Got Trust? Get Sleep!: sleep assessments for beginners #recorded


Instructor: Nicole Shallow, M.Ed., BCBA

Duration: 117 minutes of self-paced instruction

2 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs provided upon course completion – full course description below



**This course will provide the participant with 2 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**

Description of Learning Type CE Event: From Nicole Shallow, M.Ed., BCBA – Founder of Your Behaviour Gal Consulting Inc. This is not your typical Sleep CEU event. I am taking you into a deeper dive of how to conduct assessments in a way that will leave your client feeling seen, heard, and supported. Assessments are not just about asking questions; it is an opportunity to build trust with the client. For any sleep support to be effective, the caregivers need to trust that you know what you are doing and that your support is aligned with their values. Through asking the right questions in a structured flow, this allows clients to share the good, the bad, and the ugly with you. During our time together, we will review two commonly used sleep assessment tools, and I will share how I have combined these tools and added additional questions/information to improve the comprehensive sleep assessment procedures. This process is tried and true across my clients, and I am excited to share it with you!

About the Instructor: Nicole Shallow is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Sleep Specialist. She is extremely passionate about this topic and has become an authority figure in the sleep education space. She has partnered with many large brands to speak about the importance of sleep, has spoken on 10+ podcasts outside of the world of behavior analysis, and is the CEO and founder of her own company, Your Behaviour Gal Consulting Inc! She has only been certified for four years and is breaking barriers both with her clients and in the online space. Nicole supports clients directly one-to-one, with a specialized focus on supporting neurodivergent children and their caregivers. She prides herself in the relationships she can build with her clients, parents, professionals, supervisees, and mentees to help be their guide toward what they truly want. Her three values are compassion, knowledge, and inclusion. These are the three words she lives by every day, and this truly reflects in her presentation style.

Target Audience: Behavior Analysts®, BCaBAs®, trainees, Occupational Therapists, Counsellors – anyone supporting clients with sleep difficulties and wanting to improve their assessment process.

Learning Objectives for Participants: As a result of this course, participants will be able to …

  • Identify the purpose of sleep assessments and general overview of current sleep assessment templates.
  • Identify medical conditions and know. Identify who and when to refer out to a professional when scope of practice is reached.
  • Learn how to use open-ended questions to identify and gather important information about the client and the family context to inform the development of a sleep plan.
  • Learn how to use assessment procedures to identify setting events, antecedents, and consequences across the day and night that may be interfering with healthy sleep.