PAEDIATRIC SLEEP TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS
The course takes a comprehensive look at both common sleep problems, as well as more complex sleep problems in the paediatric population, It also looks at sleep management approaches to address these sleep problems, and how to work with families to bring about the changes needed to improve sleep for the whole family.
This course is available online and can be started at any time. Units are pre-recorded so that you can complete the course at a time suits you. It is open to all professionals currently working with children, whether working privately, for a statutory organisation or a charity.
Learners are expected to have a well-established knowledge of child development. The course is evidence based and all research is fully referenced so that learners have the opportunity to further expand their knowledge.
In the course we cover sleep problems in children aged 6 months to 16 years, but also look at the development of sleep from birth. The course content includes sleep problems in both typically developing children as well as children with complex additional needs.
COST & TIME COMMITMENT
The course is designed for those wishing to work with families of children with sleep problems.
The course fee is £395.
The course can be completed over an 8 week period, and learners can start the course at any time. The course requires approximately 20-25 hours of study.
A certificate of course completion is provided.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workers and Learning
Those working with children's charities
It is not suitable for anyone who is not currently working with children and families, or who has not done so in the past, anyone who has little or no prior knowledge of child development. Or anyone wishing to change careers to become a sleep practitioner, but does not have professional child development experience.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?
The Impact of Sleep Problems
What does the research tell us?
How sleep works and what is normal?
Common Sleep Problems in Babies and Children
How to advise parents appropriately to meet the needs of the whole family
What is the Right Sleep Environment?
Good Sleep Hygiene
What do we know from research about the impact of exercise, diet and routines on sleep
Behavioural Insomnia Sleep Training Techniques
Ensuring that they are age and stage appropriate
How Our Different Cultures Influence Our Sleep Practices
Giving parents choices
Helping Parents Avoid
Getting it right from the beginning
Barriers to Change
Why do some people find change harder than others?
The little things that can make a big difference
ADHD and Sleep
Does ADHD always mean ADHD?
Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy and sleep
How to Spot the Less
Common Sleep Disorders
Your Professional Responsibilities
When to Refer onto a
BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU SHOULD...
- Understand the importance of healthy sleep on growth, development and learning.
- Be knowledgeable on how to advise new parents on how to instil healthy sleep habits from the start.
- Be knowledgeable in the identification of common childhood sleep disorders.
- Understand how to create an individual sleep action plan and support parents in addressing behavioural sleep issues, and tailor this plan to the individual needs of the family, taking into account parenting style preferences.
- Be able to recognise the possible symptoms of the less common sleep disorders.
- Know when to refer a child to a specialist service.
The course available online at anytime
We want to try to ensure that when parents seek help from professionals for their child's sleep problems they can be sure of receiving sound, researched based information from skilled and knowledgeable practitioners.
We want to give professionals the skills and knowledge to feel confident to help families and we want to ensure that the professionals that we train have the opportunity to regularly update their knowledge and be able to seek ongoing professional support.
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