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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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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Apr 14, 2019

Sensory Strategies for Surviving The Easter Holiday Season

Common sensory sensitivities can make a typically joyful time of year a time of confusion and frustration.

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Apr 11, 2019

Why can't I touch fluffy or soft textures?

I as a Child could not stand touching anything fluffy, or excessively soft. I hated puffy things, such as my coat and would scream or cry if I had to touch

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Apr 11, 2019

Explaining SPD To Your Child part 3

Need help explaining SPD to your child? Here's the how, why, when, how much from different parent perspectives. Part 3

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Apr 11, 2019

Holding objects in your hands constantly

Why would a person have a habit of constantly holding an object such as a paper towel or napkin in their hand?

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Apr 11, 2019

Gagging

My daughter has a very strong gag reflex to the point of throwing up at times. Typically it is triggered by the site of certain foods, the site of food

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Apr 10, 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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Apr 10, 2019

Biting and nipping

My 5yr old grandson with SPD bites and nips really strongly. He bites and scrabs his 2 yr old sister. How can we stop this?

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Apr 10, 2019

My 6 year old's habit

My 6 year old little girl licks her finger and rubs it above her top lip. I've noticed this since her nanny that she lived with has terminal cancer.

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Apr 10, 2019

National Sibling Day... Sibling SPD?

My 4 year old was diagnosed with SPD and OCD but now I'm wondering if I missed it in my two year old.

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Apr 10, 2019

Sensory test

How do you get to know your score on the sensory test? There is no score system, or would be nice if it had a probability or percentage of how likely

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Apr 07, 2019

World Health Day: Can SPD be considered a special health or medical condition?

I have recently started working at a daycare, and I'm trying to get my son, who was diagnosed with SPD 18 months ago, enrolled.

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Apr 06, 2019

Teeth pulling

Hello I was just reading on how children with autism/ADHD would pull out their teeth. So it got me thinking about how when I was around 3-5 years old I

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Apr 06, 2019

Jumping and impulsive

My son is 8 and has SPD. It doesn't lead to any problems in school, but he jumps, flaps his hands and runs a lot. I'm afraid that this is going to lead

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Apr 01, 2019

Explaining SPD To Your Child Part 2

Need help explaining SPD to your child? Part 2. Here's the how, why, when, how much from different parent perspectives

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Mar 31, 2019

April Fools Day? SPD Worse in March/April

My son has SPD (mostly tactile), Tourettes syndrome and now OCD. I have noticed that they all get much worse in March & April.

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Mar 29, 2019

For the Fear of Weeds

Absolutely! I have a child on the autism spectrum. If we could take the sensory problems away, the rest would be easy. For all you non-believers, imagine

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Mar 28, 2019

Children's plate

Our daughter was an incredibly picky eater and had many sensory issues. I could only get her to eat Mac and Cheese, really. I found this plate on Amazon

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Mar 27, 2019

Is it REALLY Sensory Processing Disorder?

Is your child on any type of daily medication? For seizures maybe? If so please research all the medications you are giving your child. Some will cause

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Mar 26, 2019

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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Mar 24, 2019

Explaining SPD To Your Child

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

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Mar 23, 2019

Jumping

Hi. Not sure if this question is posting twice. But, my son is 7. He was diagnosed with SPD around 18months. He had occupational and speech therapy.

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Mar 23, 2019

Son won't use his back teeth to chew

My 18 month old son who was 11 weeks premature sees two OTs. I haven't gotten him to use his back teeth to chew his food. I've been trying the vibrating

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Mar 21, 2019

Has anyone tried multivitamins, especially magnesium and zinc, to help with SPD, ADHD, Autism, etc.?

Has anyone tried more non-medicinal help and had even the smallest of benefits? My son, SPD, ADHD, and ASD has been on stimulants for 7 years. We added

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Mar 20, 2019

MommaDavis

Noah is 7 and in 1st grade. Im at my wits end with his behavior. Reading these He has every issue in the Signs Of Proprioceptive Dysfunction: 1. Sensory

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