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Dr. Jodi Mindell, Ph.D. - Sleep Expert - March 5th-7th

Dr. Jodi Mindell, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Sleep  Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she treats children of all ages.  She is also a professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University and of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 

Dr. Mindell has written extensively on pediatric sleep disorders and presented over 250 papers at national conferences.  She is the author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep (HarperCollins) and Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood-Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night, as well as co-author of A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015) and Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens (Marlowe, 2005).  The majority of her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, as well as sleep problems related to pregnancy and parenting.  Given that Dr. Mindell is known in professional circles as having the most successful technique to treat young children with sleep problems, she is frequently quoted in national publications including New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, Parents, Child, Parenting, and Redbook.  She has also made over 150 television and radio appearances, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NBC Nightly News.  Dr. Mindell is on the Board of Advisers of Parents magazine and the Advisory Board of Johnson’s Baby, as well as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for BabyCenter.com.

Dr. Mindell is nationally recognized in her field for her expertise on pediatric sleep problems. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation, a foundation established to educate the public about sleep and sleep disorders, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society. 
 


Thursday, March 5th
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
8:00pm
  
Learn about the importance of sleep for your overall health and well-being, including memory, weight control and disease prevention benefits. Find out about common sleep disorders and ways to improve your sleep.  A few simple changes can make all the difference in how well you sleep and refresh at night.

Friday, March 6th
Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy: Helping Your Infant, Child, Grandchild, or Adolescent Get a Good Night’s Sleep
8:30pm 
Sleep is essential for children of all ages. Whether you have a 6-month-old, a 6-year-old, or a 16-year-old, learn ways to help your child get a good night’s sleep. A few simple strategies can make all the difference.

Saturday, March 7th
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
8:30pm
  
Learn about the importance of sleep for your overall health and well-being, including memory, weight control and disease prevention benefits. Find out about common sleep disorders and ways to improve your sleep. A few simple changes can make all the difference in how well you sleep and refresh at night.

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