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Sleep Therapy

Remember the exhaustion you endured throughout the infancy and toddler years with your children? None of us realised how gruelling it would be but we somehow made it through.

NOW TRY TO IMAGINE IF THAT NEVER ENDED.

 

When a special needs parent says they're tired...

THEY ARE TIRED!


Found on Pinterest, Walk Down Autism Lane

Sleep is an integral part of our day to day lives. Whether you are growing child or a full grown adult, we need to ensure out bodies are getting the right amounts of sleep and quality sleep.

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Remember the exhaustion you endured throughout the infancy and toddler years with your children? None of us realised how gruelling it would be but we somehow made it through.

NOW TRY TO IMAGINE IF THAT NEVER ENDED.

 

When a special needs parent says they're tired...

THEY ARE TIRED!


Found on Pinterest, Walk Down Autism Lane

Sleep

  • recharges our body and revitalizes us, releasing a growth hormone that helps the body to grow and repair itself.
  • Sorts out information from the day – a particularly important process of creating long term memories – key learning time!
  • Allows the sympathetic nervous system (the part of our bodies that controls our fight or flight response) a chance to relax.
  • Improves behaviour and coping and tolerance capacities.

Without enough sleep mental and physical development is adversely effected, lack of sleep can make the body produce a hormone that makes you hungrier and can lead to weight gain, difficulty concentrating, irritability and difficulty in learning.

 

 

Did you know??

  • Only 25% of paediatricians rate themselves confident in treating sleep problems.73% of children with ASD present with sleep difficulties as opposed to only 50% of their typically developing peers.

 

 

 

Our sleep program provides a comprehensive sleep program tailored to individual clients based upon a functional analysis of individual sleep behaviours. Developing sleep goals for our clients means our tailored program looks into detail about what is happening for each individual. We understand that sleep is a skill which sometimes needs to be taught or shaped. We provide techniques and skills which address a range of possible sleep difficulties including;

  • Bedtime routine non-compliance.
  • Sleep interfering behaviour (crying, calling out, getting out of bed, aggression, playing)
  • Delayed sleep onset
  • Night awakenings
  • Early awakenings
  • Phase shift
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Sleep dependencies

Sleep programs are effective with children and adults alike. For additional support a trained therapist to provide direct support and guidance within the home setting.

 

If you're

Don't let exhaustion overtake you and your family completely

YOU CAN CHANGE THAT