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Partners in Care: Sleep Disorders in Children with Disabilities, Describing the Four Somnias: In-, Dys-, Para-, and Hyper- with John Garcia, MD

Original Release Date: July 16, 2019 | Expiration Date: July 16, 2022


Successful completion of this enduring activity includes watching the webinar in its entirety and completing every question of the post-webinar assessment/evaluation.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the four groups of sleep disorders in children with disabilities; those fragmenting sleep (dyssomnias), those causing sleepiness (hypersomnias), those causing sleeplessness (insomnia) and those during which children do daytime behaviors in their sleep (parasomnias).
  • Understand children with disabilities have more vulnerabilities in these areas.
  • Describe a standardized approach in sleep history-taking.


Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this activity.

Gillette designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 1 contact hour. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if this program meets Minnesota Board of Nursing rules relating to mandatory continuing education provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act.

This enduring activity is worth a maximum of 1.0 clock hour. It is the responsibility of the non-physician individual to determine if this activity meets their professional requirements for continuing education credit.

It is the policy of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, in accordance with the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. John Garcia and the planning committee members have no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose