Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Frazzled Families

This book is based on a multi-year study of sleep in children with ASDs which concluded that parent training was the key to resolving children’s sleep problems.The authors show parents how to evaluate both daytime and night time habits and routines — exercise, lighting, caffeine consumption, bedtime preparation, sleep environment — to identify causes of impaired sleep and make necessary modifications. Parents are then taught to use strategies — social stories, visual schedules, visual cues, rewards — to help their child get ready for bed, fall asleep, and stay asleep.

© 2014 Terry Katz and Beth Ann Malow
Audience: Parent, Professional