03.21.23 |The Effects of Sleep on Learning and Memory in Very Young Children
Live Webinar ~ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Student Success
College of Science, The University of Arizona
Sleep holds a special role in the public’s imagination with many questions about the importance of sleep for learning especially in young children who spend so much of their days sleeping. This talk will describe the development of sleep in very young children, the long-term impacts of inadequate nighttime sleep in kindergartners and first graders, the contributions of naps to memory formation in preschoolers and how this changes as they cease habitual napping, and open unanswered questions resulting from longitudinal and experimental work on this topic.
After participating in this activity, attendees should be better able to:
- Explain the developmental progression of basic sleep physiology
- Outline the long-term effects of inadequate nighttime sleep
- Describe how naps contribute to memory formation and generalization of new knowledge
- Discuss the contribution of naps to memory formation changes as children cease habitual napping
This is a live webinar taking place via the Zoom platform. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the access link.
For any questions, please contact Cristal Medeiros at CMedeiros13@lifespan.org
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the Rhode Island Board of Licensure.
Social Workers: Applications are in process for the NASW, Rhode Island.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.