12 Signs of Sensory Overload

  1. Loss of balance or orientation
  2. Skin flushes, or suddenly goes pale
  3. Child is saying “Stop!”
  4. Child refuses to do the activity
  5. Racing heartbeat or sudden drop in pulse
  6. Hysteria, crying
  7. Stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting
  8. Profuse sweating
  9. Child becomes agitated or angry
  10. Child begins repeating echolalic phrases or a familiar non-relevant phrase over and over again
  11. Child begins stimming
  12. Child lashes out, hits or bites

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