What is a meltdown?
- Screaming, shouting
- Repeating themselves
- Throwing things, smashing things
- Hitting themselves or others, biting
- Running, usually away from other people
- Complete reclusiveness, refusing to talk or communicate
- No eye contact
- Running away from you
- Covering their eyes and ears
Tips in Overcoming Meltdowns
1. Identify and remove the triggers.
- Flashing lights
2. Remove dangerous objects.
3. Be patient, as much as possible.
4. Let them enjoy their sensory activities or toys.
sensory parent-approved SOLUTIONS for meltdowns
I have 1 x son who is ADHD and cannot stand distraction noise & 1 x son who could not go into the supermarket or any shop with noise. Now we walk in I turn on his music or a show and he listens to when we walk around. No more meltdowns in the shops he’s free and relaxed. These things are seriously a godsend.
- Sara M.