Recommendations for technology in the classroom today

Expert Jerome Schultz, PhD's shares his recommendations for technology in the classroom today and how we can use technology to make a positive difference for kids with learning disabilities.
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Recommendations for technology in the classroom today

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I started out my professional career as a special education teacher, and one of the things that I didn't have to use that I would have to use today is technology in the classroom. It's made an incredible difference to kids all across the world, especially those that have ADD or ADHD. Technology that allows a kid to speak into a microphone and have his or her words how up magically on a screen, and then to be printed into a book that the child is now the author of. Kids today can have pride in their writing in a way that they couldn't have several years ago, and that's a great liberating force. The other technology that's made an incredible difference for kids with learning disabilities or dyslexia is the technology that allows books to be read to them electronically. Virtually any book that's ever been written is now available in some electronic form. So a child now can get access to anything that's been written in a way that was never available to many kids that had reading difficulties in the past. That's been just incredibly liberating for kids. So kids can create material. Kids can learn material. And they can be more like other kids and less disabled really as a result of the technology that's available to them, and that's wonderful.

Expert Jerome Schultz, PhD's shares his recommendations for technology in the classroom today and how we can use technology to make a positive difference for kids 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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