About Us

This is the official blog of Pyramid Educational Consultants.  Pyramid Educational Consultants are innovative leaders in the development and dissemination of educational and clinical services for individuals on the autism spectrum.  We are an interdisciplinary group of clinical psychologists, behavior analysts, speech/language pathologists, teachers, and other professionals, led by Andy Bondy, Ph.D., and Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP.  Pyramid Educational Consultants provide clinical/educational workshops, consultations, and other services to schools, centers, families, and others around the world via bases in 13 countries.

The Pyramid Blog is generated by Joe McCleery, the Director of Clinical Research and Development at Pyramid.  More information on Dr. McCleery can be found below.




About the Blogger:


Dr. McCleery began working with children with autism and other developmental difficulties in 1999.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, and both a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.  He then completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego, and Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, before taking up a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) position in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham in England.  In the fall of 2013, he became the Director of Clinical Research and Development at Pyramid Educational Consultants.  Dr. McCleery has extensive experience with evidence-based autism intervention methods and practices for individuals with autism and related developmental difficulties.  This includes direct intervention, educational consultation, parent training/education programs, and experimental research experiences in school, home, and university settings.

Dr. McCleery has published his research and ideas in leading peer-reviewed journals in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience; and his research has been supported by a number of organizations, including the M.I.N.D. Institute, Autism Speaks, Autistica, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Leverhulme Trust.  He is also a highly experienced presenter.  This experience includes invited seminar talks on social, communicative, and language development in children with autism at leading universities, hospitals, and research centers around the world, including the Yale University School of Medicine (USA), the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School (USA), New York University (USA), Oxford University (England), Cambridge University (England), Bangor University (Wales), the National University of Ireland – Galway (Ireland), Keio University (Japan), and the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (Japan), among others.