Screening and Assessment of Sleep Disturbance

Authored by: Kathryn W. Hoffses , Sarah Morsbach Honaker , Andrew R. Riley , Tawnya J. Meadows

Handbook of Pediatric Psychological Screening and Assessment in Primary Care

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138723139
eBook ISBN: 9781315193199
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315193199-15

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Abstract

Sleep is an essential function for children and adolescents to promote important developmental milestones in cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional functioning. Pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) are well positioned to assess sleep disturbances given the recurrent nature of pediatric care. Assessment of sleep allows PCPs to provide children and families with diagnostic clarity and pathways to promote early intervention to reduce sleep difficulties. This chapter describes brief assessment tools that can be implemented by PCPs during pediatric visits. Screening tools are described with focus on how measures can be utilized in primary care settings.

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