After we have our initial assessment call to determine if I can help you, this is what you can expect next.

  • Stage 1: Collecting Data

    Before beginning assessment and treatment, I ask families to collect baseline data on their child’s sleep habits for anywhere from a few days, to two weeks.

  • Stage 2: Comprehensive Assessment

    Next, I will conduct a comprehensive assessment that involves parent interview, viewing where the child sleeps, and sometimes an observation of the bedtime routine.

  • Stage 3: Personalized Treatment Program

    From there, I will design a personalized treatment program for your child, with your input. Once the program is ready, I will send a written plan to you and give you time to read it over and come up with questions, then we will discuss the program, make changes if needed, and practice how you will implement it.

  • Stage 4: Implementation

    When you are ready to implement treatment, I will be available via skype/phone for the first several nights of treatment in case questions or problems arise. Following the first few nights of treatment, we will have daily check ins via phone or email for at least 5 days, followed by continued email check ins as long as necessary to maintain the program.

What’s Included

  • Initial introduction and overview of the plan via phone (15 min)
  • Parent baseline data collection (1-2 weeks, sending data to me daily via email; no charge for this time)
  • Initial assessment interview with the caregivers (approx. 1 hr)
  • Possible baseline observation via of bedtime routine (1 night 1-2 hrs)
  • Personalized treatment write-up and planning (2-3 hrs)
  • Parent training on treatment implementation (1-2 hrs)
  • Possible observation of treatment night one (1-3 hrs)
  • Possible observation of treatment night two (1-2 hrs)
  • Daily follow up phone calls/emails for first 5 days
  • Email/Phone check ins and data collection for week two assuming all goes well
  • Ongoing data collection and assessment

Billing is hourly, as different families require a different amount of assessment and treatment time.

Examples of Treatable Sleep Problems

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Resistance to sleep
  • Separation difficulty
  • Bed wetting
  • Non-compliance with bedtime routine
  • Early waking
  • Frequent night time waking
  • Calling out or getting out of bed
  • Nightmares
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Falling asleep too late
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnia
  • Bedtime anxiety
  • Sleep dependencies

Treatment for Children of All Ages

  • Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
    • Verbal and non-verbal
    • Any functioning level
  • Children and adolescents with other developmental disorders
  • Typically-developing children over the age of 2
  • Typically-developing adolescents
  • Typically-developing adults (*on a case-by-case basis)

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