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Promoting Positive Sleep Practices in Children & Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm


SleepAbility presents “Promoting Positive Sleep Practices in Children & Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities – A two-day training for Allied Health Practitioners & Educators”.


Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th October 2020


9.00am to 4.30pm


The Monastery Function Centre

15 Cross Road, Glen Osmond

Adelaide SA 5064


$450.00 includes catering

Information below is taken directly from the presenter:

Sleep is considered essential to balance or maximise performance in the socio-cultural, daily and life span occupations.  Inadequate sleep in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities has been linked to increased daytime challenging behaviours, heightened sensitivity to sensory inputs, poor emotional regulation and increased family stress levels. Research has identified that sleep disturbance is highly prevalent and persistent among young people with developmental disabilities and professional intervention is needed. Sleep disturbance is considered a serious clinical concern that allied-health practitioners need to address when working with families.

Workshop Content:

The workshop will cover typical sleep, sleep disturbance, communication, sensory and behavioral strategies to address sleep disturbance, positive sleep practices, case studies, developing and monitoring a sleep plan, sleep research results and running sleep education sessions. A wide range of resources will be presented.

Learning Outcomes:

Practitioners who undertake training will be able to:

  1. Understand the stages and cycles of sleep and need for sleep.
  2. Interpret sleep diaries.
  3. Appraise a sleep history.
  4. Identify possible sleep disturbance.
  5. Recognise indicators for referral to specialised services.
  6. Consider a child and family’s readiness to commence intervention to reduce sleep disturbance.
  7. Review strategies to reduce sleep disturbance.
  8. Develop a sleep plan based on communication, sensory and behavioral strategies.
  9. Set sleep goals.
  10. Monitor and adapt a sleep plan.

Visit the link to register: http://sleepability.com.au/ProfessionalDevelopment.html#training

Please note that this training is not run by or associated with the DEAI. Please direct all enquiries to SleepAbility. 


October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am
October 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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0418 802224


The Monastery Function Centre
15 Cross Road
Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064 Australia
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