Daily Challenges

To those with sensory disorders, a simple daily routine others take for granted, may pose a challenge.

Adults with SPD are at high risk of developing stress-related disorders

Adults with SPD are at high risk of developing stress-related disorders like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain

Share Even I was surprised by the ending of this video. It’s one thing to list symptoms and complaints in your head day after day; it’s quite another to see yourself in real time. In her book Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight Sharon Heller, PhD said, “By adulthood the body of the …

Adults with SPD are at high risk of developing stress-related disorders like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Read More »

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 …

Organization or Obsession? Read More »

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 away. Imagine there was a restaurant in your neighborhood that had a special spot for sensitive people, a section of the restaurant out of the main traffic area. Imagine it …

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

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 children weren’t the only thing I hated about the supermarket. All in all, food shopping topped my list of dreaded activities. I’d rather have my liver biopsied – at least …

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

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, my first act of total independence was to go to the psychology building at the university and ask for help. “Can you please tell me what’s wrong with me?” I …

If Sensory Processing Disorder had been in the DSM Read More »

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 a ridiculously trite topic, I ask, “What the hell are you doing on my blog, anyway?” So, Moms, let me bestow upon you 50 years of high-sensitivity nail trimming experience. …

Sensory Defensive Nail Trimming – an Adventure in Motherhood Read More »