Infants and toddlers need adequate sleep to grow, learn and stay healthy. A reported 20-30% of infants, toddlers and preschoolers struggle with behaviors and symptoms related to inadequate sleep. Sleep problems left untreated can become chronic. This course will provide practical information and strategies that practitioners can use to support families in achieving optimal sleep for their children. Practicing health professionals working with infants and toddlers and their caregivers need the knowledge and resources to identify atypical sleep patterns and provide parent education regarding evidence-based behavioral intervention strategies to facilitate the development of healthy sleep habits.
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- Overview of systems impacted by disturbed and insufficient sleep
- Functional impacts of insufficient sleep
- Review of the cyclical patterns and different stages of sleep and how these cycles change as a child develops
- How the homeostatic process and circadian rhythm interact to create sleep pressure and regulate sleep
- Review of how sleep evolves as a function of age and development.
- Provide current recommendations for hours of sleep needed for infants and toddlers
- Summary of evidence-based screening tools available to identify pediatric sleep disorders
- Clinical interview questions to capture sleep history and child medical history to identify sleep problems.
- Common medical and neurodevelopmental conditions that impact sleep.
- Overview of common pediatric sleep behaviors and sleep disorders.
- Impacts of environmental and socioeconomic factors on childhood sleep.
- AAP Safe Sleep recommendations.
- Overview of evidence-based behavioral interventions for sleep problems.
- Pediatric population, procedures, strengths and drawbacks for behavioral interventions evidence-based behavioral interventions for sleep problems.
- Overview of pharmacological interventions prescribed by physicians for sleep disorders.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional to identify atypical sleep patterns and provide parent education regarding evidence-based behavioral intervention strategies to facilitate the development of healthy sleep habits.
- List the impacts of disturbed and insufficient sleep in infants and toddlers.
- Recognize neurodevelopmental patterns that impact sleep.
- Identify sleep recommendations for various ages of infants and toddlers.
- Identify evidence-based evaluation tools and strategies to identify infant and toddler sleep problems.
- List environmental factors that contribute to sleep health.
- List socioeconomic factors that impact sleep.
- Recognize how child temperament and sensory processing impacts a child's sleep behaviors.
- Recognize the impact of screen time on sleep.
- List medical conditions that affect sleep.
- Recognize common medications that impact sleep and are prescribed to treat sleep problems.
- Recognize common pediatric sleep disorders.
- Recognize common pediatric bedtime behaviors.
- List best sleep practices.
- Identify evidence regarding the efficacy of behavioral treatments for bedtime problems and night wakings in young children.
- List evidence based behavioral treatment strategies for sleep problems.
- Recognize healthy sleep routines and list strategies to coach families in establishing sleep routines.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Brandyn Russell is employed by Northeast Kansas Infant Toddler Services and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service