Bernadette Kirkpatrick

Bernadette Kirkpatrick
Ulster University · School of Psychology

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September 2016 - present
National University of Ireland, Galway
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  • Research Associate

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Objectives Sleep problems are common among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can have a negative impact on the child’s behaviour and daytime functioning. The current pilot study examined objective measurements of child and parent sleep as factors associated with the stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, social support and quality of...
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Background: Social inclusion is regarded as an important determinant of health, particularly for young adults with intellectual disabilities. However, only a limited number of reviews report on the findings of original empirical studies on social inclusion of young adults with intellectual disabilities. This review provides a succinct synopsis of...
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Psychosis is a set of symptoms related to mental health issues that occurs in a range of psychotic disorders. Psychosis in individuals with intellectual disabilities is an underexplored area in research. This chapter provides an overview of psychosis in intellectual disability (ID). Definitions of what psychosis is will be discussed, as well the pr...
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Background: Sleep is an essential aspect of life and it is estimated that 40-80% of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) present with insomnia. Insomnia relates to difficulties initiating and/or maintaining sleep which can be distressing for the child with ASD and their family. Despite the high prevalence of insomnia in children with AS...
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Objective: Behavioral sleep interventions are regularly used to improve sleep problems experienced by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual disability (ID). Recent developments have seen the introduction of parent sleep education and healthy sleep practice training to sleep interventions. This article aims to systematica...
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Introduction Insomnia is one of the most commonly reported problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Inadequate sleep is distressing, has a negative impact on health, well-being, daily functioning and quality of life. Methods Parent report questionnaires assessed sleep behaviors and quality of life for the families and 15 ASD parti...

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Assistive technology to improve sleep