Children and teens with autism are more likely to be admitted to a hospital for mental health care than their classmates. Researchers wanted to know why.
In autism, lost sleep means more than just a drowsy morning: it's linked to serious problems. A new study of children with autism shows that those who slept less also had lower intelligence scores and more severe autistic symptoms than kids who slept more.
Most parents experience stress, but for those raising children with autism, everyday life often brings Stress with a capital S, from managing behavior and therapies to school problems. More than a few studies report that parents of children with autism experience more stress than other parents do. What can families do to cope?
When should a child with autism see a neurologist? Pediatric neurologist Deepa U. Menon answers that and other common questions about seizures, sleep, and tests.
View this recorded webinar with Beth Ann Malow, MD, MS, a nationally-recognized expert on the sleep problems of people with autism and other conditions.
You weren't imagining it: sleep and gastrointestinal troubles really do occur together in many children with autism. So says a new study that found that kids with autism who have sleep problems are twice as likely to have GI problems, and vice versa.
Most parents struggle at one time or other to get their children to sleep. Tantrums before bedtime, waking up at night, refusing to fall back asleep are common behaviors in children.
Beth A. Malow, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
In research lies hope for the future…
Many individuals with an ASD have difficulty achieving normal sleep patterns.1,2 Whether they have trouble getting to sleep, wake numerous times during the night, or awaken very early a