Getting enough sleep can help improve your child’s concentration and overall well-being. Unfortunately, for parents of children with autism, this can be a struggle. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about an appropriate amount of sleep for his or her age range. Then, establish a set bedtime and wake time that follows those guidelines. It can be helpful for your child to follow a bedtime ritual each night, which may help him or her calm down and get ready for sleeping.
As you’ll learn by watching this video, children can also benefit from getting plenty of exercise and fresh air during the day to encourage a good night’s sleep. This expert recommends reconsidering naptime for older children who have trouble with bedtime and briefly introduces the idea of bedtime passes for children with autism.
Parents in the North Dallas area can turn to the ABA therapists of The Behavior Exchange for help implementing successful strategies to ease the challenges associated with autism. Give us a call at (972) 312-8733 and ask us about our individual and group parent training classes .