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Jerome Schultz
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 (, and on the Advisory Board of an educational website called http://www.insideadhd.comInside

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.

Entries by Jerome Schultz

The Long-Term Emotional Consequences of Toxic H2O in Flint, Michigan

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 12:05 AM

I am deeply worried about the myriad and horrific consequences of the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. These could lead to serious disabling conditions in young children, ranging from intellectual impairment to anemia, slowed growth, hyperactivity, inattention, and moderate to severe learning disabilities.I am...

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Lowering the Pressure in Order to Prevent Suicides at MIT Is Admirable But It Doesn't Address the Real Problem

(9) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 5:51 PM

Without realizing it, Boston Globe staff writers Laura Krantz and Matt Rocheleau, began their article with the answer to the problem of suicides at MIT and other colleges across the country. They certainly grabbed our attention with the words "Maggie Delano never scored below a 90 on a...

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Free-Range Parenting Debate Misses a Critical Point

(6) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 6:08 PM

The social network is abuzz with the news that parents in Silver Springs Maryland have been accused of being irresponsible because they let their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter walk to a park a mile away and return home all by themselves. Somebody thought this was not OK and called...

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Apple Bails Out Thieving Little Kids

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM

When I was a little kid, I slipped a bag of M&M's into my jacket pocket. When I came outside, I confessed this to my big brother, who, instead of accepting my offer to share these little colored morsels, looked at me in disgust and told me that I'd have...

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Mommy! Daddy! Is Santa Under Attack??

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 12:00 AM

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, a.k.a. NORAD, has been tracking Santa's journey across the globe with its Track Santa program since the mid-1950s. Cute, right? Used to be. But this year marks another goodbye to childhood innocence, because the Grinches at Norad's decided to give the program more of...

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Caring About and for Kids With Asperger Syndrome in the Aftermath of the Newtown Massacre

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2012 | 10:21 PM

In the news coverage of the terrible tragedy in Newtown Connecticut, it has been suggested that the murderer might have had Asperger's syndrome, though this has not been confirmed. If it is true, there are several issues that must be dealt with in the wake of this senseless tragedy. One...

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Hope for Inclusive Education for Kids With Special Needs

(2) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 7:39 PM

This is the fourth and final installment of a serial blog that describes the Hybrid Teacher. I offer you my vision of what it takes to make "inclusion" happen well, and how we can best help kids with LD, ADHD and Asperger syndrome who are educated in the "mainstream." (If...

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Inclusion: Is it Confusion, Intrusion... or Delusion?

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 4:19 PM

This is part three of a four-part installment about why kids with LD, ADHD and Asperger syndrome may not be getting their needs met via so-called "inclusion" programs. I have introduced the Hybrid Teacher as way to improve the instruction offered to kids with these disorders. Responses to the blog...

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Damage Control for Learning Disabilities: The Hybrid Teacher

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 2:24 PM

In my last blog, I described what I regard as the failure of the inclusion movement to meet the needs of students with LD, and promised to introduce you to the Hybrid Teacher -- the evolutionary bi-product of a well-designed co-teaching collaboration between a highly skilled general education...

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Working Together as a Collaborative Team

(9) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 6:32 PM

For many students with brain-based learning disabilities, the unrelenting frustration involved in taking in, processing and producing information is a rather chronic condition. Way too many kids with LD experience school as a difficult, frustrating and emotionally unsettling place. Too few know the joys that come from repeated successes; too...

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