Every website,every discussion,every interview about Sensory Processing Disorder is an opportunity to answer the question for someone,somewhere,who has been wondering all their life,“What’s wrong with me?”


My Blanket


For those of you reading about weighted blankets for the first time,professionals suggest twenty minutes under a weighted blanket has a calming effect. It will smooth tangled senses and refresh an overwhelmed mind.

I use mine once or twice for a quick refresher,on a good day. I use it every hour on a bad day. I put a folded pillow case over my eyes and a pillow against each ear to block out light and sound. If I am especially tense or overwhelmed,I include a meditation recording to appease my vitriolic mind. Usually within fifteen minutes I

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Squeezed into Calm


I have heard multiple interviews with Temple Grandin,on NPR,over the years. When she talked about her cattle squeezing machine,I found it interesting on an intellectual plane. It never occurred to me that deep sustained pressure might help me. Mostly because I felt I had very little in common with Grandin;she has autism and I don’t. All I had at the time of listening to those interviews was a smattering of very weird personality quirks.

But when Sharon Heller suggested a weighted blanket in Too Loud,Too Bright,Too Fast,Too Tight,I immediately tried it. Why?

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