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Erin Leichman, Ph.D., NCSP

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Erin S. Leichman, Ph.D., NCSP

Research Psychologist
Saint Joseph’s University

Philadelphia, PA USA

Erin Leichman is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist with specialized training in behavioral sleep medicine. Dr. Leichman received her doctorate in School Psychology with concentrations in pediatric school psychology and systems-level Response to Intervention models from Lehigh University, completing her internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and postdoctoral clinical training at The Kennedy Krieger Institute at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Leichman has worked as a school psychologist in public school systems, a special educator for children with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and a behavioral therapist for children with disruptive behavior disorders. Currently, Dr. Leichman is a research psychologist at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, focusing on research related to pediatric sleep in young children and their families. She is also the Executive Director of the Pediatric Sleep Council and serves as the primary editor of www.babysleep.com.

Sleep Advice

Publications

Mindell, J. A., Lee, C., Leichman, E. S., & Rotella, K. (2018). Massage-based bedtime routine: Impact on sleep and mood in infants and mothers. Sleep Medicine, 41, 51-57.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., & Walters, R. (2017). Sleep location and parent-perceived sleep outcomes in older infants. Sleep Medicine, 39, 1-7.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Lee, C., Willliamson, A. A., & Walters, R. (2017). Implementation of a nightly bedtime routine: How quickly do things improve? Infant Behavior and Development, 49, 220-227.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., DuMond, C., & Sadeh, A. (2017). Sleep and social-emotional development in infants and toddlers. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46, 236-246.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Composto, E., Lee, C., Bhullar, B., & Walters, R. (2016). Development of infant and toddler sleep patterns: Real world data from a mobile app. Journal of Sleep Research. Epub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12414

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Puzino, K., Walters, R., & Bhullar, B. (2014). Parental concerns about infant and toddler sleep, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1-16.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Puzino, K., Walters, R., & Bhullar, B. (2013, abstract). An iPhone application for young children’s sleep: Concerns of users. Sleep, 36, A345 

Leichman, E. S., & Mindell J.A. (2013). Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood. In: Kushida C.A. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep, Vol. 2, pp. 224-228. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Shapiro, E. S., Hilt-Panahon, A., Gischlar, K. L., Devlin, K., Leichman, E. S., Bowles, S. (2011). An analysis of consistency between team decisions and reading assessment data within an RTI model. Remedial and Special Education. doi: 10.1177/0741932510397763

Williamson, A.A., Leichman, E. S., Walters, R. M., & Mindell, J.A. (2017, November). Sleep outcomes in a global sample of toddlers sleeping in cribs versus beds. Poster presentation for the Bi-Annual Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference, Amelia Island, FL.

Mindell, J. A., Lee, C., Leichman, E., Bhullar, B., & Walters, R. (2016, August). A longitudinal study of individual variability in infant sleep consolidation. Poster presentation at the International Congress of Pediatrics meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Leichman, E. S. & Mindell, J. A. (2016, June). Maternal Sleep and Toddler Social-Emotional Development. Poster presented at the annual Sleep meeting, Denver, CO.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Lee, C., Walters, R. (2016, June). Implementation of a Nightly Bedtime Routine: How Quickly do Things Improve? Poster presented at the annual Sleep meeting, Denver, CO.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Composto, J., Lee, C., Bhullar, B., Walters, R. (2015, October). Development of Infant and Toddler Sleep Patterns from Real World Data on a Mobile App. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, D.C.

Puzino, K., Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Walters, & R., Bhullar, B. (2015, June). An iPhone application for young children’s sleep: Caregivers’ concerns. Poster presented at Sleep, Seattle, WA.

Mann, A., Foulks, S., & Leichman, E. S. (2015, February). Best practices in supporting youth experiencing homelessness. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Schools Psychologists, Orlando, Florida.

Mindell, J.A., Leichman, E.S., Walters, & R., Bhullar, B. (2014, October). An iPhone application for young children’s sleep: Caregiver concerns and sleep consolidation. Poster presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Puzino, K., Walters, R., & Bhullar, B. (2014, June). Parent questions submitted to an iPhone application for infant and toddler sleep. Poster presented at the triennial meeting of the International Congress of Midwives, Prague, Czech Republic.

Pressimone, V. J., Leichman, E. S., & Vilardo, B. A. (2014, February). School readiness and the pediatrician. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Puzino, K., Walters, R., & Bhullar, B. (2013, November). Parental concerns about infant and toddler sleep. Poster presentation at the bi-annual meeting Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Amelia Island, FL.

Mindell, J. A., Leichman, E. S., Walters, R., & Bhullar, B. (2013, August). An iPhone application for young children’s sleep: Characteristics and concerns of users. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Congress of Pediatrics, Melbourne, Australia.

Vilardo, B.A. & Leichman, E. S. (2013, April). Pediatric Psychology interventions and school collaboration: Trends in the literature. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Shapiro, E. S., Calhoon, M. B., & Leichman, E. S. (2011, July). Training school personnel: preparing school psychologists to develop and facilitate Response to Intervention models. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Office of Special Education Programming Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, DC.

Leichman, E. S., Bracaliello, C. B., & Manz, P. M. (2010, March). School psychologists and medical care: Points of interface in primary care models. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Leichman, E. S. & Shapiro, E. S. (2010, March). Predictive and diagnostic validity of Individual Growth and Development Indicators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

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