Adult with Sensory Processing Disorder

Understanding the Occupational Therapy Needs of Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder

SPD does not magically disappear with childhood. Problems with sensory processing are commonly found in adults. The American Occupational Therapy Association published an article in…

Visual System using PostIts

Organization or Obsession?

What happens when a person is unable to adequately filter or sort sensory information from her environment? She spends a lot of time feeling threatened.…

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

It 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

Before 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…

Nail Filing Image

Sensory Defensive Nail Trimming – an Adventure in Motherhood

It 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

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. Feel…

Bright Star

Mother of the Bright Star – Movie for a Highly Sensitive Adult

I watched a lovely movie last night, Bright Star, the story of Fanny Brawne’s love affair with the poet John Keats. More than a historical…

Cockroach on the Freeway!

Stimming with Cockroach on Freeway

I caught motion in my peripheral vision – driver’s side window. It was over an inch and a half long, reddish brown. It was in…

Sensory Processing, Arousal & Rumsfeld

When anything moves in the backyard, Rumsfeld, the 75-pound poodle, leaps to attention. His DNA was programmed over eons to be ready at any moment…

Hungry Lizzy

Lane’s Food Sanity Rules

Rule #4: When homicidal rage blurs your vision, ask, “Could you be hungry?”

Watson and I rarely argue. Thirty years of wedded bliss has given us plenty of time to compromise on and respect our differences of preference and opinion.

But neither of us is perfect. Sometimes while feeling around in the gray area for compromise, one of us may stumble upon something unbearable.