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 can be 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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This was an extremely helpful online education opportunity which gave me some great review as well as new insight into what I can bring to my NICU babes, parents, and other staff in my NICU. Thank you!

Cristina, OT

I really enjoyed your style of teaching/presentation, including hands on, video and a complete handout.  I appreciate the collaboration for all the disciplines. Continue the good work!

Christine Jordan, SLP

OMG!  What an amazing day!!  You were absolutely amazing and I appreciate everything you had to say.  I learned so much today.  I thought I was doing things correctly, but I learned today that I wasn’t.

Stephanie Wrobel, RT

Excellent training experience:  Presenters were so positive and it was evident that they have a contagious passion for giving the best care to our littlest humans.  I feel empowered to better care for my patients and their families.

Danielle Brinkmeier, RN

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-CCC

As a new OT in the NICU this was great information! I have an amazing and experienced mentor, but I loved gaining information from current research and sharing it with her as well!

Catherine Boatright, OTR/L

Amazing and current literature resources and overall content!

Jacquelyn Molina MS, CCC-SLP


Did You Know: Behavioral & Cognitive Performance

March 1st, 2022|

Did you know behavior and cognitive performance at 18 months is predictive of performance at 36 months in former preterm infants? Historically, literature suggests that children born preterm have more behavioral and cognitive challenges than [...]

Did You Know: Language Exposure

November 30th, 2021|

Did you know purposeful language exposure in the NICU matters? Sick and premature infants in the NICU are often exposed to a myriad of mechanical and medical sounds, but may experience a deficit of purposeful [...]


March 2022

Spring is just around the corner!  We have been busy this year with NTMC Hands-On Trainings, giving the online Training Portal a whole new look and feel, and revamping the NTMC Recertification process.  The 2022 NANT Conference is coming up quickly, and we are so excited to hear our very own Shannon Usher, MSOT, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC present Neonatal Massage: What, Why and How!  If you are attending NANT this year, be sure to visit our exhibitor booth and consider extending your trip a few days to join us for the Cincinnati NTMC on April 4th & 5th!  We will hold another virtual NTMC training in April, then we travel to Salt Lake City!  Do you want to join us?  We would love to meet you and your colleagues as we share our passion for neuroprotective, developmental and family-integrated care!  Learn more here.