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Evaluation of Behaviour Analytic Assessment 

and Intervention to Address Sleep Problems

in Young Children with ASD

 

Is your child:

· Between 3 and 9 years of age?

· Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder?

· Demonstrating sleep related issues such as difficulty in falling or staying asleep, frequent night waking,   noncompliance with bedtime routines, or challenging behaviours during the bedtime routine, that do     NOT have a medical basis?

Sleep problems such as those described above are common in children with autism and can lead to diminished sleep and associated challenging behaviours. Behavioural interventions may be helpful in reducing these behaviours. However, more research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of home-based, parent-led interventions for sleep problems. The Koudys Lab at Brock University, in association with Kalyana Support Systems, is conducting a research study aimed at training parents to monitor children’s sleep problems and implement behavioural strategies, with the aim of reducing sleep problems and associated challenging behaviours.

If you are interested in learning more about the study, please contact us at 

jkoudys@brocku.ca or 905-688-5550 ext. 3338.

This study has been reviewed and has received ethics clearance through the
Brock University Research Ethics Board (17-375-KOUDYS).

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Julie Koudys, C. Psych., BCBA-D

Assistant Professor

Department of Applied Disability Studies

Brock University

(905) 688-5550 ext. 6706

jkoudys@brocku.ca