Sleep Problems in Autistic Children
Many young children experience sleep problems that may influence their daytime functioning. These sleep problems are especially prevalent in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, general recommendations for identifying and treating sleep problems in children with ASD are needed for behavior analysts to identify potential sleep problems and make empirically informed decisions regarding treatment options. The current paper seeks to provide behavior analysts, who work with children with ASD, with informative research on pediatric sleep problems, sleep measures, and options for behavioral sleep treatment.
Abel, E., Kim, S. Y., Kellerman, A. M., & Brodhead, M. T. (2016). Recommendations for Identifying Sleep Problems and Treatment Resources for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavior analysis in practice, 10(3), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-016-0158-4