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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.

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.

What others thought...

“The training is very useful & will help in giving advice & support to parents who are concerned about their children’s “sleep” The sleep interventions were really useful” June 2015

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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