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Project Title

Project Title

Tailored behavioral intervention for insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorders

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Souders, Margaret

Description

Description

This pilot project addresses the hypothesis that synaptic pathway abnormalities in ASD are related to altered levels of excitatory neurotransmitters that may result in hyperarousal and anxiety symptoms. Arousal dysregulation in children with ASD may produce a constellation of behavioral symptoms including agitation and insomnia. The study will recruit 40 subjects with ASD and insomnia, and determine the feasibility, acceptability and fidelity of implementing the Tailored Behavioral Intervention (TAB) and Standard Care (SC).

Funder

Funder

Department of Defense - Autism Research Program

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

159975

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2013-2014

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SH. Support at least two studies that focus on research on health promotion and prevention of secondary conditions in people with ASD by 2012. Secondary conditions of interest include weight issues and obesity, injury, and co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Tailored behavioral intervention for insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pennsylvania

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

AR120166

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Tailored behavioral intervention for insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorders | 0 | 2015 | AR120166
Tailored behavioral intervention for insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorders | 0 | 2014 | AR120166
Tailored behavioral intervention for insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorders | 0 | 2013 | AR120166

 
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