How kids with learning disabilities can succeed

How kids with learning disabilities can succeed? Widely known neuropsychologist Jerry Schultz, PhD, shares great tips on how to turn failure into success for children with learning disabilities.
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How kids with learning disabilities can succeed

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When kids with learning disabilities or ADHD are sitting in the classroom and they’re plagued by these problems they may not experience success very often. I venture a guess that kids spend 60 or 70% of their time trying to avoid failure in most public school classrooms. We need to turn that cycle around. When we can get kids at the point of being successful and help them own that success and take responsibility for being successful, it’s a lot easier to think about building success upon success. If we’re starting with a base of failure and fear and frustration it’s hard to build anything on that foundation. So we really have to turn this cycle around and it’s quite possible to do.

How kids with learning disabilities can succeed? Widely known neuropsychologist Jerry Schultz, PhD, shares great tips on how to turn failure into success for children with learning disabilities.

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Jerome Schultz, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

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 a diagnostic clinic called the Learning Lab. Before returning to private practice, Dr. Schultz served as the Co-Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Development at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Schultz received both 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. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of a journal called Academic Psychiatry, and is on the Professional Advisory Boards of a website called Inside ADHD.com, and the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

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 ADHD & LD and other special needs. In his current role as neuropsychological consultant to several large school districts in the Boston area, he is on the ground, in schools and working with kids and their teachers several days each week.

Dr. Schultz created an award-winning video called “Einstein and Me” about living successfully with a learning disability, and has written extensively about children with learning, behavioral and emotional challenges. He has 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, (Jossey-Bass/Wiley) which examines the role of stress in learning, has received international acclaim.

 

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