School of Education
Tammy L. Hughes
Kara E McGoey
Autism spectrum disorder, Sleep
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.
Moschos, S. (2011). Examining Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/952