DVFriends Speaker Series

2020-21 Events
Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.
Join us for a virtual evening with Dr. Jerome Schultz discussing the topic Kids with Learning Challenges: The Journey from Stress to Success.
February 25, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom
There is no charge for this event | Registration is required
This event is for parents and guardians of students with learning differences and educational professionals who support them
About the program:
Learn why students who have a poor understanding of the conditions that impact learning are under chronic stress, and why this impairs learning. Liberally laced with stress-reducing cartoons and stories that entertain as well as educate, this presentation will provide an overview of the brain systems involved in the stress response, and offer simple and practical strategies that can stop this self-defeating cycle in its tracks. Dr. Jerome Schultz, a former special education teacher-turned-neuropsychologist, now on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, will base his presentation on the DE-STRESS Model of Intervention he introduces in his book: Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It.
About Dr. Schultz:
Jerome Schultz, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, on the faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. He received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees 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. For nearly four decades, Dr. Schultz specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and young adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other special needs. He has served as a faculty member at Lesley University, Boston College, and Wright State University in Ohio. He was the founding director of the Learning Lab, a diagnostic clinic at Lesley, and served for several years at Cambridge Health Alliance as the Co-Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Development. Dr. Schultz currently serves as an international consultant on issues related to the neuropsychology and education of children and young adults with special needs. He is a content expert at www.Understood.org and at ADDitudemag.com, where he presents webinars and writes articles, many of which are about stress and anxiety. 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 served as a practical guide for families and schools across the globe.
For additional information, contact Lisa Howell, Director of Marketing & Communications at lisa.howell@dvfriends.org or call 610.640.4150 x 3110.