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Jerome Schultz, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Lecturer on Child Psychology, Harvard Medical School


  • Former Chair of the LDA Professional Advisory Board, and recipient of the LDA Award from the Learning Disability Association of America (2016). 

  • Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts. 

  • Author of Why Kids With ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It

Jerome (Jerry) Schultz, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For nearly 40 years, he has specialized in working with children, adolescents and young adults with special learning or behavioral needs. In his book, Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids With ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, he shares much of what he’s learned over the years about how to decrease kids’ stress.

Dr. Schultz  began his career as a special education teacher in elementary and middle schools. After receiving his PhD, he served as a consultant to hundreds of public and private schools, working with teachers to help them create safe and successful learning environments for students with learning and thinking differences. 

He has held faculty positions at Boston College, Wright State University, and Lesley College, where he was founding director of the Learning Lab. Dr. Schultz has set up and run several hospital- or university-based clinics serving children with special needs, most recently at the Center for Adolescent and Child Development at the Cambridge Health Alliance. In addition to his academic work, he has maintained a private clinical neuropsychology practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, for more than 30 years. 

Dr. Schultz received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and his doctorate from Boston College. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Tufts Medical Center.


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