Sleep disorders and developmental disabilities

Sleep Disorders are a broad range of illnesses arising from many causes, including dysfunctional sleep mechanisms, abnormalities in physiological functions during sleep, abnormalities of the biological clock, and sleep disturbances that are induced by factors extrinsic to the sleep process.

News items related to the topic: Sleep disorders and developmental disabilities

Sleep education helps families of children with autism
Parent sleep education is beneficial in improving sleep and aspects of daytime behavior and family functioning in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

2015 Hobbs Discovery Grants announced
Innovation and an interest in “big data” characterize the three Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants awarded for 2015-16, which were announced by Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) director and Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair.

Expanding community training to address autism-related sleep issues
Sleep problems are common among children with autism. These issues can include trouble falling asleep, waking up during the night, and trouble getting up in the morning.

People related to the topic: Sleep disorders and developmental disabilities

Beth Malow, M.D., M.S.
Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Division

Shelagh Mulvaney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing, Biomedical Informatics, and Pediatrics

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