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[Self-Test] Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Sensory processing disorder makes it difficult for the brain to receive messages from the senses. It may manifest as meltdowns from sensory overload, or stimulation-seeking behavior, or confusion and clumsiness in everyday tasks. Could SPD be causing your child’s challenging behavior? Take this symptom test and share the results with your doctor.

4 Comments: [Self-Test] Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

  1. Hello. Thank you for this test. My only issue is that ai had to say no to a lot of questions because they did not apply due to the fact that he is homeschooled and does not play flag football or take school pictures or walk in the sand. if he did I am sure things would be different but I wouldn’t be there to see it unless the teacher tells me and I am sure they have bigger fish to fry in 5th grade.. thanks again for this free tool. I will share them with his doctor and see what he recommends

  2. >> I have to use unscented detergent. Washing my child’s sheets with any scent leads to a meltdown.

    I put white vinegar in the fabric softener holder in the washing machine. This removes most of the detergent smells and scents.

  3. My daughter has SPD and ADHD, but did not score high in this test. She is a tactile seeker who needs to touch EVERYTHING and squeezes the life out of you when she gives you a hug. She loves strong tastes, like eating lemons raw and loves dill pickles. She is sensitive to loud sounds like a dog barking or the blender. She has to cover her ears when the class all claps together or when she goes to the movies. As she is getting older she is improving and coping with her symptoms much better.

  4. My son has SPD. My problem with your questions is that my son can frequently be the opposite of the questions asked. I realize that you have the issues of attention span and interest, but I’d hate for a person to take your test and think SPD may not be an issue. The problem with SPD is the kids (and adults) with it can be a seeker, an avoider, or unresponsive depending on the sense involved and the person’s reaction to that sense. For example, my son seeks large body movement and avoids loud sounds. Maybe more options than agree and disagree would help if you need to keep your questions limited.

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