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Dr. Richard Ferber is the director of The Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, at Children's Hospital Boston. He has been researching sleep and sleep disorders in children for over 20 years. He is best known for his methods—popularly called Ferberization—that purports to teach young infants to learn how to fall asleep on their own, which are described in his book Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems (first edition 1985, ISBN 9780671460273). Little else is known about his life.
- The Ferber method demystified, BabyCenter.com, 2006
- "Q & A: The sleepless child", by Richard Ferber, Pediatric News, June 2004, p. 2–3. Children's Hospital Boston.
- John Seabrook. "Sleeping with the baby". The New Yorker, November 8, 1999. abstract The New Yorker archive, full article booknoise.net—includes interview with Dr. Ferber.
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