Dr. Vicki Parker - The Brain Trainer - Charlotte NC
Dr. Vicki Parker is founder and director of The Brain Trainer. She holds a Ph.D. in speech language pathology with a concentration in neuroscience from Michigan State University. For nearly 30 years, she has worked with children and adults who have learning, speech, language, behavior and reading disorders.
Dr. Parker has been interviewed and featured in major media outlets, including The New York Daily News, The Charlotte Observer, South Charlotte Weekly, The Charlotte Business Journal, News 14 Carolinas, Fox Charlotte, WBT, and MomsCharlotte.com. She’s been a reoccurring guest on You Aut To Know, a national radio program about autism. Dr. Parker is the 2011 winner of the Rising Star Award from the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Dr. Parker is also a leader among her peers. She speaks nationally at professional conferences and is author of the textbook Problem Solving, Planning and Organizational Tasks: Strategies for Retraining.
Along with years of clinical expertise in her field, Dr. Parker understands it from the perspective of a mother whose child needed help. Her daughter Sally struggled with learning and reading in first grade. After extensively researching options, Dr. Parker chose brain training and speech therapy for her own daughter. Today, Sally is a high school Senior who reads above grade level and enjoys leisure reading.
Her past work also included management of the rehabilitation department of a large hospital, where she supervised a staff of fifty.