Pamela Hubbard-Wiley received her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University of Education. She received her Master of Arts and Bachelor’s degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology from California State University Los Angeles and San Jose State University, respectively.
Dr. Wiley began her professional career with LAUSD serving in several capacities. While she enjoyed each experience, she wanted to do more and more importantly she wanted to do it her way. In 1979, she decided to strike out on her own and open a speech therapy clinic in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles dedicated to providing quality services to children and their families from underserved communities.
With the dramatic increase in autism, Dr. Wiley and her team of speech-language pathologists and infant development specialists continue to forge the way for thousands of families throughout L.A. County. Her centers located in Maywood, Lawndale, Culver City, Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks provide comprehensive services to countless families regardless of income. As a result, Dr. Wiley has established long term relationships with her children and families, many of whom started as young as two and are now young adults in college, driving and looking forward to their independence. In 2016, she developed a Workplace Social Skill Employment Readiness Program for young adults 18+ with autism.
Most recently, Dr. Wiley has focused her attention on her young adults with autism and safety with law enforcement. Unfortunately, African American males are more vulnerable to negative outcomes when dealing with law enforcement than their white counterparts. Her center has recently partnered with Stan Campbell, a retired law enforcement officer and founder of D.O.P.E., De-Escalating Officer Patrol Encounters and Holly Robinson Peete to offer weekend long trainings for males 18 yrs. and older. Her overall objective is to promote trust, greater awareness and positive dialogue to ensure the safety of all individuals with autism.
Dr. Wiley is a frequent lecturer and shares her knowledge and expertise with families, students, and other professionals throughout the world, having been invited to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, South Africa and most recently Guyana. She has written several professional articles and is a published author. Her latest release Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems is a prevocational social skills training manual targeting teens and young adults which addresses the social skills needed to navigate effectively in the workplace and to function independently in our communities.
Throughout her career, Dr. Wiley has made a significant impact in the lives of many children, adults, and their families. Dr. Wiley says “I feel as passionate and excited about Speech Pathology today as I did over 3 decades ago. We have great staff, families and community partners. It’s very gratifying.”
Dr. Wiley continues to assist with the provision of direct services to children in center programs such as the social skills language groups and the annual Say N’ Play Summer Speech Camp.