About Dr. Young
Maxine Young is a dually certified, licensed Doctor of Audiology and speech-language pathologist who has a private practice in the Philadelphia suburbs. Dr. Young received her Master’s degrees from Hahnemann Medical School and her doctoral degree (AuD) from Salus University where she is an Adjunct Instructor.
Following her professional career as part of a group neurology practice, she established her private practice in 1992. Her professional expertise in working with communicatively impaired children and adults covers a wide range of areas, including:
- Individuals with hearing loss
- Central auditory processing disorders
- Dyslexia/Reading disability
- Learning disorders
- “Twice exceptional” Gifted/Learning Disabled
- Asperger’s syndrome
- Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
- Sensory Integration Disorder
Her research interests are presently focused in two areas: 1) Gifted Dyslexics and 2) The learning consequences of childhood otitis media.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Young is a consultant at the National Hospital for Kids in Crisis, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, the Developmental Center for Autism in Philadelphia, and is an audiology consultant to Scientific Learning Corporation. For six years, she served as a Board Member of Crossroads School, a school for children with language learning disabilities.
Previously, she spent eight years in a neurology practice in the Philadelphia suburbs, and was appointed to the affiliate neurology staff at Mercy-Haverford Hospital. Several years ago she founded the ABC Parent Support Group, a family-oriented community program of help and support for families with infants and young children with medical or developmental problems
Dr. Young is a member of numerous professional organizations including being a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a charter member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology, Advisory Board Member of PA LDA, and holds memberships in numerous other organizations, including the International Dyslexia Association, CHADD, Autistic Society of America, and the National Council on Learning Disabilities. In 1996 she was invited to participate in the national field trials of Fast ForWord, a CD-ROM auditory language training program that has gained national attention and has fMRI data that show the changes that are made in the auditory CNS of children and adults.
She is active on many Internet forums and hosts her own online List for Central Auditory Processing Disorders on the Yahoo! Groups web site.
Among her professional interests are Reading Disorders and Dyslexia associated with working memory problems. During her career, she has had numerous publications to her credit. She is a recognized lecturer in the area of auditory processing.