Visual System using PostIts

Organization or Obsession?

ShareWhat happens when a person is unable to adequately filter or sort sensory information from her environment? She spends a lot of time feeling threatened. Not emotionally threatened but physically threatened. Her body reacts to sensory input. She can tell herself, “You’re fine, relax.” Other people can tell her. But all the emotional soothing in …

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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 mental illness found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Each chapter could highlight a scene or reflection that illustrated how that mental illness manifested in my life. …

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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 I announce to the world… books have always been, and still are, my best friends. I love an excellent book, fiction or nonfiction. Good fiction is filled with characters who …

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Discovering the Moon – the atypical brain

ShareWhen I was eleven years old, living in Albuquerque, NM, I witnessed a total eclipse of the moon. Let me preface this by saying, the sky in New Mexico is different than anywhere else I’ve been. There is something that goes beyond its cluster of fine qualities; more than just being bluer, having more stars, …

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