11.21.23 | The Roles of Sleep in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Live Webinar ~ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Sleep problems are a common comorbidity for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and research in this area has a relatively long history. This presentation will first outline historic patterns in the field of sleep and ASD. Research on ASD and sleep over the past two decades has primarily focused on four principal areas: (1) documenting the prevalence and types of sleep problems; (2) sleep problem treatment options and efficacy; (3) how sleep problems are associated with other behavioral, contextual, or biological elements; and (4) the impact of child sleep problems on families and care providers. Within a recent systematic update/review, most of the reviewed studies fit the historic patterns noted above. Recent differences included more global representation in study samples, studies on the impacts of COVID-19, and a growing body of work on sleep problems as an early marker of ASD. The majority of recent studies focus on correlates of sleep problems noting less optimal behavioral, contextual, and biological elements are associated with sleep problems across development for children with ASD. Contributing to and building on this amassed research, Dr. Schwichtenberg will outline how sleep dysregulation in ASD could inform early autism diagnoses, phenotype profiles, and potential mechanistic pathways.
After participating in this activity, attendees should be better able to:
- Describe how sleep in autism can serve as an early behavioral marker, a phenotype marker, and potentially part of a mechanistic pathway.
- Describe historic patterns of autism and sleep research.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
|In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Continuing Psychologist Education: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
•Credit Designation | This program offers 1.0 continuing education credit for psychologists.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 APAThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.