New Course: “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” From Dream to Advanced Practices in Neonatal Therapy

By Sue Ludwig


We’re thrilled to offer this brand-new CE course.

Course Title: “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” From Dream to Advanced Practices in Neonatal Therapy

Course Description: This presentation will highlight opportunities to support you in developing expertise in neonatal therapy practice.  Methods to pursue a higher level of education, gain comprehensive knowledge, and obtain skilled experience to become a proficient neonatal therapist will be discussed.

Speaker Bios:
Johanna Siemon, MS, MPH, OTRL, CNT, NTMC has been an occupational therapist since 2000 and has focused her practice on care of fragile infants since 2008. She is certified in the Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS), Neonatal Touch and Massage (NTMC) and holds a Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Therapy. Johanna has served on the simulation question development committee for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Additionally, she has presented lectures on working with children who are ventilator-dependent, infants who have feeding and swallowing difficulties, and neonatal therapy.

Suzanne S. Schneider, MS, CCC/SLP, CNT, NTMTC has practiced as an ASHA certified SLP since 1994 with an emphasis on Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing and Neonatal Care beginning in 2003.  She continues with her focus on providing safe developmental progression of oral motor skills and positive feeding experiences with attention to optimizing family centered, neuroprotective, and trauma informed care.  She has been involved with program development, mentoring, and ongoing education in a level IV NICU.  With a love for education, she has presented locally on swallowing challenges with trach and vent dependent patients, management of craniofacial anomalies and feeding, interdisciplinary approach to pediatric dysphagia, and implementation of neonatal therapy, as well as guest lectured at both University of South Florida and University of Tampa.  She is a founding member of the Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association (MESPA) a not-for-profit CEU and networking organization.  She is Neonatal Touch and Massage Certified, Hanen Language Program Trained, Neuromuscular Reeducation of Swallowing/Biofeedback trained and a Vital Stim Certified provider.  Suzanne is inspired by the infants and caregivers she serves and desires to channel her enthusiasm to the NTCB.

Target Audience:  OT, SLP, PT

Educational Level: Intermediate

CE Credit: 1 hour for OT, SLP, PT

Course Fee: $57 or FREE for NANT Members


  1. Delineate the level of experience, education, and knowledge needed to provide safe and effective neonatal therapy.
  2. List different career opportunities that support entry into neonatal therapy.
  3. Define the professional pathway to achieve advanced practice in neonatal therapy.

Instructional Methods: Recorded webinar, lecture, videos, interviews, and PowerPoint slides.  Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.

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