In this video presented by Family Compass Group, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Billie Harber discusses strategies parents can use with their autistic children to develop a bedtime routine. An important component of an effective bedtime routine is a relaxing nighttime routine, as relaxation prior to bed is important for getting restful sleep.
Activities such as listening to music, drawing, and reading are good at helping children unwind before bedtime. Harber suggests beginning such activities after dinner to help set the tone for bedtime, and then about an hour before bedtime, turning down the lights.
When it comes time for actually going to bed, consistency is key. Creating a list of bedtime activities such as a bath and brushing teeth can help parents plan for caring for their child’s needs, and many parents find it helpful to create a visual roadmap of bedtime activities to help their child mentally prepare.
Parenting Young Children with Autism: Tips for a Calmer Child, Family, & Home. BedtimeRoutines by Family Compass Group
Initial Release Date: Dec 6, 2017
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