"Sleep and the Adolescent Brain" Parent Forum
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Radnor Township School District, in partnership with the Radnor League of Women Voters, invites all interested parents to "Sleep and the Adolescent Brain," a forum featuring a panel of experts who will discuss a more and more common public health issue in the United States today - student sleep loss.
- Dr. Judith Owens: Director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA and a nationally renowned pediatric sleep expert whose particular research interests are in the neurobehavioral and health consequences of sleep problems in children and adolescents, sleep health education, and cultural and psychosocial issues impacting sleep;
- Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard: Lead Psychologist at the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and
- Dr. James Scanlon: Superintendent of West Chester Area School District, who has been vocal on the issue of student sleep
- Why do many adolescents have trouble getting up in the morning?
- How much sleep do adolescents (ages 10-18) need and how much are they typically getting?
- What are the academic, social, emotional and behavioral implications of sleep deprivation?
- As parents, schools and communities, how can we use our knowledge of adolescents' unique sleep patterns to help them be healthier?