For decades, scientists around the world have studied how to change children’s behavior. A Behavior Analyst can help you tap into that knowledge and guide you through the proven steps to help your child fall asleep independently and build healthy, long-lasting sleep habits. Unlike a sleep trainer, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst has a university degree, followed by a one-year residency, then ongoing oversight to ensure compliance with professional standards.
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a master’s degree in behavior analysis, I draw upon established scientific research and extensive experience in working with children. I use an evidence-based approach with benchmarks and proven methods to replace undesired behavior, with desired behavior.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
General guidance and tips often don’t work because every child is unique, and circumstances are different. I start by developing a clear understanding of the problem and the surrounding circumstances. The best way to change behavior starts with understanding where it’s coming from.
It starts with a behavioral assessment and a clear understanding of your parenting values and style. There are numerous techniques but, to be successful, we have to find the one that will work best for your specific circumstances. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, I use established scientific research and extensive experience with hundreds of families to determine the technique that will work best for you.
That’s why I carefully guide you through the implementation, and adjust as needed, to make sure it works. Choosing the right technique, and implementing it correctly, isn’t easy to do using videos and books.
Research has shown that lack of sleep in children is associated with learning and behavior problems, hypertension, obesity and depression.
Sleep is a combination of both physiology and behavior. As parents, we teach our children skills like how to use a spoon or get dressed. We also need to teach our children to:
- Repeatedly calling the parents
- Repeatedly walking out of the bedroom after saying good night
- Playing with toys
- Chatting or fighting with siblings