Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Counseling

Getting your children to bed and to sleep through the night is a struggle in many families. Many times there are behavioral components maintaining the difficulties. Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Counseling is designed to identify these factors and to help you with implementing developmentally appropriate solutions.

How do I know if my child should see a behavioral sleep specialist?

Does Your Child…

  • Refuse to sleep because they need to be with a specific item or person to fall asleep or get back to sleep after awakening
  • Refuse or stall bedtime by screaming and crying or asking for hugs, kisses or even drinks of water to avoid sleeping
  • Struggle to fall asleep
  • Wake excessively during the night
  • Experience early morning waking
  • Express fear of their bedroom
  • Exhibit nighttime fears preventing sleep

What types of sleep problems are treated?

What happens during treatment?

The sleep evaluation begins with an initial consultation that includes taking a sleep history, completing written questionnaires and participating in a clinical interview.  This information will help evaluate the factors that affect your child’s sleep and daytime functioning.

Following the assessment, I will review the recommendations for treatment that may include sleep education, sleep training, behavioral interventions, relaxation skills training, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

I am a member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

 

” A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the Doctor’s book.”  Irish Proverb