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 has been a neonatal therapist for 36 years in a level III NICU and serves as the nursery’s developmental specialist. Kara Ann is president of Creative Therapy Consultants, Founder of the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC®) and Original Co-Founder of Infant-Driven Feeding® and original co-developer of the Infant-Driven Feeding Scales©
She is certified in NTMC, is Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) trained, and reliable in NIDCAP. She has 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 NANT Conference Planning Committee, the Pampers Womb to World Advisory Board, and the March of Dimes Program Services board.
Kara Ann has been a nationally sought after speaker, educator, and consultant for over two decades and has published articles on positioning and feeding, and written a chapter on Neuromotor Development and Massage. She developed videos on Massage, Skin-to-Skin, and Swaddled Bathing.
She has received professional awards including the Ohio Occupational Therapy Pediatric Model Practice Award, the March of Dimes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award, the MVH Excellence in Service Award and the Inaugural Pioneer in Neonatal Therapy Award from the National Association of Neonatal Therapists.