Sleep is a vital function; one that consumes a third of our lives. One that has been shown to be a key to improving the quality and extending the quantity of our lives. Our aim as behavior analysts is to create socially meaningful change. To apply the principles of behaviorism to do better. We have a systemic problem with sleep. One which will require societal, familial, and individual change to occur. This is not a small problem that will change over-night. Join in the field full of movers to regain those contingencies that put sleep in the winner’s circle. To shift from pride in surviving on no sleep to thriving on healthy sleep. To teach and instill this importance to our future generations in the hopes that they can become their own contingency managers for their own healthy sleep habits.
- Identify common behavioral sleep challenges
- Describe the behavioral conceptualization of sleep
- Select an appropriate assessment tool for a specified behavioral sleep disturbance
- Recommend a behavioral protocol for a specified sleep related behavior
- Summarize ethical practice considerations related to sleep behaviors
- Understand the role of behavior analysis within sleep treatment