Sleep problems as possible predictors of intensified symptoms of autism.

@article{Schreck2004SleepPA,
  title={Sleep problems as possible predictors of intensified symptoms of autism.},
  author={Kimberly A. Schreck and James A. Mulick and Angela F Smith},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          57-66
        }
}
Researchers have been placing an increased importance on discovering what variables contribute to better prognosis during behavioral interventions for children with autism. This article preliminarily identifies sleep problems that may exacerbate symptoms of autism; thus, possibly influencing effectiveness of daytime interventions. A data-base of parent report of sleep problems of children with autism (N=55), ranging from 5 to 12 years of age (M=8.2 years) was evaluated. Results suggested that… CONTINUE READING

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