The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Jan 27, 2020

My niece chews on her coat zipper.

My niece is 5 and is diagnosed with Phelan McDermid Syndrome, an autistic-like syndrome. When she is wearing a jacket or coat that has a zipper near

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Jan 22, 2020

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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Jan 13, 2020

My Wild Child Carrie Anne

From the moment I brought Carrie Anne home she exhibited signs, which looking back I can identify, but being a new mom I chalked it up to my inexperience

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Jan 13, 2020

You know your the mom of a special kid with special needs when....

I believe humor is great medicine (its much cheaper to find humor in your day than to take a rest in the Psych Unit). Please do not take offense to these

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Jan 09, 2020

6 year old girl

6 yr old girl all of a sudden, just tonight has started to repeat questions over and over. Is there any help for this?

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Jan 08, 2020

What to do, where to go if it's not just a cleaning?

My daughter is 9 with SPD, and has gotten through cleanings...but she needs a appt. Soon, and I'm scared it'll need to be more than just a cleaning!

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Jan 08, 2020

Paper or plastic... Plastic please.

My thing is paper bags or brown cardboard the feeling has always been called making my skin crawl

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Jan 06, 2020

I still think... I was a nudist in my past life.. lol

I have written on here before. (10 July 2016-meis) Please read it first if you would like. I feel like this is the only place I can talk about my little

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Jan 04, 2020

Music In Motion Roller Coaster

Give your toddler a thrill of a ride with this Music In Motion Roller Coaster. Children with sensory processing disorders, or without, need to integrate and tolerate vestibular movement experiences.

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Jan 04, 2020

Service/Therapy Pets

Hi All. I have a 5 1/2 year old that is SPD, OCD and has speech issues. She is currently in OT. We have family pets, which are all older animals, which

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Dec 25, 2019

Christmas Poem -- Disability

A beautiful version of The Twelve Days Of Christmas for parents of kids with disabilities. A tear jerker.

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Dec 19, 2019

How do kids with oral integration disorder eat at preschool or later on at school???

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

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Dec 17, 2019

Respect For Sound Sensitivity From A Whole Graduating Class

An amazing thing took place at Carmel High School’s graduation. One of our students Jack Higgins was presented with his diploma. Jack graduated after 8 years. He is a wonderful member of our student community. Jack has autism and with that comes sensory issues. At graduation the student body and several thousand individuals were asked to not clap or cheer so Jack could participate. What followed was nothing short of a miracle.

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Dec 15, 2019

Do I Have SPD!??? HELP!!!!

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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Dec 10, 2019


Seems over the last two years, I've developed this.... I'm not sure what to make of it as I hear white noise is used to drown out the symptom..BUT continually

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Dec 05, 2019

Sensory Strategies For The Holidays

Common sensory sensitivities can make a joyful time of year a time of confusion and frustration. Tips and sensory strategies for surviving the holidays.

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Nov 29, 2019


Has anyone else seen Borderline Personality Disorder manifest in teenagers/young adults who have a clear disgnosis from early childhood of Sensory Processing

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Nov 20, 2019

Child stops eating?

My son just turned 9 and he is on the Spectrum’s he used to eat only puffy Cheetos and peanut butter and jelly with pediasure chocolate shakes. Within

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Nov 13, 2019

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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Nov 11, 2019

My son and his socks

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

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Nov 04, 2019

Scratching and eating

My daughter has an habit of scratching the wall paint with nails and eating them. What makes her to do that? How do we stop this?

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Nov 01, 2019

Help with the loss of our Pacifier!

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

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Oct 29, 2019

SPD and Migraines

Are there any links between SPD and headaches? My son has recently been diagnosed with SPD and we've also realized that he's suffering from frequent

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Oct 27, 2019

My daughter has SPD and can't "feel" when she needs to poop

My daughter is 3 1/2 years old. She has SPD and whenever she has to poop, she goes in her panties. She can't feel when she has to go. I don't know what

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Oct 25, 2019

Medical Law and Ethics Class Essay

Hello, I am doing an essay on why SPD isn't its own diagnosis yet and why it should be. How advocates and parents have to fight with insurance companies

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Oct 20, 2019

Could this be SPD ?

My 6 yr old son sucks on fuzzy blankets when he is just sitting watching TV or going to bed.. could this be a sign of SPD?

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Oct 15, 2019

Scratching, pushing, squeezing by 3,5 years old!!!!!!!

My son is 3.5 and started preschool. Now every day, almost several times a day he is squeezing other classmates, sometimes sitting over them, on them,

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Oct 15, 2019

Automatic Toilet is Scary and Loud

I know most of us have had experiences with an automatic flushing toilet. I know that they are fantastic for helping keep the nasty germs away from our

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Oct 15, 2019

sensory problems

My 5year old granddaughter has a sensory eating disorder has had since she was a baby .and its not picky eater it is a serious problem.. She need to go

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Oct 15, 2019

Ear obsession

My three year old out of no where is obsessed with grabbing, rubbing, snuggling ears and rubs his face on them but only certain people. He mainly does

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Oct 09, 2019


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

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Oct 08, 2019


My son is 6 and has a mild case of SPD and has been though OT, speech, etc. He has been doing a lot of hitting lately (in school, at home, even at a

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Oct 08, 2019

Flipping sand, dirt, and mulch in the air to watch it fall.

There is an almost 4 year-0ld in our preschool classroom that likes to flip sand, mulch, and dirt up in the air to watch it fall. He will also pour

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Oct 05, 2019

Dry Fluffy Cloth or Tissue or Paper Towels

I have no idea how long I have had this, but I cannot stand the feeling of fluffy toilet tissue on my dry hands or fingers, and it’s the same with fluffy

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Oct 04, 2019

Frequent Urination

Hi, my son is 8yrs. old, and has SPD. A little over a year ago, he started having to urinate alot. He is seeing a urologist, and they can't figure

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Sep 30, 2019

Finger flicking in front of eyes

Hi.. Was wondering if you had any suggestions for finger flicking in front of eyes.My wee boy aged 3 has many sensory issues.Likes to throw himself back,upside

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Sep 28, 2019

SPD And Language Delays

My son, AJ, was recently diagnosed with the following: 1. Developmental Delay (not pervasive) 2. Mixed Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder 3. Idiosyncratic

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Sep 27, 2019

Treatment for Adults with Sensory Defensiveness

I have had sensory defensiveness since I was a child. I'm now 59 years old and just realizing this is a real diagnosis and hope to find treatment other

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Sep 25, 2019

Somewhat better

I am currently 17 years of age and have been dealing with tactile SPD since birth. I was diagnosed at roughly 10 to 11 years old by a GP who recommended

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Sep 16, 2019

I dont know what to do... I feel lie crying

Ok so I am basically single moming it as my husband is away in the army and my toddler 4 years old and just seems to be getting worse. She was a perfect

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Sep 09, 2019

SPD cause speech delays?

My 22 month old daughter is not talking. she has been in speech therapy with ECI since 18 months old and she can now say about 6 words (ball, book, uh-oh,

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Sep 06, 2019

Grandmother with granddaughter with spd and potty issues

My granddaughter has spd and has issues with potting in her pants and she is 5yrs old and is in kindergarten. I don't know what to do some as some days

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Sep 04, 2019


My child is in the 3rd grade and gets handwriting fatigue from pressing too hard when he writes. His OT is having me use foam under his page to help him

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Sep 01, 2019

Where do I begin

I have a 4 and a half year old daughter who has not been diagnosed with SPD by a health professional yet, but I have a growing suspicion that she has sensory

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Aug 31, 2019

It's Bacon Day!

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Aug 30, 2019

Like Mother, Like Daughter

I started to fill this out for my 8 year old daughter, then realized I was connecting with this questionnaire. So I printed one for myself too. I answered

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Aug 28, 2019

2 yr 10 month old wont chew only on bottle feed and that while sleeping

My son is 2 years and 10 months old and though there is no confirmed diagnosis of his problem and all I know is through internet surfing. He's had been

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Aug 23, 2019

Wondering about my daughter

My daughter is 27 months and has been very sensitive since birth pretty much. She has issues with gross motor, social anxiety, separation anxiety and seems

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Aug 15, 2019

Nature Sound Machines... The perfect way to celebrate National Relaxation Day

Nature sound machines provide calming input to your senses. Wouldn't it be nice to relax or fall asleep to the sound of a babbling brook, methodical drops of rain, a soothing campfire, or the gentle sound of birds?

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