed. He says

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Nov 04, 2019

Scratching and eating

My daughter has an habit of scratching the wall paint with nails and eating them. What makes her to do that? How do we stop this?

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Nov 01, 2019

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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Oct 29, 2019

SPD and Migraines

Are there any links between SPD and headaches? My son has recently been diagnosed with SPD and we've also realized that he's suffering from frequent

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Oct 27, 2019

My daughter has SPD and can't "feel" when she needs to poop

My daughter is 3 1/2 years old. She has SPD and whenever she has to poop, she goes in her panties. She can't feel when she has to go. I don't know what

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Oct 25, 2019

Medical Law and Ethics Class Essay

Hello, I am doing an essay on why SPD isn't its own diagnosis yet and why it should be. How advocates and parents have to fight with insurance companies

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Oct 20, 2019

Could this be SPD ?

My 6 yr old son sucks on fuzzy blankets when he is just sitting watching TV or going to bed.. could this be a sign of SPD?

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Oct 15, 2019

Scratching, pushing, squeezing by 3,5 years old!!!!!!!

My son is 3.5 and started preschool. Now every day, almost several times a day he is squeezing other classmates, sometimes sitting over them, on them,

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Oct 15, 2019

Automatic Toilet is Scary and Loud

I know most of us have had experiences with an automatic flushing toilet. I know that they are fantastic for helping keep the nasty germs away from our

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Oct 15, 2019

sensory problems

My 5year old granddaughter has a sensory eating disorder has had since she was a baby .and its not picky eater it is a serious problem.. She need to go

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Oct 15, 2019

Ear obsession

My three year old out of no where is obsessed with grabbing, rubbing, snuggling ears and rubs his face on them but only certain people. He mainly does

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Oct 09, 2019


I have a 16 year old with sensory integration disorder. He was treated at a child but frankly, for whatever reason, his progress was limited and he was

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Oct 08, 2019


My son is 6 and has a mild case of SPD and has been though OT, speech, etc. He has been doing a lot of hitting lately (in school, at home, even at a

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Oct 08, 2019

Flipping sand, dirt, and mulch in the air to watch it fall.

There is an almost 4 year-0ld in our preschool classroom that likes to flip sand, mulch, and dirt up in the air to watch it fall. He will also pour

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Oct 05, 2019

Dry Fluffy Cloth or Tissue or Paper Towels

I have no idea how long I have had this, but I cannot stand the feeling of fluffy toilet tissue on my dry hands or fingers, and it’s the same with fluffy

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Oct 04, 2019

Frequent Urination

Hi, my son is 8yrs. old, and has SPD. A little over a year ago, he started having to urinate alot. He is seeing a urologist, and they can't figure

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Sep 30, 2019

Finger flicking in front of eyes

Hi.. Was wondering if you had any suggestions for finger flicking in front of eyes.My wee boy aged 3 has many sensory issues.Likes to throw himself back,upside

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Sep 28, 2019

SPD And Language Delays

My son, AJ, was recently diagnosed with the following: 1. Developmental Delay (not pervasive) 2. Mixed Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder 3. Idiosyncratic

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Sep 27, 2019

Treatment for Adults with Sensory Defensiveness

I have had sensory defensiveness since I was a child. I'm now 59 years old and just realizing this is a real diagnosis and hope to find treatment other

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Sep 25, 2019

Somewhat better

I am currently 17 years of age and have been dealing with tactile SPD since birth. I was diagnosed at roughly 10 to 11 years old by a GP who recommended

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Sep 16, 2019

I dont know what to do... I feel lie crying

Ok so I am basically single moming it as my husband is away in the army and my toddler 4 years old and just seems to be getting worse. She was a perfect

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Sep 09, 2019

SPD cause speech delays?

My 22 month old daughter is not talking. she has been in speech therapy with ECI since 18 months old and she can now say about 6 words (ball, book, uh-oh,

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Sep 06, 2019

Grandmother with granddaughter with spd and potty issues

My granddaughter has spd and has issues with potting in her pants and she is 5yrs old and is in kindergarten. I don't know what to do some as some days

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Sep 04, 2019


My child is in the 3rd grade and gets handwriting fatigue from pressing too hard when he writes. His OT is having me use foam under his page to help him

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Sep 01, 2019

Where do I begin

I have a 4 and a half year old daughter who has not been diagnosed with SPD by a health professional yet, but I have a growing suspicion that she has sensory

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Aug 31, 2019

It's Bacon Day!

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Aug 30, 2019

Like Mother, Like Daughter

I started to fill this out for my 8 year old daughter, then realized I was connecting with this questionnaire. So I printed one for myself too. I answered

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Aug 28, 2019

2 yr 10 month old wont chew only on bottle feed and that while sleeping

My son is 2 years and 10 months old and though there is no confirmed diagnosis of his problem and all I know is through internet surfing. He's had been

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Aug 23, 2019

Wondering about my daughter

My daughter is 27 months and has been very sensitive since birth pretty much. She has issues with gross motor, social anxiety, separation anxiety and seems

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Aug 15, 2019

Nature Sound Machines... The perfect way to celebrate National Relaxation Day

Nature sound machines provide calming input to your senses. Wouldn't it be nice to relax or fall asleep to the sound of a babbling brook, methodical drops of rain, a soothing campfire, or the gentle sound of birds?

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Aug 14, 2019

Bumping And Crashing Into People

Middle school aged child gets bullied as they perceive as him physically attacking them and failing to respect their personal space by frequently bumping into other students or their possessions.

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Aug 13, 2019

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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Aug 11, 2019

Mother and homeschooler with SPD

Coping skills...I struggle to keep a schedule for more than 3-4 days. I'll do great then fall off and hit a walk and be unmotivated to do anything. I homeschool

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Aug 07, 2019

I'm An SPD Advocate... Are You?

One mother's beautiful story about being an SPD advocate for her little boy. Words of strength, wisdom, and courage.

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Aug 01, 2019

Lollapalooza is back in town (Aug. 1-4)

To make it even better, the music festival holds a Kidzapalooza area, where your little ones can rock every single day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Don't miss out on these awesome family-friendly activities while there.

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Aug 01, 2019


Our 3 year old son was very recently diagnosed with SPD. We are still learning as we go. He has always, since infancy, flapped his arms when he is

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Jul 30, 2019

International Day of Friendship

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Jul 29, 2019

How you can help this 6-year-old girl get service dog she needs

Liliana Green, of Salem, has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and anxiety, meaning she is oversensitive to triggers. Simple things like clothing, oral direction and loud noises can cause "Lili" to melt down.

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Jul 28, 2019

Sensitive Gag reflex?

Hello,I am having a disorder which I may think that it's the sensitive gag reflex,but I haven't seek any psychologist about this incident. My symptoms

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Jul 25, 2019

Physics Professor

Since at least my teens (I am now in my 40s) I have had PTSD-like episodes where I become non-functional for a couple of days after a meltdown, sometimes

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Jul 25, 2019

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 24, 2019

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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Jul 18, 2019

Can't stand the feeling of paper, help

Hi, my name is Capri, I have been struggling with a touch sensory processing issue for about 5ish years. I cannot stand the feeling of paper, it makes

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Jul 17, 2019

Has anyone tried neurofeedback?

I am wondering if anyone has tried neurofeedback for SPD. I have a 5 year old sensory seeker who is often aggressive-sometimes because he is angry, and

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Jul 17, 2019

It's World Emoji Day!

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Jul 16, 2019

Swimming painful feet and hands

Hi... My son is 12 and whenever we go swimming his hands and feet become exceptionally painful. The pain lasts for about 30 minutes after leaving the pool.

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Jul 15, 2019

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 15, 2019

SPD ...without Autism?

I've had concerns about my son for quite sometime now. He will be 2 in about 2 weeks. At first, I thought it was autism. His pediatrician didn't believe

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