Sleep & Learning: Impact on Kids With Learning Differences
Sleep & Learning: Impact on Kids With Learning Differences
Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick Justice, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Specializing in Pediatric/Health, Clinical Child & Sleep Psychology
  • Expert insights from a sleep expert
  • Interactive Q&A session
  • Practical Tools and Insights
  • Collaborative Community
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries of sleep and its impact on the learning journey of children with learning differences? Join us on a journey of discovery at our upcoming episode of Experts in Learning Difference: A Speaker Series event, titled “Sleep & Learning: Impact on Kids With Learning Differences” on February 27th at 7:00pm, as we explore the relationship between sleep and learning in children with learning differences. Renowned guest speaker, Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick Justice, PhD, a Licensed Psychologist specializing in Pediatric/Health, Clinical Child & Sleep Psychology, will illuminate the critical connections between sleep quality, cognitive function, and emotional well-being. With her extensive background in multidisciplinary care, Dr. Justice will address pressing questions on common sleep challenges, effective interventions, and the impact of sleep on social interactions and relationships for children facing learning differences. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore pressing questions during the Q&A session, such as the connections between sleep patterns and emotional well-being, common sleep challenges, and effective strategies for improving sleep in children with learning differences. By participating in this Speaker Series, parents will not only gain a deeper understanding of the intricate relationship between sleep and learning but also acquire practical tools and insights to create an optimal sleep environment for their children. 

This event is an invaluable opportunity for parents to gain insights into evidence-based strategies that can enhance their children's sleep patterns and optimize their academic success. Don't miss this chance to participate in a collaborative conversation that brings together parents, educators, and healthcare professionals to create a holistic approach for the well-being of children with learning differences. Register now to join this transformative event.

Meet Our Speaker

Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick Justice, PhD, is a highly accomplished clinical psychologist specializing in clinical child, pediatric/health, and sleep psychology, with an additional focus on primary care behavioral medicine. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology with a specialty in Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Florida’s Clinical and Health Psychology Department. Dr. Justice's extensive clinical training includes a Predoctoral Internship at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, MO, and a post-doctoral psychological residency at Psychological Affiliates, Inc., specializing in forensic psychology in Winter Park, Florida.

Since 2007, Dr. Justice has been an integral part of the Children’s Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists Practice, where she established the behavioral sleep medicine program. She is recognized by the American Board of Sleep Medicine as the only clinical psychologist in Central Florida meeting all requirements for practicing Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Justice is a respected member of the Pediatric Sleep Council, contributing her expertise to an international team dedicated to providing free, comprehensive, and evidence-based information on baby and toddler sleep at Her commitment to multidisciplinary care, coordination with medical providers, and specialized focus on behavioral sleep medicine make her a valued resource in the field.

“Sleep is essential to daytime functioning. An adequate quantity and quality of sleep helps children to learn, focus, regulate emotion, and connect with their peers. It is important that we look at the child as a whole person to better understand all the factors that are contributing to their sleep disruption and to develop a successful treatment plan that will provide excellent outcomes.”

- Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick Justice, PhD