David Wachob and Dave Lorenzi, Department of Kinesiology,
Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “Influence of Physical Activity on Sleep Quality in Children with Autism”
in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
The article reports on their research that examined physical
activity as a variable that influences sleep quality in children with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD). This study demonstrated that, though over half of the
children were identified as having at least one sleep-related problem, their
activity levels were significantly related to their sleep patterns. Specifically, the more physically active
children had overall higher sleep quality.
of Autism and Developmental Disorders is the leading peer-reviewed,
scholarly periodical focusing on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and
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causes and prevalence, diagnosis advancements, and effective clinical care,
education, and treatment for all individuals.
Department of Kinesiology,
Health, and Sport Science