Early Sleep Interventions to Improve Outcomes in Children with Neurodisability

  • Chawla , Jasneek (Chief Investigator)
  • Waters, Karen (Chief Investigator)
  • Vandeleur, Moya (Chief Investigator)
  • Pride, Natalie (Chief Investigator)
  • Milross, Maree (Chief Investigator)
  • Richards, Deborah (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Sleep disorders affect up to 80% of children with neurodisability (ND), occurring at any age1, being more severe and pervasive than in typically developing (TD) children. Poor sleep exacerbates existing learning and behaviour difficulties, impacting the health and well-being of the entire family.2 A tailored approach to sleep problems is required in children with ND, but there is limited evidence in this field. The objective of this research is to improve the diagnosis and aspects of management of sleep difficulties in children with ND, aiming to improve quality of life and outcomes for them and their families. Findings will be translated into clinical guidelines and develop National standards of care for this population.
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Effective start/end date16/09/2231/03/25