How To Calm An Overstimulated Child

It’s common for a child to get overstimulated, especially when that child has a Sensory Processing Disorder.

Getting input from the body and the environment is how a brain grows, develops, and adapts.  Sensory input. When the input into the brain is clear, the brain responds properly. 

When the sensory input into the brain is distorted and confusing, the brain becomes overstimulated and overwhelmed. 

Input into the brain affects the output from the brain. This can result in outward symptoms such as hysterical behavior, angry meltdowns, confusion, zoning out, extreme energy, inability to focus, etc.

How can you help your child?

First and foremost: Be aware of your child’s senses.

Smell, touch, vision, hearing, and taste. 

As you’re aware of these 5 senses:

  1. Try to determine which of them are overwhelming them, and
  2. Remove them from whatever intense sensory experience that they’re going through in that moment. 

Removing the sensory input allows the brain to calm down and which will also allow your child to calm down.

As a parent, it’s important to know, that we have another sense. 

In addition to smell, touch, vision, hearing and taste…our brain gets sensory input from movement. 

Most of the input into your child’s brain comes from movement of the spine. 

If your child’s spine is not moving properly, the result will be abnormal and stressful input into the brain. Which in turn affects the processing of the brain and therefore the output from the brain.

Pediatric chiropractic is about the brain and nervous system.

Pediatric chiropractic is not about backs or necks. It’s about the brain and nervous system.

If you calm the nervous system, the brain will be better able to process its environment properly.

We have technology in our office to measure the function of your child’s brain and nervous system. And we see amazing results with children that struggle from sensory challenges like overstimulation. 

Pediatric chiropractor in Omaha, NE

At Radiant Life, our passion is working with neurological cases like ADHD, behavior struggles, autism, sensory processing, chronic ear/sinus infections, seizures, and any other neurodevelopmental struggles. 

We’ve helped many kids over the years using safe and non-medicine methods.

It’s time to see what Radiant Life can do to help.  Call us: 402-915-0846.

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