Children’s Sleep, Problems, Importance, and Solutions: Introducing Better Nights, Better Days

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In this webinar, Dr. Penny Corkum, Dr. Wendy Hall and Dr. Graham Reid will present an overview of children’s healthy sleep, developmental changes in sleep, types of sleep problems children experience, medical problems affecting sleep, negative impact of poor sleep on children and families well-being, and typical approaches to helping parents address their child’s sleep problems. 

We will also describe an innovative online intervention for children aged 1 to 10 with behavioral sleep problems: Better Nights, Better Days, and how it will be evaluated using a RCT.



On the BNBD Clinical Advisory Board, Nicky Cohen, PhD, is affiliated with a Private Practice not York University.
On the BNBD Scientific Advisory Board, Patrick McGrath, PhD, FRSC, is affiliated with Dalhousie University not University of Alberta.

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DR. PENNY CORKUM Principal Investigator

Dr. Penny Corkum is a Registered Psychologist and Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program with the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, with cross-appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. Her clinical practice, research, and teaching are in the area of child psychopathology. Dr. Corkum has a particular interest in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and sleep problems in elementary school-aged children. Dr. Corkum is the Director of Research and Training at the ADHD Clinic at the Colchester Regional Hospital, and Scientific Staff at the IWK Health Centre.


DR. WENDY HALL Co-Investigator

Dr. Wendy Hall is a Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. Her research focuses on the transition to parenting, and infants' and young children's sleep. She examines the effects of behavioral sleep problems on infants and their parents and is developing interventions to promote healthy sleep. Her research aims to build parental capacity and link parental capacity to healthy child development. Dr. Hall is involved in sharing knowledge about sleep problems and solutions in a variety of settings.


DR. GRAHAM REID Co-Investigator

Dr. Graham Reid is clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Psychology and Family Medicine, and a cross-appointment in Paediatrics at Western University.  Dr. Reid holds an appointment as a Scientist in the Children's Health and Therapeutics Program at the Children's Health Research Institute.  His research interests include accessing and using health and mental health services, and pediatric sleep problems.

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