NHMRC Non-Lead Project Grant - Tailoring A Brief Sleep Intervention For Autism: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Grant number: 1101989 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Up to 86% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience behavioural sleep problems which have been shown to be associated with increased core ASD symptoms, increased rates of internalizing and externalizing disorders, and increased parental stress. The “Sleeping Sound” study is a novel behavioural sleep intervention that has shown much promise as a treatment to reduce sleep problems and improve mental health outcomes in children with ASD.