So I've seen meltdowns described as more explosive and I think a have them but they're usually quieter because I just go nonverbal (to the point where making a sound hurts) and cry while plugging my ears and rocking back and forth. Would that still be a meltdown, or not?
Yes, that would still be considered a meltdown. Meltdowns do not have to be explosive or very apparent and individuals have them in various ways. If you would like to know about meltdowns and possibly shutdowns, please do not hesitate to check out our resources page.