Behavioral Interventions to Address Sleep Problems
This BCBA Ethics CEU will cover:
Sleep problems are a common occurrence among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In addition to the challenges that sleep problems present for children’s neurodevelopment, learning, and daytime behaviors, sleep problems in children present significant challenges for the entire family. Research on behavioral interventions to address sleep problems in young children has shown them to be effective. These interventions have often been combined in multicomponent behavioral training programs to teach parents/caregivers to assess and intervene to improve children’s various sleep problems. This presentation will provide an overview of the various types of sleep problems reported in children with ASD, the effects of these sleep problems on children and caregivers, and a review of behavioral interventions to effectively address sleep problems.
3 learning objectives:
Attendees will list and describe the types of sleep problems children with ASD present and the effects of those sleep problems for the children and their caregivers.
Attendees will review the literature supporting behavioral interventions to address sleep problems and will apply the various procedures to common sleep problems displayed in children with ASD.
Attendees will examine the challenges and mitigating solutions to obtaining reliable data collection and fidelity of implementation when providing caregiver training to address sleep problems.
Kylan Turner, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) since 2003. In 2009, Kylan was selected for a two-year Leadership and Education in Neuro-developmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship specializing in ASD; and developed and disseminated a training curriculum focused on applied behavior analytic (ABA) intervention to community organizations throughout Pennsylvania. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Special Education in 2012 from the University of Pittsburgh.
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