SLEEP

COUNSELING

The scientific approach to helping kids sleep

The process

In person or using video conferencing, we’ll work together to find the best solution for you and your child.

Assessment

The first step in solving a problem is understanding what’s causing it.  There is no one size fits all.  I’ll start by learning the specifics of your situation, your daily schedule and routines.  It’s important that our plan is in alignment with the American Pediatric Association’s recommendations for amount of sleep and daily schedule.

 

Planning

Together, we’ll develop a plan specifically tailored to your set of circumstances using evidenced based behavioral procedures.  It only works if the plan is directly aligned with the findings from your assessment.  Using a technique without understanding what’s causing the behavior can just make it worse.

 

Training

Even the best plan can fail without the right execution.  My job is to help you do it right the first time.  I’ll guide you through all of the critical steps to success.

 

Refinement

If necessary, we’ll refine and adjust.  We’ll evaluate what’s working, what’s not and what changes are needed.  A Behavior Analyst is a clinician, trained to implement behavioral procedures in the real world.  That requires a large toolbox and a clear understanding of the difference between theory and reality.

 

My Approach

 

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:



  • Fall asleep independently
  • Fall back to sleep after waking up in the night
  • Wake up at a reasonable time in the morning
  • Not engage in activities during the night that disrupt sleep
  • Not engage in disruptive behaviors during the bed time routine like:

- Repeatedly calling the parents

- Repeatedly walking out of the bedroom   
                  after saying good night

- Playing with toys

- Chatting or fighting with siblings

Other Services

>>> Prevention for New Parents (pregnancy to 4 months of age)


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Learn to create a great sleeper.  This 90 minute video conference and question and answer session with Victoria educates parents at the beginning of their journey.  It highlights important rules to help develop healthy sleeping habits in your child and avoid common mistakes from the start.

 

Many variables can affect a baby’s sleep.  Becoming aware of the basic principles and the best ways to deal with development related sleep regressions can help avoid problematic patterns and gradually build lasting, healthy sleep skills.

 

>>> Workshop – A Guide for Sleep Deprived Parents


For parent groups of all kinds, this is a thirty to forty minute in-person presentation followed by question and answer.  The goal is to give parents a better understanding of the science of sleep.

Based in Fair Lawn, NJ. Available via video conference anywhere.

(HIPPA compliant, telemedicine platform)

LET’S TALK!

 

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