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
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).
Dr. Julie Koudys, C. Psych., BCBA-D
Department of Applied Disability Studies
(905) 688-5550 ext. 6706