The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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May 23, 2020

Early Intervention is Critical

Hi, everyone~... I'm the mom of a 28 year old with a mild case of SPD (4 on a scale of 1-10). It could well be genetic, as I recognize 4 out of 15 SPD

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May 23, 2020


I have a son with SPD, and my husband and I are thinking about having another baby. How likely would it be for blessing #2 to end up with SPD?

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May 20, 2020

Strong Smells-Picky Eater

My OT suggested this tip and it works, so I thought I would share. During our meal, we have a game of try it. He gets to pick one new thing to try with

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May 01, 2020

I think there's something wrong with my son

My son is 15 years old now and these problems have been going on, at least some of them, since he was an infant. I have never sought out help because

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Apr 27, 2020

15 Best Foods For Picky Eaters That Will Keep Your Kid Happy & Healthy

As nice as it would be to only make one meal for the family, the best foods for picky eaters are the ones they will actually eat that also have some nutrition.

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Apr 15, 2020

Motion question

I have been searching for an answer to this question for years and someone pointed me in the direction of this site. I have never been diagnosed with SPD

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Apr 11, 2020

17 year old son with food issues

My son is about to turn 17 next month. All of his life, he has refused to eat fruits and vegetables, and has resisted trying new foods, although he once

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Apr 11, 2020

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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Apr 04, 2020

Bathroom issues

I have a 7 year old son who is still having trouble with bathroom accidents. He says he has a hard time knowing when his body is telling him he needs

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Apr 04, 2020

Montessori better for SPD children?

I am wondering if anyone has found if the Montessori style of teaching is better than regular public school setting for children with SPD? Any experiences

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Mar 26, 2020

There’s hope...Grandmother of autistic 5 yr old with sensory issues

My grandson was nonverbal until the age of 3. In his first year, he ate very well but about a year old, he stopped eating, gagged at the sight of food.

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Mar 19, 2020

Drinking Alcohol with SPD

Hi. I am nearly 21 years old and I am convinced I have SPD due to a number of things. My question is this to any adult with this disorder- Do you have

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Mar 15, 2020

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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Mar 02, 2020

8 year old with SPD has trouble with DAYTIME wetting... any suggestions?

My 8 year old son was diagnosed with SPD about a year ago. Among other things, he is still not able to keep his pants dry during the day. He says he doesn't

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Feb 29, 2020

It feels like Im possessed sometimes.

Sometimes I feel like I'm not even living in my own body. Im a 19 year old female and ive always struggled with relating my body to my mind. I've been

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Feb 25, 2020


I am a woman in my 20's with SPD. I always use to use intuition scentless razors for shaving and they worked well. Now they changed their soap formula

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Feb 25, 2020


I was shocked to score 46 on this test. Some of them were much worse in childhood, some got better and some have gotten worse over time. Some I never even

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Feb 25, 2020

Granddaughter loves touching cold skin

My 5 year old granddaughter loves to touch cold skin, especially ear lobes. She can't seem to fall asleep without touching and stroking arms and ears.

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Feb 17, 2020

10 year old daughter underwear issues

My daughter is on the spectrum - high functioning and has sensory issues, specifically with underwear. We have tried every size, type, material and she

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Feb 06, 2020

Billing codes for SPD

I'm looking for DSM-5 or ICD-10 codes for SPD and cannot find. What codes are being used for insurance billing for treatment of SPD? Thank you!

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Jan 30, 2020

Finally found you guys

I am as desperate as all of you for answers. I am also under the impression that I must have a form of autism and that it is indeed a burden and a blessing.

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Jan 29, 2020

To Everyone Here... Your Child May Be Gifted!

Many gifted children have sensory issues, ADHD, slight Autism, social issues (getting along well with older kids not with peers) and other behavioral/developmental

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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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