By: Ileana S. McCaigue OTR/L, IMC
Pages: 150 pages
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Summary: This book is an easy-to-read manual to help people with sensory processing difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders or a restless mind, achieve an overall healthy sleep experience.
Autism Sleeps™ serves as a thorough resource of sleep sensory strategies and suggestions for preparing the “sleep environment”. Sample bedtime and wake-up routines are provided as templates, especially to guide parents of children with sleep difficulties.
Also included are checklists to identify which of the six sensory area(s) are impacted by poor sleep. A menu of sensory strategies in each of those affected areas is available for use in preparing a person to sleep, stay asleep and transition to wake up. Additionally, a diary and graph are available for logging the impact of the strategies implemented to determine those that are most effective in helping restless minds sleep.
About the author: Ileana S. McCaigue is an occupational therapist with over 36 years of experience in the field and certification in Sensory Integration and Interactive Metronome. She currently practices in a school district in addition to seeing private clients.