The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Apr 24, 2018


My 11 year old granddaughter makes noises all the time like small coughs, sniffing and other noises. I’m trying too get her in at the doctors but it’s

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Apr 23, 2018

Insurance won't pay

I finally got my insurance to pay for the evaluation but may not cover treatment because they don't cover sensory integration dysfunction. This really

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Apr 20, 2018

Neurosarcoidosis and SPD.

I'm 62yo in Pittsburgh,18 years diagnosed with Neurosarcoidosis,had over 14+ years vision, taste and smell lost, imbalance and nerve pain. Took various

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Apr 19, 2018

What can you do?

I have a story about a picky eater who is now almost 30 yrs. old and was also told by the Dr. don't worry about it he will grow out of it . Well.guess

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Apr 17, 2018

Bathroom troubles?

My son is 5 1/2 and I'm pretty sure he has some sort of behavior/sensory issues going on. The hardest thing for us to figure out right now, is why he will

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Apr 14, 2018

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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Apr 12, 2018

2 year old hardly eats

Hi, there... My daughter will be 2 in May. Up until last summer she was eating everything! And almost over night she stopped, all she will take is and

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Apr 09, 2018

Son pretending to be pregnant

MY 3 yr old son will put balls in his shirt and play. As soon as he realizes I am watching him he runs and hides. He is VERY persistent about me leaving

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Apr 06, 2018

Constipation and Aspergers

Im now 15 and pretty much ever since i was born i have been struggling with the severe constipation. there has actually been stages in my life where i

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Apr 06, 2018

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 05, 2018

17 Year Old Boy Who Screams

Last Spring, when I was still 16, a couple of people told me that it was believed by doctors that I had had Autism when I was younger. I met some symptoms,

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Apr 05, 2018

2 1/2 Year Old Does Not Eat Solids

I just found this website and finally feel some relief that I am not alone. My 2/12 year old son is still on a bottle and baby food. If I give him

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Apr 03, 2018

Sucking on Clothes

My 7 yr old son sucks his clothes. He sucks his winter coat & sleeves. Is this something I should be concerned about or is this just a very strange

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Apr 02, 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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Mar 28, 2018

Nana... built in babysitter

My grandson is 5 yrs old and started playing w his poop about a few months ago. when I ask him why he can't give me an answer. I don't know where to

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Mar 27, 2018

Storing Objects in his gums

I have a 12 year old stepson who is on the spectrum. Within the last 8 months or so, he is storing paper and fiber in his gums. He is not swallowing it

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Mar 26, 2018

Bras and other tween issues

My daughter has not worn underwear in years, only wears clothing that is very loose, soft and stretched out. She is now at a stage where she really needs

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Mar 26, 2018

My two year old only eats crunchy food

My son only eats dry cereal, toast, chicken nuggets and pizza. He refuses to even look at something that has a soft texture. He is underweight yet very

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Mar 21, 2018

Hand flapping

My son is 10 and he has CAPD and sensory issues. He has been hand flapping since about Jan 2016. At school it was not problem last year. His case

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Mar 21, 2018

Documenting Sensory In Occupational Therapy Notes

I work in an outpatient clinic treating pediatric clients across the spectrum of developmental, physical, and mental-emotional health diagnoses or lack

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Mar 20, 2018


Hi my daughter has mild SPD but is really starting to complain about walking long distances. She says her legs hurt and gets really upset. I have to walk

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Mar 19, 2018

My 3 year old refuses completely to try solid food. He gags when he trys.

M 3 year old toddler refuses to try solid food. He likes soup and some mashed food but when he trys new food solid food he gags and sometimes vomits a

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Mar 19, 2018

ADHD 11 year old boy bedwetting

How can I help him?

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Mar 15, 2018

My son has been chewing and cutting his clothes

My son at school has been cutting his clothes and he's also been chewing his clothes alot more than he used too. what can I do?

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Mar 10, 2018

Stumped about symptoms

Grandson lives with us, age 9, EXTREMELY picky eater, very, very thin, uncoordinated, cannot/will not ride a bike, does ride a scooter, falls easily, developed

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Mar 10, 2018

Grandson 4... Burned house down

My Four year old Grandson burnt his house down and is always always plugging things into Electric points. He is always into something. you've always

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Mar 08, 2018

Daughter with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder not getting help at School

My 4th gr daughter is ADHD, recently dx w/SPD (also has spastic bladder, cross-eyed (glasses), lazy R eye, has headaches)and yet the school is totally

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Mar 06, 2018

Washing and brushing Teeth with my 9 year old Daughter

I have a 9 year old Daughter who was diagnosed with SPD when she was 8 months old ( well at the time it was only gross motor delay. However, as she got

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Mar 05, 2018

Metal phobia

since i was about 7+ i wouldn't touch metal. i hate the smell of it, the feel of it and everything about it. when i go to restaurants i always get something

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Mar 05, 2018

Rant ~ clothes/sleep/food/touch/sound/smell

I'm 32 F. I finally googled the phrase clothes causing anxiety' today. I felt relieved and kind of sad when I found this website. Yes this is me, yes this

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Feb 28, 2018

Puberty and SPD

My son was a low birth weight, premie twin. He was treated with good OT at age 4 for SID and was deemed ready for kindergarten at 5 1/2 (late birthday.)

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Feb 28, 2018

Auditory defensiveness and music class

I have a 7 year old son who was diagnosed when he was 3 with SPD and, boy, have we come a long way! He is very auditory defensive but loves music.

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Feb 26, 2018

Growing up with proprioceptive dysfunction

The being unbelievably clumsy wasn't exactly the traumatic part of my childhood. It was the embarrassment and the guilt and shame that was put on me not

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Feb 26, 2018

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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Feb 25, 2018

A mother so fed up

So my 3 year old was just diagnosed with autism mind you I've been trying to get him diagnosed since he was around 18 months I noticed different behaviors

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Feb 23, 2018

No stitching, tags and please don't be tight .... uuugggghhhhhh

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

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Feb 23, 2018

SPD versus PDD?

How do professionals/diagnosticians determine whether a child has SPD or PDD? I realize that almost all kids on the spectrum have sensory issues (i.e.,

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Feb 22, 2018

Having Fun At IEP's

Get a good laugh with these... "10 Ways To Have More Fun At Your IEP"

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Feb 20, 2018

I have a Community

One mom's story about how much the SPD support groups mean to her.

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Feb 20, 2018

You are not alone!!

I have always laughed about my issues when I was younger, but I am so relieved to know that others have also experienced this! Some of the things I would

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Feb 19, 2018

Proprioceptive oversensitivity or hypersensitivity

Usually when proprioceptive dysfunction is explained the symptoms described are those of proprioceptive undersensitivity: bashing into things, crashing,

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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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