The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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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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Jul 13, 2019

National French Fry Day

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Jul 12, 2019

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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Jul 09, 2019

Can't Stand The Feeling Of Paper While Writing (Or Dry Materials)

I am working with a child who is so sensitive to the feel of paper or anything like it with a dry feel, he says. He uses a transparency paper to put under

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Jul 05, 2019

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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Jun 26, 2019

It's National Sunglasses Day... A great time to learn about Visual Processing Deficits

By visual processing deficits I am not talking about the information you get from a normal eye exam... What we are talking about here is the way our brains PROCESS visual stimuli and input.

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Jun 23, 2019

Rispedral. Ritalin and SPD

My son - now aged 11 has finally been diagnosed with SPD. I am so angry at myself for not recognizing the symptoms....having now read up on it - I know

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Jun 15, 2019

More information on SPD

Which sense disorder is more prevalent or affects the most out of the seven senses (visual, tactile, sound, smell, proprioceptive, vestibular) in SPD?

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Jun 14, 2019

Real SPD?

I was always told I had un diagnosed SPD and I know I have gross motor skills. Since I was a child certain textures,lights, noises, and smells have always

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Jun 12, 2019

Spring Bouncing Horses

Do you have a little Energizer Bunny on your hands? He keeps going, and going, and going...then spring bouncing horses can spell relief for your vestibular and proprioceptive input-craving toddler.

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Jun 10, 2019

Toddler Head Banging, Please Help!!

Hi everyone! I have a 23 month old daughter who is very high needs and always has been. She is not diagnosed with autism or SPD that I know of (will be

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Jun 07, 2019

Dyspraxia: A Subtype Of Sensory-Based Motor Disorder

Dyspraxia is a sub type of Sensory Based Motor Disorder, which can initially manifest at any time during development, from early childhood to adulthood.

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Jun 06, 2019

Celebrate National Donut Day With A Donut Chewy Necklace

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Jun 06, 2019

An Email To The Vice Principle

I heard from my Aspie's school social worker. The BAD NEWS - he typed an email to the vice principal, reported being bullied, threatened hurting another

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Jun 03, 2019

National Cheese Day

How a grandmother uses cheese to get her picky eating grandson to eat more.

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Jun 02, 2019

Creamy Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese

Busy weeknights and picky eaters can make mealtime a challenge. One thing that we can always guarantee he’ll eat is mac and cheese.

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May 31, 2019

Rope Lights

Use rope lights for soothing, calming lighting in your child's room. Particular beneficial for children with sensory processing disorders; for calming or stimulating input.

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May 27, 2019

Registered Nurse

I just discovered that I have SPD by reading the information provided and the testimonials of adults and parents. I am 62 years old and have been able

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May 24, 2019

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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May 21, 2019

My 7 years old son has an ears fetish

My son has been touching his ears for sometime now. It's becoming a problem now. He been touching kids ears in school. I tell him all the time that he

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May 21, 2019

Hygiene and smelly clothes

Hello, my 23 year old daughter has OCD and SPD. She has only worn certain types of clothing since she was little. Problem is the rules are always changing.

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May 15, 2019

9 year old daughter wont wear shoes

My daughter has been diagnosed with OCD. She likes to know that things are just right and this involves mostly her clothing, hair, etc. She doesn't like

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