Sleep Services

Every child is unique in their personality, likes, and needs. At Graham Behavior Services, we have services to meet all the needs your child may have. From early intervention to advocacy to in-home ABA therapy, our team is ready to give you the personalized, quality care you’re looking for.

Consultative Model

Graham Behavior Services offers a full consultative model with a sleep expert who will meet with you in your home to complete a sleep assessment, and write a customized sleep plan for you and your family. This model would include visits to the home, along with video conferences to make sure progress is being made.

The consultative model includes an initial meeting and observation, a comprehensive treatment plan, training on implementing the plan, follow up meetings, and check-ins after mastery of sleeping skills.

The consultative model will start with an initial meeting with the family, along with an observation of the typical sleep routine and interactions with your child. At this initial meeting, your sleep specialist will complete a full assessment using the Sleep Assessment and Treatment Tool (SATT), created by Dr. Gregory Hanley. This assessment helps to determine which areas may be improved upon to get a successful night’s sleep for all. From this assessment, goals will be determined with the supervisor and family. These goals can change over time and if new goals arise, they can be additionally addressed.
A comprehensive step-by-step treatment plan for changing your child’s behavior to create a more positive sleeping experience will be created based on the assessment and the goals determined. This treatment plan will be shared with the family for review. The sleep specialist and family will discuss the plan and the specialist will provide training on the steps.
Following the initial training and development of the treatment plan, weekly meetings will take place with your sleep specialist to be sure the plan is met with success and to advance to the next steps as skills are mastered. These meetings will be held at a minimum of weekly but may take place more often as needed. These can be a combination of in-person meetings and phone or video calls. The family can also reach out to the sleep specialist for any issues that arise that are unplanned or any questions that come up.
After successful completion of the treatment plan and success in meeting sleeping goals, the family will have access to as many phone or video calls as needed to maintain progress. Bi-monthly check-ins will be scheduled for at least 2 months following mastery but can be scheduled for longer or more often if needed, to ensure there is no skill regression.

Meet Your Sleep Specialist

Jilian DeTiberiis is the clinical director at Graham Behavior Services. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2013. Jilian has worked in public and private schools, as well as private companies, providing ABA services in clinics and at home. She has worked in the area of sleeping skills for over 6 years, has received specialized training in this area from FTF Consulting, and is a Certified Sleep Science Coach. Jilian has presented on the topic of sleep twice at Autism NJ and once at NJABA.

Sleep Resources

If you’re not sure whether you’re ready to commit to a sleep program, GBS frequently shares blogs about sleep practices. Topics range from sleeping difficulties during quarantine to common myths you hear when talking about baby sleep, among many other areas. These articles offer a wealth of information for guiding you in your sleep journey. It’s a great place to start!

Video Workshops

Graham Behavior Services also offers a complete sleep series of video training which can assist clients of various ages. This sleep series guides parents through research based interventions to treat common sleep problems. This video series comprises 6 separate trainings. These trainings can be purchased individually or as a series.

The 6 video series is useful to watch to identify goals and work through a variety of issues related to sleep. These video training programs are geared towards parents who need some advice, but feel confident they can follow the plan on their own. The full series is recommended for families who are experiencing challenges in multiple areas.

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