The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Here you will find all the latest updates, changes, new information, news about SPD and personal comments/questions from us at Sensory-Processing-Disorder.com as well as our valued readers.

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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 25, 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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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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May 13, 2019

Underwear/Clothing

My daughter is 9 and I am having a horrible time trying to find her new underwear, I don't know how many packs I have gone through. She is down to one

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May 12, 2019

To The Moms of Sensational Kids... Happy Mothers Day!

Is SPD a REAL diagnosis? Sensory Processing Disorder has been a controversial diagnosis in some fields of medicine and amongst the community in general. It's time for US to answer this question... Do YOU think SPD is real? Let the world know your thoughts, research, experiences, comments, and/or questions.

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May 10, 2019

Twins in my class

I have twin toddlers in my class that constantly have their fingers in their mouths and twirl each other's hair. One of them also seems as though his

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May 09, 2019

Isolation

My daughter, Leah (8 in august), has had a problem with clothes since she was 3. Every day getting her ready for school has been a challenge. This past

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May 08, 2019

Mother Day is coming!... Typical struggles of SPD Moms

No more sugar coating. The REAL stories of SPD families MUST be told!

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May 05, 2019

A guilt question for all SPD parents/grandparents

I participated in an interaction between my son and another adult, and I am not sure I handled it correctly. I consider myself not a perfect mom, but

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May 03, 2019

Comfortable underwear

Any suggestions? My son cannot tolerate the elastic in his underwear.

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May 01, 2019

Confusing the days?

Can SPD kids get days confused? My nephew is sure that my mom picked him up from school and took to him to the doc which we did a few weeks ago but he

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Apr 30, 2019

Is SPD, ADHD, Asthma and allergies all related?

Is SPD,adhd,asthma,allergies all related?

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Apr 28, 2019

Shudders-Sensory Overload

Can something that looks like a possible seizure (upper body shaking) be associated with Sensory Processing Disorder? According to a EEG... they are

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Apr 27, 2019

Can SPD Go Away?

Hello. I have a 5 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with SPD. To say her sensory issues were extreme would be putting it lightly. Everything bothered

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Apr 26, 2019

Festivals... How do you handle the sensory overload?

The Stagecoach Music Festival and The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Begins today. How do you handle the sensory overload?

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Apr 22, 2019

Help Your Picky Eater on National Picnic Day

Now moms and dads can have variety in meal order to keep little ones motivated to reach their favorite foods.

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Apr 21, 2019

Handwriting Without Tears

Improve your child's handwriting skills; Handwriting Without Tears is an excellent program to use with any child, especially children with SPD

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Apr 21, 2019

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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Apr 19, 2019

Explaining SPD To Your Child part 5

Need help explaining SPD to your child? Here's the how, why, when, how much from different parent perspectives. Part 5

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Apr 18, 2019

SPD and Easter... Introducing my son w/ SPD to holiday guests

My 7 year old with Sensory Processing Disorder is meeting my future father in law for the first time.

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Apr 18, 2019

Looking for Los Angeles Area Provider to Eval & Tx SPD and/or Retained Primitive Reflexes

I am looking for a provider in the Los Angeles area to evaluate and treat my 13 year old daughter for possible SPD and/or integrating primitive reflexes.

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Apr 17, 2019

This has a name

Ever since having abdominal surgery for Crohn's Disease 11 years ago, I've had a large degree of difficulty with my clothing, in particular. I wear everything

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Apr 16, 2019

Daughter has a habit of shaking a pen or pencil all day

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

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Apr 15, 2019

Explaining SPD To Your Child part 4

Need help explaining SPD to your child? Here's the how, why, when, how much from different parent perspectives. Part 4

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