Dr. Corkum’s major research interests are in the areas of child psychopathology (particularly ADHD) and pediatric sleep. Dr.Corkum and her team are in the process of creating an network of eHealth programs under the umbrella of Better Nights, Better Days and Teacher Help. Below are brief descriptions of each study. In the side panel there are links to additional project information.

Better Nights, Better Days

Better Nights, Better Days for Typically Developing Children (BNBD for TD):

This is funded through a CIHR Team Grant in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms. The goal of this project is to develop, evaluate and disseminate an eHealth intervention for parents of children ages 1-10 years who are experiencing difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep and trouble with morning awakenings.

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Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (BNBD for NDD):

This study is funded through Kids Brain Health. We will modify our original BNBD program so that it is appropriate for parents of children aged 4 to 10 years who have a neurodevelopmental disorders. For this study we will focus on children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and Cerebral Palsy.

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Better Nights, Better Days for Youth (BNBD for Youth):

This is an online sleep education program for adolescents and university students. The project is also extended to adolescents and university students with pain. To date, focus groups have been conducted with adolescents, university students and relevant stakeholders to gather ideas and opinion on how to best design the online program and what information/sleep strategies should be included. Once the program is created over Summer 2018 in consideration of feedback from the focus groups, usability testing will be conducted in the fall.

Teacher Help

This project is funded by a CIHR eHIPP grant. The goal of this project is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate modules for classroom teachers to support their work with students with ADHD, ASD and LD. 

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