Journal article

Brief report: Parental descriptions of sleep problems in children with autism, Down syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome

S Cotton, A Richdale

RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Children with an intellectual disability (ID) are at high risk of developing sleep problems. The extent to which the prevalence and nature of sleep problems in these children is dependent on the disorder underlying their intellectual impairments remains unclear. This study examined and compared parental descriptions of sleep problems in children with autism (n = 37), Down syndrome (DS; n = 15), Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS; n = 29), presumed familial intellectual disability (FID; n = 29), and typically developing children (TD; n = 55) in order to determine any influences of disorder on sleep patterns. The prevalence of sleep problems in the disability groups was at least four times higher than..

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