Boost Carryover!

Improve Patient Outcomes Through Family-Centered Care: 5 Core Measures of Early Childhood Development: The Coaching Model of Treatment

Your step-by-step guide to become every parent’s favorite provider!

Course Objectives

  • Identify the 5 Core Measures within the UDC Model of Treatment
  • Teach the importance of each core measure and its impact on development
  • Summarize evidenced-based research supporting each core measure
  • Identify and teach methods to support each core measure in NICU, home health & out-patient settings
  • Provide tools students can use to assess & track outcomes of each core measure

What You Will Learn



Discover a clear starting point for assessment and treatment


Learn simple coaching techniques to cover 5 core measures of development


Focus tasks to boost parent follow-through on family goals & objectives


Help both your patients and their families grow & thrive!

Is This Course Right For You?

 Are You...

An Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapist in NICU, Early Intervention, and Out-Patient settings or a Developmental Therapist, a Special Instructor, or Early Childhood Educator who...

  • Is often stuck trying to utilize the Coaching Model of Treatment?
  • Needs a clear progression of treatment?
  • Has a desire to promote patient and family well-being?
  • Is frustrated with the lack of carryover with home programs?
  • Is plagued with chronic no shows, no-call cancellations?
  • Struggles with writing goals?

The pandemic brought the importance of coaching parents to the forefront, but I had found so few accessible and instantly applicable courses to guide me , despite taking every coaching course I could find.

Laura’s expertise in the NICU, home health, and out-patient environments informed her coursework and brought a wealth of knowledge other providers did not have.

Sue L. Occupational Therapist, New Jersey

Course Curriculum

  • MODULE 1


    An overview of a proven treatment model & its 5 Core Measures. Discover how to utilize course skills to gain confidence & put new knowledge to work in the field immediately.
  • MODULE 2

    Protect Sleep

    Discover the anatomy of sleep and its crucial role in brain development. Learn to coach families on safeguarding sleep including how to put their little one on a sleep schedule.
  • MODULE 3

    Manage Pain & Stress

    Discover the detrimental effects pain & stress have on child development. Learn coaching techniques to help parents assess & manage pain & stress.
  • MODULE 4

    Daily Living Activities

    Uncover specific components of activities of daily living within the birth to 5 population. Boost your skills to coach parents to address positioning, skin integrity and feeding of their child.
  • MODULE 5

    Family-Centered Care

    Identify the key concepts of Family-Centered Care. Learn to build a partnership with your families to promote success for your patient.
  • MODULE 6

    Healing Environments

    Analyze the 5 components of a healing environment & their role in promoting the sequential development of the sensory systems. Learn to coach parents on the benefits and creation of a healing environment.
  • MODULE 7

    Put it Together

    Review of the 5 core measures, goals and focus tasks & application strategies including a simple scale that will help you document functional improvement.


Is this course approved for continuing education?
This course is approved for 0.6 AOTA CEUs and 6.0 contact hours by multiple state boards. Contact Laura at with any questions concerning contact hour approval.
Are there prerequisites for this course?
No. This is an introductory level course.
How is this course taught?
This is a Distance Learning - Independent course. This course uses PowerPoint, trainer explanation/examples, and videos as teaching methods.
What is required for completion of this course?
You must be logged in under your unique username and password, watch each module in its entirety, pass a post test with at least 80% accuracy, and complete a post course survey to receive a completion certificate.
How long do I have access to this course?
After enrolling in the course, you have 90 days to complete the course and receive your certificate. You get to download and keep all handouts provided!
What is the cancellation policy?
A written request must be made within 30 days of purchase if no more than 3 modules have been completed. Email to request a refund. There is no option to cancel after the 30 day, 3 module limit has been exceeded. If the course is canceled by the provider before the 90 day access, the learner will receive a full refund.
How can I make special needs/accessibility requests?
If you need any special accommodations, please email admin@pediatrictheratools.comCancellation 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
Who do I contact with any questions or concerns?
You can send an email to
** There are no financial and non-financial disclosures to report.**

What Students Say...

The Five Core Measures
Amazing on-line course! Laura breaks down the science behind parent-coaching and offers access to some great resources. 10/10 Recommend!

-Chelsea M.

The Five Core Measures
The instructor guides you through tricky conversations with parents & staff, goal writing, organizing yourself as a therapist, and helps you truly understand the why behind each core measure.

-Rachael P.

The Five Core Measures
What a great presenter! Concise and purely driven by a combo of experience AND research-based education and practice. So helpful. The handouts are saved on my phone now because I love them so much!

-Holly S

The Five Core Measures
I will use the 5 Core Measures to empower parents with knowledge and skills

-Gioia D.

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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