I am pleased to
introduce this special issue on Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental
Conditions, a unique three-journal collaboration between the Journal of
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (JDBP), the Journal of Pediatric
Psychology (JPP), and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (CPPP).
Research regarding pediatric sleep is proliferating, and it's an exciting time
to be involved in this field. The incredible creativity and diversity of
content areas to explore are evident both within this special issue of JDBP and
in the companion issues of JPP and CPPP. This collaboration came about
through efforts to expand the inter-professional diversity of the Society of
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) to psychology and a readership
beyond our journal. I have had the privilege of working with two guest
editors who are experts in pediatric sleep, Dean Beebe, Ph.D. for JPP and Lisa
Meltzer, Ph.D. for CPPP. I am hopeful that researchers and clinicians
alike will find our special collaborative effort to be inspiring to create and
test new models and treatments to improve sleep for children with pediatric and
Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, Ph.D.
JDBP Special Issue Guest Editor
Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental Conditions
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