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Infant Massage Teacher Training | For Liddle Kidz™ with Special Healthcare Needs

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Liddle Kidz™ Infant Massage Teacher Training | Focused on Special Healthcare NeedsThe CIMT™ II – Special Healthcare Needs course is an advanced training course designed as an adjunct to the CIMT™, Certified Infant Massage Teacher course and helps healthcare providers interested in expanding upon their knowledge in teaching infant/children’s massage to families and caregivers of children with special healthcare needs.

Professionals who have infant massage certification for healthy, typical development and wish to expand upon their skills would greatly benefit from this course.

During the CIMT™ II – Infant Massage Teacher –Special Healthcare Needs Training, participants will learn information about the global use of infant massage as a parenting practice, infant massage techniques and methodology, recognizing infant/young child cues in regards to special healthcare needs, benefits for both infants and caregivers, current research and the importance of communication and attachment in building healthy emotional relationships.

Infant Massage | Baby Massage | Liddle Kidz FoundationInformation shared will include how to adapt massage therapy for infants and young children with special health care needs, who may have been hospitalized, have medical, emotional and physical challenges, or have been diagnosed with a variety of healthcare conditions.

Massage techniques for working with children with varied physical, developmental, and mental challenges will be demonstrated and practiced during hands-on in class sessions.   Adaptations for working with babies born prematurely, infants with special healthcare needs and adaptations for the growing child are included during the course.

Oil for Baby Massage | Liddle Kidz FoundationSome of the specific situations discussed include; premature birth, FASD (fetal alcohol syndrome), in utero drug and narcotic exposure, adaptations for down syndrome, cerebral palsy, failure to thrive, neurological and sensory disorganization, high and low muscle tone, contractures and onset of contractures, seizure history, tactile/sensory defensiveness, spasticity, autism spectrum disorder considerations, respiratory concerns, visual and hearing differences, as well as special routines to aid in sleeping, relaxation, reflux/GERD and digestive concerns.

In addition considerations for providing classes to all families, and the benefits and importance of individualized adaptations, including cultural considerations, for using massage therapy will be explained.

During this training, we will review respectful, mindful considerations and suggest how to introduce touch therapy in the correct manner for young children and their families. Unique communication skills to expand interaction and engage children in massage therapy are also learned.

The course materials cover methods of group facilitation, teaching skills, techniques for setting up and marketing successful infant massage classes, and how to best reach parents.  Appropriate touch and massage techniques will be demonstrated and practiced in-class.  In-class practice includes practice on appropriate dolls, and hands-on sessions.  Group facilitation skills are practiced during in-class supervised practice sessions.

 

Unique Aspects of the Liddle Kidz Foundation CIMT™ II – Special Healthcare Needs Course:

  • The course and certification are internationally recognized and used in hospitals, healthcare settings, orphanages and pediatric environments all over the world
     
  • The CIMT™ II-Special Healthcare Needs certification is required by leading pediatric institutions to provide hands-on infant massage to patients, or lessons to their parents/caregivers within the healthcare institution
     
  • With Liddle Kidz Foundation, you do not receive second hand information, but you learn from the source, our founder who developed the curriculum, approach and has trained healthcare providers all over the globe.  Each course is personally taught by founder and director, Tina Allen, who is recognized as the leading authority in infant and pediatric massage therapy. Ms. Allen also offers, included within the program, after-course mentoring to further expand their learning opportunities and growth within their particular area of interest
     
  • The course provides continuing education units, hours and credits in accordance with professional accreditation and recognition by multiple healthcare boards including the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Board of Registered Nursing, American Occupational Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, Child Life Council, as well as, professional credentialing boards internationally
     
  • Once certified, our CIMTs do not need to pay further fees to keep certification current
     
  • All information and materials are presented in an evidence-informed fashion, and use published literature to demonstrate the efficacy of our medically endorsed program.  We do not rely on 40 year old information as the foundation of our program, but rather information, and materials are updated as needed to reflect current family needs and the literature to support the efficacy of the techniques, approach and program

 

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Our CIMT™ II - Special Healthcare Needs Training Course includes:

  • The history & global use of infant massage as a parenting practice focusing on children with a variety of special healthcare needs
     
  • Infant massage techniques and methodology adapted to meet the unique presentations of children with special healthcare needs, including adaptations for premature birth, FASD (fetal alcohol syndrome), in utero drug and narcotic exposure, adaptations for down syndrome, cerebral palsy, failure to thrive, neurological and sensory disorganization, high and low muscle tone, contractures and onset of contractures, seizure history, tactile/sensory defensiveness, spasticity, autism spectrum disorder considerations, respiratory concerns, visual and hearing differences, as well as special routines to aid in sleeping, relaxation, reflux/GERD and digestive concerns
     
  • Recognizing Infant’s verbal, Non-verbal and unique communication and cues
     
  • Current infant massage research and how best to stay in touch with current research developments
     
  • Benefits for both infants and their caregivers
     
  • Professional teaching and facilitating skills
     
  • The CIMT™ II-Special Healthcare Needs certification is required by leading pediatric institutions to provide hands-on infant massage to patients, or lessons to their parents/caregivers within the healthcare institution
     
  •  The course and certification are internationally recognized and used in hospitals, healthcare settings, orphanages and pediatric environments all over the world
     
  • With Liddle Kidz™ Foundation you do not receive second hand information, but you learn from the source, our founder who developed the curriculum, approach and has trained healthcare providers all over the globe.  Each course is personally taught by founder and director, Tina Allen, who is recognized as the leading authority in infant and pediatric massage therapy. Ms. Allen also offers, included within the program, after-course mentoring to further expand their learning opportunities and growth within their particular area of interest
     
  • The course provides continuing education units, hours and credits in accordance with professional accreditation and recognition by multiple healthcare boards including the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Board of Registered Nursing, American Occupational Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, Child Life Council, as well as, professional credentialing boards internationally
     
  • Once certified, CIMTs, do not need to pay further fees to keep certification current
     
  • All information and materials are presented in an evidence-informed fashion, and use published literature to demonstrate the efficacy of our medically endorsed program.  We do not rely on 40 year old information as the foundation of our program, but rather information, and materials are updated as needed to reflect current family needs and the literature to support the efficacy of the techniques, approach and program
     
  • CIMT™ II - Special Healthcare Needs Teaching Guide (provided in class)
     

  • Supervised Practical Experience: Participants will practice teaching and demonstrating during in-class sessions.  During this supervised session, student participants have an opportunity to put their education to use immediately
     
  • Exam – a comprehensive exam is given, and graded to ensure full understanding of the materials presented
     
  • After course mentoring from Liddle Kidz™ Founder and Master Teacher Tina Allen
     
  • Processing of CEH/CEU paperwork and certifications as applicable
     

Certification Process

  • Student participants complete the entire 2-day in class course session and exam

 

Additional after course (out of class) requirements

  • Complete infant massage lessons with 3 families (3 babies with their caregivers)
     
  • Ask caregivers to complete class evaluations at the end of your last session with each family
     
  • Design 3 handouts for infant massage – special healthcare needs lessons/classes (more information provided during CIMT™ II - Special Healthcare Needs Course)

 

 

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Finally, an accredited infant massage certification program for professionals interested in expanding upon their knowledge in teaching infant/children’s massage to families and caregivers of children with special healthcare needs.  The Liddle Kidz™ Foundation Infant Massage CertificationPlease teach my Mommy & Daddy Infant Massage course is an intense, fun and effective way to master the core skills of infant massage.

Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become a professional infant massage teacher.

Any experienced infant massage teacher will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a baby from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant massage education throughout the world.

As a CIMT™ with training for special healthcare needs, you have the special opportunity to impact an infant and their family for a lifetime.

 

 

About the Trainer

Tina Allen |  Founder & Director,  Liddle Kidz Foundation | Internationally respected author, lecturer and authority on Infant and Pediatric Massage Therapy.Tina Allen, Founder and Director of the Liddle Kidz Foundation, is the premier expert and authority on infant and pediatric massage therapy. She is an internationally respected lecturer, educator, and award-winning author of the best selling book "A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children”.

Ms. Allen managed the United States first comprehensive pediatric massage program and regularly provides consultation on the development of hospital based pediatric massage programs.

Her innovative approach to children’s health has allowed her the unique opportunity to train hospital staff, healthcare professionals, collaborate on research studies and integrate pediatric massage therapy into some of the world’s leading medical institutions.

She travels 365 days a year in a tour bus with her husband and their awesome son, sharing the benefits of nurturing touch!

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Learn more about our Pediatric Massage Hospital Based Program Initiatives

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Course Prerequisite

Attendance and completion of in-class portion of Certified Infant Massage Teacher Course | CIMT  (or other infant massage education/instruction, healthcare/professional background may qualify– please contact to discuss) is required prior to attending the CIMT™ Special Healthcare Needs Course.  You may enroll in the CIMT™ Course and CIMT™ II Special Healthcare Course at the same time, and attend over consecutive days.

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Tuition & Registration

Please see our Calendar for upcoming CIMT™ II | Certified Infant Massage Teacher | Special Healthcare Needs Training Dates and Registration Information.

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Training Includes

The Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT™ II) | Special Healthcare Training includes your CIMT™ II Special Healthcare manual & Comprehensive up-to-date course materials

After course mentoring from your Liddle Kidz™ International Trainer.

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Who Should Attend

This course is provided as a specialized continuing education workshop for those who have previous education in basic infant massage techniques for healthy children.  Professionals who have infant massage certification for healthy, typical development and wish to expand upon their skills to offer lessons for children of a variety of healthcare backgrounds, would greatly benefit from this course.

You do not need any previous experience in the healthcare field to attend. In fact, many of the people who do attend the training do so as a way of providing a loving, healthy support to families. Others who do attend include nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, health care professionals, childbirth educators, early childhood interventionists, lactation consultants, doulas and acupuncturists.

This course does not provide certification to touch.

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Certification Process:

In order to become certified as an Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT™) with a focus on Special Healthcare Needs, you must attend the entire 2-day course, complete verified practicum hours and a comprehensive exam. Once your trainer approves your completed work, you will be granted certification from the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation as a Certified Infant Massage Teacher | Special Healthcare Needs.

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Nursing CEH – Continuing Education Contact Hours

Liddle Kidz is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15018

Massage CEH - Continuing Education Contact Hours
Massage CEU - Continuing Education Units


Liddle Kidz Foundation is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.  Provider Number 450613-08

Tina Allen is approved in Canada by: College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMT), The College of Massage Therapists Ontario (CMTO), The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA), The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM), New Brunswick Massotherapy Association, Northwest Territories Massage Therapists Association

For more detailed information please visit our Continuing Education Approvals page for State, Provincial, National and International CE Approvals

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