MS Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2000
BS Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1998
Interests & Expertise
For the past 15-years, Erin LeSage has been a speech-language pathologist servicing the pediatric population including premature infants through school-age children with a variety of communication and/ or feeding/swallowing disorders with complex medical backgrounds.
LeSage has been able to work with the pediatric population across a variety of settings including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), outpatient clinics and in home as well as daycare environments. During this time, she has also had the opportunity to educate, supervise and mentor future speech-language pathologists.
LeSage has a true passion for working with children and their families. She has made it her mission during her career to educate other professionals regarding feeding/swallowing disorders in children to help facilitate long-term oral feeding success. Extensive training and certification in this area has allowed her to be a resource for others as she has been able to present at local and state levels on the topic of pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders.
Her goal as a clinical instructor at UWM is to integrate her clinical experience with theory in the classroom to optimize the learning experience for each student.
LeSage, E. (2016). Infant-Directed Oral Feeding in the NICU: The “KEY” to Long-Term Success. Mead Johnson Nutrition Education Event, .
Hrdi, C., LeSage, E., & Zunk, J. (2016). Hidden in Plain View: Feeding and Nutrition for the Late Preterm Infant. Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Webinar, .
LeSage, E. (2015). Cue-Based Approach to Feeding in the NICU. Aurora Sheboygan Hospital, Sheboygan, WI.
LeSage, E. (2015). Feeding/Swallowing: The NAS Population. Wisconsin WIC Association Conference, .
Hrdi, C., & LeSage, E. (2014). Optimizing Feeding Potential in the Pediatric Population. UW-Milwaukee Continuing Education, Milwaukee, WI.
LeSage, E. (2013). NICU Discharge: What Happens Next?. Birth-to-Three Program in Waukesha County, Waukesha, WI.
LeSage, E. (2013). Changing the Culture of Feeding in the NICU. , Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.
LeSage, E. (2013). Quality is “KEY”: Optimizing Swallowing Safety in Fragile Infants. Elmbrook Hospital, Brookfield, WI.
LeSage, E., & Woida, A. (2013). Redefining “Successful” Feedings in the NICU Population. Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Conference, .
Hrdi, C., & LeSage, E. (2013). From NICU to Birth-to-Three: Optimizing Feeding Potential. Wisconsin Speech-Language Hearing Association (WSHA) Convention, .
LeSage, E., & Phillips, A. (2011). Providing Developmentally Supportive Care through Teamwork. Pediatric Progress Conference, .
LeSage, E. (2010). Let’s Eat…If Only it were that Easy!. Pediatric Progress Conference, .