CALM for bedtime


A live, online workshop to help you reclaim your evenings.

Use simple sensory strategies to help your child get calm, settled and ready to sleep

Nothing saps your spirits like exhaustion.  When your child has difficulties going to sleep and staying asleep, it can impact everyone in the family.  If your heart sinks when you think about the battle for bedtime, this is the workshop for you.


This workshop introduces simple, tried-and-tested Sensory Strategies to help you get your child ready to sleep, so that you can finally have some down time too.

For some children who have sensory processing and integration challenges, it is much harder to cope with the demands of the environment on their central nervous system.  This can look like giddiness, overexcitability, anger and lashing out, running away, tearfulness or just not being able to get on with what needs to be done.


The Sensory Strategies approach combines the best Speech and Language Therapy techniques to support understanding, engagement and participation with sensory integration techniques.  You can start straight away, and then build up to a full routine of support strategies.  No expensive equipment, and no pressure.  Every child's sensory profile is unique, and the Sensory Strategies approach is all about finding the right combo of tools for your family.  

I'm Amy Stephens.  I'm a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and an Advanced Practitioner in Ayres Sensory Integration.  I am clinical advisor in Sensory Integration for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and have taught and lectured internationally about using Speech and Language Therapy and Sensory Integration strategies to make a breakthrough for children and families.  

I have been helping children and their families to get calm, organised and ready for anything for more than twenty years, and I’d like to help you and your family.  You can read some of the comments from people I have worked with on the About Me section of the website.

You don't have to struggle on.  I'm here to tell you that it's not you or your parenting, and it's not your child that's the problem.  It's that you need the right strategies for the job.  The great news is that there are lots of things you can do to improve the bedtime experience, and practical and easy to implement strategies to make the difference.  

When your child can get to sleep and stay asleep, you can reclaim your evenings and enjoy the family time you deserve.  Let's do this thing!

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