The Girl Who Sleeps One Hour A Day: An Opportunity for Occupational Therapy Discussion

published 3 weeks ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

Athree-year-old girl suffers from a rare condition which means she can survive on just 90 minutes of sleep each night.  She was only recently diagnosed with Angelman syndrome - which has no cure. Not only does it affect her sleeping, but it also means she is unable to speak and has to communicate by pointing at pictures.   What would be your suggestions or planned intervention with this child? Is intervention needed? Family coaching? What are your occupational therapy thoughts?  

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