Lane Reads the DSM for Memoir Madness

The Madness Memoir – Adult SPD

ShareSometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves… As an adult with sensory processing disorder, I am contemplating a memoir with each chapter named after a…

Books! For adults with SPD

ShareThe adults I meet on SPD forums (with few exceptions) love to read. I hope none of my loved ones will be too offended when…

Coming Soon! The Sensory-Friendly Section of your Favorite Restaurant

ShareIt feels like we sensory defensive adults only have two options: deal with the crazy overwhelming world the way it is or keep a safe distance…

Yes! Adults can be Over-Responsive to Sound in the Grocery Store

ShareBefore I learned I was an adult with Sensory Processing Disorder, specifically hypersensitivity (or sensory defensiveness) I had no idea how over-responsive I was to sound. Screaming…

Addiction and Adult SPD – Prelude

ShareSPD?  Addiction? A match cast in my neurons before I was born. Although it has been many years since I imbibed in any recreational drug,…

Addiction and Adult SPD Part 1 – Caffeine, Nicotine and More

ShareI have a poignant love/hate relationship with caffeine – as I do with all mind-altering substances. I am convinced sensory processing disorder is intertwined in…

If Sensory Processing Disorder had been in the DSM

ShareHad Sensory Processing Disorder been in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual my life would have changed when I left home to go to college. There,…

Nail Filing Image

Sensory Defensive Nail Trimming – an Adventure in Motherhood

ShareIt is for the moms of young SPD children that I write about nail trimming. To anyone who would judge me for writing about such…

Sensory Defensive Nervous System – drawing

Share I created a drawing that illustrates how a person with a “sensory defensive” nervous system may react differently to ordinary stimuli than a person with a “normal” nervous system.…

Sensory Processing Disorder verses Autism

ShareWhat is the difference between Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? People with SPD & ASD exhibit difficulties with high-level tasks involving…