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Solutions to Headbanging, Tantrums and Meltdowns with Special Children

Children do not self-harm. A child lashing out is usually an underlying medical issues, causing emotional stress.

First, you need to rule out pain. From reflux to migraines. Special children can’t typically self soothe or communicate. Instead, they will hit or lash out.
Second, have a good thorough visual examination. Lack of functional vision can cause issues from nausea and depth perception to migraines, frustration, and fatigue.
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Third, get a medical workup. Pseudotumor, Hernia, broken bone, are just some of the complications that can have a secondary stress for continued meltdowns.
Remember, when pain is normal or typical for your child, they can't tell you they need help. Never assume behavioral is the first and only answer.

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The 3 Stages for Healthy Child Development


“We are not built for exterior motion. We are built for interior movement. That's how our bodies make up movement.”    - Michelle Turner - 


Stage 1. Vision Development 

The first stage for childhood development is vision development. 

Suppose a child has any visual complications due to the structure of their eyes. In that case, it will change all of their movements and even cause developmental delays. 


This would include things like lack of convergence, lack of binocular vision, nystagmus, astigmatism, strabismus, and so forth.  

So, before working with a child’s movement milestone development, their functional vision must be resolved first. Then one can start working with fine and gross motor skills.   

To understand if your child has visual needs (even if you think their vision is fine, or the doctor has said, “their vision is fine,”) do the following...
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"The Eyes Are Fine" - Are the Eyes Fine?

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The one phrase you want to hear from your child's ophthalmology visit is your child's eyes are fine.
However, just because the structure of your child's eyes are good, doesn't mean that they have the tools needed for successful vision.
There are three key areas to be evaluated for your child's ultimate vision:
Environmental: Your child's visual surroundings can be too cluttered or complex for them to have successful vision. Like finding a needle in the haystack can be too much for them to have successful vision going from near to farsighted.
Structural: The eye is made up of several key features needed for the eyes to work. They should be examined for damage introduced by birth trauma and genetics, optic nerve damage, premature retinopathy, astigmatism, to name a few. During this time, the shape of the eye is examined for near and farsightedness.
Neurological: The brain is wired to read the information the eyes have sent them. A...
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For the past few months, I've been working with one of my ML™ Practitioners, 
Hannah Milstein, with quite a few of her clients to help with their Hebrew studies.
Vision is very significant transferring information into three types of language/knowledge then going into English. Right to left, going into left to right. If your child has any signs of astigmatism, weak convergence, or non-binocular vision - it will show up in these studies!
First - a thorough ophthalmology visit for acuity, astigmatism, and axis diagnosis. (Download "Tips for a Successful Pediatric Ophthalmology Appointment" - CLICK HERE)
Second - developing convergence into visual arches.
Third - transferring the ocular information into the spine then the pelvis.
The Sitting + Vision is a good start I would also consider a zoom consultation for a personalized...
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