The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

Welcome to The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog.

Thank you for taking the time to join us in our SPD adventures.

Here you will find all the latest updates, changes, new information, news about SPD and personal comments/questions from us at as well as our valued readers.

We look forward to keeping you updated on the latest Sensory Processing Disorder/Sensory Integration information.

Please sign up for our RSS Feed to keep up to the minute on the latest articles,news, and reader submissions on SPD. If your not familiar with RSS you can read more about it at What is an RSS Feed.

Nov 30, 2022

Help! My 7 year old 2nd grader will not poop on the potty

My son has refused to be fully potty trained since we started when he was a toddler. He jumps around and holds his belly in whenever he feels the sensation

Continue reading "Help! My 7 year old 2nd grader will not poop on the potty"

Nov 21, 2022

I am a kid with sensory issues

I'm not 100% sure that I have SPD, but I do have really severe sensory issues. I have panic attacks whenever I get over-stimulated and it's horrible.

Continue reading "I am a kid with sensory issues"

Nov 12, 2022

4 year old son won't swallow or spit out saliva, refuses to open mouth to speak.

Okay, so my son went across the street for a play date tonight. When he came back, the parent of the other boy said he had a little choking scare (which

Continue reading "4 year old son won't swallow or spit out saliva, refuses to open mouth to speak."

Oct 27, 2022

My 2 year old will not eat Table Foods only baby food.

Hi, my name is Jessica and I have a beautiful little girl name Emma Grace, when we were ready to move to table foods she had a very hard time. Each time

Continue reading "My 2 year old will not eat Table Foods only baby food."

Oct 27, 2022

Repeating words and sentences over & over

My grandson is 7 years and diagnosed with SPD. He continually repeats sentences over and over and over even though I am responding to him. Is this normal

Continue reading "Repeating words and sentences over & over"

Oct 26, 2022

2 1/2 year old tip toe walks, flaps his arms or clenches his fists, and vibrates his entire body when he is excited. What gives?

My 21/2 year old son displays many symptoms of the sensory seeker. As a baby he was inconsolable and is still using a pacifier at night. He is intense

Continue reading "2 1/2 year old tip toe walks, flaps his arms or clenches his fists, and vibrates his entire body when he is excited. What gives?"

Oct 25, 2022

ASD therapist near Conifer, Evergreen, Englewood, Littleton?

Hi... Looking for an asd therapist near 285 in Colorado for my 8 year old son, he was recently diagnosed and really struggles with sensory issues, rigid

Continue reading "ASD therapist near Conifer, Evergreen, Englewood, Littleton?"

Oct 07, 2022

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

Continue reading "Fear of Self flushing toilets"

Oct 06, 2022

Touching other peoples hair

A 5 year old boy is always touching the girls hair in his kindergarten class,he twirls,rubs,and spells their hair even after being told it's inappropriate

Continue reading "Touching other peoples hair"

Sep 29, 2022

So relieved to find this site

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

Continue reading "So relieved to find this site"

Sep 13, 2022


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

Continue reading "Itching"

Sep 09, 2022

Rubbing Stiff Fabrics Under Fingernails, etc.

I find it calming to rub the edges of stiff fabrics under my fingernails. Sometimes I fold the edge into a point and rub it on my fingertips. Or I'll rub

Continue reading "Rubbing Stiff Fabrics Under Fingernails, etc."

Sep 02, 2022

Excessive itching in autistic child

My son is autistic and has increasingly complained about itching, to the point that he is miserable. I don't believe it is the result of an allergy, but

Continue reading "Excessive itching in autistic child"

Aug 21, 2022

Captain Oblivious

Got sober 2 years ago, got divorced 2 weeks ago, and now this. Ex called me rainman for the entirety of the relationship. Decided to finally look into

Continue reading "Captain Oblivious"

Aug 06, 2022

Aversion to buttons

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

Continue reading "Aversion to buttons"

Aug 05, 2022

Difficulty coping with braces (18 years old)

We are at a crossroads and need we continue with the braces or have them removed? Our son had 4 teeth pulled with no issue to make room for

Continue reading "Difficulty coping with braces (18 years old)"

Jul 30, 2022

Child who laughs at wrong times...

I have an 8 year old son who laughs at his baby sister's crying. This is the worse scenario that his laughing happens in house, but he also laughs when

Continue reading "Child who laughs at wrong times..."

Jul 17, 2022

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

Continue reading "Sensitivity to whistling"

Jul 13, 2022

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

Continue reading "Pants and Underwear Sensitivity "

Jul 01, 2022


I believe that spd and my intense visual aversion to certain things are definitely linked. I don't feel as though it's just a phobia. Does anybody else

Continue reading "NOT JUST A PHOBIA OF HOLES"

Jun 06, 2022

Tactile defensiveness - Sensory Overload - Clothes sensitive

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

Continue reading "Tactile defensiveness - Sensory Overload - Clothes sensitive"

Jun 03, 2022

Is it choice

Please tell me why my child has such issues with such things as putting on uniform in the morning and have such intense meltdowns at thirteen that are

Continue reading "Is it choice"

Jun 03, 2022

I need help

My five year old was diagnosed with ADHD. Lately he started getting worst. In addition to always behaving hyper, he started laughing when bad things happen,

Continue reading "I need help "

May 26, 2022

Spitting continuously after brushing teeth

My 24-year-old son has started spitting excessively after brushing his teeth in the last few years. I hear him in the bathroom brushing his teeth and then

Continue reading "Spitting continuously after brushing teeth"

May 20, 2022

Reglan use and Sensory Processing disorder.

I took Reglan during my pregnancy. I know I probably got my cervical dystonia from taking it. Is it possible that my son could of gotten sensory processing

Continue reading "Reglan use and Sensory Processing disorder."

Apr 29, 2022

It's National Zipper Day! Occupational Therapy: Conquering the Zipper

Learning to zipper a jacket can be a complicated but functional skill for kids to manage. Coat zipping is an intricate motor planning process requiring significant fine motor skills.

Continue reading "It's National Zipper Day! Occupational Therapy: Conquering the Zipper"

Apr 07, 2022

Smart kid-> "crazy out of hand"

Ever since I was a kid.. and now i know what it was. It was never my fault, it was SPD.

Continue reading "Smart kid-> "crazy out of hand""

Apr 06, 2022

From sensory issues to car seat belts

What do you do when your daughter has extreme sensory issues with clothing, sounds, voices, the worse though is wearing a seat belt in the car. I have

Continue reading "From sensory issues to car seat belts"

Apr 03, 2022

Clothing sensitivity..... please help

My daughter is 4 1/2 years old and cannot for the life of her wear clothes. One day something will be okay enough to wear and the next day nothing is okay.

Continue reading "Clothing sensitivity..... please help"

Mar 31, 2022

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

Continue reading "My son has SPD and a constant battle of Bum Picking"

Mar 28, 2022

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

Continue reading "Daily Shoe Meltdowns"

Mar 20, 2022

Concerned mom about my 5 yr. old wanting to wear the same pajamas for clothes everday?

My son is 5 yrs. old he wants to wear the same pajama outfit all the time, only time I can wash it is when he's in bed-he will even sleep naked if i don't

Continue reading "Concerned mom about my 5 yr. old wanting to wear the same pajamas for clothes everday?"

Mar 19, 2022

Adult with hyposensitivity(?) and sleep problems

I'll tell you what I've done that's mostly worked. Weighted blanket Ear plugs (I think the pressure in my ears helps) Melatonin or Unisom (trazodone

Continue reading "Adult with hyposensitivity(?) and sleep problems"

Mar 08, 2022

Night time poop smearing in diapered littles

Saw many posts about this - wanted to share what worked for us. Posted as a comment, then decided it might be best to repost as a thread. There are better

Continue reading "Night time poop smearing in diapered littles"

Mar 06, 2022

SPD or skin fetish???

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

Continue reading "SPD or skin fetish???"

Mar 01, 2022

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

Continue reading "Son pretending to be pregnant"

Feb 26, 2022


Should children with SPD be tested for Mthfr?

Continue reading "Mthfr"

Feb 24, 2022

Tongue clicking

Does anyone have ideas around this habit?

Continue reading "Tongue clicking"

Feb 23, 2022

Picking and Pulling Things Apart

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

Continue reading "Picking and Pulling Things Apart"

Feb 15, 2022

Is reflux and ADHD linked to each other?

My is 6 yrs old, he will be 7 in May. He has had reflux since he was a year old. He has just been diagnose with ADHD. He is at the understanding level

Continue reading "Is reflux and ADHD linked to each other?"

Feb 13, 2022

Autistic/ADD/SPD Adults Exist

I understand your page is focusing on early intervention w/young children & will understandably be parent-centered, but there are thousands if not millions

Continue reading "Autistic/ADD/SPD Adults Exist"

Jan 11, 2022

My parents don't think I have SPD

I am 14 and I believe I have spd. The only problem is that when I try to talk to my parents about it they snap at me and shut me down like I'm saying there

Continue reading "My parents don't think I have SPD"

Jan 10, 2022

Prickly sensations in my son's hands

My son is 8 years old and has SPD. Lately he is getting sensations in his hands. He describes it as getting splinters. Sometimes it gets so bad that

Continue reading "Prickly sensations in my son's hands"

Jan 07, 2022

Pencil chewing

My daughter is nearly 8 and up until a few weeks ago sucked her middle and ring finger frequently. After many failed attempts she seems to have successfully

Continue reading "Pencil chewing"

Dec 18, 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.

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

Dec 17, 2021

Dealing with a SPD Child...

I am a mom of 4 beautiful kids! I just recently found out my daughter has SPD, She is a 4 year old beautiful,smart,caring little girl. When she was born,

Continue reading "Dealing with a SPD Child..."

Dec 07, 2021

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

Continue reading "Frequent Urination"

Dec 07, 2021

Pressure on chin

My son is four years old and he is autistic. Lately, he is been having this issue where he has to roll his chin against my elbow bone or any bones in

Continue reading "Pressure on chin"

Dec 07, 2021

3 year old sensory seeker with no speech

I have a 3 and a half year old little boy who is a textbook sensory seeker, and is extremely delayed in his speech and cognitive abilities. He has some

Continue reading "3 year old sensory seeker with no speech"