SPD and meltdowns

by katie
(poland maine)

My child has sensory processing disorder is getting way out of control with her meltdowns and behavior. I need some help on how to help her.

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spd
by: katie

how do you help you child in car when there really out of control with there spd

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spd
by: Anonymous

my child is 4 years old but thanks for the help

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Been In your Shoes
by: Anonymous

Look into a weighted blanket, bean bag chair, anything to help your child feel "contained". When a child with spd has too much stimuli they feel like they have no control of their environment. Being snug under a weighted blanket or in a bean bag chair helps them center themselves and calm down. Our son was experiencing so many meltdowns that we took him to a psychologist to see if there was more going on than spd. She confirmed that coping skills were essential to reduce the number of meltdowns. He needed to understand that he can't control everyone and everything. He's 10 yrs old and it took several years to get a handle on his meltdowns. If your child is old enough, ask them to gauge their anxiety on a 1-10 scale. He's able to communicate what his level is and knows that when its approaching 8, 9 or 10, he needs to remove himself from the situation and take a breather. Even though he still has anxiety, his meltdowns have pretty much stopped. This whole disorder is overwhelming at times...Hope this helped.

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spd
by: Anonymous

how do you help your child with this disorder if you dont know any resources. when my child gets angry,we dont even know what triggers it.

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meltdowns
by: Anonymous

So does my son ...and it will get better when she gets older ........ just be patient with her ..

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