Study to Investigate the Effect of Sleep
Treatment for families of children with Autism
What is SIESTA?
SIESTA is a research project that was started to compare two brief interventions aimed at improving child health and behavior outcomes of youth with autism. We are also interested in learning how parenting stress and child behavior are related to child health and sleep both before and after the intervention. What we learn from this study will help us improve interventions for future families like yours and make the knowledge locally accessible.
What would my participation look like?
1 In-person Lab Visit
Parents will be asked to attend a lab visit. During this lab visit, you
will provide consent for you and your child and complete questionnaires. Your child will complete a developmental assessment and a brief cognitive assessment.
3 Bi-Weekly Online Intervention Sessions
Parents will be asked to attend three online intervention sessions based on their group. These intervention sessions are online and will be scheduled to best fit your availability.
Sleep Watch and Questionnaire Completion
Your child will be asked to wear a watch-like device called an actigraph for 14 day periods before the intervention, immediately after the intervention, and 10-weeks after the intervention. Parents will be asked to complete questionnaires at these three time points.