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Sleep and the Developing Brain

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd


Sleep and the Developing Brain

As professionals working with children and teens, we are aware of the critical importance of sleep on a child’s daily performance. But how much do we truly know about sleep and its effect on brain development? Do we have the facts to share with parents and professionals that can specifically influence changes in sleep habits?  This fast-moving, 1-hour course provides an overview of how sleep specifically affects brain development and daily function, identifies key risk factors for sleep disturbance and disorders, and provides tips and resources to share with parents and professionals immediately. Lori provides professionals with practical, manageable strategies to help families develop and maintain sound sleep hygiene habits.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize regions of the developing brain most affected by sleep.
  2. Identify sleep deficits in terms of behavioral and cognitive performance.
  3. Describe risk factors for poor sleep in children and teens.
  4. Utilize strategies and interventions for establishing and maintaining healthy sleep habits for children and teens.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, OTAs, parents, other professionals, and parents
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
  • Course Instructor:  Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-697938

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.1 AOTA CEU or 1 contact hour under these Classification Codes: Category 1, Domain of OT; Category 2, OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Sensational Brain speaker Lori Benson Adams, MEd, head shot

Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at To view Lori’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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