The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Nov 23, 2021

Biting/hitting when excited?

My son is 2 1/2. I have had many issues with him since he turned a year old. He hit all his milestones within normal range, but I have always always

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Nov 18, 2021

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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Nov 08, 2021

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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Oct 31, 2021

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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Oct 29, 2021

Haircut Fear

How can haircut fear be minimized in a 4 year old boy diagnosed with SPD?

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Oct 23, 2021

Sensory Processing Adults: The Forgotten Ones

Sensory Processing Adults: The Forgotten Ones By Lisa Graubart, LCSW-R Imagine bumping into walls, having difficulty negotiating space, being uncoordinated

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Oct 15, 2021

Self -regulation

My son is 3 yrars old..he requires exvessive time to fall asleep since he was he falls asleep soon if there's no nap during the day..if he wakes

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Oct 12, 2021

SPD and Scoliosis Brace

My verbally gifted son, age 12, has sensory issues, low muscle tone and dyspraxia. He used to have trouble with clothing tags and socks. Now he has trouble

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Oct 08, 2021

Looking For Other Moms/Dads Of SPD Kids Struggling In The Chicago Area

We live in Evanston and we are looking to meet other families who are dealing with SPD issues with their child. We feel so alone and it is so scary.

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Oct 07, 2021


My son constantly scratches. He scratches virtually every part of his body. He has had eczema since he was a child, however he has none currently and

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Oct 04, 2021

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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Sep 20, 2021

5 year old vegetarian

My 5yo seems to show some signs of SPD in relation to textures and the sensation of being hungry. He basically only eats fruit, vegetables and crackers.

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Sep 12, 2021

Teachers Aid

I do believe SPD is real. I experience it myself. I am self-diagnosed. I experience being overwhelmed and needing time to recharge. As an adult, I have

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Aug 24, 2021

Potentially might have SPD?

I would always think my habits of having to constantly turn the brightness down on my devices or turning off lights around the house were just little habits

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Aug 13, 2021

I think I have ADHD

Ever since I was about 6 or 7 years old, I was constantly moving. I would stand in front of the television and flap my hands, and do this little dance,

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Aug 13, 2021

My Conflict

Hello. I am a fourteen-year-old girl, and I have been diagnosed with both SPD and ADD in different points in my life. As you can imagine, I have had many

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Aug 10, 2021

I think I have SPD

I’m 31 F and since things like sensory processing disorder became better known I’ve always thought that must be what I have! Socks are the bane of my

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Aug 06, 2021

Face masks with chewing tube inside

I need suggestions as to where to find a strong flexible silicon tube that I can attached inside my grandson’s face mask to bite on, I have a lot of masks

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Aug 05, 2021

Living with SPD

Hi Everyone... My name is Ro - I'm a twenty one year old University student and I have lived with SPD all my life, although I didn't even know it was SPD

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Jul 26, 2021

Daily Shoe Meltdowns

My 4 year old boy has a huge uncontrollable meltdown over his shoes every morning when I try to put them on. He had velcro shoes which were too loose

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Jul 22, 2021

SIRRI AZ Brain Training

I have a nine year old son who has been diagnosed with asperger's syndrome. His father has been introduced to SIRRI and would like to have him go through

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Jul 13, 2021

Extreme Dislike of Seatbelts

Has anyone found a solution to their child's seat belt issues? My daughter (7) screams when using one. Therapists, OT, brushing, soft this or that, distractions

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Jul 10, 2021

7 year-old-girl intense "stims" - Nothing fits!

For the past 4-5 years I have researched and sought out help in diagnosing the behavior my now seven-year-old daughter displays. We have visited multiple

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Jul 03, 2021

Possibly another sensory area?

I'm 19 and since I can remember, I have had issues with the visual texture of objects. Most textures do not bother me, but textures such as woodgrain

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Jun 30, 2021

Delay in response

My daughter has a 10 second delay in responding to any instructions or to perform any activity. This is more visible when she is with outsiders. She is

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Jun 28, 2021

Is SPD real?

Sensory processing disorder is a controversial topic that many have a difference of opinion concerning. Individuals all over are truly concerned about

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Jun 26, 2021


I can remember as a kid being tortured by certain feelings such as wearing a wool uniform....ugh. I insisted on wearing my socks inside out because I hated

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Jun 26, 2021

Hair Distress

I can’t stand the feeling of having hair on my head :(. It’s a major daily issue. I’m 38, and shaving my hair isn’t the best look, but when I have it long,

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Jun 24, 2021

Clothing Doesn't Feel Good

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.

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Jun 18, 2021

My Four Year Old

My son is 4 & 1/2 and has propioceptive dysfunction. We can't afford therapy for him. For their sake, get them the help they need. Their poor little

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Jun 18, 2021

Aversion to buttons

Has anyone encountered this problem and do you have any solutions or ways to lessen the annoyance caused by buttons?

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Jun 04, 2021

Vomiting and SPD

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

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May 27, 2021

Sensitivity to whistling

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

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May 19, 2021

Holding objects in your hands constantly

Why would a person have a habit of constantly holding an object such as a paper towel or napkin in their hand?

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May 19, 2021

SPD and sports

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

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May 13, 2021

My teen refuses to wear a bra

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

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May 12, 2021

Fear of Self flushing toilets

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

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May 08, 2021

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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May 04, 2021

Hand Flapping

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

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May 03, 2021


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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Apr 25, 2021

10 months old baby still not eating

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

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Apr 15, 2021

Want to be touched but can't bear it

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

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Apr 11, 2021

Rough Surfaces

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

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Apr 10, 2021

11 year old with anger outburtsts

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

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Apr 08, 2021

Do I have SPD?!

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

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Apr 05, 2021

Auditory processing or not?

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

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Apr 05, 2021

Teen girl who possibly has SPD

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

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Mar 29, 2021

I need help with my son

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

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Mar 26, 2021


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.

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