Behavioral Challenges

Occupational Therapy Behavioral Challenges

When might behavioral challenges be more than purely behavior? Many children have tantrums when they do not get their way, but children with sensory differences may experience sensory overload that results in meltdowns. A child experiencing a meltdown will not recover quickly or end the meltdown if given in to. If a sensory need is underlying behavioral reactions, an occupational therapy evaluation to determine the specific areas of need and develop a self-regulation program can help.