Certified Infant Massage Coach

Learn an evidence-based treatment method to promote neurosensory and sensorimotor development of the premature, newborn, and growing child.

Benefits of Certification

  • Increase parent ​carryover of ​home programs
  • Implement a ​specific protocol ​to ease gas, colic, ​and constipation
  • Provide ​additional ​services to your ​clinic or practice
  • Promote wellness ​and bonding ​between your ​patient and their ​family members
  • Improve sensory ​integration, so your ​patient can engage ​in more therapeutic ​activities
  • Effortlessly create a ​treatment session ​that nurtures your ​patient's ​development
  • Earn continuing education credit (CEUs)!

What You Will Learn


Is this course approved for continuing education?
This course is approved for 14.0 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) by the AOTA and multiple PT state boards.

Contact Laura at with any questions concerning contact hour approval.
Are there any prerequisites required for taking this course?
No. This is an introductory level course.
How is this course taught?
This course is taught in both LIVE and VIRTUAL formats and uses discussion, PowerPoint, video, and demonstration/return-demonstration teaching methods.

For the Interactive Distance Learning (virtual) format, you will receive a zoom link by email approximately one week prior to the course date.
What is required for completion of this course?
You must attend both days in their entirety, meet all learning objectives, and pass a test 80% accuracy. (For the distance learning option, you must have a computer with video capabilities.)
What are the times for this course?
Day 1: 8:30am - 4:00pm EST - (Lunch is on your own from 12 pm - 1:00 pm)

Day 2: 8:30am - 3:00pm EST - (Please bring your lunch for our working lunch)
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellation Policy - Provider: The CE administrator/trainer shall make every attempt to contact registered learners via email and/or phone to notify of course cancellation. If the course is canceled due to the trainer, the following will be offered to the learner: full refund to learner OR apply registration fee to future course.

Cancellation Policy - Learner: For a full refund of course registration fees, the learner shall provide written request to cancel registration no less than 30 days prior to course date. For cancellations less than 30 days in advance, a 50% refund will be provided OR the learner can choose to utilize funds toward a future course date.

All refunds to be processed through the Teachable secure payment site.
How can I make special needs/accessibility requests?
If you need special accommodations, please email
How can I contact the provider with any questions or complaints?
You can email the provider at

** There are no financial and non-financial disclosures to report.**
When is the deadline for course registration?
The deadline for course enrollment is one week prior to the course start date.

Courses have limited seats in order to provide individual attention to each student, and registration will close once capacity has been reached.

You are encouraged to register early.

What Students Say...

"Gave me tools that I will be able to use immediately. Families will feel empowered having this as a way to help their child."

- Michelle L, PT.

"Laura was very encouraging and positive during the 2-day training, and I felt comfortable to ask questions."

- Brittany, OTR/L
(York, PA)

"I liked that the instructor made the class engaging, interactive, personal, and calm."

-Sarah W.
(Pittsburgh, PA)

"Laura was very engaging, easy to follow, approachable and passionate. Great teacher!"

-Kelly, SLP
(Lexington, KY)

"Laura has a wealth of experience. She presents in a relaxed, friendly manner where it is easy to learn. Her families she serves are so very blessed to have her!"

-Elaine C.
(Pittsburgh, PA)

"Really fun class and great instructor!"

-Cara, COTA/L
(Memphis, TN)

Laura R. Barnhart, OTR/L, CNT, CIIT, is a practicing Occupational Therapist and Certified Neonatal Therapist with over 20 years of experience in home health, out-patient and NICU settings.

She has been a Certified International Instructor Trainer since 2014.

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