Social Stories for Sleeping Through the Night

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Helping children sleep through the night can be especially challenging, but it's very important for parents and children alike. This lesson offers two social stories to help teach your students about sleeping through the night.

Sleeping Through the Night

Do your students often seem tired and cranky during the school day, or have their parents let you know that they're really struggling with nighttime behaviors? Learning to sleep through the night can be challenging, and students can also regress if they're struggling with nightmares, health issues, or developmental struggles. When students sleep through the night, though, they and their families are generally happier and better able to cope during the day, and their learning can improve as a result. The social stories in this lesson offer specific scripted language designed to help you talk with your students about sleeping through the night.

Nightmares and Sleeping Through the Night

Every night, my parents tuck me in to my bed. They read me a story and sing me a song. They turn on my night light, and give me a kiss. Then, they turn out the big light, close my curtains, say good night, and leave the room. After that, I know it's my job to go to sleep. It's my job to stay in my bed all the way until morning time.

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