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Meltdowns, although normal, can become upsetting to parents and teachers because they are embarrassing, challenging, and difficult to manage. Also, meltdowns can become particularly difficult to manage when they occur with greater frequency, intensity, and duration than is typical for the age of the Aspergers kid.
There are nine different types of temperaments in Aspergers kids: Distracted temperament predisposes the Aspergers kid to pay more attention to his or her surroundings than to the caregiver.
High-intensity level temperament moves the Aspergers kid to yell, scream, or hit hard when feeling threatened.
Hyperactive temperament predisposes the Aspergers kid to respond with fine- or gross-motor activity. Initial withdrawal temperament is found when Aspergers kids get clingy, shy, and unresponsive in new situations and around unfamiliar people.
Irregular temperament moves the Aspergers kid to escape the source of stress by needing to eat, drink, sleep, or use the bathroom at irregular times when he or she does not really have the need. Low sensory threshold temperament is evident when the Aspergers kid complains about tight clothes and people staring and refuses to be touched by others.
Negative mood temperament is found when Aspergers kids appear lethargic, sad and lack the energy to perform a task. Negative persistent temperament is seen when the Aspergers kid seems stuck in his or her whining and complaining.
Poor adaptability temperament shows itself when Aspergers kids resist, shut down, and become passive-aggressive when asked to change activities. Around age 2, some Aspergers kids will start having what I refer to as "normal meltdowns. Some parents thinking in terms of temper tantrums mistakenly call this stage "the terrible twos," and others call it "first adolescence" because the struggle for independence is similar to what is seen during adolescence.
Regardless of what the stage is called, there is a normal developmental course for meltdowns in children on the autism spectrum. Aspergers kids during this stage will test the limits. They want to see how far they can go before mom or dad stops their behavior.
They want independence and self-control to explore their environment. A meltdown is designed to get the parents to desist in their demands or give the child what he or she wants.
Many times, Aspergers kids stop the meltdown only when they get what is desired. What is most upsetting to parents is that it is virtually impossible to reason with Aspergers kids who are having a meltdown.
Arguing and cajoling in response to a meltdown only escalates the problem. By age 3, many Aspergers kids are less impulsive and can use language to express their needs.
Meltdowns at this age are often less frequent and less severe. Nevertheless, some preschoolers have learned that a meltdown is a good way to get what they want.
By age 4, most Aspergers kids have the necessary motor and physical skills to meet many of their own needs without relying so much on the parent. At this age, these young people also have better language that allows them to express their anger and to problem-solve and compromise.
Despite these improved skills, even kindergarten-age and school-age Aspergers kids can still have meltdowns when they are faced with demanding academic tasks and new interpersonal situations in school.
Here are some tips for preventing meltdowns and some things you can say: Change environments, thus removing the Aspergers kid from the source of the meltdown.
Teach Aspergers kids how to make a request without a meltdown and then honor the request. Create a safe environment that Aspergers kids can explore without getting into trouble. Childproof your home or classroom so Aspergers kids can explore safely.
Do not "ask" Aspergers kids to do something when they must do what you ask. Establish routines and traditions that add structure. For teachers, start class with a sharing time and opportunity for interaction.
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