Category Archives for "Meltdowns"

Articles that focus on a meltdown (also called sensory meltdown) which can be described as a reaction to feeling overwhelmed, especially when there is too much sensory information to process. Articles may include warning signs, ways to handle a meltdown and ways to possibly avoid.

Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage Meltdowns

Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage Meltdowns https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tame-tantrums-manage-meltdowns

Every parent has experienced the embarrassment, frustration, and exhaustion of a child’s temper tantrum. It doesn’t matter what is the diagnosis or developmental stage—and it happens to both the novice and most experienced parents. Inevitably, if you have a child, you will find yourself trying to manage behavioral outbursts. If you’re a parent of a […]

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Expert Ways to Plan for and Stop Meltdowns in their Tracks

Expert Ways to Plan for and Stop Meltdowns in their Tracks http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-ways-to-stop-meltdowns/

The scene is all too familiar: Six-year-old Jesse is frustrated because he’s having trouble waiting and wants to go play his video game. In the time it takes to draw a breath, he’s melting down. You saw the signs but felt powerless to stop it as first he gave a low growl, the precursor to […]

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Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children

Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children

As a pediatric occupational therapist and a mother, I try my best to fully understand each child and his/her sensory needs, both at home and in my practice.  Children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) tend to experience sensory overload or adverse reactions to sensory input more frequently than typically […]

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