The Board of Directors for the NCAPD consists of Debbie Wood, Dr. Jay Lucker and Dr. Deborah Moncrieff.
Debbie Wood, who is a co-founder of the NCAPD, currently serves as President of the NCAPD. Debbie's interest in the area of auditory processing began when her daughter, Sarah, was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder at the age of 6 1/2 in 1998.
In July of 1999, Debbie started a website entitled CAPD: From the Heart of a Mother as a way to collect and organize information on auditory processing disorders (APDs). It was not long after the website was submitted to search engines, that Debbie started receiving emails from other parents who had children that had also been diagnosed with APDs.
Two of the most common feelings expressed by many parents, were feelings of loneliness and frustration. The parents were looking for a way to communicate with other parents and a way to share information on APDs. On February 8, 2000 the CAPD Online/Chat Support Group hosted its first online chat with Dr Jay Lucker, who became a regular host in the chat.
Feeling compelled to reach out further to help those affected by auditory processing disorders, Debbie Wood and Dr J Lucker, founded the National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders, Inc. on August 14, 2000.
Dr. Jay Lucker is a Certified and Licensed Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist who is currently in private practice in the Washington D.C. area. He previously was with Galludet University, Washington D.C., St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens, NY and Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Prior to being in higher education, Dr. Lucker had a private practice in audiology specializing in evaluation and remediation of CAPD for 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for a school district as an Educational Audiologist.
Dr. Lucker holds an Ed.D. degree from Columbia University in New York and an M.A. from Hunter College of the City University of New York. His graduate degree is in Communication Sciences - Audiology and his doctoral work is in Audiology focusing on auditory perception with a background in neuropsychology and perception.
Dr. Lucker has been working clinically, in research, and in education in the area of auditory processing for 25 years, with a focus on auditory processes that underlie how we deal with the information we receive through the auditory channel. He has also focused his clinical, research and educational work on the rehabilitation of children and adults with auditory problems both hearing impairments and auditory processing deficits.Dr. Lucker currently manages two listservs on CAPD. One listserv is geared toward professionals, while the other listserv is more parent oriented. Both listservs are valuable sources of information.
Dr. Moncrieff worked in private practice before making the transition into higher education at the University of Florida.
While teaching at the University of Florida, Dr. Moncrieff
is active in conducting research. Dr Moncrieff 's research focuses on use
of functional magnetic resonance imaging to determine language comprehension in
normal and dyslexic children. Dr. Moncrieff has presented on this
subject on various occasions.
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