About Dr. Hale
Dr. Carl S. Hale is a clinical
neuropsychologist, licensed clinical psychologist, and health
service provider in psychology who was educated at Indiana
University and the Adler School of Professional Psychology
in Chicago. His interest in learning and cognition began when
he was an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Margaret
Intons-Peterson at Indiana University. His participation in
research on state dependent learning and dual encoding theory
lead to an interest in improving memory and learning, especially
in children. His doctoral dissertation investigated the cognitive
traits of creative individuals.
Dr. Hale has been in private
practice for 15 years. His passion is working with "tweens"
who have learning, attention, listening, and other cognitive
challenges, especially ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism
spectrum disorders. During his post-doctoral training in neuropsychology,
he studied under Dr. Jacobus Donders, a former student of
Dr. Byron Rourke, a prominent researcher on learning disabilities
in children. Dr. Donders was also instrumental in the development
of the WISC-IV, a widely utilized intelligence measure for
Dr. Hale has published in
professional journals, including articles on creativity, temporal
perception, and stages of adult development. He served on
the editorial review boards of the Journal for Specialists
in Group Work and the Journal of Adult Development & Aging.
He was an ad hoc reviewer for Rehabilitation Psychology and
an associate professor of psychology at Indiana University
Dr. Hale has developed several programs
for children, including Mnemonic Detective, a memory enhancement
program, and Meta-Cognitive Tool Boxes, non-verbal "tools"
to help children develop meta-cognitive skills in math,
reading, and writing. These programs were designed for
children with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism
Although Dr. Hale also treats
adults with cognitive challenges, his focus is on finding
new and better ways to help children reach their God-given
potential. He has been a consultant to a local school cooperative,
as well as two charter schools in Northwest Indiana through
the Ball State University Virtual Education Cooperative. He
was also the director of a learning center for children that
Dr. Hale has been blessed with
a wonderful daughter, Evelyn Alicia, who is currently a college
student in Denver, Colorado. Because he is a follower of Jesus
Christ, his practice is first and foremost his ministry in
the communities he serves. He is contemporary psalmist who
has self-published two books of psalms. He worships at Christian
Fellowship Church in Hammond, where he serves as an elder.
In addition to working with children in his practice, he has
been called to serve children in other countries, especially
Africa, along with his daughter Evelyn.
He enjoys distance running, playing blues
guitar, and fossil hunting. He is a Gary South Shore Rail
Cats fan who likes to lounge at the ball park during the
Dr. Hale is a professional member of
the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) Coalition
of Clinical Practitioners in Neuropsychology, and the
International Dyslexia Foundation.