A tool to help understand a sensory meltdown

Use this tool to gather information about how a sensory meltdown began, occurred, and was resolved.  By reflecting on what happened, we can find the patterns and build strategies to help when the situation arises again. 

 

This will be a helpful tool to share with your team (mental health therapist, teacher, occupational therapist, behaviorist, etc).

Each person involved should complete this tool on their own, and then all can come together and see how the pieces of the sensory puzzle line up. 

This includes adult caregivers.  You also have a body and emotions that impact your behavior and perceptions.  Use this tool as a way to reflect on your experience with the sensory meltdown.  It will not only give you new insight, it will be a good role model for the child.

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