Behavior - What Withdrawal Might Be Telling You!

Withdrawal is one of the more common forms of behavior that we exhibited. We take in our world through our sensory system and children with neurodevelopmental struggles process the information inefficiently, incorrectly, or in an incoherent manner. You could think of brain development as software & hardware upgrades on a computer. As our computer brain grows and develops, it is similar to getting software updates. Imagine you obtained this amazing software that will improve your computer, but the hardware can’t process the software fast enough, accurately enough, or coherently enough. The computer freezes and you have to CTRL + ATL +DLT.



The brain places survival as #1 priority and if our brain is constantly working hard to filter, interrupt, and respond to our sensory world, the brain will naturally withdraw to reduce the noise.


If you notice that your child is withdrawing or is withdrawing more frequently, their behavior may be indicating that their nervous system cannot handle the demands they are under. When they cannot withdraw you might see extreme changes in behavior including emotional outbursts, anger, and anxiety.


Also, if you missed part 1 of my series, click here to read it.


Dr. Bryan


*This information is for education or entertainment purposes and is not designed to diagnose, treat, or be a recommendation. It is your responsibility to seek out the appropriate healthcare professionals.*


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