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Sleep RECS Learning Module

Objectives

  1. Know the normal developmental progression of sleep patterns
  2. Know “night-waking”patterns at different ages
  3. Understand the association of night waking with separation anxiety
  4. Understand the importance of the parental response and concern toward sleep disorder in their infant
  5. Know that sleep disorders are common in childhood
  6. Distinguish between nightmares and night terrors
  7. Develop a management plan for a child who has night terrors
  8. Plan a therapeutic program to assist parents in dealing with an infant with frequent night waking or sleep refusal
  9. Develop a therapeutic plan for managing a child with bedtime refusal or frequent awakening.

Self-quiz:

  1. A first-time mother comes to your office with a new baby.  How would you counsel her about a safe sleep environment for her child?
  2. How often is separation anxiety associated with night waking and at what age does it typically first occur?
  3. What is the importance of the parental response and concern toward a sleep disorder in their infant or child and the continuation of that disorder? 
  4. What is sleep onset association disorder?
  5. What is the prevalence of sleep disorders in infancy and childhood?
  6. Name 3 differences between nightmares and night terrors.
  7. How would you counsel families in dealing with an infant with sleep onset association disorder?
  8. How would you counsel families regarding managing a child with bedtime refusal?

Reviewed 9/2017