The children’s sleep disorders center provides a full range of pediatric psychological services related to sleep disorders in children. This includes the education of new mothers regarding the typical development of sleep in newborns and infants; teaching a child to fall asleep independently; the organization of bedtime routines and good sleep hygiene; interventions for bedtime struggles, nightwakings, nighttime fears, nightmares; insomnia and narcolepsy.
The practice evaluates children with suspected disruptive behavioral and mood disorders to ensure that a sleep disorder is not a contributing factor to the child’s behavioral symptoms. These services are part of the emerging science of sleep medicine and have long-term implications including avoidance of unnecessary medication therapy.
Our psychology services also extend to assist pulmonary patients with adherence to medical regimen and the management of anxiety symptoms.