Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Schultz is a former middle school special education teacher. He is currently a Lecturer at 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 @ Lesley. 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. He serves as the chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (www.ldatnatl.org), and on the Advisory Board of an educational website called http://www.insideadhd.comInside ADHD.com.
Dr. Schultz lectures internationally and serves as neuropsychological consultant to several large school districts in the Boston area. His book, called Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, examines the impact of stress on learning and behavior.
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.