Dr. Jerome Schultz began his career as a public school special education teacher, and is currently a clinical neuropsychologist, on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, in the Department of Psychiatry, where he supervises aspiring young psychologists and psychiatry interns. For over three decades, he has specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other special needs. Dr. Schultz no longer provides direct services to individuals, since he is engaged full time in public speaking, teacher training, supervision, and consultation to schools in the US and abroad. He is in schools several days each week, working directly with students, teachers and mental health specialists. He dedicates his time to enhancing people’s understanding of the neurobiology of stress and its impact on learning and social and emotional development.
Dr. Schultz received both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College. Additionally, he has completed post-doctoral fellowships in both clinical psychology and neuropsychology.
A sought after speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Schultz has written extensively about children with learning challenges and writes a special education and psychology blog on the Huffington Post. His book, called Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, examines the role of stress in learning, and has received international acclaim. He is an Expert for the Understood.com website, writes many practical articles for teachers and parents, and is the guest on frequent webinars He also has an active following on Twitter. He is a long-time member of the Learning Disabilities Association of American (LDA), and now serves as the Chair of LDA’s Professional Advisory Board. He is the recipient of the 2016 LDA Award, an honor bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of learning disabilities.