Introduction to Paediatric Sleep Health

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Video Presentation

2 CEUs.

Sleep plays a major role in children’s mental and physical development. Sleep is important for restoration, growth, repair, memory retention and learning consolidation. Sleep deprivation stifles the immune system, negatively affects mood and behavior, and can also hinder a child’s performance in school. In this fantastic introduction, Tanya Muir, “The Sleep OT”, explores the development of sleep, importance of sleep for babies, children and adolescents and overviews the OT role in the support of Rest and Sleep.  

This course will review:

  • Basic Sleep Science – Understand how sleep develops from infant to adult
  • Development of Normal Sleep
  • Common Sleep Problems through the ages and stages
  • Special Populations commonly treated by OTs & typical sleep problems
  • OT Role in Sleep & Rest – where to start with OT Assessment and Intervention
  • Referrals and Resources
You have until 31 December 2023 to complete this course.



The OT Link is excited to partner with Tanya Muir (BSc OT), “The Sleep OT”, to bring you this Introduction to Paediatric Sleep Health.

Tanya is a passionate occupational therapist with a special interest in sleep health and mental wellness. Since qualifying from Wits University in 2012, she has gained diverse work experience in adult neurological rehabilitation, paediatric physical and learning disabilities, adult mental health, training and clinical supervision. She completed a Diploma in Advanced Paediatric Sleep Practitioner Training (EDS Training, UK) in 2020. Currently, she runs a private practice consulting with both adult and paediatric clients with sleep disorders and difficulties and holds a part-time post at the University of Pretoria training undergraduate OT students. She has presented widely on the topic of sleep health, and is a strong advocate for the OT role in the occupation of sleep and supporting health and wellness.

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