Sleep Better! : A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs

Sleep Better! : A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs

Book Title: Sleep Better! : A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs

Author: Terry Katz

Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Publication Date: 06 Jan 2014

ISBN-13: 9781598572940

From bedtime tantrums to bedwetting, sleep problems can be one of the biggest sources of worry and frustration for parents of children with special needs. Help is here in this down-to-earth, nonjudgmental guide, packed with widely tested, easy-to-use techniques that work for all children, with and without disabilities. This fully updated edition includes help for parents who usually struggle with nighttime problems. Without preaching or proposing a "one right way" to solve problems, psychologist and father Mark Durand helps families tackle sleep issues with optimism and proven strategies drawn from clinical and personal experience. A must-own for tired parents everywhere, this warm and wise guidebook will put sleep problems to bed and help whole families get the rest they need.

The Better-Sleep Guide For Every Family:

Highly effective strategies for children with special needs such as autism, Tourette syndrome, and cerebral palsy
Research-based solutions to even the toughest nighttime challenges
Tested with thousands of families
Respects individual differences in families - offers different options to fit different parenting philosophies
Helps parents develop a positive outlook and attitude as they work to resolve their child's challenges
Includes help for parents who struggle with their own nighttime problems
Flexible - parents can pick and choose strategies and modify them as needed
Valuable background information on understanding and assessing sleep problems

Practical Materials:

Sleep Diary
Self-Talk Log
Behaviour Log
Sleep Problems Scale
Plus annotated lists of additional sleep resources

Solve Sleep Issues Like:

Bedtime tantrums
Night waking
Sleep terrors
Bed wetting
Sleep schedule problems
Sleepwalking and sleep talking
Insomnia
Tooth-grinding
Periodic limb movements