Infant-Driven Education

OUR MISSION: To improve the lives of babies and families through excellent neonatal caregiver education and skill development.

OUR VISION: For each neonatal caregiver to understand the tremendous impact they have on the infants and families they serve, and to provide care accordingly.


Educational Training Videos on Swaddled Bathing & Skin-to-Skin Holding

Our portfolio of instructional Videos increase the knowledge and skill of healthcare providers, while giving parents an enhanced understanding, ability, and ease in caring for their infant.   Videos are available in both English & Spanish for parents and all videos can be purchased as DVDs or licensed for hospital intranet viewing!

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Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC)™

 NTMC is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. It combines a holistic, neonatal and systems theory approach to massage, with an emphasis on families and nurturing opportunities, while elevating the standard of care that neonatal caregivers provide in their daily practice.

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Seminars & Workshops

Seminars, Workshops & On-Line Education

Creative Therapy Consultants provides innovative educational opportunities both on-line and in person.  Participants are able to change practice and implement new techniques immediately upon returning to their NICU.  Best of all, the programs can be completely customized to meet your NICU’s needs!

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Loved it – Loved your teaching style and knowledge. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world and making the NICU a better place! Wonderful course, wonderful presenter, wonderful experience! It’s very difficult to find an advanced course specifically for the NICU and this course delivered!!
Christina Dougherty, SLP-CCCSt. Louis, NTMC Candidate


Did You Know: Oral Feeding

January 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Do you know the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect oral feeding? In a December 2019 article, Fucile et al explored the intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting oral feeding in preterm infants.  Safe and successful [...]


January 2019

Happy New Year!  We hope that you all had a great 2019, and are looking forward to the New Year.  Have you set goals for personal or professional growth for 2020?  Are you looking to improve your current practice or improve the neurodevelopmental care unit wide?  Let Creative Therapy Consultants help you meet your 2020 goals!

We are excited about the upcoming year with 13 NTMC Hands-On training locations already on the schedule!  Registration is now open for Burbank, CA, Duluth, MN and Cincinnati, OH!  Enhance your skills, build a strong NICU team, and travel to new places to meet others with your passion!  Not ready to travel?  We will come to you with customized education for you and the caregivers in your unit.  Learn more about the Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification and Customized Education here.  We look forward to meeting you!

November 2019

The fall has been amazing to us!  We were lucky enough to travel to Toronto, Ontario Canada to meet an amazing group!  We love meeting new faces who share our passion of improving neonatal care, not only across the U.S. but in Canada too!  After Toronto, we traveled to Orange, California for a record-breaking NTMC class of nearly 50 students! We are finishing up the year in Mobile, AL this week, and Orlando, FL at the beginning of November.  There are still a few spots left for sunny, warm Orlando!  Register here today!  Looking forward to 2020?  Want to make a change in your practice?  We have a full schedule for 2020, and we would love to meet you!  Check out our full schedule here.

August 2019

Wow!  We have been busy this summer updating our research and references and planning for a full line-up of NTMC Certification courses this fall and 2020.  We just completed a sold-out Chicago NTMC and Private NTMC in Minneapolis!  It was awesome to meet so many passionate neonatal caregivers and add so many NTMC professionals to our ever-growing family.  Registration is open for 4 remaining 2019 certifications and 2 upcoming 2020 certifications.  Join us at one of these amazing locations! Find out more about NTMC, and apply here today.

June 2019

We are excited about the start of summer! We are currently working with so many great professionals who are completing Recertifications I, II and III. We love sharing new research and education through the Recertification webinars. We feel so lucky to be a part of the growing NTMC family who is providing amazing neuroprotective, developmental, family-centered care across the country and in Canada. We continue to strive to make 95% of all touch in the NICU intentionally comforting, and with our growing NTMC community, we are making great progress! Do you want to join the ever-growing group of NICU professionals who are making a great impact? Find out how and where to get certified here. Chicago is sold out, but Miami, Toronto and Orange, CA are enrolling now!