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Leslie Speer, Ph.D.

Leslie Speer, Ph.D.
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Department Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Primary Location Childrens Hospital for Rehabilitation
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Center for Autism
  • Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Evaluation Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parent Guidance and Training
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Treatment
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD)
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About Leslie Speer, Ph.D.

Leslie L. Speer, Ph.D., BCBA, NCSP, is Staff with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health and The Center for Autism. Dr. Speer is a psychologist and sees patients at the Autism Center located on Shaker Campus.
Dr. Speer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Master’s of Science degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Utah where she also earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology.
Dr. Speer is a member of several professional associations, including American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and the Ohio Association of Psychologists.
Her specialty interests include evaluations of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified), treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, consultations regarding educational placements and services (e.g., special education, IEP, 504 accommodations), and behavior management.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Utah
Educational Psychology
Salt Lake City, UT USA

Graduate School - University of Utah
Educational Psychology
Salt Lake City, UT USA

Undergraduate - University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT USA


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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