Frustration, anxiety, stress, upset, and depression: Together they can lead to an emotional eruption, or what some people call a “meltdown.” Sometimes you feel so emotionally overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings that you can no longer control them or hide them from others.19 Jul 2006
What do you do during a meltdown?
That is after all what a child needs most during a sensory meltdown.
- Identify and remove sensory triggers.
- Try distracting your child.
- Make your child feel safe.
- Remove any dangerous objects.
- Invest in a good weighted blanket.
- Always carry a pair of noise-cancelling headphones.
- Put together an emergency meltdown kit.
- Stay calm.
How do you stop a meltdown?
7 Quick Tips to Avoid a Meltdown
- Walk Away. Know your triggers.
- Close Your Eyes. Gently let the world disappear, and go within to regain your equilibrium.
- Find Some Solitude. This can be challenging if you are at work, or at home with kids as creative and energetic as mine.
- Go Outside.
- Find Some Water.
- Breathe Deeply.
- Listen to Music.
8 Jul 2018
What happens during an autistic meltdown?
A meltdown is scary and lonely. An autistic person’s brain is already in hyperdrive when senses come in. Therefore, a change in routine can be enough to tip the scales in sensory input and cause meltdown. It is like a computer that freezes because too many processes are occurring at once.10 Apr 2018
What causes meltdowns in adults?
Meltdowns are emotional avalanches that run their course whether you or the autistic person having it likes it or not. They can happen at anytime and can be caused by a number of factors including: environmental stimuli, stress, uncertainty, rapid and impactful change and much more.”1 Jan 2019