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ERIC Number: EJ917185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Sleep Is Associated with Problem Behaviors in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Goldman, Suzanne E.; McGrew, Susan; Johnson, Kyle P.; Richdale, Amanda L.; Clemons, Traci; Malow, Beth A.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n3 p1223-1229 Jul-Sep 2011
Multiple sleep problems have been reported in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The association of poor sleep with problematic daytime behaviors has been shown in small studies of younger children. We assessed the relationship between sleep and behavior in 1784 children, ages 2-18, with confirmed diagnosis of ASD participating in the Autism Treatment Network. Sleep problems were identified using the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ). The Parental Concerns Questionnaire (PCQ) was used to evaluate behavioral concerns and to define good or poor sleepers. Poor sleepers had a higher percentage of behavioral problems on all PCQ scales than good sleepers. Over three-fourths had problems with attention span and social interactions. Further delineation of this phenotype will help guide future interventions. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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