5 Sensory Processing Disorder Effective help TIPS (2018)

5 Sensory Processing Disorder Effective help TIPS (2018)

in this video we’ll be talking about
Sensory processing disorder and five personal tips I use to overcome those
issues coming up hey I’m Dan I have Aspergers syndrome ADHD OCD and
dyslexia I make weekly videos on this type of content so if you wanna learn
more consider subscribing I’ll be showing you five effective ways to help
overcome the issues and also I’ll be saying right at the end of the video a
way that you can click this into you like a daily work
plan to help you in the weekend hey I’ve got farms over to have you all here
it’s super awesome to be back with another video if you want to let me know
if you have a sensory processing disorder
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about sensory processing disorder from this moment onwards I’ll just call it
SPD kids like that’s you know I really review at SPT okay so SPD is where your
brain is taking in the information from the stimuli or the data that it’s
receiving from the sensory input but it’s trying to call it install that and
then effectively trigger that to a response in your brain but it’s not able
to do that efficiently because it has you know there’s something
neurologically different about the way it’s set up and this is how sensory
processing disorder can impact people’s lives this can be like an
overstimulation to like say so maybe you get like really affected by lights a lot
of people autism you’ll see them kind of like wearing sunglasses or like hiding
their eyes are doing this between their eyes because they’re trying to filter
out that light because it’s so harsh and aggressive because the sensory part of
it isn’t able to process that light as it is specifically for a neurotypical
person and taking that as more of an extreme light so they may be overly
sensitive to different types of lighting and stuff and parents out there you may
have noticed that your children more sensitive to certain types of light and
the reason why it could also be like a texture of your clothing so you know you
could be over sensitive to certain clothing because of like the creases
it’s definitely with you know the socks and the seam lines of stuff that that
can really affect people and impact them and this is something that is like very
very common with a sensory processing disorder and also food textures you know
what people have issues with food textures um
this is one of the ways that we highlight ways of identifying Asperger’s
syndrome in people who use sensory processing disorder as one of the main
traits to highlight that if you want to see a video on Asperger’s symptoms I
will leave a link in the caliber of emollient screen so you can check out
five autism symptoms that are proven to help you identify autism and Asperger’s
in somebody but as well as being like all the least sensitive to sight smell
touch and all that kind of stuff a lot of people can be under sensitive you
know if you touch them on the leg or you tap them on the shoulder they may not
find the response to respond to up because they may not even realize you’ve
done that or if they eat like really salty food or spicy food they may not
react to that because they’re really under sensitive to it so they have the
reaction for it isn’t really there all the main things that I’ll talk about is
that SPD sensory processing disorder comes comorbid ly with autism spectrum
conditions now this is like across the board I’m almost certain that most
people I know who have an autism spectrum condition have a sensory
processing disorder also so it comes hand-in-hand and there’s no
separate diagnosis for a sensory processing disorder that’s not on the
DSM’s at the moment as far as I’m aware so it is involved with mainly spectrum
conditions autism spectrum conditions to be precise so lots of people with autism
and Asperger’s syndrome have issues with SPD so in this video I’m gonna give you
five hacks and tips that you can use to help with those issues so I personally
suffer with SPD I mean up until recently I have no help or no therapy and this is
the reason I’m doing this video analysis I’ve learned some stuff about that and I
have issues with like sensitive touch like I did in a video last week I was
talking about how when somebody touches me lightly I get really jumpy and like
it really irritates me and I’m really super jumpy about it if I get like firm
touching they’re not okay there’s other things like light
input and sound upon getting really triggered by people sound and things
like that and this causes all kinds of things you know if you’re if you’re
completely motivated by stimuli that external to the body and you’re overly
sensitive angelee sensitivity then you’re not focusing on the the TAF that
you’ve got ahead of you you’re not focusing on the day or what you’re doing
it’s very difficult to be like consciously aware and focus on the
things in the task at hand this is very interesting especially for people with
us baby syndrome who may also have ADHD and they’re trying their best to focus
but you have all things like sensory stimuli and the input is overwhelming
and underwhelming and it just gets crazy but one of the most fascinating things
that I can have found through sensory processing disorder that causes me to
have bad fine motor skills like putting keys in doors
it could be holding a pen it could be holding things and knowing depth
perception so holding the cup of goats put in the cupboard I kind of missed the
cup and I hit the cupboard and the cup with my hand and I don’t realize the
depth now this is caused because something related to proprioception and
we’ll get into that in a few minutes before we go through this list of five
hacks so with proprioception we have like receptors and eye joints in our
muscles and stuff and our brain is actively engaging with them to tell us
where we are in space so we know we’re positioned how far away from an object
we are and how far we need to reach to put something down on a table because
that’s you know that’s how it works but when you’re having issues of sensory
processing disorder those are kind of like they’ve forgotten about your brain
stops engaging with those things and starts kind of engaging with the over
stimulation from things like light or sound or touch and you become
overwhelmed with things and the everything else falls by the wayside and
it causes issues issues that you didn’t even know were related to SPD so I’ve
been working with that occupational therapist to come up with some stuff and
some hacks to help overcome this and I’m gonna share with you right now so we’re
gonna jump in right now so another one is compression clothing
now compression clothing is a tight Under Armour type of garment that you
can wear sort of sport enthusiasts and athletes have these they’re like a
really tight clothing that goes underneath your other clothing another
sports uh price and it’s a very tight fitting tight clothing that activates
the muscles because you it’s ten same feeling that engagement in the muscles
which we were talking about earlier that then helps your body realize that you’re
alert in a week and what happens is when it’s stimulating these receptors in your
arms or your legs if you have like the trouser version where it’s actually
holding the muscles tight to tell your body that your muscles down you’re awake
it helps your body focus it helps your mind focus on where your body is and it
helps you focus during the day what I found of this is that if I put on a
compression vest aware that in the morning the day starts off very very
well I’m able to do things way more focused and we want alert and obviously
it reduces the the issues that I’m having what I’m trying to reach for
things up for things in the cupboard and I’m reaching the wrong way or I’m not
reaching the covered or I’m hitting my hands on something it actually
definitely does help with those now there are several different ones you
can get compression vest bow weighted or weighted clothing from specialists like
Sen specialist and autism specialists those companies do have guidelines with
them so if you’re going to get anything weighted make sure you check the label
up for recommendations to a tee because there have been some fatalities and
issues we’ve people been given weighted stuff to children and they’re not making
sure that they check and regulate those products so it’s just to watch out for
personally I’d highly recommend looking at spot under Amma if you’re going to do
this at the moment I’ve only got a spot long-sleeve t-shirt under Amma but
that’s not really practical any wearing a short sleeve because it looks a bit
odd so I’m actually gonna invest in a vast version of it so it’s just under
here but it still engages the muscles and helps activate that response that
you need to make yourself really focused and really pull your brains attention
away from that over stimulation to then bring it into practical body use these are number two is chewable toys
now I did a video on chewy gem and they sent me a package in the mail for
chewable toys there’s a link for this company is in the description below if
you’re interested in buying some of this stuff and it’s basically to pull stuff
like bracelets or necklaces or small things you can hold like pencil cases
and yeah you can actually chew on and what this does for me is that when I’m
getting over stimulated by light or sound or textures of death I can’t get
really angry and this pent-up anger can it comes out in emotional outbursts and
other kind of unusual outbursts that you don’t really want because that’s not
professional when you’re in a working environment it’s not great when you’re
in a personal environment so having a chewable toy or a tuba lighten that you
can just really squeeze down on a bite on helps you release that issue and then
also stimulate your brain to realize that you know your mouth is engaging
with this thing and again proprioception kicks in and you have some relief from
that so I highly recommend checking out chewable jewelry for autism again the
link is in the description below so you can check it out okay so number three is
muscle work and this sounds a bit kind of weird and I’m not telling you have to
go and be a body builder but when you are having issues so basically for
having SPD issues right the best thing to do is to wake those muscles up and
get those muscles the proprioception for the for the joints and the stimuli going
straight away in the morning so what you want to do and this is what I do is I
use ways to just do a little bit of bodyweight like if you if you don’t have
any weights and how so you don’t go to a gym then you could always do stuff at
home like press ups and sit ups as long as you’re having tension against those
muscles and you’re actually using a quite a heavy weight heavy lifting could
be anything to be like moving heavy books but as long as you engage your
muscles in that heavy lifting they’ll start to respond and the brain receptors
will respond to that and that you will have some succession and overcoming
certain things again this helps with focus and it helps with your awareness
in your body whereas some spatial awareness of where you are in space as
in where you are a room so that you know how much space you need before things
kind of get you put bit to things or how far away something is now those things
are very very helpful I found that doing the things like wall
push-ups or press ups on the floor definitely help those muscles and it
helps you engage a bit more and it really does wake you up a bit more oh
just to let you know guys I actually have a podcast as well which is
available called we are autism a link will be for this in the description
below but long that I actually have a secret podcast which is exclusively only
available to patreon members where I interview medical healthcare
professionals about tips and tricks that they can offer to the autism community
and you can do that by signing up to the patreon down below a link is inscription
below or here on the screen but you can go to and check out patreon okay so in
number four we’re talking about exercising and muscle work to get those
receptors going so you can feel more alert and more awake and it’ll decrease
the issue from sensory overload what are the main ways to do this is walking now
if you’re not a fan of loosing weight oh you’re not a fan of or you’re not able
to do more push-ups or flop push-ups then I highly recommend taking about 15
to 20 minutes to go for a walk if you can and you’re able to go for a walk
because what this does it gets you outside to get your heart rate beating
it gets your lungs moving in to get your legs and your whole torso moving which
is really really good because all of these will stimulate those receptors in
the muscles sooo proprioception to then help you become more focused and it will
reduce all of those issues and those sensory stimuli that are coming in from
the sensory overload or $10 now how can umber 5 is a really
interesting one I said at the start of the video that some people have issues
with like textures now that I used to have this well I do have this issue
where I have green smoothies I love having smoothies but sometimes in the
morning green smoothies and earthís movies the text you can be quite
overwhelming and what to make me gag so to do this a lot of people who have SPD
will use a electric toothbrush like a vibrating suit for us to stimulate the
gums around your mouth and to really massage just like a small light massage
on your mouth and use this I like to do tight or what the stares of wakes your
Martha it helps that proprioception receptor kick in so when you then take
in food hold the stimulation or under stimulation till the texture or the
taste isn’t as effective as it would have been if you didn’t you know to
massage or you use the toothbrush this is a super super good hack and I highly
recommend checking that out ok so now you know all of these things this is my
advice I would make a sensory diet plan which is basically a a week’s plan that
you say you do three things every single day like one in the morning one at
lunchtime one in the evening its stimulate this proprioception and help
you become less affected by the SPD of is open to stimulation now this can be a
thing in the morning where you say oh I’m gonna have a shower and sing in the
morning because this would kind of like do some stimulation I mean the water you
skin will stimulate you then at lunch time you’ll go for a walk around the
block or anyway you know just to get out that motivation in and then in the
evening you could do some you know press-ups awesome gym work or you could
do like yoga or anything that you feel helps stimulate you to help you focus so
by doing these things you’re kind of topping yourself up during the day
because typically after you do some works for proprioception
that will last about two hours in your system so it’s just a keeping that
topped up until you go to bed I am good I’m in the middle of doing it right now
I found it highly effective when I did do it so I’m gonna do a full week of it
and maybe I’ll do another video on SPD so give this video a thumbs up if you’d
like to see another video on SPD and follow up to this one if you’d like to
see my next video all about us bigots symptoms and five of the best ways to
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  1. I have almost no tolerance when it comes to senses. Like lights are too bright, clothing has to be the right fit/material, foods are so strong that I can mimic a recipe just from smell or taste. BUT my pain processing is almost nonexistent like twice I've been bit by a dog and it freaked my family out because i wont react i know it hurt but I have no reaction for it. The same with emotions (my family calls me emotionally stunted) like I can process negative emotions but if something positive happens I dont know what to do with it. To the point that I will turn things negative because ANXIETY is very similar to EXCITED (increase heart rate, butterfly in stomach) once any of those are triggered my mind auto pilots to anxiety/panic when I might have just been excited for something (my family is very shaming but I'm learning to let positive energy out by stimming)

  2. I have asd, bpd, ocd, asperges, anxiety, depression, and dyslexia I'm only 13 and struggle with school even though I'm in the top classes I still have to work 5 times harder than everyone else

  3. my boyfriend has Aspergers and we are in a relationship for almost 4 years now. Thanks to all of your videos it enlightened me more about it and it helped me more to understand my boyfriend's condition.

  4. im oversensitive to basically all senses. for example, i dont let anyone touch me unless its 100% necessary. even if its something like going to the doctor, i dont pull away like i usually do, but i get very uncomfortable. a lot of the time, even my pets brushing against me can make me flinch. i worry a lot about if i should go outside of my house. thinking about how it might be crowded or it could be really loud or have bright lights usually makes me hesitant to go anywhere. there isnt a single person who i will allow to touch me whenever they want, like hugs and stuff. i have explained to some people that when im touched, i usually panic or become very overwhelmed. some of these people have purposely touched me just to see my reaction, even after i already explained why they shouldnt. this has gotten a few people slapped as well… i can get sensory overload at any given time. not only when theres a strong smell or im in a loud area. i actually can get sensory overload when its late at night and nobodys awake besides me. when this happens, im also in a room by myself, a lot of the time, even with the lights off. i remember once not very long ago, i was having a sensory overload and i was shaking and crying from frustration because i couldnt figure out how to turn off the vibrations on my phone for notifications and such. it isnt uncommon for me to get irritated when the brightness on my phone is hurting my eyes but it wont go any lower. my grandpa often turns up the radio in the van as loud as he wants without thinking about anyone else. it worsens or even starts headaches, puts me in a really bad mood, makes me so overwhelmed that i usually get strong urges to do things like slamming my own head into a hard surface and can make me panic in some cases.. this isnt everything about my issues with this sort of thing, but im really tired so i think im gonna stop typing so much

  5. Seams on socks, tags and seams on clothes drive me mad! The texture of an onion, celery, or parsley make me literally gag. Clothes that are too tight make me feel like I can't breathe and I almost have an anxiety attack. Flourescent lights, but conversely very dim lighting are physically irritating to me. Background noise when I'm trying to listen to someone or something actually makes me angry. Repetitive noises of any kind. God, just make it stop!! People chewing food, gum, or swallowing – horrible!! And the list goes on… the world is just overwhelming to my senses in so many ways. It's like being assaulted any time I leave my house. Probably why I don't go out much… lol. 😉
    Only got diagnosed recently at 51, so I only now know these are Aspie traits. I always just thought I was super weird. Everyone always picked on me for being "too sensitive" and "picky". 🙄

  6. Just wondering if it's possible for an 18 year old to diagnosed with spd? Is that too late in life for it to be seen by professionals if they have found ways to deal with things and almost hide them?

  7. I love your videos man. I think that psychiatrist was right about me having Asperger. You are basically describing me in your videos.

  8. I found you via your colaboratiion. with How to ADHD. I’ve found learning about other mental disorders are very helpful with understanding my own mental disorders. Thank you for doing this.

  9. I have a problem with things that make a really loud bang. I love watching fireworks, but hate the noise. I cannot stand regular balloons because I’m afraid they’re going to pop. I also hate when guns are fired! Once I was diagnosed with ASD, I finally understood why these things scared me.

  10. I have to wear natural fibers, no lace or or other pattern material.. Tight clothing and yes, sock seams.

    Food, I can't bite into fruits and things like damp bread or too cooked pasta males me gag

  11. I have a problem wearing T-shirt’s, if any neckline is anywhere near my neck I feel like I’m choking and I feel nauseous, other than that I’m sensitive to loud noises because I feel it in my stomach and chest and it makes me panic and feel nauseous. I really wish I could wear nice clothes without feeling like I’m gonna vomit or go to crowded places and concerts etc without panicking or feeling sick

  12. Tags. Smells. Noise. Crowds.
    Those are just a few things that bother me.

    I have a SPD. ADHD and anxiety.

  13. I don't know if I have SPD but I am very sensitive to smells and touch. its constantly bothering me and I was wondering if you had any tips for smell sensitivity as well? because that's what causes the most problems for me.

  14. I was diagnosed with spd when I was 2 years old and have lived with it my entire life. When I was being diagnosed with spd they checked if I had autism and the results said that I didnt. I have been tested again and the same results came. My spd has gotten a bit better (it was awful when I was younger) but its still very present, but I have not been diagnosed as autistic. Anyone in the same spot as I am? (English is not my first language)

  15. Is Tryphobia a form of SPD? I really hate looking at Images of holes. I get goosebumps and it itches my skin.

  16. Very picky with food textures taste smell there’s more foods I will not eat then I will, let’s talk clothing no high necks can not be tight to hot seems need not ruff pants I hate jeans the button drives me crazy my socks must be inside out and the outside must be smooth loud TVs drive me crazy but I’m ok with a movie theater I can’t wear perfume or any other smells it drives me crazy no make up I can smell everything very strong

  17. My niece has spina difida and has a thing about the texture of food. She eats only bread. Interesting that this is known in another medical area.

  18. I definitely have SPD but i don't have asd.. i have ADD and anxiety disorder. I feel i have spd alot of these sound exact to me especially the light intake and scratchy fabrics or too many people loudly talking at once or the sound of base vibrations

  19. i dont like loud or high pitch sounds. bright or flashing lights. i get hot really easy and hate it to. some textures i hate as well but dont know how to explain it. really really hate the smell of coffee and onions and chicks perfems

  20. working with kids on the spectrum, and pretty sure I have it….I just want to thank you a million times because this helps me so much in my work….this AWESOME SAUCE. is the bomb,

  21. ●I can't hold a job for long unless it's something that doesn't feel like work to me, something that I love. ●I'm overwhelmed by emotions. I feel to deeply about everything.
    ●I have severe Depression and anxiety disorder but med haven't helped.
    ●I can't do high pitched noises
    ●I have very low energy even though I get 8+ hours of sleep.
    ● I have insomnia pretty bad but when I do sleep I get sufficient sleep.
    ●I have and eating disorder (obesity)
    ●I believe I have average intelligence but I absolutely can't do Math. The very thought of doing math above basic +×÷ – gives me anxiety and no matter how hard I try I can't spell for shit. Also I suck at writing( as you can tell by all the run on sentences).
    ● I see numbers mixed up or out of order.
    ●I have crappy memory. I forget a lot, especially names, dates and times. So I have to write everything down.
    Lmao I have more issues but these are some of the main ones that effect my life. I have sought out help but all Drs. Get hung up on is my Depression and anxiety. I've never even been testing for anything else and I feel like there's something else going on with me other than just Depression and anxiety because nothing they do helps and theres several issues that Depression and anxiety meds don't even touch at all. 😫😨🤯😡😴

  22. It’s not only about tight it’s d style d color d texture and ironic I have worn tight and now need freedom and meaning less tight and more my size and age. My size changes since I’m calorie deficiency till I like fruits and vegetables all in d nutrition I needed to start whey isolate 2 daily to stimulate loss of fat and energy so needed. Nice meeting u. I live spd tks for d tutorials

  23. For me it's eating and this very specific whistling noise .

    Worst part my family thinks it's funny so they do it deliberately but it actually hurts specifically that whistling sound 😭

  24. THE TOUCHING THING OHMYGOD YOU GET IT …….. i can't even describe it right to people who are "neruo-typical" and it's just exhausting

  25. I'm so glad I found your channel! I have a 6 year old son with most of the symptoms of Aspergers you talked about in your 10 symptoms video. He doesn't have a diagnosis yet, but we've started down that path. We've really struggled to help him with sensory issues, and in the last few months dancing and massage have really helped. I'm excited to try some of the ther hacks, especially waking up your body. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  26. I have a really hard time with noise. I can’t turn on the blender. I’ve never went to a concert. I used to have a hard time with going to the movies and flushing the toilets. I need to cut off those sown on tags off clothes, or I can’t function. Neon or bring lights give me headaches

  27. Sometimes I get too excited about something I have a sencery overload 😥 I will have to stay in a dark room because it hurts to see light

  28. Hi, Just found you thorugh Jessica, ( how to adhd), i have just been added with ASD, along with my adhd, spd,rsd, dyslexia, dysppraxia. i wear spectopic sensitit=vety glasses as i am overly sensitive to light, refractions etc, i hate eating noises, high speech tones, i will follow you on fb etc as would love to watch some more stuff

  29. I’ve been vegetarian since I was 6. Only because I CANNOT stand the texture of meat! I like the taste, but not the texture. Same for mushrooms.

  30. I realized I had SPD about 12 years ago and I still can’t wear tight clothes and I can barely wear jeans. I thought I had found everything but years later my hearing has started to be affected. Happy to report though, I can now wear socks with seams😁

  31. I have spd and ocd and I can’t stand loose clothes, shoes, etc. I have marks and bruises all over me from making my shorts and pants really tight and my shoes really tight. I can only wear specific clothing because I also can’t stand when the seams aren’t where I need them. Hopefully this video helps. Thank you

  32. 𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗢𝗖𝗗?

  33. why the music in the background?! for viewers who are suffering from sensory overload when there are many stimuli getting in!! plz remove the music !!!

  34. I have severe anxiety disorder and spd. I can't stand flowy clothes and loud noises. I also can't stand when more than 2 people are talking at the same time.

  35. My son is 4 and has ADHD, ODD and SPD. I believe he has HFA as well. We tested his IQ and it was 146. These videos help a lot. Thank you.

  36. I have a question you know how in the winter everyone wears long sleeves I can't wear them because it causes more meltdowns why does that happen

  37. Thanks Dan this is very interesting. Do you think proprioception should be taught in primary school as a six sense? Do you think teaching it at school would help the next generation be more asd aware.

  38. I was diagnosed with SPD a few weeks ago, which was the "click" to my psychologist and psychiatrist, it made them pretty much confirm their hypothesis: me having ASD.
    If have a lot of labels for my shit ton of mental issues lol, and apparently for what they told me, a big big part of them can be reduced to ASD because… that's the main reason why everything it's this or that way.
    Although this has been a relief somehow because now I can correctly look up for copying mechanism during critical moments, I cannot afford anything that can actually do something for me, like noise canceling headphones (during sensory overloads or meltdowns, the worst part is the auditive one), nor stim toys, chewable jewelery… and it's extremely frustrating.
    I'm 17, struggling even with going to school with everything it means, and living in Argentina, aka crisis, aka more people being fired than job offers… and I'm underage.
    Idk why I'm even posting this, I guess I'm just trying to vent a bit in the comment section from a community that can actually understand me, and maybe even share some more tips to cope? Because I don't think I'll be able to buy what I need any time soon. For you all to make an estimate: 1 dollar = 60 argentinian pesos, noise canceling headphones = around $300 = 18.000 pesos argentinos…. and my house rent is around 10.000 :).
    Anyways, thank you if you read all this, again I'm just venting I guess so feel free to ignore? Lol. I hope you all have a great day/night.

  39. I am a bit sensitive to the smell of Peanuts or Peanut butter that's why I really can't go to Texas Roadhouse. Another thing I have is the tags on the side if my shirt. It kinda feels weird how it just rubs on my side. It would also feel itchy I don't know if it is due to my eczema or due to that it bothers me and it is rubbing my side.

  40. I find it hard to talk on the phone if I can see the tv. I go into another room to decrease the distraction. In the car I mute the radio because I ptefer peace and quiet. Too much noise makes me stressed.

  41. I feel like I've got both over sensitivity and under sensitivity. I'm sensitive when not focusing and then while focusing I've sensitive to touch, sounds, lights, people around me etc. I feel like I'm constantly 2 sided even when I'm not trying to be. Ugh, it's so hard to figure myself out and do you know how hard it is to explain to your family especially your mom who thinks she knows all about how you're feeling and then jumps to every conclusion/helping and it's not what I need at the time?! Oh, uh, sorry for rambling guys. I've just been feeling like I'm on the edge, emotionally and mentally, and kinda physically and I dont know why and it's just bugging me and making it harder to be upbeat and positive like I feel my mom wants me to be constantly. And I want to breakdown but I don't at the same time and i just hate how I'm not sure what's wrong with me and i just cant figure it out and i want to so i can calm myself down to avoid a meltdown.

  42. Dude I can’t stand loud environments like a dinner party with really loud background and your trying to enjoy the food and have engaging conversations with people and my brain legit wont function properly and it shocks my body and gives me anxiety it’s freakin weird bro any advice? Would you say it’s overall any over stimuli visually sonically etc or would it be maybe just my ears etc? Nice vid btw

  43. I’m dating a guy who has this issue he really likes me but I just can’t deal with it anymore I’m breaking up with him. I also think he might be on the autism spectrum. I don’t know why people find it necessary to hide these things about themselves instead of being honest.

  44. Hearing. My brain cannot distinguish between background noise and people talking. My brain interprets it all at the same level (or volume). It is especially bad in a social setting (a party or restaurant) when someone speaks to me and I do not respond even though I am sitting right next to them. My wife has learned to tap my shoulder to get me attention and I have learned to lipread. When the noise gets too loud my brain just switches off and I lose hearing. It is like a light switch, on and off! So going out into the public is really bad. Nothing wrong with my hearing. The Audiologist testing me said that my ear's sensitivity is very good for my age. My brain cannot process the audio stimuli I think they call it Audio Processing Disorder.

  45. I get really overstimulated when I hear too much noise or anything loud. I can't go out of my house for too long or have noise on too long or loud. Even the way some people sound and repetitive sound. Noise makes me feel really anxious or irritated and I lash out. I also get pain when touched when I'm over stimulated. I can't be touched in any way, it physically hurts; arms, legs, back, etc. Repetitive motions too. I can't go without putting on chapstick or lotion longer than 5 mins and can't take the feeling of dry hands and lips. There are also certain things that I can't touch or stand the feeling of. Also smells as well. Is this what it is?

  46. so i'll be repeating myself, but sensory processing disorder (as well as auditory processing disorder and any other processing disorder really) is only an achievable diagnosis if you're not autistic (in both dsm and icd) because its criteria are already fulfilled in the autism diagnosis.

  47. How can I help a child in my classroom, who I've observed struggles with these issues. They are 2 yrs old, and has issues with noise, textures and clothing (frequent meltdowns result). They become agressive towards others as overload climaxes. I often encourage use of our quiet area to calm themselves. Some of the other options suggested here are helpful! Thank you!

  48. I have two very opposite kids who have yet to be diagnosed. Working on it for both of them. One is sensory seeking and one is sensory avoidant. My oldest is avoidant and HATES the way jeans bunch on the back of knees. He also hates microfiber and tags. My middle will put al his clothes on bunched and backwards, loves loud and chews CONSTANTLY. He also responds well to being squeezed tightly. So odd and cool how are brains are put together ❤️❤️

  49. I can't stand the sound of other people eating, doing stuff with their fingernails, loud breathing (but try to explain someone that it bothers you how the, breathe) and very loud noises (like fireworks, silvester is horror). Also my eyes react a bit sensitive to bright light.
    And I can't stand a lot of food/smells, I immediatly feel as I have to throw up and I'm a very picky eater. If someone next to me eats something that smells a bit stronger, I need to get away.

  50. I’m a thin lady and don’t have a huge need for shape wear in the traditional sense
    – but wearing it helps me so much with sensory issues. Really recommend if you want that tight fit and have things that go under your clothes ☺️

  51. Clothing texture and sounds are the worst to me. I never had problems with food texture but after seeing this is one of the symptoms, I kinda of psyched myself into having it too, I have been eating nuts my whole life (no homo lol) but when I bit into this one nut after knowing about it, the way it broke down in my mouth was revolting. Now they even look scary

  52. I know this is like, 10 months late but im so happy i found this. I have autism and im very sensitive to certain sounds and textures and its super hard to deal with. Thank you for the video!

  53. I’m late to this video, and while I found the video relatable and helpful, it was the comments section that really resonated with me. I have many severe sensory issues and everyone’s comments were so affirming and validating. Thank you. I plan on showing this video to both my therapist & psychiatrist.

  54. Eating scratchy greens one especially is endive. It is extremely bitter to me and when I chew it it's like a mouth full of steel wool I have to spit it out. I can find the smallest leaf in a salad and it kills my whole appitite and the feeling in my mouth lasts for hours.

  55. sometimes I get into these really hyperaware, hypersensitive sensory moods, where the feeling of fabric/clothes or sometimes even ANYTHING touching my tummy makes me extremely physically uncomfortable and it gets overwhelming really quickly.
    Also being in gym assemblies where the bass of the music is blaring and everyone is shouting and it's super hot and cramped, and I can FEEL the vibrations the noise is making, it just makes me cry uncontrollably and it's so uncomfortable.

  56. I just discovered the name of this disease that cripples me. Fortunately, my work allows us to wear shorts and flip flops, which is a godsend. I've been trying on baggy pants, as the seasons have changed and I realize that I need to try and deal with this struggle. Fortunately I have a comfortable pair of shoes, and can go without socks. Long pants, however, are a nightmare. Sadly, sweats are not an option. I will have to over medicate (I suffer from add and depression) which helps. Thanks for making me realize I am not the only one.

  57. I don't know if mines a disorder but I can't stand loud TVs, some lights. Could be half and half with my psudotumor cerebri/ iih. It's a rare thing to happen, iih is better to look up than explain.

  58. I can’t stand tight clothes, I buy one to two sizes bigger than I need. I can’t take heat, I live way up north in the USA and when winter comes and everyone has their heat up to 70 or 80, mine is on 60 or maybe 63 at the highest. I have big time food texture issues, I hate weird noises and bright lights. I’m going to try some of your ideas like the toothbrush massage, sounds interesting to try.

  59. Lifting weights bores me so I have a basketball that I'll squeeze while moving my arms around, or pressing against the wall or floor.

  60. Couldn't find it in the comments: taking a shower/bath is the worst. I have to syche myself up every time for all the changes in temerature, sound, smells, and touch that goes into showers/ baths. Sigh

  61. I have many sensory issues but I’ve never considered being diagnosed. I can’t stand uncomfortable clothing and often strip down as soon as I get home. Tags drive me crazy and many textures. I sleep with fuzzy blankets as sheets because regular sheets are too cold and slick. I also sleep with a weighted blanket. I also can’t stand chewing noises and have major texture issues. Also if I ever get something weird in my food like a hair or piece of bone, I can no longer eat my food. Lights, sounds, and smells can also be too intense. I’ve clearly passed this down to my daughter too. I’m curious if SPD can be an isolated thing just because someone is overly sensitive, or it means I’m on the spectrum. Though I suspect everyone is somewhere on the spectrum, some more so than others.

  62. Sound, smell(I think?), touch and sight and something else that I'm not sure what it is… are problems for me. Sound being the worst(I will completely freak out if more than 2 people are talking at a time because it's so so so loud.}
    I can't really smell what so ever I have 3 smells that I can smell and they all link to really really important things {Lavander, rain, and cigarettes…. The last is not fun)
    Touch:I will freak out if I don't know you
    Other thingy:If you are behind me or just kinda watching me I will freak out, if I'm showing one person something and someone else also watches I don't like it and start to panic and I have always had it {so it's not trauma based unlike what my dad says} but I don't know if this counts. Does it because yeah

  63. What if you can't appreciate compliments?
    What if you assume that any compliments' are people being sly and sarcastic?
    I wasn't paranoid in this way before I took drugs, but I can't take compliments without thinking people are 'taking the piss'..
    Don't ask what drugs I've taken, ask what I haven't taken 😂

  64. I am 68 and have just realized a huge number of the 'quirks' about me all my life were 'Aspie' symptoms. Light sensitivity, Certain sounds, food textures, smells, needing a tight garment under a loose garment, not one or the other, both. Needing heavy cover at night on my lower body to relax for sleep. Coming to know I see the world, events, people differently than most people. Running into door facings. Not able to play 'catch' as the perception was always 'off'. Cannot tolerate being overheated. I was in my 20's before I began learning to have real conversations with people. I remember sitting at a table with people conversing and wondering how they knew what to say. I used logic to analyze how they began conversations, how they responded, what were the most spoken subjects. In school I just wanted to be invisible, to not be noticed. Is that enough?

  65. I've just learnt about sensory overload and SPD from a post I read regarding anxiety and it's something I've unknowingly always struggled with. I'm super sensitive to visual input – bright lights, flashing lights or images, even fast zooming or panning in movies. I also notice that driving at night is horrible for me as the contrast of street lights stresses me out. This all has actually caused severe public panic attacks in the past. I'm an extrovert, with ADHD and love hard touch so I didn't understand why I hate soft pressure. I've told friends of mine to avoid what I call "non purposeful touch" because I feel overwhelmed when, for example, someone sits or stands slightly too close and brushes against me, because I feel my personal space is being infringed upon which makes me feel extremely claustrophobic and almost aggressive and panicy. This makes standing in ques or going to clubs or conserts almost torture because I'm constantly fighting to maintain my personal space bubble. Noises often keep me up from falling asleep at night and I'm an extremely light sleeper because I hear everything. I can't handle someone clicking pens or tapping their feet or any unnecessary background noise – I even get frustrated when people talk for long periods and are overly loud.

    I was also interested to see that, from your and others', posts about SPD, I have actually, unknowingly, used a lot of these coping techniques to calm and ground myself. I used to punch and bite my pillow to release tension when I was little and I remember that feeling my body and muscles move and tire really calmed me down. I think a lot of people who struggle with anxiety bite their nails but this may be why I do that – so I will definitely be looking into the chewable clothing! White noise has helped me drown out irregular noises that are unsettling for me. Pilates has also helped force me to focus on where my body is in space and it calms me down for the day because I can feel more of my body (sounds so strange to say but it's true). As an extrovert, I've learnt that I need peace and quiet spaces and dowwwwntime in my free time in order to enjoy social activities with others.

    Thank you for your post and showing interest in your viewers stories – I've enjoyed watching this video and reading others' comments.

  66. ASP is so hard to deal with on the daily. I react extremely when I hear small sounds – breathing, chewing, a pen write etc. I’ll start crying or I’ll get angry or I’ll stamp or something like that. It’s the same in very crowded spaces and I genuinely thought I was the only one. I’m glad to be informed that others feel the same 🙂

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