Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Schultz is a former middle school special education teacher. He is currently in private practice as a clinical neuropsychologist and is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. For over three decades, he has specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other special needs. He was on the faculty of Lesley University in Cambridge MA for almost 30 years, and served there as the Founding Director of the Learning Lab, which was a diagnostic clinic at Lesley. Before returning to private practice, Dr. Schultz served for several years at Cambridge Health Alliance as the Co-Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Development.
Dr. Schultz received his undergraduate and Master’s degree from The Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College. He has completed postdoctoral fellowships in both clinical psychology and pediatric neuropsychology.
In addition to his clinical and educational work, Dr. Schultz serves as an international consultant on issues related to the neuropsychology and appropriate education of children and young adults with special needs. Dr. Schultz recently presented at the Advancing School Mental Health Conference hosted by the University of Maryland and the Center for School Mental Health in Charleston, SC and at the CHADD Conference in Orlando in November. He has a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts and serves as neuropsychological consultant to several large school districts in the Boston area. He has served in this capacity in Northborough/Southborough for the past three years. His new book, called Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, which examines the role of stress in learning, was published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley in August of 2011. Dr. Schultz will be talking about this topic when he presents as the keynote speaker at the LDA Annual Conference in Chicago.
To reduce stress in his own life, Dr. Schultz spends as much time as he can with his five brilliant and adorable grandchildren. A weekend metalsmith, Jerry makes silver jewelry and welds large metal sculptures out of found objects.
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Boston College: Ph.D., Special Education & Rehabilitation 1975
Specialization in the Psychology of Children and Adolescents with LD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome.
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Why the Brains of Kids with ADHD, LD and Aspergers Are At Risk, And What We Can Do About It--NOW!
Dr. Schultz, a Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist, explains the neurobiology of stress. Using research, cartoons and case examples, this seasoned clinician and former special education teacher explains how studnets with undiagnosed LD, ADHD or High Functioning Autism don't feel in control of their learning and living enviroments and how this leads to chronic stress that is harmful to brain function. In this presentation, Dr. Schultz explains the Fear, Avoidance, Stress and Escape that these kids exhibits and explains FASE-Saving Behaviors that kids exhibit to escape the stress. Dr. Schultz provides many practical strategies for intervention that are based on best practices in education and psychology.
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