Dr. Patricia Hampshire, PhD
My background includes work in schools, clinics, and in the home. At that center of all my work is families and helping parents to reach their individual goals related to behavior and sleep. In my early career, I worked as a special education teacher educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This work lead me to a more focused practice working in the clinical setting coaching families of children who struggled with behavioral challenges.
After receiving my PhD in Special Education at Indiana University in 2011, I joined the faculty at Boise State University training special educators and doing research helping to identify Evidence Based Practices. As a parent of three young children sleep has always been both a personal and professional area of interest. In 2021, I decided to pursue this interest and became a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute.
My philosophy is grounded in developmentally appropriate practices that are family-centered. As a trained Behavior Analyst, I believe that all behavior is communication. My approach is based in a coaching philosophy that is goal-driven and data-based.
As a parent, I know the value of sleep and its role in creating a healthy home environment. My goal is to support parents as they teach healthy sleep habits to their own children. When a family is well rested, everyone is happier and healthier!
At Hampshire Sleep and Behavioral Consulting, my goal is to meet each family where they are. If you need support in the area of sleep I will develop a customized sleep plan to meet your child's needs. I will then walk beside you in the coaching process as you implement the plan. If you need support in the area of behavior, which many times has a sleep component, I will develop an individualized behavior support plan. Over time, we will work together to implement the plan and use data to determine if we are meeting our goals.
I look forward to walking beside you as we work to meet the goals you have for your family!