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Sleep Intervention: Advanced Information
Friday, March 26, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
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Sleep Intervention: Advanced Information Gut-Health and Sleep: How Are They Connected?

with Courtney Palm, LMFT
Friday, March 26 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Virtual Event

This advanced pediatric sleep training examines the gut-brain connection and how that influences regulation of sleep for young children. Attendees will learn about nutritional building blocks that are necessary for optimal sleep and how those needs change within the first three years of life. We will explore food intolerances and how those connect to malabsorption of nutrients and irregular bowel movements. Finally, the training will offer strategies for improving gut-health and how to identify when to recommend diet changes to parents.
This event is different from the February 26 event and attendance at that previous event is not required.


  1. Attendees will learn about the nutrients essential to healthy sleep and how to evaluate those levels in pediatric patients.
  2. Attendees will practice completing a gut-health screener with parents as part of the sleep evaluation process.
  3. Attendees will examine how the gut and brain communicate to identify how those systems may be impacting sleep.

Courtney PalmCourtney Palm holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in this field since 2005. She completed three years of a clinical internship to specialize in child development and sleep intervention through the Child Development Institute in California. Courtney is certified in DIR: Floortime, the Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutics, and the Babies/Pre-Steps Model of Intervention for premature babies.

Currently, Courtney works for Early Intervention Colorado providing developmental assessments and sleep intervention to children with developmental delays. She also worked with Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Postpartum Depression Clinic providing attachment work with moms and babies in addition to sleep support.

ADA Requests: By March 14, 2021

Fees: IDA members: $35 Non-members: $50
Limited scholarships available, for information contact [email protected]

IDA CE hours PT, Nurses, Speech 1.5 CE hour $15
CDI CE hours for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, LEP (you will be invoiced)

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