Leisa Hutchison, M.S. CCC/SLP has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since graduating with a masters degree and Rank 1 from the University of Kentucky in 1986. She also has completed additional coursework in the area of early childhood special education. She has experience in different professional settings including: hospital, public schools, pediatric clinic, preschools, private practice, including First Steps, and the university. She currently works as a clinical instructor and supervisor in the communication disorders program at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She routinely teaches courses in language development, language disorders, articulation disorders, and non-symbolic communication intervention in addition to supervising undergraduate and graduate students in clinical practicum experiences. She has enjoyed working in both clinical and administrative positions.
Leisa completed the Bobath Eight-Week Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment course at Vanderbilt University and has developed skills in working with children with complex needs, including motor, sensory, autism spectrum disorders, and multiply involved children. She enjoys working with children with oral motor/feeding concerns and their families/caregivers. She recently was appointed by Governor Beshear to the Kentucky State Advisory Panel For Exceptional Children, serving a two year term. Leisa is married to David, a middle school principal for the Warren County Schools, and they have a teenaged son, Ben, who has FG syndrome. David, Leisa, and Ben live in Bowling Green, Kentucky.