Nina Ayd Johanson, MA, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Pediatric Feeding Expert


Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist/Feeding Specialist

Certified Lactation Counselor

Certified Educator of Infant Massage

Certified Holistic Health Practioner

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Nina Ayd Johanson has no relevant financial relationships in the products or services described, reviewed, evaluated or compared in this presentation.  She receives a speaking fee for presenting this course.


Nina Ayd Johanson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships in the products or services described, reviewed, evaluated or compared in this presentation.

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Nina Ayd Johanson

Nina Ayd Johanson, MA, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, is a highly regarded clinician and renowned teacher with more than 27 years of experience. She has trained thousands of therapists both in the US and internationally in "AEIOU:  An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding", a comprehensive professional training program that she developed and continues to teach. Nina provides education and support to parents of newborns and young children through her online learning platform to help children and their families learn to love food, enjoy family mealtimes, and thrive.  She developed the "Baby-Cued Method", a responsive feeding approach, to answer the many questions parents have about feeding their babies and transitioning to solid foods.  Many parents feel worried about the next steps with feeding after breast or bottle, and the internet and social media have added to the confusion.  Nina helps parents embrace the process simply and intuitively, without gimmicks or trends that could hinder the process.  A Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Nina also works in private practice in Baltimore. She has extensive experience specializing in infants with sucking dysfunction and children with oral motor/feeding disorders, complex medical issues, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities. Nina recently retired from her position as a senior Speech-Language Pathologist and pediatric feeding specialist for an acclaimed children's hospital, where she founded the TOTs Program (for infants with feeding problems due to tethered oral tissue/tongue tie).  She holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College of Maryland and a Master of Arts in Applied Healing Arts from the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health). She is a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner and was trained in integrative nutrition through the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine, the nation’s leading clinical nutrition training program for healthcare professionals.

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