Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Sleep Interfering Behaviors
Behavior analysis and the scientific principles can be systematically applied to treat sleep interfering behaviors. Through conducting a functional analysis, clinicians can identify barriers to sleep efficiency. This is a developing page, which will include more information as it becomes available.
Related Literature - Scientific Publications
Waddington H., McLay L., Woods L. and Whitehouse AJO. (2020) Child and Family Characteristics Associated with Sleep Disturbance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04475-7.
Carnett A., Hansen S., McLay L., Neely L. and Lang R. (2019) Quantitative-Analysis of Behavioral Interventions to Treat Sleep Problems in Children with Autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation : 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2019.1646340.
McLay L., Roche L., France KG., Blampied NM., Lang R., France M. and Busch C. (2019) Systematic review of the effectiveness of behaviorally-based interventions for sleep problems in people with rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. Sleep Medicine Reviews 46: 54-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2019.04.004.
McLay LK., France KG., Knight J., Blampied NM. and Hastie B. (2019) The effectiveness of function-based interventions to treat sleep problems, including unwanted co-sleeping, in children with autism. Behavioral Interventions 34(1): 30-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bin.1651.