Kids with autism and related disorders are
prone to sleep disturbances but a new study finds that screen time, especially
in the bedroom, may make their sleep problems worse.
Past studies suggest that up to 80% of kids
with autism, and related conditions like Asperger's disease, experience sleep
troubles, including difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep through the
"Scientists have long known that video
games are great at teaching and reinforcing certain behaviours, so it's possible
that these games can be used to adjust and shape the types of behaviours
generally valued by society, such as behaviours intended to help others."