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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Sleep in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome Webinar (8/4/2020)

August 2020 | Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Webinar

The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on August 4, 2020. Dr. Chicoine is the co-founder and medical director of the Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Frank is the occupational therapist at the Center. In this presentation, they discuss the importance of sleep as well as practical steps you can take to promote good sleep. They also discuss conditions and issues that can lead to sleep disturbances. Both medicinal and non-medicinal ways to address sleep disturbances are described. 

The presentation slides can be found at this link. An article on addressing challenges with falling or staying asleep in people with Down syndrome can be found at this link.

Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.

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