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Poor sleep and atypical learning trajectories in Williams Syndrome

Hayton, J; (2017) Poor sleep and atypical learning trajectories in Williams Syndrome. Presented at: World Sleep 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. Green open access

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Abstract

The role of sleep in the developing brains is vital. Yet our understanding about the role of sleep on cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning in children with developmental disorders is still in its infancy. For typically developing healthy individuals with IQ within norms, cognitive reserve provides some degree of protection against the potential insults of sleep restriction or impaired sleep quality/quantity. However, children with developmental disorders such as ADHD, Down Syndrome and Williams syndrome often suffer from sleep problems and learning difficulties. In line with previous studies, an increased prevalence of sleep problems and atypical cognitive and behavioural profiles are now showing several associative links with sleep disorders. Despite this double jeopardy, developmental disorders have remained an area of little attention in sleep research possibly due to many challenges when testing children with these disorders. The current studies in the symposium aim to address these issues and examine sleep specific learning and behavioural patterns.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: Poor sleep and atypical learning trajectories in Williams Syndrome
Event: World Sleep 2017
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Dates: 07 - 11 October 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://worldsleepcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2...
Language: English
Additional information: This abstract was for the symposium of which the presentation was a part.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10059651
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