Updated on 3/4/2013 1:43:28 PM.
By: Elizabeth Turner
Nationally-known autism awareness organization Autism Speaks has now made available for download a "Quick Tips" module to accompany "Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders." These tips include visual supports as well as suggestions for promoting sleep in chlildren with limited verbal skills. The materials were created by Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., VKC Investigator and Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Division.
Many children with ASD have difficulty with sleep, which can be stressful for them as well as their families. Tips in Malow's toolkit were developed with research and clinical experience from sleep experts.Malow credits VKC Art Director Kylie Beck with the formatting of the toolkit, and Kim Frank, M.Ed., and Terry Katz, Ph.D., for assistance with the content.
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