Dr. Marsha Luginbuehl is the author and developer of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS). She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, and Master of Arts, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in School Psychology with emphases in Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Pediatric Psychology and Family Therapy.
She has practiced school psychology since 1987, as well as provided private practice counseling and assessment since 1995. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist now specializing in pediatric sleep disorders.
Dr. Luginbuehl is passionate about promoting universal sleep screenings for all children and adolescents due to the high prevalence of sleep disorders in children/youth. After personally experiencing how these sleep disorders have negatively impacted her own family's lives educationally, behaviorally, health- and safety-wise, she is determined to prevent the same suffering in students and their families.
Dr. Luginbuehl provides workshops and seminars nationwide on pediatric sleep disorders to school psychologists, school nurses, pediatricians, counselors, teachers, sleep specialists, and others at local, state, and national conventions. She consults and trains school districts in inexpensive universal sleep screening methods. Luginbuehl is regarded as one of the national and international experts on universal sleep screening procedures for pediatric sleep disorders.