Thursday, 14 March 2013

12 warning signs of sensory overloading

from 1001 Great Ideas for teaching and raising children with Autism and Aspergers by Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk , foreword by Dr Temple Grandin
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  1. Loss of balance or orientation 
  2. Skin flushes or suddenly goes pale
  3. Child is verbalizing "Stop"
  4. Child steadfastly refuses activity
  5. Racing heartbeat or suddenly drop in pulse
  6. Hysteria, crying 
  7. Stomach distress : cramps, nausea , vomitting
  8. Profuse sweating
  9. Child becomes agitated or angry 
  10. Child begins repeating echolalic phrases, or some familiar non-relevant phrase over and over again (self calming behavior)
  11. Child begins stimming (repetitive, self calming behavior)
  12. Child lashes out, hits or bites

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