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  • BASE 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 580 Charlotte, NC 28209 (map)

Pediatric Sleep Interventions

Presented by Kristin Daley, Ph.D.

Feel free to bring a snack or breakfast.

3 Continuing Education Credits

BASE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BASE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Sleep difficulties in children can create a large number of struggles, both for the child and the members of their household. Although it is common to see the outcome of sleep struggles, many clinicians do not know where to begin as to how best to address these issues. Child sleep difficulties relate to a wide range of behavioral and physical health problems, including anxiety, depression, conduct disorders, ADHD, learning challenges, and later diabetes and heart disease (Armstrong, Ruttle, Klein, Essex & Benca, 2014). While many parents and clinicians can be aware of childhood sleep issues, many people do not have the adequate toolkit to address these issues. While childhood sleep problems can be fairly common, they are also very responsive to appropriate behavioral intervention.

Training elements include:

·Definition and characteristics of the common childhood sleep disorders

·Assessment of pediatric sleep

·Behavioral interventions for bedtime refusal and nocturnal awakenings

·Adaptations for special diagnoses- ADHD and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this workshop, you will be able to:

· Identify and describe the common childhood sleep disorders

· Define the assessment categories and tools that are necessary for diagnosing pediatric sleep disorders

· Identify the characteristics to ADHD that increase vulnerability to sleep disruption and interventions to address these vulnerabilities

· Identify the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders that increase vulnerability to sleep disruption and interventions to address these vulnerabilities

· List parental behaviors that can improve pediatric sleep continuity

· Describe anticipated sleep changes associated with movement through puberty into adolescence


This program is appropriate for licensed psychologists and other mental health practitioners. Training is at an intermediate level. This will be a private training that is limited to only 4 spots in the community. We will be engaging with the essentials of pediatric sleep medicine, and will be using small group format to cultivate skill utilization. Professionals will also gain the capacity to differentiate when more complicated intervention or referral for sleep specialist may be required.


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Byars, KC & Simon, SL (2017). American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 Safe Sleep Practices: Implications for pediatric behavioral sleep medicine. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 15(3). 175-179.

Cairns, A. & Harsh, J. (2014). Changes in sleep duration, timing, and quality as children transition to kindergarten. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 12, 507-516.

Crowley, SJ, Van Reen, E, LeBourgeois, MK, Acebo, C, Tarokh, L, Seifer, R, Barker, DH, & Carskadon, MA (2014). A longitudinal assessment of sleep timing, circadian phase, and phase angle of entrainment across human adolescence. Plus ONE, 9(11): e112199.

Hiscock, H, Sciberras, E, Mensah, F, Gerner, B, Efron, D, Khano, S, & Oberklaid, F (2015). Impact of a behavioral sleep intervention on symptoms of sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and parental mental health: Randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, doi: 10.1136/bmj.h68

Lucas, I, Mulraney, M, & Sciberras, E (2017). Sleep problems and daytime sleepiness in children with ADHD: Associations with social, emotional, and behavioral functioning at school, a cross-sectional study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, DOI:10.1080/15402002.2017.1376207.

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Patrick, KE, Millet, G, & Mindell, JA (2016). Sleep differences by race in preschool children: The roles of parenting behaviors and socioeconomic status. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 14, 467-479.

Quante, M, Wang, R, Weng, J, Kaplan, ER, Rueschman, M, Traversa, EM, Rifas-Shiman, SL, Gillman, MW, & Redline, S (2017). Seasonal and weather variation of sleep and physical activity in 12-14-year-old children. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, DOI: 10.1080/15402002.2017.1376206

Raniti, MB, Allen, NB, Schwartz, O, Waloszek, JM, Byrne, ML, Woods, MJ, Bei, B, Nicholas, CL, & Trinder, J (2017). Sleep duration and sleep quality: Associations with depressive symptoms across adolescence. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 15, 198-215.

Sanberg, SA, Kuhn, BR, & Kennedy, AE (2018). Outcomes of a behavioral intervention for sleep disturbances for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(12) 4250-4277.

Watson, EJ, Banks, S, Coates, AM, & Kohler, MJ (2017). The relationship between caffeine, sleep, and behavior in children. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 13(4), 533-543.

Professional and Ethical Issues

There is no commercial support for this CE program, instructor, content of instruction, or any other relationship that could be construed as a conflict of interest. There is no endorsement of products.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted and payments refunded in full up to two (2) weeks prior to any training event. Following two weeks prior to the event, a credit for future trainings matching the amount already paid for that event’s registration will be given to registrants who cancel their registration, for whatever reason, up to two (2) days prior to the event date. This credit can only be applied to one future training, regardless of its cost. If the cost of the future training is less than the amount paid, the difference will be lost. If the cost of the future training is greater than the credit, then the balance will become due at registration time. If a registrant cancels or no-shows within two days of the event date, a refund will not be given.


BASE is located at 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 580, Charlotte, NC 28209


BASE strives to ensure that each CE program is accessible to all participants. If you would like any accommodations, please contact us at 704-910-8381.


Please contact us at or 704-910-8381 if you have any questions or grievances about the program.


If this program is full, please email us at to indicate your interest. If someone cancels we will contact you.

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