Recovery & Support for Sleep Apnea in Children
Whether your child has mild sleep apnea or more severe symptoms that require surgical treatment, our experts can help. The Pediatric Gastroesophageal, Upper Airway, and Respiratory Diseases Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, coordinates care for many children with sleep apnea.
Wellness services and education for families and children are offered through the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care.
Weight Loss and Exercise
Specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital offer support to help children who have obesity and sleep apnea lose weight. Our registered dietitians can help you create a healthy menu for your child that is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar and saturated and trans fats.
Our doctors may also recommend an exercise program to help your child lose weight and breathe more easily at night.
Children who have had surgery to insert a tracheostomy tube or have certain facial anatomy that makes it difficult to talk may benefit from speech therapy. NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers therapy for children who are recovering from surgery in the hospital and on an outpatient basis.
Support for Children with Facial Differences
NYU Langone’s Newman Family Support Center provides psychological counseling and educational workshops for family members and children who are coping with the social and emotional effects of a severe craniofacial deformity.
Our counselors provide intensive support for children before and after surgery to correct craniofacial problems. They also offer assistance for children who miss school because of surgery.