Workshop and Training Information on Pediatric Sleep Disorders  
 

Thank you for inquiring about Trainings and Workshops on Pediatric Sleep Disorders provided nationwide by Marsha Luginbuehl, Ph.D.  Dr. Luginbuehl is available to present ninety minute presentations, as well as half- and full-day workshops on sleep problems/disorders that negatively impact the health, IQ, memory, learning, and  behavioral/emotional regulation of children and adolescents.  Especially in her half- and full day workshops, she has enough time to present interventions, treatments, and exciting improvements in students’ learning and behaviors after correction of major sleep disorders.  Dr. Luginbuehl is available to present to interested school districts, agencies, conferences, and conventions from the end of January until the end of November.  Learn more about Luginbuehl's personal and educational experiences with pediatric sleep disorders that make her a knowledgeable, dynamic speaker on this topic (click on our "About Us" tab and read "About the Author" of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students).  To schedule presentations addressing sleep issues of children and adolescents, please contact us or  phone us at: (307) 886-9096. 

Workshop and Training Contents

Objectives of Half- and Full Day Presentations on Sleep Disorders (The Full Day Presentations cover a broader range of research findings, as well as a more exhaustive discussion of interventions and treatments):

Attendees will:
 
1 )  Learn about the high incidence rates of major pediatric sleep disorders and the medical and educational urgency of identifying students with sleep disorders;

2)  Learn the difference in day- and nighttime functioning between normal sleeper and children with a major sleep disorder; 
 
3)  Learn about the five major sleep disorder that impair student functioning: 
 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder,
 Restless Legs Syndrome, and  Insomnia:  Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood in Children or  Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome in Adolescents;
 
4)  Become aware of the scientific research demonstrating the negative impact that these major sleep disorders have on students’ cognition (memory, processing speed, verbal comprehension, visual-motor skills, IQ), learning, attention span, activity level, behavioral/emotional regulation, health, and safety;
 
5)  Understand the significant academic and behavioral improvements students make after their sleep problems or disorders are corrected;

6)  Be able to implement a quick, thorough, and inexpensive sleep screening for all children and adolescents (RTI) using the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students(SDIS); (school districts and hospitals undergoing this training will be provided the opportunity to purchase sleep screening licenses for major discounts on large screenings from 200 - 2,000 students);
 
7)  Screening will identify the students who have behavior-related sleep disorders that can be corrected by having parents implement home interventions with their children, and the sleep disorders that need to be referred to the pediatrician or sleep specialist for medical treatment;
 
8)  Learn how to use a collaborative problem-solving process with parents and medical professionals;

9)  Receive referral resources/addresses of pediatric sleep specialists in order to refer children/teens who are at “high risk” of having a sleep disorder;
 
10)  Awareness of huge estimated savings to school districts and society if children's sleep disorders are identified and corrected early before significant damage is done.

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