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Kevin T. Blake was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in 1976. He attended the University of Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, Indiana where he graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology in 1980. Next, he attended Oklahoma State University (OSU), in Stillwater, Oklahoma and graduated with honors with a Master of Science degree in Community counseling from the Department of Applied Behavioral Studies in Education of the college of Education at OSU. He graduated from OSU in 1989 with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, again from the Department of Applied Behavioral Studies in Education of the college of education at OSU. Prior to completing his doctorate in psychology, he completed a one-year pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arizona’s Student Counseling Center, in Tucson, Arizona. In the early 1990’s Dr. Blake opened an independent practice in Tucson, Arizona specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with specific learning disorder, nonverbal learning disorders (social communication disorder), autism spectrum disorder and AD/HD.
Dr. Blake has served as a board member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) of Tucson, the Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, the Mental Health Committee of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and the Southern Arizona Psychological Association. Dr. Blake has also been an advisory board member of the Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association of Arizona, and Tucson Educational Services. Additionally, Dr. Blake was a member of the LEAD 2000 Congress that advised the United States Congress regarding issues faced by citizens with specific learning disorder in the 21st Century.
Dr. Blake was a consultant with the University of Arizona’s, Disability Resource Center. He trained staff, aided in policy development and programs for specific learning disordered and AD/HD college students and employees at the university. In addition, Dr. Blake has consulted periodically with Sierra Tucson, a dual diagnosis inpatient treatment facility outside Tucson, Arizona, regarding the diagnosis and treatment of AD/HD individuals with substance abuse disorders.
Dr. Blake has written articles in such publications as Attention!, the magazine of CHADD, Perspectives of the International Dyslexia Association, and LDA Newsbriefs of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.
Dr. Blake is considered a local omnibudsperson regarding issues facing those with specific learning disorder, nonverbal learning disorders (social communiciation disorder), autism spectrum disorder and AD/HD in Southern Arizona. He has lectured frequently across the country about these disorders and in 2004 he joined Cross Country Education of Brentwood, Tennessee as a lecturer conducting six hour live seminars on topics of social skills, specific learning disorder-dyslexia, AD/HD and autism spectrum disorder. He also conducts one and two hour webinars for Cross Country Education on inattentive AD/HD/Crichton syndrome, treating developmental prosopagnosia, complimentary and alternative medicine with AD/HD, and health sexual development in those with autism spectrum disorder. In 2014 Dr. Blake joined PESI, Inc. of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and currently presents a six hour live seminar on the executive function concerns of those with AD/HD, specific learning disability-dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorder. Six CE hours are available for this seminar.
Dr. Blake lives with his wife, who is also a psychologist, and their two dogs in Tucson, Arizona.