16. Health-Related Disorders & Pediatric Psychology
Describe the features of childhood elimination disorders, their causes, and their evidence-based treatments.
Sleep-Wake Disorders in Children
Describe the features of pediatric insomnia, and show how young children’s sleep problems often differ from
those of adolescents and adults.
Identify some of the main causes of pediatric insomnia and its evidence-based treatment.
Give examples of other sleep-wake disorders that affect children and adolescents.Give examples of other sleep-wake disorders that affect children and adolescents.
Describe the field of pediatric psychology, and illustrate some of the major professional activities of pediatric
Explain how pediatric psychologists help youths with chronic medical problems.
Note: The number before each objective shows its corresponding module in the text.
This brief video provides an overview of urine alarm treatment for nocturnal enuresis.
Causes of Encopresis
Dr. Steve Hodges (Wake Forest) explains the leading cause of encopresis: constipation. The video contains some excellent graphics midway through.
Pediatric Sleep Study
What's it like to participate in a sleep study? This video provides kids with an introduction to sleep studies at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Effective Child Therapy: Elimination Disorders
The Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53) summarizes the latest research on elimination disorders and their evidence-based treatment. Their site provides detailed descriptions and videos of the most efficacious treatments available. It's the best place to go to learn more about how to help kids with enuresis or encopresis.
APA Division 54: Pediatric Psychology
Division 54 of the APA consists of mental health professionals interested in the application of psychology to children’s physical health.
If you are interested in becoming a pediatric psychologist or pediatric neuropsychologist, you can visit the training website at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The site provides an excellent introduction to the professional activities of pediatric psychologists.
Phoenix Children's Hospital provides a very easy-to-read, yet detailed introduction to sleep disorders in children and adolescents.