Saquib Jalees

Saquib Jalees

Senior Specialist Developmental Pediatrician at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Muscat, Oman

Dr. Saquib is a Senior Specialist in the Developmental Pediatric Unit, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman. He has a Master in Developmental Disorders from UK and Fellowship and a Diploma in Child Health from conjoint Board of Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Ireland. Before moving to Oman, he worked as a full-time Developmental Pediatrician at the Child Development Center (CDC) in Brunei. His interest lies in spectrum of autism and co-morbidity associated with autism spectrum disorder.

 

 

Short Description of the Lecture:

1. Sleep Disorders and Autism
Sleep disturbance (Insomnia) is one of the significant commodities seen in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sleep problems are reported in 40% to 80% of children with ASD (versus 25%–40% of typical controls). It presents with exacerbation of disruptive, hyperactive behavior and aggression. Therefore, it is important to address the issue of insomnia in children with ASD and discuss the child’s sleep requirement, evaluation of sleep problems, sleep recommendation, sleep medication and counseling the patients and families regarding healthy sleep.