Creative Therapy Consultants is furthering the knowledge, expertise and skill of neonatal healthcare providers around the world!

We are excited about the customized, evidence based, clinically relevant educational programs and products we have provided for over two decades and look forward to working with you to impact caregiving practices in your NICU! We will carry out our mission to provide the Infant-Driven Education that not only expands the knowledge, skill and expertise of healthcare providers, but also improves the safety, efficiency, and consistency of neonatal care practices.

Creative Therapy Consultants is committed to helping you stay current with the latest evidence based care and national trends related to developmental and family centered care. Our educational opportunities are individualized to meet the needs of each audience, are participant centered, and have a strong “hands on” component to facilitate the transition of classroom knowledge into competent bedside caregiving. We offer on-line education, hands-on training, advanced level certification, workshops, lectures, and DVDs designed for all staff in the NICU or Special Care Nursery.

We look forward to creating an educational opportunity that exceeds your expectations! Just give us a call.

Your Friend in Neonatal Care,

Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
President, Creative Therapy Consultants
Founder, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification

Toll Free 855-282-6862

Kara Ann Waitzman OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Kara Ann Waitzman OTR/L, NTMTC

Kara Ann has been a neonatal therapist for over 30 years at a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she assisted with the 60 bed single family room NICU design, initiated and maintains the developmental care and therapy program, and serves as the nursery’s developmental specialist. She served on the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Continuum of Care Advisory Board and Power of Touch Committee, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Professional Collaborative and currently serves on the March of Dimes Program Services board and Pampers Womb to World Advisory Board.

Kara Ann is certified in Neonatal Touch & Massage as well as Infant Stimulation Instructor and Infant Massage Instructor. She is Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) trained, is certified in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP), and has obtained the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Kara Ann is president of Creative Therapy Consultants and has been a nationally sought after speaker, educator, and consultant for almost two decades. She is founder of the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® (NTMC), original co-founder of Infant-Driven Feeding®,  and original co-developer of the Infant-Driven Feeding Scales©.  Kara Ann has published articles on positioning and feeding and written a chapter on Neuromotor Development and Massage. She has developed DVDs on Massage, Skin-to-Skin Holding, and Swaddled Bathing for both Healthcare Providers and Parents in the NICU or SCN. Kara Ann has received professional awards including the Ohio Occupational Therapy Pediatric Model Practice Award, the March of Dimes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award, the 2011 MVH Excellence in Service Award, and the National Association of Neonatal Therapists’ 2015 Inaugural Pioneer Award.