L.A. Speech and Language Therapy Center is a leader in providing comprehensive treatment and services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other diagnoses. We work with children and their families from early childhood through adulthood. We affirm that our range of programs and specialized support can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life and independence for children and adults with special needs. Our centers embrace all cultures; we believe that effective communication is a human right.
Dr. Pamela Wiley’s groundbreaking work serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other speech-language related disorders across the lifespan has changed lives and impacted thousands. Established in 1979, her Los Angeles Speech & Language Therapy Center and non-profit, Wiley Center, offer programs in Sherman Oaks, Culver City, Maywood, Lawndale, and Los Angeles providing speech therapy; preschool; early intervention; social skills; summer camps; drama; homework helpers and employment readiness training. Her diverse staff is a reflection of Los Angeles; services are provided in English, Spanish, Japanese, Tamil, Farsi, Hmong and Sign Language. Families in search of quality services for their children come from all over southern California and as far away as Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Hong Kong, England, Dubai and most recently Bali, Indonesia.
Pamela Wiley, Ph.D. is the President of the Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy Center, Inc. and the founder of The Wiley Center for Speech and Language Development, a 501c(3) organization dedicated to providing direct services and support to children with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan. The center has a solid reputation as a premier agency which works tirelessly on behalf of all children with special needs.
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 innovative and comprehensive services to countless families regardless of race and 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 Skills Employment Readiness Program for young adults 18+ with autism. The program currently meets virtually and results in meaningful internships and employment consistent with each students unique interests and skill sets.In 2018, she partnered with Stan Campbell, a retired law enforcement officer to develop Spectrum Shield a 3day, 2 night, Safety with Law Enforcement training program.Data indicates that African American people are more inclined to have negative outcomes when dealing with law enforcement than their white counterparts. Her overall objective is to promote trust, greater awareness and positive dialogue to ensure the safety of young adults with autism who are driving and functioning independently in their communities. She has been invited to share her program live and on podcasts.
Dr. Wiley is a published author, a noted authority on social skills, a fellow of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association and in 2020 was awarded Honors of her association which is the highest distinction in her profession. She is only the 12th African American to have received this award out of 313.
Dr. Wiley continues to provide direct service to young adults as well as inspiration to her young therapists. She says “I feel as passionate and excited about speech pathology today as I did more than four decades ago! We have great staff, families and community partners. We make a difference and it’s very gratifying.”
Our diverse staff serves approximately 400 families per week and 100 students in the summer programs. Directly addressing that African American and Latino children receive later diagnoses and services than the general population, our staff provides services in English, Spanish, Japanese, Tamil, Farsi, Hmong and American Sign Language. The families we serve are 40% Latino, 25% African American, and 20% Caucasian. Five percent represent other races/ethnicities. Families in search of quality services come from as far away as Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Hong Kong, England, Dubai and Indonesia.
5761 Buckingham Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
5170 Sepulveda Blvd. #260
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
15432 Hawthorne Blvd. #102
Lawndale, CA 90260
4020 Slauson Ave
Maywood, CA 90270
4560 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90043