Sleep in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

An Evidence-Based Guide

  • Jennifer A. Accardo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karen Spruyt
      Pages 3-16
    3. Judith Anne Owens, Miriam Rachel Weiss
      Pages 17-25
    4. David G. Ingram, Susan C. M. Crane, Ann C. Halbower
      Pages 27-43
    5. Allison L. Wainer, Lisa J. Meltzer
      Pages 45-52
  3. Sleep Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Jennifer A. Accardo
      Pages 55-66
    3. Michael A. DeMarcantonio, Aliza P. Cohen, Stacey L. Ishman
      Pages 67-80
    4. Ariel A. Williamson, Thornton B. A. Mason II
      Pages 81-95
    5. Samata Singhi, Erin Steinhart, Kiran Maski
      Pages 97-109
    6. Amanda L. Richdale, Emma K. Baker
      Pages 111-122
    7. Ann Reynolds
      Pages 123-135
  4. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Margaret C. Souders, Whitney T. Eriksen, Amanda E. Bennett, Raghuram Prasad, Stefanie Zavodny
      Pages 139-154
    3. Nicole Ali, Fiona Davidson, Marilyn MacPherson, Penny Corkum
      Pages 155-166
    4. Eugenio Mercuri, Domenico M. Romeo
      Pages 167-174
    5. Maria Cecilia Melendres, George T. Capone
      Pages 175-181
    6. Adetayo Adeleye, Aaron Hockley, Valerie Kirk
      Pages 183-194
    7. Barbara Y. Whitman, Mary E. Cataletto
      Pages 195-201
    8. Amee A. Patel, Daniel G. Glaze
      Pages 203-209
    9. Paige Kaplan, Thornton B. A. Mason II
      Pages 211-218
    10. Tanjala T. Gipson
      Pages 219-225
    11. Dragos A. Nita, Shelly K. Weiss
      Pages 227-240
    12. Paula Goldenberg
      Pages 241-252
    13. Rebecca Kronk, Robyn A. Filipink
      Pages 253-261
    14. Gregory Stores
      Pages 263-271
    15. Aditi Kantipuly, Carmen López-Arvizu, Elaine Tierney
      Pages 273-280
    16. Kathy J. Ruble
      Pages 281-286
    17. Janet C. Lam, Jennifer Linton Reesman
      Pages 287-290
    18. Sundeep Singh Bola, Fiona Elize Kritzinger, Indra Narang
      Pages 291-301
  5. Treatment Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Valerie Paasch, Ximena Celedon Flanders, Keith J. Slifer
      Pages 305-318
    3. Lawrence W. Brown
      Pages 319-329
    4. Andrea Heyman
      Pages 331-338
    5. Roberta M. Leu
      Pages 339-350
    6. Theresa Zakorchemny, Mary Lashno
      Pages 351-359
    7. Valerie Paasch, Lucy R. Leibowitz, Keith J. Slifer
      Pages 361-371
    8. Keith J. Slifer, Margaret A. Tunney, Valerie Paasch
      Pages 373-382
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 383-391

About this book


This practical guide presents approaches to working with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities who have sleep problems.  Divided into four sections, the book begins with the impact of sleep problems in children with disabilities and the evaluation of sleep complaints. The next two sections cover the major categories of sleep disorders as they apply in children with disabilities, and specific neurodevelopmental disabilities with their characteristic sleep manifestations. The last section details options for treatment, which include behavioral and environmental strategies, occupational therapy, exercise, and medications. Chapters feature case studies that introduce and reinforce diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Those engaged in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and sleep problems will find this text to be an invaluable guide when assessing and treating sleep disorders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer A. Accardo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and NeurologyVirginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineRichmondUSA

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