Author

Susan Moschos

Defense Date

5-27-2011

Graduation Date

2011

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

School Psychology

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Tammy L. Hughes

Committee Member

Kara E McGoey

Committee Member

Elizabeth McCallum

Keywords

Autism spectrum disorder, Sleep

Abstract

Sleep problems are prevalent in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders. Inadequate sleep can negatively affect the child's daily functioning as well as serve as a source of stress for the child's family. Although there is a growing body of literature aimed at improving sleep difficulties in children with disabilities, there is less known about sleep difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorders and a particular paucity in regard to treatment for sleep problems. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the effectiveness of a behavioral treatment package designed to reduce bedtime resistance and night awakenings in children and apply this technique to children with autism spectrum disorders.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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