While sleep plays a major role in emotional regulation, behavior, and learning, many children and teens (and therefore parents as well) struggle to get the sleep they need. This 1-hour webinar briefly explores the causes of poor quality sleep, including the impact of autism; outlines multiple best-practice strategies for helping children put themselves to sleep and stay asleep; and discusses next-steps for identifying the necessity for medical intervention. The presenter includes a sleep-planning form to share with parents.
List physiological factors impacting sleep quality.
Given a case study, apply strategies likely to improve sleep quality.
Recall the outcomes of three research studies on strategies to impact sleep quality in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, other pediatric professionals, and parents
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 00000. This distance-learning, interactive format is offered at 0.1 CEUs, Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders. Gwen is the creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. Although selling the business in October 2020, she remains with Sensational Brain as the AOTA CE Administrator. She currently works as an Intensive Support Specialist for a large educational service agency. Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and will soon have an empty nest as her three daughters venture out on their own. Learn more about Gwen’s mission and why she created BrainWorks on our Aboutpage. To view Gwen’s courses, check out her product page.
Financial: Gwen Wild receives compensation for her responsibilities as CE administrator for AOTA as well as speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC. Gwen is co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.