One Sheep, Two Sheep, Three Sheep, No Sleep?

Sleep is very important for a child’s health. It not only restores our body from all the damage we do to it during the day, but sleep is essential to grow. For children with ASD, not getting enough sleep could lead to challenging behaviors the next day or make challenging behaviors worse. Below are a couple of tips for helping your child’s sleep. Sometimes, sleep patterns are inadvertently shaped. For example, you, as a parent, may stay in the child’s room until he falls asleep. This poses a ...
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Bedtime struggles solved

Even if the time of bedtime changes in the summer, stick to the same familiar bedtime routine.  This will provide consistency and familiarity to your child and help your child relax and get ready to fall asleep. A consistent bedtime routine, throughout the school year and into the summer, "conditions" your child to when it is time to be quiet and relax (story or song), when it is time to get in bed, and when parents will leave the room and your child must self-soothe and fall asleep. Even ...
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