Importance of good sleep

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Importance of good sleep

The human brain needs sleep for effective learning, for memory and for coping with what happens during the day. Your child needs, probably more sleep that you think. And many American children are, in fact, sleep deprived. The symptoms of sleep deprivation show up in attention problems, sometimes behavior problems, sometimes difficulty in remembering what they learn in school. So wise parents check with their pediatrician, find out how much sleep a child of a certain age might need, and try to ensure that their child goes off for a restful and restorative sleep so that that brain can be in top form the next morning.

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Jane M. Healy, PhD

Educational Psychologist

Jane Healy is a teacher and educational psychologist who has worked with all ages from pre-school to graduate school.  Her major research interest has been in finding practical applications of current brain research for teachers and parents.  A graduate of Smith College, she holds a MA from John Carroll University, a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, and post-doctoral work in developmental neuropsychology.  She has served on the faculty of Cleveland State University. Her many years of experience include: parent, classroom teacher, reading/learning specialist, elementary administrator, and clinician.  She is recognized internationally as an author, lecturer, and consultant. She has received international media coverage, including Nightline, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN and NPR, for her ideas about the impact of technology, media and culture on children's brain development and learning.

Although Jane has received many honors, including being twice named the "Educator of the Year" by Delta Kappa Gamma, she claims that she and her husband have learned most of what they know from the process of raising three sons (and now their six grandchildren).

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