Identifying efficacious, durable, and socially acceptable interventions to promote the health and development of young children is a shared goal among caregivers, pediatricians, child psychologists, and behavior analysts. Sleep problems are prevalent in young children, especially children diagnosed with autism. This interactive presentation will provide attendees with a sound understanding of the factors that worsen and improve children's ability to achieve age-appropriate amounts of sleep. Discussion will include functional assessment methods as well as evidence-based interventions for addressing common sleep problems such as delayed sleep onset, night or early awakening, nighttime routine noncompliance, and problem behaviors that interfere with sleep onset. As a result, attendees will have a better understanding of how to personalize interventions for existing sleep problems and use program preventative strategies that will help promote healthy sleep in young children.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania