Here is the first bit of research to come from this project

January 8, 2019

I have recently been in touch with a few of you regarding the first bit of work to come out of this project. The questionnaire that you completed was made up of: 

The Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire, 

The Child Behaviour Checklist,  

The Spence Children's Anxiety Scale, and 

The Behaviour Rating Inventory for Executive Functioning. 


It is a LOT of data to get through, but somewhere in there we can find out with a fair amount of certainty what role sleep plays in childrens' emotion and behaviour. 


I have put the Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire and the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale into a statistics calculator. Because of the huge numbers of people who responded (thank you once again), we can see a number of correlations between sleep and anxiety in children with and without FASD. 


In fact we can even make a regression calculation (calculate how much sleep can create how much anxiety). 


The results were that sleep problems can predict around 30% of the anxiety in FASD, and around 20% of the anxiety in typically developing children. 


In particular, separation anxiety had the biggest effect on sleep in children with FASD. 








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