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Sleeping Part 2: Parasomnias in Childhood and Disturbed Sleep in Children with Disabilities course for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Occupational Therapists
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity

This session follows on from the previous session Development and Behaviour/Sleeping Part 1: Normal Physiology and Common Problems and covers parasomnias, unusual sleep behaviours and sleep in children with disabilities.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between night terrors, nightmares and other parasomnias
  • Outline management principles for night terrors, nightmares and other parasomnias
  • Describe common sleep disturbance patterns in disabled children
  • Provide sleep guidance and support for parents of children with learning disabilities

For many families, this is a major problem and simple strategies to help resolve this can make an incredible difference to both the child’s and family’s quality of life.

This session will build on the strategies deployed in the previous session and apply them to special circumstances.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Complete the HCP session 06 06 - Sleeping Part 1: Normal Physiology and Common Problems (402-0027)
  • Have an understanding of child behaviour and development
Instructors / Speakers
Helen Heussler,
Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician and qualified Sleep Physician, Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane

Associate Professor Helen Heussler (MB BS FRACP MRCPCH DM) is a Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician and a qualified Sleep Physician.

Her career has been spent in Queensland, RCH Melbourne, Victoria and the University of Nottingham. She currently works at the Mater Children’s Hospital in Child Development and in the Queensland Paediatric Sleep Disorders Unit.

Her interest is in supporting and investigating the sleep difficulties in children with developmental and behavioural issues. Current research interests include the sleep of children with Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome, Smith-Magenis syndrome, Velo-cardio-facial syndrome and Charge syndrome, mitochondrial disorders and autism, as well as the pharmacokinetics of melatonin.

Delivery
Title
Sleeping Part 2: Parasomnias in Childhood and Disturbed Sleep in Children with Disabilities course for Allied Health
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
06_07
Access Duration (in months)
12
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