Canada 2022: Penny Corkum | Dalhousie University

Delegate: Penny Corkum

Affiliation: Dalhousie University

Activity: The Better Nights, Better Days team, led by Dr. Penny Corkum at Dalhousie University knows how important sleep is, particularly for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Up to 90% of children with neurodevelopmental disorders experience sleeping problems.

On this World Sleep Day, we are launching an implementation study of the Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders program ( It is a free online program based on behavioral principles that supports parents of children aged 4-12 years old who experience difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early. Our online program encourages positive behaviors that will help children achieve better quality and quantity of sleep throughout the night. In the study, we will be evaluating how parent’s use the program, their satisfaction with the program, and exploring how other parents could access this program in the future.

Location: Canada

Date of Activity: March 18, 2022

Submitted by: Penny Corkum