Ramya Kumar is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in infant and pediatric feeding difficulties. She currently works in a Level III NICU and a primary care office in Phoenix, Arizona. Ramya is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), Certified Neonatal Therapist (CNT) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In addition, she has received the Developmental Care Specialist Designation through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and is also certified in Neonatal Touch and Massage (NTMTC). With a focus on whole body approaches to intervention, Ramya is also trained in modalities like the Tummy Time Method, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Cranial Sacral Therapy.
Ramya is passionate about creating long term mealtime successes for her patients and families and is constantly involved in continuing education, teaching and mentoring. Her philosophy to patient care is deeply rooted in the belief that every patient – no matter how small, has a voice; and that families should be empowered to be active participants in their care plan.
Financial: Ramya Kumar is paid an honorarium for her presentation in this conference.
Non-Financial: Ramya Kumar has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.