Sensory Strategies for Sleep
We all know how a good (or bad) night of sleep can make or break everything we do the next day - and even for days to come. Sleep allows our brains and bodies a chance to recharge and to be ready for the activities of the day ahead. Insufficient sleep can affect attention, cognition, and social skills, and impact a child's ability to participate in age-appropriate activities.
Children with diagnoses of ADHD, cerebral palsy, brain injury, autism spectrum disorder and other conditions are especially prone to sleep problems - in fact, 50-80% of children with autism have sleep disorders. A child's quality of sleep plays a huge role in a parent's wellbeing and overall stress level, as well.
Check out this month's featured blog post for ideas on how to improve your child's sleep.