Presented by Carol Delahunty, MD

Sleep problems can be hard on the entire family and can impact behavior.  This session discusses common sleep problems and some strategies for treating them in children with FXS, including assessments, behavioral techniques, and medications commonly used to treat sleep problems.

Runtime: 54:46

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About the Speaker

Carol Delahunty, MD

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, MetroHealth

Dr. Delahunty is the medical director of the Fragile X Clinic at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician with expertise in caring for individuals with Fragile X syndrome. She graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University with a degree in biomedical engineering, then completed medical school at the University of Virginia. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, and then a fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the University of Colorado.

Additional Resources

Sleep & Fragile X Syndrome
Sleep problems are the most commonly reported complaints of parents, regardless of disability status. FXS is no exception. The most common issues we hear about are bedtime struggles, the time it takes to fall asleep, and waking up during the night. Parents have reported success with both behavioral methods and medications.