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FASD and Sleep
The reasons for sleep difficulties in children with FASD and the potential impact of poor sleep on the child and family will be highlighted. We will then present on what interventions can be helpful to promote sleep in children with FASD and how the Better Nights, Better Days program helps parents of children with FASD to sleep better!

Nov 30, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Penny Corkum
Principal Investigator @Dalhousie University
Dr. Corkum is a Registered Psychologist and a Professor in the Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. She conducts clinical research in the areas of sleep and school mental health, with a focus on children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She has a particular interest in eHealth, which is using the internet to deliver interventions.  One of her research areas is aimed at the intervention of pediatric sleep problems, with the primary goal to reduce the negative impact of sleep problems on the child (e.g., attention, learning, behaviour, social-emotional development) and the functioning of the family.
Dr. Shelly Weiss
Co-Investigator @Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Dr. Weiss is a Paediatric Neurologist at SickKids, Toronto ON and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Weiss has a leadership role in sleep disorders internationally as the elected representative for North America on the governing council of the World Sleep Society. Nationally, Dr. Weiss has been a Past President of the Canadian Sleep Society and currently is the vice-chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Diploma in Sleep Disorder Medicine. Her research is focused on the medical and surgical treatment of drug refractory epilepsy in children and interventions to improve sleep in children who are typically developing or those who have neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman
@University of Manitoba
Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman is a Developmental Pediatrician at the Manitoba FASD Centre and at the Child Development Clinic with the Child Health Program in Winnipeg, MB. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health with the University of Manitoba and holds a cross appointment with the Department of Community Health Sciences. She was awarded the Manitoba FASD Research Scientist Award from Healthy Child Manitoba Office with the University of Manitoba Community Health Sciences, and chairs the Research Group at the Manitoba FASD Centre.  Dr. Hanlon-Dearman has been working collaboratively with a number of research teams to understand population health issues of individuals with FASD and to better integrate care for affected individuals and their families. Her clinical and research interests include neurodevelopmental patterns of children with FASD, as well as children with a variety of neurodevelopmental disabilities.