Sleep problems are common in children. Between 25-40% of youth experience sleep difficulties such as sleep anxiety, insomnia, frequent waking, delayed circadian rhythm, night terrors, and nocturnal enuresis or encopresis at some point during childhood or adolescence. Yet, most healthcare providers receive little if any training in paediatric sleep problems -- and most training that does exist tends to emphasize medical rather than behavioural interventions. This book presents highly effective behavioural interventions for common paediatric sleep problems. Step-by-step instructions show readers how to clinically assess and treat children from toddlers to teenagers, and case examples apply the instructions to real-life scenarios. The authors also provide more than 30 handouts and worksheets for parents and children, including sleep logs and directions for a series of creative, at-home interventions.
List of Handouts Foreword Jodi A. Mindell Acknowledgments Introduction I.The Basics of Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine Typical Sleep Across Development and Healthy Sleep Habits Common Pediatric Sleep Problems Behaviorism and Essential Concepts for Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine II. Clinical Basics for Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinical Assessment of Sleep Working With Families to Increase Treatment Success III. Presenting Problems Sleep-Onset Associations and Night Wakings in Young Children Bedtime Stalling, Protests, and Curtain Calls Nighttime Fears, Anxiety, and Recurrent Nightmares Insomnia Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Confusional Arousals, Sleep Terrors, and Sleepwalking Nocturnal Enuresis Nonadherence to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Appendix A: Resources for Clinicians and Families Appendix B: Handouts References Index About the Authors