Sleep problems are prevalent among children, especially children with autism, and negatively impact the wellbeing of both the child and their family. They are, however, highly amenable to treatment. In other words, all children with autism can learn to fall asleep quickly and sleep through the night.
The specific process for addressing sleep problems, such as taking too long to fall asleep, waking frequently at night, sleeping for only short durations each night, and reluctance to go to bed or sleep independently, is the focus of our training and implementation support. We build capacity in others to implement an efficient model of assessment and treatment of sleep problems within a three-step process. The first step is a seminar, which usually occurs during the first half of the day.
Comprehensive behavioral interventions are then collaboratively developed by FTF Consultants and consultees in the context of a bio-behavioral conceptual system. During the collaborative process, we first attempt to understand the variables influencing sleep problems. Personalized interventions are then developed for children and clients of attendees. In the third step, follow-up implementation support is then made available to attendees.