We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the CAPD community. Audiologists at the Foundation are knowledgeable in CAPD and have had the privilege of each serving over 1,000 clients and their families.
A native of Canton, Ohio, Dr. Locke joined Able Kids Foundation excited for the opportunity to offer data-based solutions to individuals with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). Her passion for CAPD began at Central Michigan University where she received her Doctor of Audiology degree. Dr. Locke completed her residency year at a sound therapy center where she worked with children and adults with hearing and processing challenges and became a certified provider in various listening therapies. While these therapies provided benefits in some areas, Dr. Locke observed and documented a lack of improvement with central auditory processing challenges. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2008, she worked as a clinical neurophysiologist in Washington, D.C., performing intraoperative monitoring during neurological, orthopedic, and vascular surgeries. Dr. Locke has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with special needs. She also enjoys speaking about CAPD which has included local, state, and national conferences and is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dr. Wisdom received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree from Gallaudet University. She is accredited by the American Board of Audiology (ABA) and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Dr. Wisdom’s interest in central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) led her to the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNC-G) where she completed her residency year with a focus in CAPD, tinnitus, and sound sensitivity. During her time at UNC-G, Dr. Wisdom also became certified in sound therapies. Following her residency year, Dr. Wisdom worked in Sterling, Colorado diagnosing and treating hearing loss through the fitting of hearing instruments and other assistive listening devices for all ages. A native of Fort Collins, Dr. Wisdom was excited to return home and bring her CAPD and hearing loss experience to the Foundation where she could offer evidenced based solutions to families.
I want to thank the Able Kids Foundation for the filter. It is creating a new world for my daughter. She still has to work at it but she’s taking speech this semester and I can’t believe she’s speaking in front of people. Even though she’s only had it for a short time, it’s been so helpful. It’s helped her but also it has helped us as a family.
Clients are referred to Able Kids Foundation by parents and school districts, as well as other professionals, including audiologists, physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, reading specialists, and speech pathologists.Contact Us