Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Conditions At the Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Conditions we want to understand more fully sleep in children with rare and complex needs. The clinical needs of these children tend to be understudied, and the tools used to study them are often poorer than for typically developing children. Historically research in this area has relied on parents simply explaining to researchers how ...Read more →
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With Christmas just around the corner, I think it’s fair to say that after the year it’s been, we’re all in need of some festive joy and cheer! We’ve launched our Christmas campaign in the hope of spreading some of this to children living with a brain condition and their families who have found each day such a struggle since the pandemic. With care and ...Read more →
We're excited to launch our new online seminars. They take place on Zoom and are a shorter version of our in-person sleep workshops. Sessions are limited to 15 places so our Sleep Practitioners can answer questions and interact with participants so booking is essential. Understanding and supporting children’s sleep for parents and carers of children with brain conditions aims to: To build on your knowledge ...Read more →
Two common physical wellbeing challenges children with complex needs and their families face are dealing with sleep issues and how to identify and manage pain in a child who can't communicate. Our comprehensive guides outline common problems and offer strategies to help.Read more →
If you just have a question/query about our Sleep Service, then you can email us at [email protected] and the team will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can. Contact our Sleep Team If you have a child 16 or under with a brain related condition and your sleep routine is non-existent or not working, please contact us for advice. About youName* MrMrsMissMsDrProf.Rev. Title ...Read more →
The research will focus on key themes that are central to improving the lives of individuals with severe and complex needs and their families including research into sleep, atypical autism and mental health, while continuing their work on self-injurious behaviour and pain in this population.Read more →
Our comprehensive guides help you as a parent or carer understand the different educational services available to your child in England and Wales. They outline the services your child may be entitled to and also contain template letters to help you communicate effectively with educational bodies and social services should you need to.Read more →
We know that sleep affects every single aspect of our waking lives – our mood, behaviour, physical and mental well-being, and our performance. Disruption to our sleep can have far-reaching consequences. All children experience sleep difficulties at some point, whether it’s refusing to go to bed, having difficulty going to sleep, not wanting to sleep alone, waking up during the night, waking up early – ...Read more →
Dr Caroline Richards and Professor Chris Oliver from the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders talk about the Sleep Project which aims to understand and reduce sleep disorders in children with developmental delay. Why is the Sleep Project important for families? Sleep is a universal phenomenon, influencing almost every human activity. We need good quality sleep in order to learn new information, pay attention to the ...Read more →
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