AUTISM Sleeps: Sensory Strategies to Help Restless Minds Sleep!

9780615860176: AUTISM Sleeps: Sensory Strategies to Help Restless Minds Sleep!

AUTISM SLEEPS... is an easy-to-read manual of sleep information and methods for helping persons with sensory processing difficulties, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, achieve an overall healthy sleep experience. It also serves as a thorough resource of sensory sleep strategies and suggestions for preparing the "sleep environment". AUTISM SLEEPS... provides checklists to identify which of the six sensory areas are impacted by poor sleep. A menu of sensory strategies in each affected area is available for use in preparing a person to sleep, stay asleep and transition to wake up. In addition sample bedtime and wake-up routines are provided as templates, especially to guide parents of children with sleep difficulties. Additionally, a diary and graph are available for logging the impact of the strategies implemented to determine those that are most effective in helping restless minds sleep. Reviewers: Dr. Irma Alvarado, Ph.D., OT/L, Professor at Brenau University & Co-Owner of Essential Therapy; Vickie Johnson, Ed.S., Educator who has a Grandson with ASD; Claire Dees, Co-Founder Autism SPECTRUM Support Group & mother of child with severe ASD & Beatrice Santelli, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who treats typical families as well as those with members with special needs

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