Meltdown? Reduce Sensory Input, Reduce the Intensity
by Gavin Bollard
Over the years, I've written quite a bit about meltdowns on this blog. For a long while, they were very regular events in my life, they "owned" me and I hated them. They followed me from early childhood through to adulthood.
Now they're quite rare (for me personally), though they're not rare in our house. I have two kids on the spectrum and the next meltdown is never very far away.
Here's a selection of my previous posts on meltdowns;
- How the rules of relationships need to change to accommodate the needs of meltdown-prone adults - April 2012
- Adult Meltdowns and the Problems of Restraint - April 2012
- Less Confrontational Strategies for Approaching Children with Asperger's Syndrome during a Meltdown Event - October 2011
- Calming Techniques for the Special Needs Child - September 2011
- Cactus Hour and Anti-Meltdown Shopping - April 2010
- Can Aspies Make Good Parents? - Part 2.5 Meltdowns - June 2009
- Shutdown: A Specific Type of Meltdown - December 2008
- The Aspie Meltdown - An Insiders Point of View - Part 1 - November 2007