10.00 - 10.45
Practical Accelerator Hall III
Abu Dhabi Energy Center
Day 2. April 28, 2024
Sleep Disorders in ASD
  • Parents
  • Caregivers
  • Teachers
  • Specialists
Dr. Chafica Gharbieh

Sleep problems in ASD are a prominent feature and occur as a result of complex interactions between biological, psychological, social, environmental, and family factors that may not be conducive to good sleep. Children with ASD suffer from sleep problems, especially insomnia, at a higher rate than other children, ranging from 40% to 80%. Implementing non- pharmacological therapeutic measures such as “bedtime routines” approach is the mainstay of behavior management. Treatment strategies can help improve quality of life and have a beneficial effect on all family members.

1. Sleep disorders
2. Sleep disorders studies
3. Causes of sleep disorders
4. The impact of sleep disorders in children on their caregivers
5. Evaluation of sleep disorders
6. The role of melatonin
7. Educational interventions
8. Treatment strategies
What we will learn:
For whom:
Founder of the non-profit organization Autism Learning Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis “ALI for ABA”
PhD Psychology

Dr. Chafica Mansour Gharbieh holds a doctorate in the field of education and is a behavioral and linguistic analysis consultant from Brunel University - London. A professor at the Lebanese International University (LIU). President and founder of ALI for ABA, she holds licenses to diagnose and evaluate autism and learning difficulties, and a license in music therapy and auditory integration. Many of her scientific studies have been published in books and international journals.
The workshop will be held as the part of conference program.
XII International Research and Practice Conference
“Autism. Challenges and Solutions"