Most people can easily “put the brakes on” to stop themselves from behaviors, reactions and emotions that may seem rude and even offensive. Sometimes, though, we are not able to stop ourselves in time. For people with neurological differences, these faulty brakes – commonly called “Disinhibition” – may occur frequently and be distressing to the person and others around them. Disinhibition is an inconsistent ability to inhibit behaviors that are inappropriate for the situation.
Nationally recognized expert and advocate Kathy Giordano joins us to talk about Disinhibition:
- How it is misunderstood
- Recognizing signs, and
- Compassionate, effective methods to support people with this behavior
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