Areas of Expertise: Neonatal Therapy, Oral Feeding in the NICU, Infant-Driven Feeding®, Implementing Developmental Care in the NICU, Integrated Model of Neonatal Therapy, Changing Feeding Culture in the NICU, and Intentional Caregiving.
President and Founder of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT)
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Sue Ludwig, OTR/L, is the president and founder of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists, an organization that serves occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists who specialize in neonatal therapy. She has been a practicing occupational therapist since 1993 and a neonatal therapist at UC Health University Hospital in Cincinnati since 1996, specializing in assessing and treating premature and medically fragile infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Ludwig is a sought after national speaker, consultant, writer, and educator. She is passionate about changing the culture and practice of oral feeding in the NICU as well as reforming the internal landscape of health care delivery through the practice of intentional caregiving. She has published articles related to infant-driven feeding, oral feeding, and the late preterm infant and quality analysis of developmental care. She co-developed the Infant-Driven Feeding Scales©, a widely used assessment and documentation tool for the NICU. She is also a published poet.
Ludwig has earned the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and is a member of their Education Provider Committee. She is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.