Name of CE/CPD Module:
Importance of Considering Sleep in School Neuropsychological Assessment
Pediatric Sleep Disorders are a rapidly growing diagnostic consideration and category. Anywhere from 8 million to 11 million children between the ages of 1 to 18 years of age have a sleep disorder that is affecting their daytime abilities and academic performances. A recent epidemiological study in the USA estimates 20-25% of children and adolescents suffer from some form of a sleep disorder. In fact, NIH (2001) reported that approximately 12-15% of all children and adolescents have a significant sleep disorder that negatively affects their learning, behaviors, and/or emotional regulation. The problem is that only a very small percentage of 2% to 5% of these children are being diagnosed and treated. The primary reasons for this are that health professionals are not looking for/considering sleep disorders, and/or they don't know how to evaluate for sleep disorders. The purpose of this workshop is to educate participants about the importance of considering sleep disorders when completing evaluations of children and adolescents. Further, emphasis will be placed on signs and symptoms to look for when conducting evaluations.
CE/CPD Goals and Objectives:
This CE/CPD Module is designed to help you:
• Explain the normal sleep cycle and factors that represent healthy sleep behaviors.
• Name and explain the primary sleep disorders and their subcomponents.
• Name several ways to screen for sleep disorders in order to make appropriate referrals to trained sleep disorder providers.
• Identify behavioral treatments for insomnia.
• identify good sleep hygiene.
Number of CE/CPD Credits: 3
Cost for Individuals: $90.00
Cost for Groups of 5+: $81.00
About the Presenter:
Dr. David Schwartz, Ph.D.
|David M. Schwartz, Ph.D. was the Senior National Measurement Consultant for The Psychological Corporation, Harcourt and Pearson Inc., for 10 years. He is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Schwartz also consults with local school districts and clinical settings. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Schwartz holds a joint Ph.D. in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Neuropsychology. He has extensive experience in the area of assessment and treatment, and he serves the child, adolescent, and adult populations. Dr. Schwartz utilizes a "consensus building" approach when working with individuals, families, professionals, and community resources. He is known for his practical recommendations and his easy accessibility.|
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