Spectrum Psychological Associates - psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists and social workers serving northeast Ohio

Hal E. Wildman, Ph.D.
Pediatric/Clinical Psychologist
email: hwildman@spectrum-psych.com.
Hal E. Wildman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Wildman specializes in testing for and treating ADHD, school learning problems, behavior/conduct problems, fears/anxiety, depression, autism/Asperger's disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), and social skills training. He collaborates with parents, teachers, and other caregivers to understand the child's problem and develop specific, practical ways for children and adolescents to learn, change attitudes and behaviors, and improve their daily functioning at home, in school, and in the community. He uses evidence-based treatment methods in coordination with the efforts of other providers involved with the child, such as pediatricians and schools.

Dr. Wildman received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1986. He interned at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, collaborating in and publishing studies of social skills training with children and adolescents while there. A long-time resident of northeast Ohio, Dr. Wildman's professional career has been devoted to the evaluation and treatment of individuals with ADHD and behavioral and school learning problems, as well as autism spectrum disorders and anxiety disorders. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University, having supervised doctoral-candidate students on their clinical work in various child and adolescent mental health settings. Dr. Wildman is the author of several professional research articles and has presented talks at regional and national conferences. He has served as a psychology consultant to several school districts and other agencies in the area. Recently, he was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Autism Diagnosis Education Pilot Project, which was funded by a grant to the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics by the Ohio Department of Health.

Children and adolescents with ADHD, social anxiety, Asperger's disorder, PDD-NOS, and others often experience difficulty in making and keeping friends and socializing successfully with their peers. To help with these concerns, in addition to working individually with children and teens, Dr. Wildman offers groups to teach peer-relevant social skills. In addition, parents often feel challenged by their children's social difficulties and behavioral problems, such as noncompliance with requests, temper tantrums, fighting, arguing/whining, and interrupting others. Dr. Wildman also leads groups to help parents learn why these problems occur and what they can do to help their children improve their social skills and their behavior.

For information about the evaluation, treatment, consultation, and/or group services that Dr. Wildman offers, or to schedule an appointment with him, please call (440) 446-9696, or e-mail him at hwildman@spectrum-psych.com.

Spectrum Psychological Associates
6700 Beta Drive, Suite 112
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
(440) 446-9696 Fax (440) 449-1435