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Wendy Middlemiss, PhD, CFLE

  • Speaker Type: Infant Sleep Lecture Pack 2015
  • Country: USA

Wendy Middlemiss is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. She has conducted research and engaged in applied education practices in the areas of infant sleep, parent education, and family well-being. Her academic training and research has crossed areas of family-community interaction, developmental theory, and educational psychology, all with a focus on how to share information in a manner that supports children’s and families’ development. Dr. Middlemiss has completed research in New Zealand and Australia and has formed research exchange programs in these countries. Dr. Middlemiss’ work focuses on how to construct culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate educational or intervention programs. Dr. Middlemiss has been a CFLE for over 20 years.

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Understanding Infant Sleep: Translating Research to Supportive Approaches to Sleeping, Feedings, and Well-Being
Understanding infant sleep patterns and how they will change in the first year, was well as whether certain patterns could be cause for concern, is important in helping parents create supportive care practices in the first months and year of life. With this understanding, then, practitioners and parents can use the information about what is essential to create healthy, personally viable care practices. In this presentation, we will identify normative sleep and feeding practices, identify what is essential for infants, examine current research findings and often-heard parenting advice, and translate this information into best practice by focusing on how parents can use this information to provide developmentally supportive care. This will provide parents and practitioners the tools to adapt practices to infants’ needs across family settings. Parents with different family and infant needs can find ways to adapt the essentials of care to support their child.