Meet Real Kids With SPD

Some studies estimate that Sensory Processing Disorder affects at least one in every 20 kids, and potentially as many as one in every six. Meet real kids and learn how SPD has affected their lives and their families.

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Chance, 7

Mary blogs at The Weirdgirl. Chance with his headphones on

The biggest difference, hands down, that Sensory Processing Disorder has made in our family is opening up our awareness of how much environment can affect people. Not just kids with special needs, but anyone can be affected. It changes your perspective and your approach, and my reaction to our son's diagnosis was to be very open about SPD. My husband and I will talk about it with school officials, other parents, and strangers.

The part that I find amazing is that, while there are still people who feel my son is 'weird' or 'out of control', there are a lot more who come up to us at amusement parks or fairs and ask, "Where did you get those headphones? Do they help? My child doesn't like loud sounds either!" There have been lots of times where I've written out notes and websites for strangers so maybe they can help their child or family member.

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Comments on "Sensory Processing Disorder: Every family has a story"

Kathryn June 26, 2012 | 12:08 PM

I have SPD, certin textures mosly in clothing(i cant wear jeans or anything tight), crowded rooms and loud noises set me off.Also I love fidigiting with stuff and crave sentation in my mouth.I never go anywhere without my noise reduction headphones,fidgits and chewbles.

Tammy June 25, 2012 | 9:52 PM

Thank you all so very much for sharing, I sat here and read story after story and had to share with my husband, who after the 1st couple stories, said that's exactly like our son. We have been getting some behavioral help for awhile, but our pediatrician doesn't seem to think he needs OT, and it can be overwhelming at times. We just LOVE our boy who is kind, Loving, smart, a wonderful friend, but doesn't understand gentle, or personal space. God bless you all and thanks again.

Gabbie g June 25, 2012 | 5:17 PM

He reminds me of Allen, my 5 year old son, he also has SPD (moderate now) it was severe but therapies, lots of love & me putting myself in his place have helped him. Thank you sor sharing

Christina June 25, 2012 | 5:15 PM

I agree! It's so nice to know you're not alone when going through something with someone so close to your heart.

Laura June 25, 2012 | 11:03 AM

Great stories and great kids! SPD affects a lot of families and it's nice that it's becoming more of an "open" topic. It had a huge impact on my son's life and our family's life and I know some people often just thought we were "strange." Thanks to all of these parents for sharing their amazing kids and inspiring stories with us.

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