Wachob and Lorenzi Publish on Sleep Quality in Children with Autism

Posted on 3/16/2015 10:02:58 AM

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.

The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is the leading peer-reviewed, scholarly periodical focusing on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. JADD is committed to advancing the understanding of autism, including potential causes and prevalence, diagnosis advancements, and effective clinical care, education, and treatment for all individuals.

Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science