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Infant Massage WINC
Continuing Education for Health Professionals
newborn & infant massage + environment-touch-communication
WINC™ Trainer
Laura Barnhart

Laura Barnhart, OTR/L, CIMI-2, CIIT


Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Occupational Therapy.

Professional Background:

Occupational Therapist with 15 years of experience evaluating and treating children of all ages and diagnoses in out-patient, in-patient, and home health settings.

Completed Sensory Integration training in 2002 at The Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies under the tutelage of Lorna Jean King, OTR.

Has been an ABA provider for children with autism/Asperger’s in the Lexington, KY area.

First became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor in 2004 through the IAIM to provide additional services to the mountain communities of Western North Carolina.

         Completed CIMI-2 and CIIT training in 2014.

Additional Professional Experiences:

Developed/implemented a pediatric newsletter out of Grace Hospital, Morganton, N.C. to educate other healthcare professionals/caregivers of Western North Carolina.

Organized the first Angel Tree and Easter Egg Hunt for children with disabilities in Morganton, N.C.

Has worked with a rehab director and architect in designing new pediatric therapy gyms in Charlotte, N.C.

Moved back to Kentucky in 2010 and noticed a significant need for pediatric, infant/parent educational services.

Is now dedicated to spreading awareness on the benefits of infant massage.  Conducts private parent/baby classes and certification classes.

What students are saying about Laura’s classes:

         “It’s a good integration of science and functional application.”

                                                                        (Molly, Louisville, KY)

         “Laura was awesome!”

                                                                        (Amanda, Frankfort, KY)

         “It was a hands-on, relaxed atmosphere.”

                                                                        (Sarah, Berea, KY)

CIMI-2 Class in Kentucky March 2016

Left to Right are:
Sarah House
Shelby Schroeder
Marianne Ramsey
Laura Barnhart
Alison Garcia
Lauren Jennings


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