Jane R. - posted on 09/21/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
My high-functioning autistic daughter just stared kindergarten and is considered to have a SPD. She has not started with the OT yet--hopefully this week. The meltdowns beginning as soon as we get in the car continue on and off until bedtime. They are violent to say the least. It goes on forever and I am literally a punching-bag. All anyone can ever suggest is prevention and to know what triggers the meltdowns. I get it. I know what triggers her behaviors, but what do you when you cannot? When there is not even a second to get her off-the-ledge, as she goes from fine to extreme in less than a minute? She is due to start therapy at the end of the month to assist her in her difficulty with self-regulation and inflexible mindset. It was so bad that I considered not even sending her to school tomorrow and re-thinking kindergarten for another year. I am hoping the OT will help her decompress a bit during the school day. I am at a total loss as the"sensory diet" at home is like a joke--no offense,I know it helps so many children, but she would rather throw the therapy ball at me than bounce on it. I thought I might have to bring her to the ER today, but what would they do? Sedate her? No thanks.....help.