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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Good sleep can reduce child and caregiver stress, and helps support a healthier and happier family. From our experience, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every family. Our commitment is to work with you until your child is sleeping well.
Before creating a plan, we first make sure we understand your particular situation, struggles and goals. Together, we then create a strategy that works for your family to ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
A sleep coach, or sleep consultant, is a general term for someone who provides education, advice and support services to help improve a child’s sleep. However, the criteria for who can call themselves a “sleep coach” can be quite variable and the term does not guarantee any specific training or certification. So when choosing a sleep coach, be sure to do your homework about the coach’s background, training and previous experience to determine if he or she is the right fit for you. Learn more about questions to consider about sleep coaching.
We are pleased to offer sleep coaching here at the Sleep Center. Our sleep coaches are certified pediatric nurse practitioners with backgrounds and extensive training in child development, general pediatric medicine and sleep science. While they specialize in treating the sleep problems of young children, they also address sleep difficulties arising in children of all ages, from infants to adolescents.
Sleep coaching is typically covered by your medical insurance plan as it would be for any other medical specialty referral.
Your sleep coach will first perform a comprehensive evaluation of your child including,
Your coach will then discuss your child’s particular sleep problem or diagnosis with you in detail, providing education about,
By the end of your visit, you will receive a customized, written plan that fits your family's needs and our common goal of helping your child get a good night’s sleep.
After your visit you can expect:
Infants and toddlers
Please see our FAQ page for answers to common questions.
Jennifer joined the Sleep Center as a pediatric nurse practitioner in 2008 specializing in pediatric sleep. She has successfully treated thousands of families of infants and children with sleep problems. Prior to this, she worked as a neuroscience nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Jennifer is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She received her pediatric nurse practitioner training at Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Jennifer has spent her career working with children and was an early childhood teacher before finding her true passion in pediatric nursing. She is also the mom of a 3-year-old boy, and a baby girl.
Maile Moore, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Maile has been a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Sleep Center since 2006 and has treated thousands of infants and children with sleep issues over more than a decade. Her expertise is in both behavioral insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. Prior to this, she worked as a nurse on an inpatient neuroscience unit at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Maile received her pediatric nurse practitioner training at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is certified through the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She is the mom of three girls aged 5, 3 and 1.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”