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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Mar 18, 2019

Weighted Vests 10% off with promo code

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Mar 18, 2019

My 4 year old son was just diagnosed with SPD

For the past three years I have had a very hard time understanding why my son does some of the things that he does. The daycare he attends has been wanting

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Mar 15, 2019

I Can't Wear Underwear Anymore

This is actually very embarrassing. But I am desperate because I can't be comfortable anymore. Since I was little, I have always been sensitive to clothing.

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Mar 15, 2019

Looking for a simple method to self report specific taste and texture experiences with Food Exposures

I need a simple food journaling tool for a teenager with oral defensiveness, high anxiety, and low motivation to journal thoughts on eating. Improvement

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Mar 15, 2019

Fear of brushing teeth

I need guidance regarding my nine year old’s fear or anxiety of brushing his teeth. About two years ago he developed this fear or anxiety of brushing

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Mar 12, 2019

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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Mar 11, 2019

March Is National Nutrition Month - Tips For Dealing With Picky Eaters

Oh... the things we went through, to get our little girl to eat normal, healthy, nutritional foods!

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Mar 08, 2019

Nature Therapy For Sensory Processing Disorder

Excellent article written by natural light portrait photographer living the rural life out in Iowa. She documents her son’s progression and challenges with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder through the art of photography.

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Mar 07, 2019

National Sleep Awareness Week Continued... Helping Baby Sleep

If your child is hypersensitive to sensory input, trust me, it WILL cause distress, significant sleep problems, and difficulties with being able to soothe or regulate themselves.

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Mar 06, 2019

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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Mar 03, 2019

National Sleep Awareness Week - SPD and sleeping problems

Some tips for those with SPD and sleeping problems.

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Mar 01, 2019

Do you love me?

Hello. I am a 13 year old with SPD. Noise hurts, touch hurts, even light can hurt. I don't mean to be picky or a prima Dona when I can't do certain things.

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Feb 28, 2019

The Beginning Of My Sensory Education

My sensory education started because I desperately sought out and took in every single piece of information I could about "Sensory Processing Disorder".

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Feb 28, 2019

Can SPD Kids Make Friends in School?

Hi, my child is in school for the first time and is not used to being around other kids, other than her cousins and a few kids at OT and the playground.

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Feb 25, 2019

Sports/Activities for kids with SPD

My son has had SPD for several years and we recently signed him up to play soccer since he seems to like various sports. However, it's been a complete

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Feb 22, 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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Feb 20, 2019

Hand biting

My son is 6 yrs old with Autism. When he is happy, excited, mad, sad, he bites his hand. Basically, when his sense's overload, he bites himself. It

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Feb 16, 2019

Sensory Overload And Mood

Can an exposure to sensory overload, lead to a drop in mood for an SPD teenager? My daughter wanted to attend a school production last night, to see her

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Feb 15, 2019

Celebrate Presidents Day With a Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness T Shirt

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Feb 15, 2019

Sensitive to particular noises

I am 44 and have often wondered what is wrong with me! Noises... especially smacking, gum popping absolutely drive me crazy. It is impossible go anywhere

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Feb 13, 2019

Chapped Lips

My 7 year old with SPD has developed severe chapped lips because he can't stop licking them. Has anyone else experienced this and if so what did you

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Feb 12, 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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Feb 12, 2019

Can't do directions .. I have cerebral palsy. Do I also have SPD? I don't know

I'm 23 I have cerebral palsy. I ticked alot of the boxes In the sensory based motor skills. Im not sure if this is to do with having cp or both. At school

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Feb 12, 2019

SPD is VERY real.

IF you would have asked me 3 years ago what SPD was, I would have probably said it was a made up disease. However, after working nearly 3 years in an elementary

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Feb 11, 2019

Valentines Gifts for Kids: Sensory Playdough - Aromatherapy Dough - Organic, Non-Toxic, Soy-Free, Gluten Free Play Dough for Kids

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Feb 08, 2019

Tactile Defensiveness & Mercury

My 7 year old son has always fought putting on socks, shoes, and clothes that have tags or are too tight, especially underwear, which we discovered recently

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Feb 08, 2019

Overwhelmed is an Understatement

If You Feel like me... The last six months has been Emotionally the Hardest, I've ever faced in my 29 year old Life! I'm a mother of two. I have a 7y/o

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Feb 07, 2019

Forum

I really believe this site should have a forum for parents to really get to talk with each other. This question section is helpful, but the questions

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Feb 07, 2019

Potty Training

HI,my daughter is 4 years old and from what we can tell has a lot of signs that point to SPD. She has been potty trained for somewhat of a year.Just peeing

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Feb 07, 2019

Stress Ball Relief... Valentine's Day Party Favors Gifts

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Feb 07, 2019

Sports

My niece is 4. she has SPD. my sister recently just put her in basketball to get her to be more social outside of school and to get started in sports early,

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Feb 03, 2019

Feeling A Little Depressed The Day After The Superbowl At Work?

Here are some sensory tricks to boost mental health while working.

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Feb 03, 2019

Vomiting and SPD

My son has what they say is a mild case of SPD. This morning he had pancakes for breakfast which is something he normally eats. He also had some milk

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Jan 31, 2019

What Type Of School Is Best For An SPD Child?

Do you know what types of schools SPD children do well in? Montessori? Traditional? Thanks, Lee Lee, These children typically do well in a school

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Jan 28, 2019

My son hates metal

My 4 year old is fascinated with how everything smells. After my husband gets home from work he has to shower if he wants to be near our son. He tells

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Jan 27, 2019

7 year old daughter refusing to put on clothes

For the past couple of weeks, my 7 year old daughter has been refusing to wear clothes. Getting her dressed has literally been a 3 hour fight every day.

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Jan 26, 2019

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 20, 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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Jan 20, 2019

Adult sensory overload with clothing

Wearing bras hurt. I've had breast reduction to help this, however this was only a temporary fix. Plus after the surgery I had to wear a bra 24/7.

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Jan 17, 2019

Visual aversion to textures

I have suffered from a severe visual aversion to certain textures for several years. I thought I was nuts. I have OCD and have been researching the link

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Jan 15, 2019

Adults with Tactile defensiveness "What does it feel like?"

My son has sensory issues and is undergoing the therapeutic brushing protocol. Since he is only one, he cannot vocalize what it feels like for him when

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Jan 15, 2019

Son Likes to Touch Necks and "soft" arms

Since my son was probably two, he started to squeeze peoples cheeks. This cute habit has stuck with him and now he is 5. He has to touch soft things and

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Jan 13, 2019

My son has SPD and a constant battle of Bum Picking

My son is 9 years old and has been diagnosed with SPD since he was 6 years. I can deal with virtually every aspect of his disorder apart from his constant

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Jan 04, 2019

Sign of SPD

Hello. How can you guys know that my constant wanting to wet my feet can be a sign of SPD? I'm doing this since I was a kid. I am always try to stop

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Jan 04, 2019

Lack of stamina in SPD teen (avoider)

I have a 14 year old, elite level soccer player, SPD son. He is an avoider. His coaches alwyas question (and his dad) why he always seems tired and lacks

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Jan 03, 2019

Overeating and SPD, adult

My 10 year old son has recently been diagnosed with SPD. I recognize that I have it too. One particular characteristic is that I seek sensation with food.

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Jan 02, 2019

Teenager

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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Jan 02, 2019

Wanting Severe Abdominal Pressure As a Child

I have already posted on your help page describing a young boy wanting everything in clothes, especially shoes & belts, as tight as possible. To protect

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Jan 01, 2019

Hair-Pulling (Trichotillomania) and SPD

So is there any research out there that links SPD to hair-pulling, which is usually diagnosed as Trichotillomania? I've read a ton of research on Trich,

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