Behaviour meltdown, screaming and self abuse

Meltdowns are involuntary responses to overwhelming feelings and to over-stimulating environments. Meltdowns are not tantrums; the most distinguishing difference is that meltdowns are uncontrollable, while tantrums are voluntary or purposeful and often used to manipulate a situation to achieve a desired outcome.

Meltdowns may be sensory or behavioural. Sensory sensitivities are a key issue for many people including those with neurological differences, mental health problems, autism and other conditions. Sensory processing difficulties are neurological by nature and include difficulties with receiving, processing and responding to sensory input. It is essential to understand how these sensory sensitivities may impact on an individual’s behaviour and well being. Often with sensory meltdowns it will be 0-100 “fight or flight” mode in a matter of seconds and you may not see it coming. Behavioural meltdowns generally occur in response to overwhelming feelings due to changes in the environment, increased anxiety, and social interaction or communication difficulties. These often gradually build. There are generally three stages to a meltdown; the build up, the meltdown/shutdown and recovery.

 Meltdowns are involuntary responses to overwhelming feelings and to over-stimulating environments. Meltdowns are not tantrums; the most distinguishing difference is that meltdowns are uncontrollable, while tantrums are voluntary or purposeful and often used to manipulate a situation to achieve a desired outcome.

Meltdowns may be sensory or behavioural. Sensory sensitivities are a key issue for many people including those with neurological differences, mental health problems, autism and other conditions. Sensory processing difficulties are neurological by nature and include difficulties with receiving, processing and responding to sensory input. It is essential to understand how these sensory sensitivities may impact on an individual’s behaviour and well being. Often with sensory meltdowns it will be 0-100 “fight or flight” mode in a matter of seconds and you may not see it coming. Behavioural meltdowns generally occur in response to overwhelming feelings due to changes in the environment, increased anxiety, and social interaction or communication difficulties. These often gradually build. There are generally three stages to a meltdown; the build up, the meltdown/shutdown and recovery.

Meltdowns are involuntary responses to overwhelming feelings and to over-stimulating environments. Meltdowns are not tantrums; the most distinguishing difference is that meltdowns are uncontrollable, while tantrums are voluntary or purposeful and often used to manipulate a situation to achieve a desired outcome.

Meltdowns may be sensory or behavioural. Sensory sensitivities are a key issue for many people including those with neurological differences, mental health problems, autism and other conditions. Sensory processing difficulties are neurological by nature and include difficulties with receiving, processing and responding to sensory input. It is essential to understand how these sensory sensitivities may impact on an individual’s behaviour and well being. Often with sensory meltdowns it will be 0-100 “fight or flight” mode in a matter of seconds and you may not see it coming. Behavioural meltdowns generally occur in response to overwhelming feelings due to changes in the environment, increased anxiety, and social interaction or communication difficulties. These often gradually build. There are generally three stages to a meltdown; the build up, the meltdown/shutdown and recovery.

Meltdowns are involuntary responses to overwhelming feelings and to over-stimulating environments. Meltdowns are not tantrums; the most distinguishing difference is that meltdowns are uncontrollable, while tantrums are voluntary or purposeful and often used to manipulate a situation to achieve a desired outcome.

Meltdowns may be sensory or behavioural. Sensory sensitivities are a key issue for many people including those with neurological differences, mental health problems, autism and other conditions. Sensory processing difficulties are neurological by nature and include difficulties with receiving, processing and responding to sensory input. It is essential to understand how these sensory sensitivities may impact on an individual’s behaviour and well being. Often with sensory meltdowns it will be 0-100 “fight or flight” mode in a matter of seconds and you may not see it coming. Behavioural meltdowns generally occur in response to overwhelming feelings due to changes in the environment, increased anxiety, and social interaction or communication difficulties. These often gradually build. There are generally three stages to a meltdown; the build up, the meltdown/shutdown and recovery.