Sleep is an integral component of daily functioning and is universally recognized to impact cognitive function, memory, learning, and health. However, most children diagnosed with Autism are not proficient at falling asleep and/or staying asleep. The rates of sleep disturbance for children diagnosed with Autism are reported at 53%-86%. Emily Ice of Step-In is passionate about helping these children learn to sleep better with Applied Behavior Analysis. Her doctorate study on this application of ABA has provided experience and knowledge to help adjust sleeping behaviors in the home environment so everyone can get a better night’s rest.
Behavioral sleep treatment-focused mentorship is available to BCBAs via teleconferencing across the globe. Mentorship may include specific case consultation, protocol development, and/or training in the principles of behavioral sleep treatment. The mentorship is readily available for a monthly subscription or a per appointment fee.
Emily Ice also hosts regular open hangout sessions to disseminate quality behavioral sleep treatment. These hangouts are at no cost but must not include case-specifics that would violate HIPAA regulations. Please contact us for more information!
Consultation for sleep disturbances is available to families in Colorado and Alaska. As licensing laws permit, consultation may be available outside of these areas via video-conferencing models. Step-In Autism Services encourages families struggling with sleep disturbances to contact us; if we cannot directly assist, we will put you in touch with a local resource. Additionally, for those families receiving ABA services, we can consult directly with your BCBA to help develop a behavior plan to address your family’s sleep needs.