I am new to this message board and new to sensory issues. I had never even heard of sensory processing disorder until I was told my 2 year old has it. We knew she was very particular, and tantrums easy and over odd things. She also a significant speech delay. We had been taking her to speech therapy for a little while, when the therapist started asking a bunch of what seemed like odd questions. But the answers were all yes, my daughter does that! How did she know?! Then she said there were several "red flags" with my answers and suggested she get an evaluation from an OT. We did this, and now they are saying she has Sensory processing disorder and possibly on the autism spectrum. some of the the things she does: she will not get messy. No sauce, glue etc on her at all. She walks on her tiptoes while barefoot, and then tantrums til I wash her feet. She sleeps with loud white noise, and 2 heavy blankets plus stuffed animals on top of her. She screams bloody murder when cold. She has a very hard time with noise (unless she is the cause). She pulls on her cheeks til her bottom eyelids are stretched out (think like the home alone kid, but pulling her cheeks down as far as they go, until they bruise) she does not know how to pretend, and has never done imaginitave play. She is 2 and a half years old. She HATES wind of any sort. Crowded places make her anxious. She hates grooming of any kind. We took her to the dentist yesterday and it took her an hour after we got home to calm her down. We have to go back today because there was an issue with one of her teeth. It's a two person job to brush her teeth. She acts like it's torture. I'm not surprised one of her teeth is bad. That makes me feel horrible. We brush her teeth daily, but can only get them so well when she's screaming. :-( we vacationed at the beach. The sand, wind and cold all together was horrible for her. Ugh I could go on. Does this sound like what any of you are dealing with? Oh and one more... Bath time... That's rough. She LOVES playing in the water. However if she sees ANYTHING floating in the water (a hair, fleck of dirt etc) she screams "OW" and tantrums. I have to wash the tub before every bath. Then the water has to be warm. Slightly cold =tantrum. Then actually washing her is torture. But if we keep it clean and warm and not touch her, she could stay in there forever!