Dr. Leah Light

Dr. Leah Light

Dr. Light is owner and director of the Brainchild Institute. She completed her B.A. in Special Education and her Master of Science and Doctorate (Au.D.) degrees in Audiology. In addition, she completed a year of speech pathology studies. Dr. Light is a member and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

She is also a member of AAA, FLASHA, and FLAA. Having worked with almost every aspect of hearing impairment and deafness from newborns to the aged, Dr. Light has extensive clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction, and other auditory related disorders. In addition, she has worked as an integral part of child development and patient management teams. Over the past 24 years, Dr. Light’s focus has centered around neurodevelopmental audiology and Auditory Processing Disorders. In addition, Dr. Light is a certified Core Specialist in the Masgutova Method (MNRI), a program for addressing retained primary reflexes, which are often at the root of impairments in communication, learning, behavior, and social skills.

Dr. Light regularly attends conferences and workshops on (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders in addition to a variety of related areas to better understand the global impact of sensory, motor, and neurological deficits on central auditory processing skills. As a neurodevelopmental specialist, she has participated as a speaker in events for numerous organizations including the American Academy of Audiology and the Florida Academy of Audiology. Furthermore, Dr. Light has written articles for local magazines and newspapers, and authored a chapter in the book, Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management, and Treatment.