A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems

by Jodi A. Mindell, Judith A. Owens

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Sleep disorders have a significant impact on a child’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development, and greatly affect the family, as well. Fortunately, today’s health care providers have highly effective medical and behavioral interventions at their disposal for treatment and prevention. A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems, 3rd Edition, synthesizes current information on the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in children and adolescents and gives you the practical tools you need to recognize, evaluate, and treat sleep issues. This state-of-the-art resource provides comprehensive, user-friendly guidance on pediatric sleep that will help you improve the lives of your patients and their families. Stay up to date with current information on the etiology, clinical assessment tools, and management of specific sleep disorders in children and adolescents. Quickly find the information you need thanks to logically organized chapters that cover sleep physiology, developmental aspects of sleep, sleep diagnostic tools, the most common pediatric sleep disorders, pharmacology (including stimulants such as caffeine), and special populations. Use handy algorithms to evaluate common presenting symptoms and develop an effective treatment plan. Educate parents and caregivers about normal sleep and offer primary and secondary prevention strategies to be used at home. Keep your practice up to date with new diagnostic criteria, revised and new practice guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and updated and new clinical screening and parent handouts for each age group. Access an extensive collection of appendices online, including professional resources, and expanded list of intake and screening questionnaires, and parent education handouts for each age group and each sleep disorder

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496321879
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date: 05/04/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 29 MB
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Table of Contents


Sleep 101

Sleep in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

Evaluation of Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Sleep Hygiene


Symptom-based Algorithms

Bedtime Problems: Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood, Limit-Setting Type

Nightwakings: Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood, Sleep Onset Association Type

Nighttime Fears


Partial Arousal Parasomnias: Sleepwalking, Sleep Terrors, and Confusional Arousals

Sleep Related Rhythmic Movements: Head Banging, Body Rocking, and Head Rolling


Sleep Enuresis

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: Narcolepsy and Other Hypersomnias

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder



Sleep and Medications


Sleep and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Sleep and Medical Disorders

Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders


Appendix A: Resources for Families

The following appendices can be found online on the book's companion Website:

Appendix B: Screening and Evaluation

Appendix B1: Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire

Appendix B2: Sleep Diaries

Appendix B3: Screening Questionnaire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Appendix B4: Screening Questionnaire for Restless Legs Syndrome

Appendix C: General Sleep Handouts

Appendix C1: Sleep in Newborns

Appendix C2: Sleep in Infants

Appendix C3: Sleep in Toddlers

Appendix C4: Sleep in Preschoolers

Appendix C5: Sleep in School-Aged Children

Appendix C6: Sleep in Adolescents

Appendix C7: Sleep Tips for Children

Appendix C8: Sleep Tips for Adolescents

Appendix D: Sleep Disorder Handouts

Appendix D1: Bedtime Problems

Appendix D2: Nightwakings

Appendix D3: Nighttime Fears

Appendix D4: Nightmares

Appendix D5: Sleepwalking

Appendix D6: Sleep Terrors

Appendix D7: Headbanging and Body Rocking

Appendix D8: Bruxism

Appendix D9: Bedwetting

Appendix D10: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Appendix D11: Your Child's Sleep Study

Appendix D12: Restless Legs Syndrome

Appendix D13: Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Appendix D14: Narcolepsy

Appendix D15: Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Appendix D16: Insomnia

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