From the TCD flyer:
Presenter: Professor Neville Blampied
Tues July 29th 2014 6-9pm
Venue: Room AB 3126 Arts Building in Trinity
The purpose of this presentation is to try to answer questions such as:
• What is sleep?
• Why do we sleep?
• What can go wrong with sleep at different ages?
• How can we solve and prevent sleep problems? – all from a behavioural science viewpoint
Admission free BACB CEUs (2 Type 2): €15 BACB Provider number; OP-06-0116
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Chief nourisher in life’s feast – A behavioural view of sleep through the lifespan
For human beings, from birth to death, regular and refreshing sleep is vital to health and happiness. Nevertheless, significant numbers of infants, children, adolescents and adults experience sleep difficulties and disruptions. Chronic settling difficulties and nightwaking is common in infancy, sleep disruptions can occur in childhood and especially adolescence, and insomnia is a major issue for adults. Beginning with the work of Bootzin and his Stimulus Control Theory of Adult Insomnia, a behavioural perspective has contributed in important but under-appreciated ways to understanding and treating sleep disturbances across the lifespan. This talk will try to answer questions such as What is sleep? Why do we sleep? What can go wrong with sleep at different ages? and, How can we solve and prevent sleep problems? – all from a behavioural science viewpoint. Recent unpublished results from our lab on treating sleep problems in typically developing children and children with ASD will be presented.