KEVIN T. BLAKE, PhD, PLC, is a recognized national authority with over 20 years of experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specific learning disorder, and AD/HD in adolescents and adults. His interest in these were spurred by his own struggles to overcome his specific learning disorder-Dyslexia with impairment in phonological processing, spelling, fluency, and comprehension, as well as severe unspecified sensorineural hearing loss. These diagnoses occurred during the first year of his doctoral program, when not much was known about adults with specific learning disorder.
As Dr. Blake struggled to understand his own specific learning disorder, he decided to make his life's work about the diagnosis and treatment of adults with ASD, specific learning disorder, and AD/HD. When he started his professional life, Dr. Blake was one of only a handful of professionals in the country with such a focus. Now he travels the country sharing his personal story and what he has learned about ASD, specific learning disorder, AD/HD, and other neurobiological disorders with professionals who work with these populations, individuals with these disorders, and their loved ones.
Dr. Blake has been a member of several state and national organizations, a facilitator for a Tucson support group for adults with AD/HD for several years, and a published author, with articles appearing in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives (of the International Dyslexia Association). He was also a member of the LEAD 2000 Congress that advised the United States Congress regarding uses faced by citizens with specific learning disorder in the 21st century.