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ERIC Number: EJ796394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Excessive Daytime Sleep: Behavioral Assessment and Intervention in a Child with Autism
Luiselli, James K.; Friedman, Abby
Behavior Modification, v32 n4 p548-555 2008
Some children with autism have excessive daytime sleep but intervention research for this problem has not been conducted. The present study evaluated procedures with a 13 year old boy who had autism and slept for prolonged periods during the day. Classroom staff at a specialized school implemented procedures with the boy according to an ABAB experimental design. Intervention eliminated daytime sleep through a 6-month follow-up assessment. The study adds to the literature concerning sleep problems in children with autism and extends intervention to excessive daytime sleep. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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