Autism, Sensory, Uncategorized

Shutdowns + Meltdowns

In my last post, I discussed sensory overload and the fact that if sensory overload occurs, and isn't addressed using supports and techniques specific to my needs, or the needs of the person at hand, it can result in meltdowns, shutdowns, or both. Essentially, shutdowns are a specific type of meltdown. They come from a… Continue reading Shutdowns + Meltdowns

Autism, Sensory

Sensory Overload

In my post, Atypical Sensory Processing 101, I mentioned that with the autistic/SPD brain the things that get filtered through our sensory gates are an amalgam of relevant and irrelevant, and I described all of the processing of these inputs that our brains do AT ONCE. These sensory triggers can very easily lead to sensory… Continue reading Sensory Overload