The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Feb 17, 2018

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, 2018

Healthy adult with eye contact strain when listening in conversation

This concerns an adult patient of mine. He has difficulty making eye contact comfortably when he is listening to anyone he is in conversation with. He

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Feb 16, 2018

Clothing issue

My six year old has had sensory disorder since her birth. However, the last year or so we have a daily struggle with undergarments. she wears panties

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Feb 12, 2018

Holding Toy Constantly

Hello... My almost 4 year old holds toys in his hands constantly. He has not been tested but has symptoms that match being on Spectrum. Once in while he

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Feb 08, 2018

16 Month old son needs help

Hi i have 16 month old baby boy. He was born full term with out any complications. He had gas and fussiness between 1 to 3 months and then he become ok.

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Feb 06, 2018

Helping A Hypersensitive SPD Child Who Is Injured Or Sick

My 4 1/2 year old daughter who has hyper SPD seems to feel pain more intensely than other children. The slightest injury or illness can send her into

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Feb 04, 2018

Just a Small Town Girl...Living in a Big City

I am an adult living with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). I was diagnosed at the age of five, but didn't find out until I was about fifteen. For a while,

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Feb 02, 2018

Listening Therapy: Vital Links vs. iLs(integrated listening system)

My 7 year old with SPD has been doing listening therapy created by Vital Links for the last 18 months with great success. But she is having emotional regulation

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Feb 01, 2018

Too hard to handle

I have a 7yr old son that is to hard to handle. He has ADHD and has extreme behavior problems. He has been kicked out of daycare because they can't control

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Jan 31, 2018

I was about 30 when I learned I had SPD and CAPD

...And when I found out, I cried and cried and cried. I was relieved and sad and totally blown away to learn that I wasn't stupid. My whole life I wanted

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Jan 31, 2018

Sensory Seeking Regulation

My granddaughter has strong sensory seeking behaviors. I read where there is a link with those who are thrill seekers and drug abuse. How or can I help

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Jan 30, 2018

A letter to my mom.

Mom... Who would have ever guessed that what was wrong with me has a name. It is SPD. Remember how hard it was to dress me? You tried to buy me clothes

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Jan 30, 2018

I suffered from tactile defensiveness

I am 29 years old and have Asperger Syndrome. When I was little I had a severe case of this. Walking on grass and sand bare footed was extremely difficult.

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Jan 30, 2018

A 7 year old in his own world....

Our 7 year old son, lives in his own little world. He has shown weirdness from the beginning. He seeks sensory yet runs from it. Like, touches everything,

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Jan 30, 2018

Childrens fears???

My son was recently diagnosed with SPD. He also has excessive fears. Mostly around being alone, going anywhere in the house by himself. This has become

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Jan 30, 2018

My experience

I am now 12 years old and i have been struggling with adhd since i was 7 or 8 and i always get into trouble and i cant pay attention and its costing me

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Jan 29, 2018

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 29, 2018

Trying to figure out how to live with this

I'm an adult with very strong sensitivities to certain sounds, and I struggle with managing it on a daily basis. I don't know if it is considered SPD

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Jan 24, 2018

Pressure applied to feet and arms only

Hi, I'm working with an individual who is tying there clothes around the arms and knotting so tightly it's causing severe bruising. The same is happening

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Jan 23, 2018

The Tactile- Fighting The Battle

Hi, the link below is a story about me, that I have created to give a glimpse of what tactile touch defensiveness can be like, and is like. It's something

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Jan 23, 2018

Car seat & SPD

Hello was wondering if you have any tips for child with sensory issues? She is 7 & is autistic. Does not like seat belts or car seats. Recently tried

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Jan 22, 2018

Hair cut panic

Our son has tactile issues with clothing but also with the hair clippings on his skin from getting his hair cut. He goes in to fight or flight' when

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Jan 18, 2018

Son with SPD/Ear Infections

My son was perfectly fine as a baby and young toddler. As a young toddler, he frequently got ear infections. He had 2 surgeries for ear tubes and adnoids

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Jan 18, 2018

No Licking... The Floor Is Dirty!!!

My two year old son has always had his share of quirks, most recently being his fascination with licking everything. He's been very recently diagnosed

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Jan 16, 2018

Tabletop Easels

Have fun using tabletop easels to develop essential upper extremity strength, stability, and fine motor control.

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Jan 16, 2018

OCD and Tactile Sensory Disorder

My 9 year old dislikes all clothing but will wear dresses. I recently read articles about Strep infections and possible links to inflammation of the

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Jan 12, 2018

4 year old wants everything tight (car seat , shoes) but won’t wear pants or long sleeves or closed toed shoes!

My 4 year old daughter.... really struggling with her sensory issues. Started around 2 ( maybe younger but hard to tell as a first time Mom). As a baby

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Jan 08, 2018

Weighted Vests

Using weighted vests for organizing and calming children with sensory processing disorders

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Jan 08, 2018

Sensory Processing Disorder or just very Anxious?

Hello... I am 17 years old and I am in my second year of college. I am not quite too sure if this is just something that is part of my Dyspraxia/visual

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Jan 08, 2018

5 year old... issues for over 2 years

I just don't know what to do anymore. I don't know how to help my 5 year old daughter. These are daily issues I am having with her. She just woke up

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Jan 08, 2018

NJ SPD Support Groups/Essex County

Hello! I am interested in joining a support group, in or near Essex County NJ for children with SPD. My husband and I have a 7-year-old daughter and we

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Jan 05, 2018

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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Jan 05, 2018

First TIME at 54

Did not experience this until age 54. Now very sensitive to sounds, fabrics(especially socks and winter hats,scarves, hygiene(don't like getting wet, water

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Jan 05, 2018

Dr Ayres says...

"Sensations that make a child happy tend to be integrating"

Jan 04, 2018

Is SPD A Real Diagnosis?

Is SPD a Real Diagnosis? In a word, YES! Come and explore with me; the HOW and WHY. Includes over 100 abstracts and full research article links!

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Jan 04, 2018

Origins Of Sensory Processing Disorders

Understanding the evolution, criticisms, and origins of sensory processing disorders, based on the work of A. Jean Ayres. What must we do do we prove it and spread the word this is REAL?

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Jan 01, 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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Dec 27, 2017


Well I do not know what to do anymore. I have a child with this exact disorder. She has gone to physical therapist for children worked with her for six

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Dec 27, 2017

Pants and Underwear Sensitivity

I was struggling to go through all of the other topics at once, so I apologize for asking something that may have already been answered. I might recommend

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Dec 23, 2017

Overcoming Food Obsessions In Autism

parents of children with autism must monitor not just their children’s behavior but their eating habits, too.

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Dec 21, 2017

Scissor Practice And Pre-scissor Skills Activities

These great ideas for prescissor skills activities are a fun way to get your toddler's fine motor skills ready for scissor practice and successful scissor use.

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Dec 20, 2017

Does it get worse with age or better?

My 7 yr old son has always been prone to tantrums when faced with a transition time. Turning off TV, time for dinner, change in plans etc. He also will

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Dec 16, 2017

Hypersensitivity To Touch

I have a 7yo son that has a real issue with his clothes. He will NOT wear jeans. They have to be the sports pants or windbreaker type pants. They

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Dec 16, 2017


Basically these things can apply to a person, but as they get older, it may be harder to tell that they have SPD unless a person is specifically told.

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Dec 14, 2017

Play Doh Recipes

A great collection of play doh recipes (and so much more)

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Dec 13, 2017

SPD and Scizoaffective disorder

I have some tactile defensiveness. I don't like to be touched and I hate people behind me. I hated kisses and hugs id like to know is this normal in scizoaffective

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Dec 13, 2017

Autism or SPD in 2.5 year old?

I'm a mother of a 2.5 year old who was recently seen to be diagnosed with autism. The therapist that he saw was on the fence about his symptoms because

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Dec 12, 2017

Tactile hypersensitivity

I have a 20 month old son who has always over-reacted to things. Recently however, bath time has become a nightmare! He used to love taking baths, but

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Dec 12, 2017

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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