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Sleep Assessment and Intervention Development Programme

This development programme is designed to be delivered across four modules over two days. It will equip you with the skills to practice authoritatively in partnership with parents, to effectively support families to promote healthy sleep and manage infant sleep and settling difficulties. The programme has been created by a sleep specialist health visitor with 25 years’ experience in the support and management of babies’ sleep difficulties.

This programme has been accredited by CPD Standards Office

Incorporating a review of the theory underpinning sleep and sleep difficulties, you will gain understanding of the different functions of sleep, components of ‘normal’ sleep, factors that affect it and how to promote healthy sleep patterns in partnership with parents. You will be enabled to make a confident and thorough assessment of sleep issues, including using the Richman criteria to identify serious night waking issues and when to refer for specialist support and assessment. Armed with knowledge of range of evidence based interventions appropriate for use with infants and children, you will be able to offer parents solutions to effectively manage sleep and settling difficulties in the under-fives.

This exciting programme is delivered to you via pre-course reading, small group and individual activities and group discussions. The training will be highly interactive and designed to build on practitioners existing skills and knowledge. Participants are invited to bring along any case examples they may find challenging as there will be opportunity to discuss and rehearse scenarios arising from practice. You will leave the course with a range of leaflets, tools and aide memoirs to support your work, including how to build a case to set up a Sleep Clinic.

“My objectives have been met. I will take away information on other methods of supporting families such as foods to encourage, sleep and different management ideas”

“Resources I will take away and use – such as books and videos”

“Many Thanks Maggie, excellent two day training. Feel this will massively improve/develop practice”

“The course has given me more confidence. It made me think how much parents go through when their children do not sleep, it affects their mental health. The objectives were met. I will use lots of the information”

April 2018

What others thought...

"I have really enjoyed this training. Very informative, learnt many new strategies. Well delivered"

April 2018

About the Facilitator for this programme

Maggie has worked as a health visitor for over 30 years both within and outside the NHS. Her specialist areas of interest and expertise are infant and child mental health, sleep and parenting. She has extensive experience in running a range of parenting courses and is a schools trainer and a national trainer of parent…

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