INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHILDREN 18 YEARS AND UNDER
If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18, you will need to bring the following form with you to the appointment. FOR PATIENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16, A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED TO FILL IN THE PEDIATRIC FORM WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE. Children over the age of 12 are often booked for a sleep study before seeing the doctor and will need to be accompanied to the overnight appointment. Our office will call you to make arrangements for the overnight appointment.
Children under 12 will usually have a doctor visit first. If the doctor thinks that the child should have a sleep study, he or she will make that recommendation. Young children will be referred to a sleep facility that is able to accommodate children such as Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
You should bring the completed questionnaire to either appointment. In addition, we always require that you fill in a two week sleep diary for your child so that we can see how your child usually sleeps.