I was so happy to hear that there might be a name for the quirks that my son has. We started him in kindergarten even though we thought he might not be ready. Once again I will say thank God for the kindergarten teacher that spotted Sensory Processing Disorder. She knew it as Sensory Integration Disorder or SID but it has been renamed SPD. If you go to sensory-processing-disorder.com, there is a checklist titled "Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist: Signs and Symptoms of Dysfunction". Here are the items that I checked off for my son:
Avoids/dislikes/aversive to "messy play", i.e., sand, mud, water, glue, glitter, playdoh, slime, shaving cream/funny foam etc.
May want to wear shorts and short sleeves year round
Has difficulty with fine motor tasks such as buttoning, zipping, and fastening clothes
Has difficulty using scissors, crayons, or silverware
May physically cling to an adult they trust
Difficulty riding a bike
Difficulty turning doorknobs, handles, opening and closing items
Difficulty getting dressed and doing fasteners, zippers, and buttons
Poor fine motor skills, difficulty using "tools", such as pencils, silverware, combs, scissors etc.
May appear ambidextrous, frequently switching hands for coloring, cutting, writing, etc.; does not have an established hand preference/dominance by 4 or 5 years old
Difficulty regulating pressure when writing/drawing - too light to see
May refuse to go to movie theaters, parades, skating rinks, musical concerts, etc.
Has difficulty chewing and swallowing
Excessive drooling past teething stage
Prefers to play on the outside, away from groups, or just be an observer
Now that is one long list but let me tell you, our pediatrician was grateful to see it. Have as much documentation of symptoms as you can when you go to see your pediatrician and...good luck!