Aggression out of the blue

by Melissa
(Colorado)

My son has SPD and sometimes he will just get aggressive out of the blue, usually in busy environments with lots of kids around. He doesn't seem angry or like he's trying to hurt anyone intentionally. Has anyone experienced this? When asked about it, he doesn't always seem to know why. Is this caused by the over stimulation of the environment. He's six and his aggression has decreased.

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Jan 26, 2011
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aggression in toddler
by: Anonymous

I am interested to hear the other comments about this subject. My daughter is 2 1/2 and has moments of unexplained aggression as well. sometimes she will just lash out at her siblings by hitting them in the head with a toy...other times when we are in busy environments (like open gym) she will either A. screech and smack at any child that comes too close OR she will just flat out refuse to play and INSISTS on being held. for as active a child as she is places like the open gym should be HEAVEN...but she is more than likely clung to me or chasing kids down (i.e. one time she, at 2 years old, chased after a girl, grabbed the back of her hood and tried to pull her to the ground....i don't know why!!!).

Jan 25, 2011
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THANKS!
by: Anonymous

Thanks. I will just watch him better when he's playing with kids and see if I can ward off issues.

Jan 25, 2011
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what's causes?
by: Anonymous

These last two posts as well as others before it, describe some unusual behaviors that occur from childhood. SPD ASD? or what? is a study of these problems so common?

Jan 25, 2011
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We've experienced the same behavior
by: Jill

We are dealing with the same problem. Our son, who is 9 and has spd, has meltdowns out of the blue and they occur when he's playing with a group of kids. He describes it as a feeling that builds up inside of him and he has to "let it out". It's very troublesome and has begun to affect his relationships with the kids in the neighborhood. We're trying to get a handle on it and are going to a psychologist for testing. Sorry I can't offer any suggestions, we're in the same boat as you. I'm hoping the psychologist can shed some light on this and give all of us tools to help control it. I'll post again if I find out anything helpful.

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