Yes, SPD Is Real

by L. Tyne

I strongly believe it is real because I am an adult with SPD. I was diagnosed at age 6 and underwent various forms of therapy, ranging from play-therapy to the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol to weekly physical therapy until age 10. I do not remember much from these sessions specifically but I do remember having better coping mechanisms as I got older. I still never went without socks, wore nothing but soft leggings until I was 14 years old, and preferred small cozy nooks rather than open areas to sit in.

Looking back I am able to recognize other quirks and mannerisms that indicated I had a sensory processing disorder. I still have problems with certain materials (namely foams, napkins, chalk, and some types of clothing). I no longer wear socks religiously and I am now able to wear jeans, though at times they still feel like needles in my legs. There are numerous other aspects of my disorder that I could speak about, namely difficulties with physical relationships but I don't think this is the appropriate forum to discuss that topic; however, if anyone knows of a group online or elsewhere that deals with SPD Adults and Sexual Relationships, some information would be exceedingly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Oct 19, 2007
Grandma needs help
by: Anonymous

I'm new at this. Don't know if I'm doing this right. My grandson has SPD, I am confident in diagnosis. MY DIL has done tons of research and is really on top of this but is extremely sensitive and doesn't want to talk about it.

Where do I begin to learn what SPD means to Eric's life? My son says that 2nd grade has been a disaster. He had a 1 on 1 aid for 1st grade and for the bus. This yr he has just a 2 on 1 and no aid for the bus and I don't know what any of this means!


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