The Sensory Processing Disorder Blog

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Nov 17, 2017

SPD at 68

I have always been touch sensitive, unable to deal with multiple inputs of noise, light, etc. Reading The Autistic Brain I saw SPD mentioned and at age

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Nov 16, 2017

Five year old uncontrollable behavior

My 5 year old grandson throws dirt, spits and yells I will kill you and snot snot snot while he keeps blowing his nose and gathering it to put on someone.

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Nov 09, 2017

Am I odd?

I have been experiencing tactile sensitivities for quite a while and it seems to be worsening. After I get my hands wet, I am unable to touch anything

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Nov 08, 2017

Transitioning to Pants in the Fall/Winter

Hi, my 5 year old son with SPD, is really struggling to wear pants this year. He finally agreed to wear a jacket yesterday (it's 50 degrees), but still

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Nov 04, 2017

Touching as a child.

As long as I could remember fun time with dad as he runs through the house tickling all the kids I'd run and hide from the fear of being touched. Instead

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Oct 30, 2017

Tears In My Eyes

Tears in my eyes, Pain in my heart. Wondering if this darkness, Will ever part. My eyes swollen and tender, You see. Wondering why it's happening, To

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Oct 25, 2017

We got through it... sort of... he's 28 now.

Hi. I started taking my son to psychologists and psychiatrists when he was three. None of them diagnosed him with SPD, but that is the correct diagnosis.

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Oct 19, 2017

Why we don't sit in the front of church anymore

As an Aspie with SPD (tactile and auditory), Billy knows what is expected of him at church at 11 years old, and most times does well. WELL... this time

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Oct 18, 2017

Spd meets Hearing aids?

My thirteen year old daughter Lynn has SPD but also has been diagnosed with hearing loss. We got her hearing aids, and she seems even more sensitive than

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Oct 13, 2017

Adult with SPD in AZ

My name is Miranda and I am a 26 year old suffering from Sensory Processing Disorder. This disorder has nearly killed me, literally. Although it may

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Oct 12, 2017

Finding Occupational Therapy For Children Who Specializes In SPD

Find Occupational Therapy For Children With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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Oct 12, 2017

SPD and Concussion Recovery Time

My son was hit with a soccer ball during practice and suffered a moderate concussion. However, some of the symptoms seem to be lasting longer than they

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Oct 12, 2017

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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Oct 08, 2017

School Services For SPD

Are you wondering what your rights are regarding school services for SPD? Confused why children aren't being evaluated and treated for SPD in school systems? Come explore your rights with us.

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Oct 08, 2017


Hello 😊 Mum with 13 year old home-schooled son in South East Surrey who has Tactile Defensiveness (clothing & weather) seeking friends & support:- email:

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Oct 07, 2017

Barometric pressure and SPD

Is there any research relating to the effects of barometric pressure on kids with spd?

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Oct 04, 2017

Visual Processing Disorders

Visual processing deficits are often subtle and often misdiagnosed.

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Oct 04, 2017

I feel like a freak

I've always felt disconnected from others around me because I could not operate like them. I found out a year ago (I'm 15) that my mom has always thought

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Oct 03, 2017

Need to find an occupation therapist in the Johnson City, Kingsport area of Tenn that works with SPD children.

I have a granddaughter who will be 13 in Dec. She has SPD and my daughter has taken her to ot in this area but their specialty is not sensory processing.

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Sep 29, 2017

Tactile Defensiveness & Mercury

My 7 year old son has always fought putting on socks, shoes, and clothes that have tags or are too tight, especially underwear, which we discovered recently

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Sep 29, 2017

Victim of Sensory Deficiency; Redefine 'The Picky Eater'

I'm really trying to learn more about this deficiency, as I'm a 21 year old female with no real health issues, but all my life I've been very sensitive

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Sep 26, 2017


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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Sep 22, 2017

Any connection between SPD and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome?

I'm a psychological associate with a 21 yod, 14 yos, and 10 yos. All of my children show some signs of SPD, but the older 2 for sure would be diagnosable.

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Sep 20, 2017

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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Sep 20, 2017

School drop offs

Hi... My 4 year old son has recently been diagnosed with SPD. He is a sensory seeker with absolutely no impulse control. He has been going to an OT for

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Sep 16, 2017

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

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Sep 11, 2017

Nail biting?

For years I've been biting my nails. I'm sixteen and I've been trying to stop for years... 2 questions 1. Is this at all related to SPD? 2. How can

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Sep 08, 2017

Adult Sensory Processing Disorder

How do you diagnose and treat adolescent and adult Sensory Processing Disorder? What are some age appropriate sensory diet activities for adults? Find out here!

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Sep 07, 2017

Clothing issues

My daughter is 9 years old and was diagnosed with SPD at 3. It began with her shoes and clothes. She would scream if certain outfits were put on her.

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Sep 05, 2017

Daughter hates brushing technique - any other effective methods?

Hello, Our 5 year old daughter seems to have SPD mostly with tactile defensiveness (clothing issues) but also has a big issue with feeling too hot or not

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Sep 05, 2017


I'm 18, have spd, and I'm trying to figure out if it's even possible for me to process fast enough to drive.

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Aug 31, 2017

Comfortable underwear

Any suggestions? My son cannot tolerate the elastic in his underwear.

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Aug 31, 2017

Picky eater child grown up into picky eating adult.

Growing up, my mantra was I aint gonna eat that stuff. And i never, very seldom did. Mom would make me sit at the table, sometimes all night, still

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Aug 30, 2017

Certain materials make me cringe out of control

I don't know what to do anymore, certain materials make me cringe way too much, send shivers all over my body, make my teeth and nails hurt, and sometimes

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Aug 30, 2017

She is lost

Hi everyone my daughter is 13 years old and although she was not diagnosed with SPD I can feel in my heart that she is suffering from many of the symptoms

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Aug 28, 2017

Black Pepper, High dose Curcumin, curcuminoids for proprioception

I also have the proprioception issue and I found curcuminoids helpful in all aspects of my life. It has somehow fixed the signals that interact in my

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Aug 27, 2017

Help !

How can I get my almost 6 year old son more focused and not so fidgety during circle time? This is his first year in all day kindergarten. I'm so

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Aug 25, 2017

Physics Professor

Since at least my teens (I am now in my 40s) I have had PTSD-like episodes where I become non-functional for a couple of days after a meltdown, sometimes

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Aug 24, 2017

HSP with SPD

I am a Highly Sensitive Person, as I expect many of you whose stories I just read are as well. Look it up if you don't know about it. Dr. Elaine Aron

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Aug 24, 2017


Should children with SPD be tested for Mthfr?

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Aug 19, 2017

Smelling strange items

Why does my child try to smell or sniff strange things?

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Aug 19, 2017


My daughter is 9 and I am having a horrible time trying to find her new underwear, I don't know how many packs I have gone through. She is down to one

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Aug 17, 2017

Son may have SPD, need help getting assessment.

My son is 9 years old. What brought me to this site is quirky behaviors and constant humming. I've been researching constant humming in children, and

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Aug 17, 2017

Not that mom

My 4 yr old son, Josh, and I both have SPD. My biggest problems are tactile defensiveness and Vestibular Dysfunction. He, on the other hand, is an extreme

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Aug 16, 2017


I have never been diagnosed with SPD however after reading all of these comments I am so relieved I have finally found where I belong. All my life I

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Aug 16, 2017

My little man

Hello! I have a handsome son who is 7 months old. He has to start early intervention and when the lady came to our home and discussed life, she stated

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Aug 14, 2017

Never been ticklish and can't have people touch me while I sleep and never wanted night light as child and didn't like being touched as child and felt weak for crying

Growing up I never remember being ticklish, always thought if I cried I was weak. For a long time didn't even like being touched. Until this day when

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Aug 09, 2017

Age of Onset of SPD

My six year old son was just diagnosed with SPD. Looking back on his life from birth until now, I can now see some mild sensory issues that he had. I

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Aug 08, 2017

Hyper-Sensitive To Sound

I just came across your site tonight and am overwhelmed with the amount of information and with the confirmation that my daughter is not alone out there,

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