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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
While in counseling for our middle son's (13 years old) anger problems, his sensitivity to whistling keeps coming up. He goes to instant angry when one
Why would a person have a habit of constantly holding an object such as a paper towel or napkin in their hand?
I have a 7 year old boy who loves sports - particularly hockey and baseball, and loves to play goalie and catcher because of the heavy gear. He loves being
Does anyone have any suggestions? I would like to think that I've already tried every style of bra out there.... including tanks, cami's, and even the
We are working with a family who has a 4 year old child with Sensory Processing Disorder. The child refuses to use toilets in public. It began with self
My daughter has oral integration disorder. She is 3.5 years old and will only eat pureed food and only the same meals which is veggies pureed with meat
My son is 38 months old. He has been seen by our Regional Center for autism testing when he was 20 months old. He was given OT and speech therapy (for
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,
Hi, my baby girl is 10.5 months old. Since birth, she never really put anything like toys, or teether in her mouth. We started solid at 6 months, she refused
Thanks for a great site! It has been really amazing to read all the entries. So comforting to realise I'm not the only person with this problem. I knew
I hate everything rough the feel off it makes my me want to grind my teeth and my fingernails and the sight if it is a little better but still pretty bad
My 11 year old boy have SPD- over development of hearing. He gets very aggressive when you use the word NO. The moment he does not get his way he starts
I am a high school student who is hypersensitive to noise. I had a phobia of flushing the toilet when I was younger due to the sound. I frequently have
My five year old son will often hold his hands over his ears and command be quiet even when he is not being talked to directly. Is this a way of expressing
Ever since I was little I was excessively sensitive. I do not have autism or adhd or any other diagnosis. I hated loud noises, get startled easily, loud
My son is 8yrs old and I read all of that and there is alot that sounded like my son we just moved here from California but we need help
Heck yeah. I have to suffer every day to wear clothes and do other things, so to tell me it doesn’t exist is just stupid.
Please help my 8yr old daughter has always been a sensory seeker, never had a diagnosis but she is a model example. She has recently started jumping
Hello.... i have a 4 year old that gags to the point where she vomits every time we are about to eat, were in line to order food, anyone eats around her....
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
Do ADHD meds work for a child with SPD? It was my understanding that stimulants work for the ADHD brain to settle & focus the child; however, stimulants
My son is 7 and has recently started picking at his nails and pulling skin off to the point where they bleed. He also picks at scabs continuously and
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
Do premature babies have a greater chance of having sensory processing disorders?
My 6 year old daughter (diagnosed with ADHD combined, hypotonia, dev. dyspraxia) waiting to b evaluated by OT for SPD is always trying to touch the skin
When I give my 2 year old adopted toddler niece fruit like cantaloupe, strawberries, etc. She licks them instead of biting down and chewing them. The only
We started brushing and compression sessions with our toddler. He had the worst week ever. My husband and I are exhausted. We did about 5 sessions a day.
Any suggestions? My son cannot tolerate the elastic in his underwear.
Hi. I'm 23 years old and I'm having a very hard time with my clothing and shoes. I always put it down to me having OCD, but now I know that's not the case.
Use a toy vacuum to help decrease fears and hypersensitivity to sounds due to auditory defensiveness. Also a great heavy work activity for children with SPD.
My 2 1/2 year old son was diagnosed with SPD shortly after his second birthday. He is currently working with an OT, Developmental Specialist, and a Speech
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
It is not uncommon to have SPD and problems sleeping. This is a regulation issue and bring about significant stress in those affected by SPD/SID.
An online learning environment can be tricky for easily distracted students with SPD
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
My 4 year old (just turned 4) has always had an issue with clothing/socks/shoes not feeling good, but over the last few weeks it has gotten much worse.
How do you support a child with sensory processing challenges?
A pediatric occupational therapist who knows a whole lot about SPD but still had to jump through hoops and deal with doubt and judgment from others when it came to advocating for her.
My son Charlie 4 has always been a picky eater but since November after his nasal flu spray he won't eat hardly anything. He practically lives off innocent
My son's OT has just started him on The Listening Program, and I am wanting to incorporate it at home. Do you have any suggestions on where I can get
We are looking to move to Albuquerque or El Paso. Does anyone know of any public schools and good hospitals/programs for a 7th grader boy with SPD?
When I was a young boy, I had a cousin in her teens who always used to hold me on her lap. And somehow there was an unspoken custom between us, that she
I had shared some of the IEP humour from this site on a yahoo group. Another lady then shared this game. He takes the most commonly used phrases in a meeting
SENSORY TOOL: It’s the stress relief of aromatherapy. An afternoon at an ice cream parlor combined into one of the most soothing fidget toys around!
An online learning environment can be tricky for easily distracted students with ADHD, auditory processing disorder, and sensory issues.
Sensory processing – our body’s experience of and reaction to sensory stimuli such as sounds, tastes, smells, or touches – is often heavily affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
My son was diagnosed last March with SPD more specifically sensory seeking, postural disorder and mild auditory over-responsivity. I was so glad to finally