(Nationally Certified School Psychologist specialized in Pediatric Sleep Disorders)

P.O. Box 146;  Fairview, WY  83119      

Work: (307) 886-9096; Cell: (307) 248-0226          



 ABREVIATED VITA    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

President of Child Uplift, Inc., P.O. Box 146, Fairview, WY  83119, Phone:  (307) 886-9096      

DIVISION #1: Author and developer of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS); Presentation of Workshops and Trainings on Sleep Disorders in Students to school districts & professional conventions nationwide.

DIVISION #2: Publishing/Distribution Company for the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students.

School Psychologist: 

- Lincoln County School District #2 from 2006 - present at Star Valley Middle School,  Warrior Road, Afton, WY 83110
- Pasco County School District from 1987-1990 and 1992-2006, Land O’ Lakes, FL

                • Comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations of children from preschool to adulthood
                 • Trainer of teachers and parents in classroom and home interventions
                 • Consultation and in-services to teachers & school psychologists on a variety of subjects 
                 • Sleep disorder screenings & parent consultations/interventions with students
                 • Behavioral interventions, social skills training, and group and individual counseling
                 • Assessment of students with complex medical issues; Screening for students with sleep disorders 


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in School Psychology (December, 2003); (Emphases in Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Pediatric Psychology, & Family Therapy); American Psychological Association accredited program, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

 Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology (1987); National Association of School Psychologists approved program, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Masters Degree in School Psychology (1986); University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (1974); University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.


 Florida Private Practice Licensure in School Psychology (1994):  License #: 0000507.

National Certification in School Psychology (1989)


Adjunct Professor - University of the US Virgin Islands (2004, part-time), St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

                   • Instructor of Psychoeducational Assessment I

Doctoral Internships completed in Sleep Medicine at the Sleep Clinics at Tampa General Hospital and the V.A. Hospital in Tampa, FL. (2002-2003) - Tampa, FL

Doctoral Internship completed in Family Therapy and Pediatric Psychology at St. Joseph's Children Hospital (2001) - Tampa, FL

 Consultant for the Department of Testing & Evaluation (1985-1986) - Hillsborough County  Board of Education, 901 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Fl.


 • Author and Developer of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS)
 • Winner of the American Psychological Association’s Division 16 “2003 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award”: “The Initial Development and Validation of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS)”
• Student Services Employee of the Year in Pasco County, FL School District, 2004
• Marques’ Who’s Who in America in 2007, 2008, 2010 for Luginbuehl’s development of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students and her groundbreaking work training pediatric professionals on the harmful effects of sleep disorders on students’ cognition, learning, health, and safety and training professionals to use a universal sleep disorders screening process for students.

• Married with three children and 15 grandchildren
• Citizen of the USA and Switzerland / Fluent in English, German, and Swiss-German
• Ten years living abroad in Switzerland from 1974-1984 – Husband is Swiss.
• Member of the Board of Directors of Action Youth Care (AYC) of Florida, Inc. from 1993-1998.
 (In-home counseling, wrap-around services, and foster care placement for Juvenile Justice, HRS, & ADM).
• Chairperson of the Board of Directors of AYC from 1995-1997; Board Secretary from 1994-1995.
• Supervisor of Intern and Practicum Students from the USF School Psychology Program (1992-2006).
• Hobbies include reading, horseback riding, hiking, foreign cooking, traveling, gardening, making wooden toys for children

• American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
• National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
• Wyoming Association of School Psychologists (WSPA)


San Antonio Region 20 Workshop, San Antonio, TX, June, 2010:  Wake Up America! The Negative Impact of Sleep Disorders on Students’ Cognition, Learning, Behaviors, and Health”

Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Association of School Psychologists, Arlington, TX, April, 2010:  "Child and Adolescent Sleep Disorders:  Evaluation and Interventions in the Schools"  

DuPage County Teacher Institute Day, Chicago, IL, 2006, 2007, & 2009:  "Screening for Harmful Sleep Disorders with the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students"

Washington Association of School Nurses Conference, near Seattle, Washington, 2008:  "Screening and Identification of Sleep Disorders in Students"

Third Annual Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference,  Amelia Island, Florida, March, 2007:  "Screening Students for Sleep Disorders at School: Frequency of Sleep Problems in General and Special Education Students, School Behavior and Academic Achievement"

Pinellas County, FL School District: School Psychologists, March, 2006 - "Wake Up America!  The Veil of Sleep Disorders Impairing Students' Cognition, Learning, and Behaviors"

South Carolina School Psychology Association, Spring, 2006 - "Is it ADHD or a Sleep Disorder Causing Behavior Problems?"

Harcourt Assessment Clinical Measurement Consultant Meeting, Key West, FL, May, 2005: "Effect of Sleep Disorders on Student Performance; Development & Validation of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS); Screening & Referral Process"

American Psychological Association (APA) Convention - Division 16 Annual Meeting, Washington DC,  2005:  "Screening for Pediatric Sleep Disorders that Impair Student Performance"

ESD 113 School District, Olympia, WA, Oct., 2005: "The Veil of Sleep Disorders"

Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) Annual Convention, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., November, 2005: “The Negative Impact of Sleep Disorders on Achievement and Behaviors”

Idaho School Psychology Association Annual Conference, Idaho Falls, ID, Nov., 2005:  "Wake Up America!  The Veil of Sleep Disorders Impairing Students' Learning and Behaviors"

Florida Sleep Symposium, St. Petersburg, FL, Sept., 2005, 2006, Tampa, FL, 2008 - "Characteristics to look for in Identifying Sleep Disorders in Students"; " Effect of Sleep Disorders on Learning and Behavior in Children"; "Psychometric Qualities of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students"; "How to Screen for Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents"

April, 2005 Southern Sleep Society Convention, New Orleans, LA, April, 2005 – Sleep Convention for Sleep Specialists and Pediatricians:  “The Development & Validation of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS)”

American Association of Sleep Medicine National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2004
Poster Presentation # 1:  “A National Validation Study of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS)”
Poster Presentation # 2:  “The Negative Impact of Sleep Disorders on Students’ Behaviors and Academic Performance”

National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Convention, Toronto, Canada, April, 2003:  Two Hour Mini-Skills Workshop entitled:  “The Negative Effects of Sleep Disorders on the Academic and Behavioral Development of Children and Youth”

2002 Dangerous Sleep Symposium, Tradewinds Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Fl. , October, 2002:  Presentation to Medical Sleep Specialists on Pediatric Sleep Disorders:  “Attention Deficit Disorder – Is it really ADHD or a Sleep Disorder?” 


Luginbuehl, M., & Kohler, W.C. (2009).  Screening and Evaluation of Pediatric Sleep Disorders.  Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18(4), 825-838.  
 Luginbuehl, M.L., & Bradley-Klug, K.L. (2008).  Assessment of Sleep Problems in a School Setting or Private Practice.  In A. Ivanenko (Ed.), Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents.  New York:  Informa Healthcare, 109-138.

Luginbuehl, M.L., Bradley-Klug, K.L., Ferron, J., Anderson, W.M., & Benbadis, S.R. (2008). Pediatric Sleep Disorders:  Validation of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students.  School Psychology Review, 37, 3, 409-431.

 Luginbuehl, M.. Anderson, W.M.. & Benbadis, S.R. (2004).  A National Validation Study of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS), SLEEP, (Abstract); 27: A349-50.

 Luginbuehl, M.. Anderson, W.M., & Benbadis, S.R. (2004).  The Negative Impact of Sleep Disorders on Students’ Behaviors and Academic Performance, SLEEP, (Abstract Supplement), May, (in press).

 Luginbuehl, M. (2003).  The Initial Development and Validation Study of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students, Dissertation Abstracts.

 Luginbuehl, M., Batsche, G., Bradley-Klug, K., Anderson, WM., Benbadis, S., Stokes, T., & Ferron, J. (2003).  The Initial Development and Validation Study of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS): Pilot
Study, SLEEP, (Abstract Supplement), May, A399.


Dr. Kathy Bradley-Klug, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Programs in School Psychology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL states in March, 2010:

"Sleep disorders were once considered a problem only in the adult population.  Through her seminal research, Dr. Marsha Luginbuehl introduced knowledge of pediatric sleep disorders and their impact on the educational outcomes of youth to the fields of education and school psychology.  Her research resulted in the development of the first screening instrument to be used in the school setting, the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS).  The significance of her research and the SDIS is far reaching.  Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder.  Until recently, medical personnel and educators paid little attention to the impact of sleep disorders on the educational outcomes of youth.  The SDIS provides educators and other professionals an instrument to screen children and adolescents for symptoms of sleep disorders and prevent the collateral academic and behavior problems often associated with sleep disorders.  Dr. Luginbuehl's research has impacted children and families struggling with sleep disorders across the country.  Her contributions to sleep medicine and research are recognized both nationally and internationally."

Dr. William Kohler, a Pediatric Neurologist and Sleep Specialist at University Community Hospital in Tampa, Florida has said:

"The SDIS is a very accurate screening instrument for sleep disorders that has the capability of improving the quality of children's lives nationwide if professionals working with students will use it.  In my sleep practice, I have personally witnessed that 95% of the children referred to me due to their high sleep problem scores on the SDIS have a sleep disorder, and the SDIS has been about 90% accurate in predicting which sleep disorder the child has!"