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Leslie Speer, Ph.D., BCBA, NCSP


Dr. Leslie Speer is a licensed clinical psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with extensive experience in evaluation of Autism and ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.

Following her graduation from the University of Utah, Dr. Speer received specialty training at The Children's Center in Salt Lake City in the area of emotional and behavioral difficulties within a therapeutic preschool program. During her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah, Dr. Speer focused her training on the assessment of autism spectrum disorders. Following her fellowship, Dr. Speer coordinated a clinic providing Autism assessments, learning evaluations, individual therapy and family therapy at University of Utah.


Dr. Speer was the Program Director of the Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team (ASET) at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism for ten years. In this role, Dr. Speer oversaw and coordinated multidisciplinary Autism evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults, a sibling clinic, medication monitoring clinic, and parent support groups. Dr. Speer also worked at MetroHealth Autism Assessment Clinic (MAAC) and as the Clinical Director at Frazier Behavioral Health conducting comprehensive Autism and ADHD evaluations across the lifespan and providing treatment and support for individuals diagnosed with Autism and their families.

Along with evaluation of Autism and ADHD, Dr. Speer specializes in treatment planning following a new diagnosis, resource management for transitions, sibling support, and advocating for children in the school setting. Her primary focus is on empowering people so that they can live their best life.

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Education and
Work Experience

2020 - Present

2022 - 2023

2020 - 2022

2020 - 2022


2016 - 2020

2010 - 2020


2008 - 2010


2007 - 2010

2007 - 2008


2006 - 2007

2005 - 2007

2002 - 2005

1998 - 1999

Owner and Psychologist,

Leslie Speer LLC

Clinical Director,

Frazier Behavioral Health

Staff Psychologist,

MetroHealth Autism Assessment Clinic

Assistant Professor,

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Certified, Behavioral Analysis Certification Board

Clinical Assistant Professor,

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Program Director,

Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team,

Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism

Licensed, Ohio Board of Psychology

Clinical Assistant Professor,

The University of Utah

Certified, Utah State Board of Psychology

Staff Psychologist, 

The University of Utah

Post Doctoral Fellowship,

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinic,

The University of Utah

Certified, National Association of School Psychologists

Psychology Internship,

The Children's Center,

The University of Utah

Doctoral of Philosophy in Educational Psychology,

The University of Utah

Master of Science in Educational Psychology,

The University of Utah

Bachelor of Science in Psychology,

The University of Utah

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