Course Overview

These training materials were created for the Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University. This course has been designed to provide updated information regarding pediatric and youth sleeping problems that arise from behavioral health problems like Autism. The course expert will provide information regarding the prevalence of these sleep problems and offer best practice for beginning treatment. Supplemental materials can be found within the course page, under the "Course Materials" drop-down menu. This course will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Understanding Pediatric and Childhood Sleep Problems

This course provides information regarding the prevalence of childhood and pediatric sleep disorders in children that may be afflicted with behavioral health disorders like Autism. The course expert provides meaningful research to shows how common these sleep disorders are and how damaging they can be to development. 

Impacts of Sleep Disorders and Intervening

This course provides specific examples of the negative impact sleep disorders can have on children with and without behavioral health disorders. This course also provides intervention techniques for those families of children that are unable to sleep through the night. 

Sleep Schedule & Circadian Rhythm Disorders

The final section of this course provides specific information regarding CRD and sleep schedule issues and the impact that these may have on pediatric and youth clients. 

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