Dr. Piush Mandhane, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

The CHILD study is one of the largest hands on birth cohorts in Canada. The CHILD study Edmonton site has had a specific focus on the impact of early childhood sleep on learning and behaviour. In addition to the extensive CHILD assessment, CHILD Edmonton completed home polysomnography at one year of age and asked parents to complete validated sleep questionnaires quarterly from three months of age.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • be able to describe normal sleep patterns through the first five years of life;
  • understand the impact of sleep disruption on childhood learning and behaviour; and
  • recognize when a child should be referred for a more indepth sleep assessment.