Autism and Sleep Problems
If your little one with autism is afraid to sleep alone, it can affect everyone in the family, not just the primary caregiver. ABA Therapy in New Port Richey, Florida, can help children with autism learn essential skills, like going to bed or falling asleep alone.
If your child is having trouble falling asleep, a Licensed Behavior Analyst may be able to help identify the problem and find the best solution.
Tips to Help Children with Autism Sleep Alone
- Start Your Kid Small
It’s important to take little steps with a child with autism to avoid making them anxious or frustrated. For example, if your child has become used to you laying in bed with him as he falls asleep, try sitting on his bed this time. Then move to a chair beside his bed, then a further location until he get used to not having you around while he sleeps anymore.
- Controlling Environmental Factors
Make sure your child doesn’t have anything that’s too distracting present in his room. Take away toys, gadgets, and other electronics. Make sure that their room is quiet, dark, and cool enough for them to get a good night’s sleep.
- ABA Therapy for Sleep Problems
It can be tough to find reliable Behavior Therapy for sleep issues in Florida. Luckily, you have us!
We at Autism Interacts ABA have had years of experience providing Behavior Analysis in Florida and helping children control and manage many problems — including sleep issues.
Learn more about our services by calling us today!