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Sleep and circadian rhythm: The occupational therapy role

Presented by: Sophie Faulkner 

No matter what field we work in all of our client's health is affected by their sleep and circadian rhythm. Whether we understand it well or not, sleep is one of the foundational biological supports for human health and functioning, and it is unhelpful for either us or our clients to disregard sleep. Occupational therapists are in a unique position to be able to help clients to improve their sleep and their circadian entrainment, by considering individual and occupational factors, as well as environmental context. Understanding how sleep drive, and circadian rhythm influence sleep and sleep patterns, is core knowledge. This knowledge can to enable occupational therapists to adapt their existing skills to working with clients on improving their sleep, and also to consider sleep and sleep related behaviours when intervening with another focus (such as other occupational goals or safe hospital discharge planning).

This webinar will cover the basics of normal sleep, sleep pressure, circadian regulation of sleep, and individual differences in sleep physiology across the lifespan and between individuals (including chronotype). There will be a special focus on the environmental context and environmental adaptation in relation to sleep, particularly light exposure. This webinar will also cover how occupational routine can help or hinder sleep, including type, amount, and timing of activities, as well as how to identify different types of sleep disorders and a summary of the main evidence-based treatments.  

After taking part in this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify different sleep disorders.
  2. Consider the impact of environmental context and occupation on sleep.
  3. Identify the relevance of addressing sleep for clients in your particular specialism.

Level 
Beginner (0-2 years of experience in this specific practice area)

Area of practice
Advocacy, Assistive Technology, Brain Injury/Concussion/SCI, Caregiver/Family Education, Chronic Disease Management, Chronic Pain, Cognition, Dementia, Equipment Assessments, Health Promotion and Wellness, home Assessment and Modification, Independent Living and Housing, Insurance Assessment, Medical-Legal Services, Mental Health, MVA Rehabilitation, Neurology, Older Adults, Palliative Care/End of Life Care, Pediatrics, Universal Design, Veterans Affairs or Armed Forces, Vision, Women’s Health, Workplace Health & Safety 

Client age group
Adolescents (13-19 years old), Adults (20-64 years old), Older adults (65+ years old) 

 Registration fees

Individual registration (for one individual person):
$25 for CAOT Student Associates, Provisional Associates and Retired Members
$37.50 for CAOT New Practitioner Members
$50 for other CAOT Members and Associates
$75 for non-members

(plus applicable taxes)

Group registration (for groups of up to 25 people from the same organization):
$250 for CAOT Members and Associates
$375 for non-members

(plus applicable taxes)

For larger groups please contact   

Cancellation/refund policy

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to . Cancellation requests received at least one week prior to the webinar will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund six days or less prior to the webinar. If you are unable to attend the webinar live, all webinars are recorded and registrants receive access to the recording following the webinar, pending exceptional technical difficulties, within three business days.

CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify all events. If a Practice Evidence Webinar is canceled by CAOT, you will receive an adjustment on your bundle (if credits were used) or a full refund.


Dates

Tue 11 Apr 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Location

Online


Pricing

Prices in Canadian dollars

Individual registration (for one individual person):
$25 for CAOT Student Associates, Provisional Associates and Retired Members
$37.50 for CAOT New Practitioner Members
$50 for other CAOT Members and Associates
$75 for non-members

(plus applicable taxes)

Group registration (for groups of up to 25 people from the same organization):
$250 for CAOT Members and Associates
$375 for non-members

(plus applicable taxes)


Contact

Link https://caot.ca/client/event/roster/eventRosterDetails.html?productId=11278&eventRosterId=6



Created 4th January 2023

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