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Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Children

1 hours, 37 minutes
1.5 BACB

All the behavioral training in the world is pretty useless if you can't get yourself together enough to make yourself a cup of coffee.

Dana Gadaire, PsyD 


Professionals and parents alike have experienced their children's sleeping difficulties. Such difficulties can be a nightmare, but fear not, for here comes Dr. Gadaire to the rescue. In this course, Dana will show you how she has tried to make sleep more peaceful from experience. She will expand on common behavioral practices, cover the various functions of sleep, and offer recommendations for many common sleep disorders. You'll learn how to recognize indications of medical concerns and take action when necessary in hopes that the child you're caring for can sleep easy and you can get yourself together enough to make a cup of coffee in the morning. 

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn in the course and be able to do afterward 

  1. Understand the basic architecture of sleep (for example., REM and non-REM) and how the stages of sleep relate to various sleep disorders 

  1. Determine the amount of sleep that is developmentally appropriate at various ages 

  1. Identify characteristics of sleep disruption and how these characteristics might be mistaken for other neurological and developmental disorders 

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with common sleep disorders in pediatric populations 

  1. Screen for common sleep disorders as well as identify signs that medical consultation is warranted 

  1. Identify multiple behavioral functions of bedtime resistance and night-time waking  

  1. Understand behavioral treatments for behavioral insomnia, parasomnia, sleep-wake schedule disorders, and nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) 


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