Dr. Blake is a recognized national authority on Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children, adolescents, and adults. He has specialized for over 20 years in Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and ASD and lives and works as a licensed psychologist in Tucson, Arizona.
Interest in these areas were spurred by his own struggles with trying to overcome Dyslexia with impairment in phonological processing, fluency, spelling and comprehension, as well as a severe bilateral undifferentiated sensorineural hearing loss which were all initially diagnosed at the age of 26 during his first year of a doctoral program. At that time, early 1980’s, little 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 Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and autism spectrum disorder.
When Dr. Blake began his professional career, he was one of a handful of practitioners in the country with such a focus. Now he travels the country sharing his personal story and what he has learned about Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and Autism Spectrum Disorder with other professionals who work with these populations, individuals with these disorders, and their loved ones. Dr. Blake, an avid competitive cyclist lives with his wife, a retired psychologist and their two dogs in Tucson, AZ.
Dr. Blake does telephone consultation with medical and mental health professionals who have patients/clients with specific learning disorder, nonverbal learning disorders (social communication disorder), autism spectrum disorder and/or AD/HD. Those professional interested in accessing such services should contact Dr. Blake through this website or by phone so he can contact you for the details of how such services are provided.
Briefly, Dr. Blake should not be provided any identifying information about the patient/client and/or their family, loved ones, co-workers, etc. Dr. Blake cannot provide specific referral information for most parts of the country because he may not know what services are available where you are. Consultations MUST be conducted in compliance with the Ethical Standards of the American Psychological Association and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
Dr. Blake charges $350.00 per hour for consultations conducted over the telephone. Time is charged in 15-minute increments. If Dr. Blake is asked to do an on site consultation his charge is $3000.00 per day plus expenses. Multi-day onsite consultation services are negotiable.
Besides doing seminars for PESI, Inc. , Dr. Blake presents keynote addresses, workshops, lectures and seminars for organizations, schools, churches, universities/colleges, and companies concerning issues facing those with specific learning disorders, nonverbal learning disorders (social communication disorder), autism spectrum disorder and/or AD/HD. He will work with you to put together a presentation that can meet your special needs. Such presentations can be designed to be for conferences or staff development training. Audiences can be the general public to medical/mental health professionals.
The fees for such services are negotiated at the time of booking.
Dr. Blake can provide his a LCD projector and laptop under some circumstances.
Blake, K.T. (Fall, 2004) “Improving the Dyslexic Child’s Social Skills by Attending to Their Neurobiological Differences.” Perspectives, 30 (4), 6-9.
Blake, K.T., and Anderson, C. W., Jr. (Spring, 2004) “Appropriate Documentation and Accommodation for College Students with Dyslexia.” Perspectives, pp. 46-47 (Reprint).
Blake, K.T. (2004). “Two Common Reading problems Experienced by Many AD/HD Adults: Revised”. News and Local Articles of Interest (Newsletter of CHADD of Tucson)
Blake, K. T. (November/December, 2000) “Grief: The Forgotten Emotion of Adults with Learning Disabilities.” LDA Newsbriefs, 35 (6), 12-13.
Blake, K.T. (May/June,2000) “Two Common Reading Problems Experienced by Many AD/HD Adults.” Attention!, 6 (5), pp. 30-33.
Blake, K.T., and Anderson, C.W., Jr. (Winter, 1998) “Appropriate Documentation and Accommodation for College Students with Dyslexia.” Perspectives, 24 (1), pp. 12-13.
Blake, K.T. (Spring, 1997). “Sex and ADHD.” ADHD News (Newsletter of CHADD of Tucson), pp. 1,3,4 and 6.
Blake, K.T. (Fall, 1996) “What Ever Happened to Attention-Deficit Disorder Without Hyperactivity?” ADHD News (Newsletter of CHADD of Tucson), pp. 1, 3-5.
“A veritable Sherlock Holms of LD. Really knows his stuff-theory, research, validation, diagnosis, practical treatments and strategies. An encyclopedic knowledge distilled into an accessible, clinically useful, motivationally and intellectually stimulating presentation. Invaluable in planning a diagnosis with a treatment plan that takes into account the latest knowledge of LD and ADHD.”
Susan Campbell Katz, M.D., Board Certified Adult Psychiatry, Tucson, Arizona
“I have attended three of Dr. Blake’s presentations in several parts of the Midwest and Southwest. His research is accurate and up to date. He has the ability to translate current research into practical knowledge with solid suggestions for implementation.”
Wilson Anderson, Jr., M.A.T.; President of Educational Consultants of the Midwest, Inc.; Past President of the International Dyslexia Association; Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Educators; Prior Lake, Minnesota
“Dr. Kevin Blake has given an outstanding presentation that included current and much needed insight into areas of learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. He is extremely literate and engaging. Clearly he stays abreast of the research and literature and offers a very good source of current information and developments. He is seriously invested in his subject and brings enthusiasm as well as useful techniques and strategies to his audience.”
Eleanor V. Harner, Ph.B. Educational Consultant, Tucson, Arizona
“I had the great pleasure of attending Dr. Blake’s lectures on learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder several years ago. His excellent presentation skills, coupled with his commanding knowledge base, made the workshop on of the best that I have ever attended. Therefore, I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Blake as an outstanding presenter.”
Jim Russell, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.P.C. Licensed Counselor, Clayton, MO
Sports Story (Dr. Blake’s Amateur Bicycle Racing History): Sports Story