Kevin Blake, Ph.D., P.L.C.
Kevin Blake, PH.D., P.L.C., is a recognized national authority on learning disorders, executive functioning, and AD/HD in children, adolescents, and adults. He has specialized for over 20 years in specific learning disorder, AD/HD and autism spectrum disorder and lives and works as a licensed psychologist in Tucson, Arizona. The interest in learning disorders and AD/HD were spurred by his own struggles trying to overcome his dyslexia and hearing impairment, which were initially diagnosed during the first year of his doctoral program at the age of 26. At the time, the early 1980s, not much was known about adults with specific learning disorder. As Dr. Blake struggled to learn about his own specific learning disorder he decided to make his life’s work the diagnosis and treatment of adults with learning disorders and AD/HD. Dr. Blake earned his doctorate degree from Oklahoma State University and his dissertation research focused on self-esteem and anxiety in the college student with specific learning disorder. When he started his professional life, he was one of a handful of professionals in the country with a focus on adults. Now he travels the country sharing his personal story and what he has learned about specific learning disorder, AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other neurobiological disorders with professionals who work with these populations, individuals with these disorders and their loved ones.
Dr. Blake is a member of several state and national organizations, such as the American Psychological Association, International Dyslexia Association, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders, and Learning Disabilities Association of America. He has been the facilitator of a Tucson support group for AD/ HD adults for several years. Additionally, he is a published author with articles having appeared in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives (of the International Dyslexia Association). Dr. Blake was a 1991 delegate to the National Institute for Literacy’s “LEAD 2000 Congress,” where he was a member of a special committee advising the U.S. Congress on diagnostic and remediation issues confronting learning disabled adults. He is an accomplished and engaging speaker whose presentations incorporate germane information, practical how-to’s, and appropriate life experiences.
Financial: Kevin Blake maintains a private practice. He is a stockholder in Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and Amgen, Inc. Dr. Blake receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Kevin Blake is a member of the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association, and American Psychological Association.