Be All Ears for CAPD and the Able Kids Foundation with Dr. Megan Locke (Episode #48)

Dr. Megan LockeDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Dr. Megan Locke, Executive Director of the Able Kids Foundation, an organization that aims to improve lives and expand opportunities for individuals with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). Dr. Megan talks about recognizing CAPD, how it affects our listening and concentration especially in children, and what management approaches are available for it.

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  • What is CAPD?
  • How does it affect listening and concentration especially in children?
  • Why should we care about CAPD?
  • What management approaches are available for CAPD?

About Dr. Megan Locke:

Dr. Megan Locke joined the Able Kids Foundation in 2008 passionate about central auditory processing disorders and providing solutions for those who experience auditory challenges. Prior to joining our team, she worked in Washington, D.C. as a Clinical Neurophysiologist performing intraoperative monitoring during vascular, neurological, and orthopedic surgeries and served as the region’s trainer for new employees. Before working in Washington, D.C., Dr. Locke was a Clinical Audiologist and Manager in New Jersey at a sound therapy center. A Certified Tomatis Consultant and Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) provider, she worked with children and adults with hearing and processing difficulties and was involved in community education.

Dr. Locke has 22 years of experience working with children and adults with special needs in classroom and clinical settings. A native of Canton, Ohio, she earned a Doctor of Audiology degree from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences from Ohio University. She is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the state of Colorado.

Connect with Dr. Megan Locke and the Able Kids Foundation:

Phone: 970-226-2253 (ABLE)
Fax: 970-226-0411

“Imagine carrying a backpack full of bricks all day long and those bricks are all the noises you are carrying. If we can take those bricks out of that backpack, you shouldn’t be too tired for the day.” - Dr. Megan Locke

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.