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Wed, 15 Feb



SNN Presents: Sleep and Your Child with Special Needs

Join us to learn about a topic close to most parents’ hearts – sleep!

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SNN Presents: Sleep and Your Child with Special Needs
SNN Presents: Sleep and Your Child with Special Needs

Time & Location

15 Feb 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm HKT



About the Event

Difficulty falling asleep, disturbed sleep and shortened sleep are common problems encountered by children with special needs. Autism, ADHD and Down syndrome, among other conditions, are associated with a higher risk of certain sleep disorders. While a good night’s rest is important for all of us, it is even more critical during a child’s early developmental years, and disrupted sleep patterns have unwanted knock-on effects.

In this online seminar, paediatric sleep specialists, Dr Albert Li and Dr Alice Siu will talk about:

  • Common sleep issues in children with special needs
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) – its presentation, diagnosis and complications, and prevalence among preschool and primary school-aged children
  • Surgical and non-surgical management options for OSA
  • Extra precautions and considerations for children with special needs

Join us to learn more about how you can support your child’s sleep, and come away equipped with knowledge for recognising and tackling common sleep problems in children with special needs.

Speaker Bios:

Dr Albert Li

Professor of Paediatrics and Chairman, Department of Paediatrics

Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Li graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine and received his paediatric training at King’s College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, United Kingdom. His clinical and research interest is in respiratory and sleep medicine. In addition to his role as Chairman of the Department of Paediatrics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr Li runs outreach sleep clinics at Watchdog and Heep Hong Society for children with special needs.

Dr Alice Siu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, and Head and Neck Surgery, 

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Siu was born, raised and educated in Hong Kong. After choosing to specialise in the field of paediatric ENT, she spent a decade visiting and learning from experts around the world to close the technical gap between Hong Kong and leading centres. She is particularly interested in paediatric airway surgery and worked with a team that introduced and advocated a number of surgical approaches that subsequently became the standard of practice locally. She is part of the leading centre in Extrauterine, Intrapartum Treatment Procedures (EXIT), comprehensive sialorrhoea (salivary incontinence) management, complete hearing solutions, and multidisciplinary upper airway treatment for children, in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.

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