Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Sleep Education Program for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Principal Investigator: Whitney Loring, Psy.D.

Description

This research project provides adolescents/young adults and parents with tools to help their 11-to-21 year-old child sleep. Tools include:

2 hours of individualized education with a psychologist

2 follow-up phone calls with a psychologist

We will ask:

  • 1) The adolescent/young adult to wear a watch that measures activity and sleep.
  • 2) The adolescent/young adult and parent to attend a session to learn about this watch.
  • 3) The adolescent/young adult and parent to keep a diary of wake and sleep times for 10 days at a time.
  • 4) The adolescent/young adult and parent to fill out sleep survey forms before and after education.
  • 5) The adolescent/young adult and parent to come for education sessions at Vanderbilt.

Study supported by Organization for Autism Research

Participant Criteria

Adolescents/young adults ages 11-21 years who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and live with a parent/caregiver.

Compensation

Sleep Intervention at no cost; families will get feedback and be compensated for their time.

Visit Requirements

3-4 visits

Brochure

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Contact Information

Rebecca Johnston
615.322.1953
Rebecca.l.Johnston@vanderbilt.edu

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