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Jocelyn Thomas, Ph.D.

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Jocelyn Thomas, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Sleep Center

Philadelphia, PA USA

Jocelyn Thomas Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with specialty training in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine.  She earned her doctorate in school psychology in 2011 from Lehigh University.  Her postdoctoral training was completed at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Currently, Jocelyn is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she is part of a multi-disciplinary sleep medicine team. Research interests include behavioral sleep assessment and intervention in the primary care setting as well as behavioral sleep intervention in children with ADHD. Jocelyn has also learned much about sleep from her children Elle (2) and Jack (4 months).

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Publications

Meltzer, L.J., Thomas, J.H., Williamson, A.A. (2016). Sleep Disturbances. In R.J.R. Leveaque (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York: Springer.

Thomas, JH, Moore, M, Mindell, JA (2014). Controversies in Behavioral Treatment of Sleep Problems in Young Children. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 9, 251-259.

Meltzer, LJ, Plaufcan, MR, Thomas, JH, Mindell, JA (2014). Sleep problems and sleep disorders in pediatric primary care: treatment recommendations, persistence, and health care utilization. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 10, 421-426.

Meltzer, L.J., & Helwig, J.R. (2013). Sleep disturbance in children with autism spectrum disorders: Impact on family functioning and quality of life.

Meltzer, L.J., Helwig, J.R. (2012). Sleep In adolescents. In R.J.R. Leveaque(Eds.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York: Springer.

Power, T.J., Hughes, C.L., Helwig, J.R., Nissley-Tsiopinis, J., Mautone, J.A., & Jones Lavin, H. (2010). Getting to first base: Promoting engagement in family-school intervention for children with ADHD in urban, primary care practice. Journal of School Mental Health, 2, 52-61.

Benson, J., Hughes, C., Helwig, J.R., Shapiro, E.S. (2009). Facilitating relationships between pediatricians and school psychologists. NASP Communique, 37, 35-36.

DuPaul, G.J., Helwig, J.R., & Slay, P. (2009). Classroom interventions for attention and hyperactivity. In M.A. Bray & T.J. Kehle (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of School Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Helwig, J.R., Meltzer, L.J., Mindell, J.A., DuPaul, G.J., & Power, T.J. (June 2011). Sleep disturbance in children and adolescents with ADHD: Unique effects of stimulant medication, ADHD subtype, and comorbid status. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN.

Helwig, J.R., Meltzer, L.J., Mindell, J.A., DuPaul, G.J., & Power, T.J. (June 2010). Sleep disturbance in children and adolescents with ADHD: Unique effects of age, ADHD subtype, and race. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, San Antonio, TX.

Hughes, C.L., Helwig, J.R., Mautone, J.A., Power, T.J., Nissley-Tsopinis, J., & Bulter, A. (March 2010). Partnering to achieve school success for children with ADHD. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Chicago, IL.

Shapiro, E.S., DuPaul, G.J., Power, T.J., Benson, J., Booster, G., Helwig, J.R., et al. (2009). Pediatric school psychology: Enhancing children’s health in school settings. Symposium presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Boston, MA.

Helwig, J.R., DuPaul, G.J., & Kern, L. (2007). Young children with disruptive behavior: Contributions of behavioral and home variables to predicting concurrent verbal ability. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, New York, NY.

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