Special Needs Certification

Be there—for both their family and yours.

If you feel ill-equipped to help families with special needs, you’re not alone. Our Special Needs Certification Course will help you go from hesitancy to certainty.

Please note this is not a sleep course.
For our Special Needs Sleep Certification CLICK HERE



Get in-depth training in a variety of special needs: Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)


Confidently advise parents of children with special needs.


Increase your credibility, reach more clients, and add value to your existing practice.

become a sleep consultant

Special Needs Certification


Curriculum Highlights


Common categories of special needs, as well as their characteristics, signs, and symptoms


Reasons for misidentification of special needs with other conditions


Causes and risk factors associated with special needs


How to help parents and caregivers create an environment where their children with special needs succeed


Current research regarding special needs


Activities and games to share with families in your practice

Why choose IPSP?


Flexible Coursework

Our programs are 100% online and self-paced. Work through the curriculum anytime and from anywhere.


Qualified Faculty

Our instructors have the education and real-world experience needed to help you consult with confidence.

Supportive Community

Your tuition includes access to a community of IPSP-trained consultants. Ask questions, share resources, and discuss trends.

Affordable Tuition

Payment plans make it easier for you to achieve your goals without breaking the bank. It’s premier education without the price tag.

Have peace of mind knowing you’re investing in the most robust, most up-to-date training available.

This course is a great fit for you if:


You're a parent consultant or coach who wants to expand your services to include families with special needs.


You're a teacher or childcare provider who works with children with special needs.


You're a medical professional who wants to better serve families of children with special needs.

Meet Violet Giannone, R.N.

Author, Baby Sleep Training in 7 Days
Founder, Sleep, Baby, Sleep®
Professional Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Training Provider, International Association of Complementary Therapists
Pediatric Sleep Expert, Tot Squad

As a registered nurse and new mom, I often felt torn leaving the house for my shift at the hospital. I loved working with patients and making a difference, but I didn’t love the long hours that kept me from my little one. 

Becoming a sleep and parent consultant has allowed me to nurture my passions, enjoy a fulfilling career, and care for my family.

Hundreds of my students have now had that same experience—and I want the same for you!

Founder and Lead Instructor Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting


"The IPSP provided me with the education and knowledge I needed to move forward with my own business. I feel prepared to help my clients. Also, having Violet's continued support for six months after the completion of the course was great. the reason I chose this program, and it makes me feel confident to keep going. "


"I had a great experience with IPSP. The best part is being part of a community where we can ask questions, support each other, and learn from our experiences. The self-paced learning option offered by this course did not force me to travel or spend a lot of money. I could easily work on it on my own time and the information is always there for me to refer to. "


"The program provided me with the tools to start my own business. The community on Facebook is great and you feel like you have a support network. Whenever I emailed Violet with a question, she responded very quickly, which I appreciate! "

Exceptional training. Affordable tuition.

Your Special Needs Certification Course includes:


Instant and lifetime access to all course content


Activities and games to share with families


Printable certificate of completion and digital badge


Membership in our exclusive online community for ongoing support and connection

One-Time Payment


3-Month Plan



Price is USD. All payments are non-refundable.

Say “yes” to the best of both worlds.



Purchase the course and receive immediate access to all materials.



Work through the self-paced curriculum and complete your final exam at your convenience. 



Your new skill set increases your credibility and overall business value.

Common Questions

How long will it take to complete my Special Needs Certification Course?

Our comprehensive, self-paced course includes 20 hours of coursework, and materials are accessible immediately upon first payment.

Depending on your schedule, you could complete the course in just a few days. Remember: You’re in complete control of the timeline, so you don’t have to feel pressured or rushed.

What is included in my tuition payment?

Your tuition covers all course materials, including downloadable/printable activities and games to use with families of children with special needs.

What is the coursework like?

Including the introduction and final exam, the Special Needs Certification includes nine modules with:

● Powerpoint presentations
● Assigned readings
● Quizzes

The program culminates in a final exam.

How do I become certified?

Once you’ve completed all assignments in the course, you’ll take and submit your final exam.

You will be notified via email with your exam grade, and upon passing you’ll receive a printable certificate and Special Needs Certification digital badge.

Will I need to renew this course or pay additional fees to stay current?

Unlike other programs, IPSP provides lifetime certification. You won’t pay any renewal fees, and you’ll have access to the course materials, plus any updates, forever!

How do I receive my certificate and digital badge?

Here at the IPSP we have invested in the world’s most comprehensive digital badge and certificate platform for our students. Your certificate of completion and badge is instant, shareable, and verifiable.

Digital credentials are a much more secure alternative to paper certificates. You also don’t have to worry about lost or damaged envelopes. You get instant email delivery of your credentials upon course completion.

Verification of your certification is backed by blockchain technology and bank-level encryption. This means your certificate and badge is impossible to fake. Your clients or potential employer can easily verify your certification is legitimate and active with a single click, helping you get hired easier and faster.

Here’s how you can share and display your credentials:

  • 1-Click sharing on social media
  • Export to PDF
  • Embed in email signatures
  • Embeddable on websites
  • HQ print PDF
  • Print on marketing material

What is your refund policy?

Tuition payments are non-refundable.

Still have questions? Contact us so we can help you take the next steps to increasing your confidence and skills.

Boost your expertise
with a Special Needs Certification.