Arizona Sweet Dreams Study Seeking Participants

Sonoran UCEDD Updates
Spring 2014

Sleeping babyA new U of A study is exploring the link between infants' early sleep quality and later cognitive development.  U of A researchers Jamie Edgin and Caron Clark were awarded funding for an infant sleep study through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Edgin and Clark are currently enrolling infants throughout Arizona in partnership with the Sonoran UCEDD as well as throughout the nation.

This longitudinal study examines how sleep quality relates to language development, behavior and health.  They are seeking children with Down syndrome, children who were born preterm (less than 37 weeks) and children with siblings who have Autism ages 6 to 24 months.  They will meet you in your own home, on your schedule.  Participants will meet four times, once every six months, starting when your child is 6 months old and concluding when they are 2 years old.  You will be compensated for your time and effort and be provided with feedback on language, sleep and behavior variables.

For more information on the Arizona Sweet Dreams Study and to view the recruitment flyer visit

For further information or to enroll call (520) 626-0244 or email