Is Your Toddler Overtired?

Older toddler rests head on parent’s shoulder, looks exhausted, while parent looks out a shuttered window.In this informative article Jennifer Kelly Geddes, contributing writer/editor to What to Expect, and medical reviewer Tina Feeley, M.D., give you the lowdown on sleep deprivation in toddlers. Is Your Toddler Overtired? defines the problem, spells out signs to look for, and offers practical tips parents can try right away. The authors also outline a sample sleep schedule, ways to prevent sleep deprivation, and provide an alert for when to contact the doctor. It’s all useful information to have in your back pocket. Children have trouble sleeping for a variety of reasons. Some may be related to a disability, but many are not. Check it out and share it with your colleagues and families.

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, click here.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Core Knowledge (CK):
    • CK4: The range of typical infant/toddler physiological factors such as:
      • Early neurological/brain development
      • Basic health and nutrition
      • Physical growth and maturation
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
    • IFSP-DR5 (EIS): Understands the rationale for the identification and selection of intervention strategies used in everyday routines, relationships, activities, places and partnerships for early intervention activities
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-i):
    • IFSP-i10 (EIS): Knows strategies that support parents in providing basic health, nutrition, and safety for infants and toddlers in natural environments.
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