Katherine Wingert

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BACKGROUND Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is greatest in the developing brain, is driven by acetylcholine, and may represent a protected time for neuroplasticity. Recently published data from our lab observed that children with autism spent significantly less time in this state during a single night recording than did typically developing children and those(More)
Shoppers make many food choices while buying groceries. Children frequently accompany caregivers, giving them the potential to influence these choices. We aimed to understand low-income shoppers' perceptions of how children influence caregivers' purchasing decisions and how the supermarket environment could be manipulated to allow children to serve as(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate for the first night effect (FNE) in a group of young children with autism. DESIGN Analysis of polysomnographic data from a 2-night sleep laboratory study. SETTING Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS 15 children (aged 2-10 years) with a diagnosis of an ASD. INTERVENTIONS None. (More)
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