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

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.

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.

Grants related to the topic: Sleep disorders and developmental disabilities

  • Circadan and Sleep Programming in Angelman Syndrome Mouse Models
    PI: Johnson, Carl

People related to the topic: Sleep disorders and developmental disabilities

Rachel Hundley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Psychologist, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic

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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