Educational resources for you and for your patients
These tools can be downloaded to help you and your patients and their caregivers understanding the child’s symptoms, frequency and impact on behavior at home, school or in social situations
The CSDI is a validated tool scoring the frequency and duration of sleep problems reported by parents and takes approximately five minutes to complete.
It may help you in screening insomnia in your patients. It can either be completed by your patient’s caregiver prior to the first consultation or discussed with you during the visit.
The attached Core Sleep Diary is a standardized checklist that will allow the caregiver discuss with you what insomnia symptoms their child is experiencing and their frequency.
You may want to share with them the Sleep Diary and ask them to complete it so they can provide you with as detailed description of the symptoms at the first visit and during follow-up visits, to assess the child progress with treatment.
Sleep Hygiene Guide
In order to help the child sleep longer, a relaxing bedroom environment, a consistent sleep routine and some lifestyle changes should be made.
You may want to provide your patient with “Parent’s Guide for Sleep Improvement in Children with ASD” created by Autism Speaks.
Treatment evaluation tool and treatment goals
It is crucial for you as clinician to assure treatment effectiveness and optimal outcomes. The structured treatment evaluation tool and treatment goals developed by leading KOLs in the field allow you exactly that.
The attached questionnaire evaluating the child’s sleep parameters along with a personalized evaluation of behavioral features and parents' satisfaction. It can optionally be filled by the parent and have defined treatment goals to enable treatment optimization by the clinician.
References: 1. Appleton, R., et al.Health Technol Assess. 2012;16(40):i-239.; 2. Carney, CE., et al., Sleep, 2012;35(2): 287-302; 3. Banaschewski T, et al. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021;10.1007/s10803-021-05236-w.