The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Sep 18, 2018

New Awareness - Questioning the Possibility of SPD Inheritance

I had no idea...I spent my entire life with various issues; some I learned to cope with others cropped up or got worse. I’m 39 & just finding out that

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Sep 18, 2018

Anxiety in Adult Autism

My daughter (age 36) over the past 14 months has been given many different medications. Trintellix was the most useful drug she had and had been on it

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Sep 14, 2018

Can't Wear Clothes

Since I was young I've always had a very difficult time wearing certain clothing items. Socks and underwear were my biggest struggle as a child. I could

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Sep 14, 2018

Underwear or bra & now, she also has her period but is refusing to wear underwear or sanitary pads. What can help me with this?

My daughter's biggest sensory struggle is clothing and different types of material and how they fit and feel. She now needs to start wearing a bra and

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Sep 12, 2018

I stumbled on to this website by accident

I related to all of these symptoms and I am 20 years old. What are my options?

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Sep 11, 2018

Nail biting?

For years I've been biting my nails. I'm sixteen and I've been trying to stop for years... 2 questions 1. Is this at all related to SPD? 2. How can

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Sep 09, 2018

My son wants everything as tight as possible.

My son is six years old and was diagnosed with SPD and OCD when he was four. His issue seems different than the one's I have read and researched about.

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Sep 07, 2018

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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Sep 07, 2018

I very much need help with my 8 year old son.

Hello, my son can be the sweetest most empathetic little boy around. But when he has his meltdowns it is now dangerous for me and my other son. My 12 year

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Sep 04, 2018

Sensory disorder issues in learning to drive

My granddaughter is having trouble learning to drive. She has more trouble than average learning to make turns and other minor issues. I have taken

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Sep 04, 2018

My 4.5 year old can't chew food!

Just as the title says, my 4.5 year old daughter can't/doesn't understand chewing and she has a really nasty gag reflex. Basically, she was never a major

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Aug 31, 2018

What to do if everything I use for tactile defensiveness doesn't help.

I am very sensitive to light touch in the form of tickling. As a matter of fact, all light touch is nothing but a torturous tickle that I find very annoying.

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Aug 30, 2018

Significant Progress with Brushing

We've witnessed very good results from using the Wilbarger brush for tactical defensiveness while the ability to touch and feel the product also satisfies

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Aug 27, 2018

Is SPD an anxiety disorder

My granddaughter is days away from her 4th birthday. I care for her 4days a week, while mom works. Ava spends some time with her dad, he's been struggling

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Aug 24, 2018

Benefits Of School Recess

School recess allows for creative thinking and imagination.

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Aug 24, 2018

Can school make SPD worse for my child?

My 7 year old daughter seems to have more problems with SPD during the school year than when home. She was diagnosed about 1 year ago and received OT

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Aug 23, 2018

Occupational Therapy At School

What is Occupational Therapy & why is it useful in the school setting?

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Aug 22, 2018

Deep Pressure For Calming A Child

Learn 5 deep pressure calming techniques for calming a child.

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Aug 18, 2018

Oral Defensiveness At The Dentist

Want to know how to help your child with oral defensiveness tolerate dentist visits better? Then you don't want to miss these specific techniques!

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Aug 18, 2018

Teeth pulling

I have an Autistic, 8 year old little guy that has pulled two of his grown in permanent teeth. We have tried Chewy Tubes, and giving him chewing gum to

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Aug 17, 2018

Temper Tantrums & SPD

Temper tantrums can be a red flag or reaction to a sensory symptom

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Aug 17, 2018

Preschool Writing Activities

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!

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Aug 17, 2018


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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Aug 16, 2018

Preemies And Sensory Processing Disorder

Preemies need specialized care. And then they grow up. What happens then?

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Aug 16, 2018

Can You Outgrow Sensory Processing Disorder?

Can you outgrow sensory processing disorder over time?

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Aug 16, 2018

Advice For A SPD Preschool Mom

Advice for a preschool mom who's SPD child has started school, and home life has become unbearable.

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Aug 15, 2018

Interoceptive Sense: Regulation Strategies & Resources

One of the most difficult aspects of SPD, the interoceptive sense influences internal regulation of the body.

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Aug 11, 2018

Help! My 7 year old 2nd grader will not poop on the potty

My son has refused to be fully potty trained since we started when he was a toddler. He jumps around and holds his belly in whenever he feels the sensation

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Aug 08, 2018

Clothes drive me Crazy

All my life clothes have itched, pinched, squeezed, and hurt! Shirt collars rub incessantly and necklines higher than my collarbone make me feel like

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Aug 08, 2018


A few years ago my 'sensory problems' really began to get bad. Slowly they have gotten worse and worse. Now it is to the point where I can't stand the

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Aug 08, 2018

I think I have SPD but I'm not sure...

I never knew there was such a thing but ever since I was a child I hated wearing underwear and I remember my mother used to beat me before she would catch

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Aug 07, 2018

Texture Problems

Hello, my son is almost three years old, he will not eat anything other than baby food (limited kinds) and some crunchy foods( very limited). Anything

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Aug 06, 2018

SPD Paper problem

I've been having an issue with touching paper that's the main problem but there are many more textures that bother me like card board, paper towels, normal

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Aug 04, 2018

Asperger's and Sensory Difficulties

I am 37 and was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a few years ago. I have always had oversensitvity to touch and texture. In my late teens-20s I developed

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Jul 27, 2018


I have an 8 year old son who has been spitting for about 4 months. He has spit on the floor and spit food out on the floor. We have been working on teaching

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Jul 26, 2018

Hair Washing Dilemma

A mom and a grandfather of SPD children express their frustration dealing with hair washing time.

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Jul 14, 2018

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 14, 2018

80 year old hypersensitive

I suspect I have always had a minor sensory handicap, however when I turned 70 years of age it got progressively worse. Now at age 80 I find ALL my senses,

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Jul 10, 2018

Tactile Defensiveness... tickling anticipation

I have an issue where when I am around people, I anticipate being tickled by others even though I'm not. I can always tell when if someone positions

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Jul 02, 2018


From dealing with my 5 year old with auditory and conduct issues I am extremely disappointed in occupational therapists in my area. Also my insurance

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Jun 30, 2018

Grandson age 16 diagnosed at age two with sensory processing disorder , speech apraxia.

I have a 16 year old grandson that was diagnosed very early at age 2 with sensory processing disorder. We took him to therapy, The therapy only continued

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Jun 28, 2018


I am concerned about things that I do and wanted see if anyone can help. First I can't eat with a fork that has bent prongs Second I can't eat my salad,

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Jun 27, 2018

11 Year old Melt downs

over the past few years my son at the drop of a hat will have these 2 year old like melt downs. He yells, throws things shakes his bed hits the wall.

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Jun 25, 2018


My daughter daughter's tactile and audorory stimulus is to to'paper'. Does anyone else have this? If so, What techniques have you used? How did

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Jun 23, 2018

Extreme Aproach

Counter to what everyone has told me, I resorted to forcing my 5 year old son with Autism to eat. Background: I followed the guidance from therapists

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Jun 16, 2018


My son Aidan is 22 months old and just today we were finally able to have a child developmental specialist listen to our story and believe us. I have

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Jun 15, 2018

Anyone else have trouble wearing skirts/dresses?

I can wear shorts, jeans, dress pants (if made of cotton), but I absolutely CANNOT wear a skirt or dress. For one thing, if they're slim cut, a person

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Jun 14, 2018

Clothing irritation 'only'

I'm 40 now, but have had this issue since as long as I can remember. I've only just seen this forum and the term SPD. I used to wear mainly second hand

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Jun 14, 2018

Need Some Advice

My friend's daughter is severely autistic, eighteen years old and a flight risk. Neither of them can ever go out. Any suggestions? The girl can never

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