Bedtime Fading and Bedtime Fading with Response Cost

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Research supports that many neuro-typical and even more intellectually and developmentally disabled and autistic children experience sleep problems, such as sleep onset delays, sleep disruptions, and reduced total hours of sleep. A variety of behavioral interventions exist for addressing these sleep problems. One specific type of intervention, faded bedtime procedures, directly addresses sleep onset delays, late bedtimes, night waking, and early morning awakenings while incorporating age-appropriate sleep expectations and bedtime routines. This chapter describes the processes of constructing faded bedtime with and without response costs using a case example of the use of the intervention and the research support for faded bedtime with and without response cost procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Handbook of Behavioral Sleep Treatment in Children on the Autism Spectrum
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030991340
ISBN (Print)9783030991333
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences

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