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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
A 5 year old boy is always touching the girls hair in his kindergarten class,he twirls,rubs,and spells their hair even after being told it's inappropriate
What are some good treatment options for a child who has meltdowns when the car stops?
My daughter was crawling at 6 months but didn't walk until 18 months of age. She was a big baby so I thought her late start in walking was due to her
I have a 2 and a half year old son who seems to fit much of the criteria for SPD. We are currently in the process of beginning occupational therapy for
Hello... I was wondering if the following were typical characteristics to the child with SPD (specifically tactile and some Movement/praxis issues, etc.).
I am an individual with tactile defensiveness who struggles a great deal with SPD and have a huge tendency to withdraw from any light touch. I have this
I am an individual with both Asperger's Disorder as well as SPD. I am hoping to get some help on how to deal with tactile defensiveness with my touch
What do you do if a therapist dismisses you from OT and says you do not need services especially if your an adult like me who is in need of services?
Hi, i just want to share if anyone is experiencing the same. Since i was a kid i cannot sleep if i dont rub my feet on a rough texture fabric which i have
I have an 8 year old son who laughs at his baby sister's crying. This is the worse scenario that his laughing happens in house, but he also laughs when
My 7 year old son refuses to wear his school polos with out a t-shirt. At the start of the school year it was fine. Now it takes us hours to get dressed
I am a Highly Sensitive Person, as I expect many of you whose stories I just read are as well. Look it up if you don't know about it. Dr. Elaine Aron
About half a year ago, my mom and aunt were talking about my cousin, because the doctor was talking about this kind of disorder, and my aunt showed my
Help, my sweet daughter has been struggling with seams/spd but it has been manageable with brushing, undershirts (compassion), OT, wearing only flip flops,
My nephew is almost 4 and has been diagnosed with SPD. He goes to pre-k during the day and they say he sits on potty but won't go and very leery about
My 3 year old daughter has verbal apraxia (though with ProEfa fish oil she is talking clearly in 3 words or more sentences) and a hypersensitive gag reflex
I’ve struggled with sensory issues for as long as i can remember. When i was 5 i couldn’t wear long sleeves or jeans. as i got older i could wear jeggings
There is a connection between hypermobile joints and sensory processing disorder. Our family has become familiar with compression and decompression exercises of the joints to alleviate some of the sensory processing issues my son has.
I was in art class (I'm 17) and I tried to grab a chalk pastel, but I gagged immediately upon touching it. I LOVE chalk pastels - they leave so much
I am 67 and have had a dislike for metal since a wee baby. I have learned to tolerate but, at times, cannot handle it: taste,touch, feel, smell. I don’t
An exercise that a lot of children find very stimulating is jumping on the trampoline. This kind of exercise not only benefits those with SPD physically by strengthening muscles and joints, but it has shown to improve social skills in group jumping exercises as well.
When my fingers become really dry and rough from the weather or especially after a shower, I can't stand to touch and put any clothes on until I put lotion
5 strategies for getting your child to try new foods.
“Comprehensive yet easy to understand… helpful tools for parents to promote healthy integration.”
--The Exceptional Parent
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
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 do
‘What everyone needs to know about the disorder’...
Factors that are often mistaken for ADHD
Sensory processing problems: Children learn by getting information from their senses. However, some children have trouble handling this information. They may be over-sensitive or under sensitive to sights, touch, sounds, and smells. Sensory sensitive children may become overwhelmed or distracted by noises, bright lights, colours and so on which may result in restlessness and “acting out” behaviours.
My child is always hungry and getting overweight Hi, my daughter is 8 yrs old and has just been diagnosed w/ SPD. She is 25 lbs overweight. She has
My 7 year old is now into her 4th year of not wearing underwear. When she was 3 she started being very odd about wearing socks. It started off not the
Have you ever heard of a child who has either ADHD or SPD or both, or has one of features of the other? Think of a child who is impulsive in order to
For most families, the best location for a sensory room would be the bedroom.
There is great comfort and empowerment for parents in finally having a name for what they’ve been witnessing in their child, as well as understanding how to help them cope.
Theatre, like every other performing art, requires extensive practice and dedication, thereby disciplining your child. It also instills confidence and teaches your child coordination and how to work as a team, which are skills that definitely come handy in future. Besides, acting also improves one’s speech, body language and sensory integration.
Practical, fun, and simple preschool writing activities for that will foster and encourage proper fine motor development. Use these ideas to get them ready to write!
I have a very hard time tolerating a light tickle anticipation. Even from a distance, it's very disturbing to deal with. I need some help.
Can't stand the feel of your socks? Does your child refuse to get dressed or keep his socks on, then try seamless socks!
“Adrian is overly sensitive to different impulses around him,” said Chris. “It’s something called Sensory Integration. A lot of kids have it.”
The aquarium is hosting Sensory Guppyween. The usually sensory stimulants that do not bother most guests – loud music, flashing lights, and sizable crowds – will be eliminated from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to give families with kids who have special needs a chance to experience all the fun, without all the stressors associated with their sensitives.
I only discovered proprioceptive function yesterday, 26th October 2018. I posted a question on a forum about whether others ever felt the wrong way round
My son has always been a quirky kid. He is a sweet little boy who is very affectionate and did almost everything on time and talked on schedule. But as