Theories behind meltdown and tantrums


·        As many theories tantrum is caused because some hormonal and physical issues to autistic people. But what ever the reason must be it effects them to behave in emotional and personal level so by using normal methods to control and manage the emotional and personal level changes can help in controlling them irrespective of what hormonal reason make them feel that way.

·        They get angry when parents ask them to do something. Alternatively, they feel upset when they cannot accomplish a simple task, such as tying their shoelaces or buttoning their shirt.

·        Like normal children, autistic kids also experience difficulty and intensity of the information they collect using their senses. However, a lack of learning ability hinders children with autism to react cognitively to their environment.

·        Overwhelming changes in the environment and incomprehensible stimuli cause disturbance in the structure of the child. He may even feel uneasy with the subtle changes that occur in his surroundings. Events, like waking up at atypical hours, going to school in a different way, going to school using the bus instead of the car, or a hidden favorite toy are push button activators of autistic tantrums. For a child with autism, the world becomes confusing when things are not in order anymore. The child has to decide between imposing his own structure and responding to the changes of his world. He thinks that he is right, but because he is confused, he ends up in rage, either to catch attention or simply to manipulate the situation.

·        Another likely cause of challenging autistic behaviors is the lack of communication between the parents and the patient. When there is an expected change in the environment of the child, the parents must explain to the child the purpose of the changes. Parents then must teach the child how to react accordingly and explain to them the consequences when the child does not act appropriately. On the other hand, the parents must also learn to respond to the message of the child through his tantrums. His tantrums may mean that the child is hungry, in need of diaper change, or wants to go to bed.

understand melt down and its tantrum
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