The purpose of this study was to learn what interventions have been effective in alleviating sleep problems among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) according to parent report. This study also investigated resources from which parents received information regarding possible interventions and to what degree these resources were helpful. The participants in this study were 48 parents and caregivers of children with ASD from both the United States and Canada. Background information was attained from participants regarding themselves and their child with ASD. Participants then answered likert-type and open-ended questions regarding their child's sleep problem(s) and the resources they have turned to for help. Eighty five different interventions were reported to treat 25 types of sleep problems. Participants also reported an overall reduction in the severity of sleep problems experienced by their child after intervention.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lemmons, Sarah Lynn, "Parent Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Interventions for Sleep Problems in Children with Autism" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 2291.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, sleep problems, intervention, children