Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist
For over 35 years, Dr. Schultz has helped families understand their child´s needs. In a gentle, calm and reassuring manner, he has worked with them to develop sensible, effective plans to improve their child´s education and their social-emotional health.
School psychologists, guidance counselors, teachers and administrators in both public and private schools have sought out the services of Dr. Schultz, an experienced clinician who understands the culture of schools and the pressure of performing in this environment. His consultations are aimed at helping to empower individuals or groups of professionals in a way that gives them a greater sense of control, and as a result, reduces stress and improves performance.
Dr. Schultz has a long history of providing results-oriented consultation and training to staff and administration. A small sample of topics addressed via consultation includes:
Creating the Authentically Inclusive School
Enhancing the Mental Health of Students and Staff
Making a Good School a Great School by Improving Inclusive Practices
Improving Parent/School Communication and Collaboration
Reducing and Managing Stress in Students and Staff
Helping Administrators Support and Enhance Faculty Skills
Creating a Climate of Respect.
Teaching Students to Self-Evaluate and Learn Self-Control
Modifying and Adapting Curriculum Without Lowering Standards or Burning Yourself Out
Ongoing Long-Term Consultations
Newton Public Schools, Consulting Neuropsychologist
Northborough/Southborough Public Schools
Cambridge Public Schools
Recent Short-term Consultations
Harrington School, Lexington, MA
Center School, Hopkington, MA
Odyssey School, Baltimore MD
Clinical Grand Rounds
Outcome-oriented, clinical case based conferences, where staff can present students who have not responded to traditional interventions. Test results and working hypotheses are questioned; plans are generated, evaluated or revised.
Factors that enhance student success are explored and reinforced. Impediments to success are examined, and plans are made to eradicate or reduce these barriers. Clinical Grand Rounds are scheduled on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis, depending on need.
Individually designed training designed to meet specific needs of general education or special education staff, mental health support staff (counselors and school psychologists) and other ancillary staff (Ice., Occupational, Speech and Language Behavior Therapists, Instructional Assistants).
Professional Development topics recently addressed by Dr. Schultz (partial list):
Meeting the needs of emotionally fragile and behaviorally challenging students in inclusive settings.
It’s (almost) All in Your Head: The impact of stress on behavior and learning.
Making Sense of Assessment: Discussing the Elephants in the Room.
Demystifying Executive Functioning.
Understanding Children with Special Needs:
How not to feel like you’re neglecting other kids while meeting the needs of students on IEPs or 504 Plans.
Creating and supporting new or existing co-teaching teams or multi-staffed programs. Classroom-based training and supervision to enhance collaboration and communication. Consultation to teams that are setting up new programs or exploring models for the improved delivery of services.
Featured Publication: The Hybrid Teacher
Services to Agencies & Organizations
Dr. Schultz’s experience in a variety of settings makes him well equipped to provide consultation to community-based service organizations or corporations regarding the inclusion and proper treatment of individuals with various disabilities. Appropriate for first responders, hospitals, various workplace environments, and religious institutions.
Partial Client List:
Approved Consultant, Mass Department of Education, SpedEx Program
Scientific Advisor, myEdGPS
Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Initiative link
Chair, Inclusion Task Force, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA
InsideADHD.org (sponsored by Shire Pharmaceuticals)
Parent Consultation & Referral Services
While Dr. Schultz no longer sees patients or their families in therapy, nor does he carry out neuropsychological assessments, he continues to offer individualized consultation services to parents of children who are struggling to succeed. Who are Dr. Schultz’s clients?
Parents who are not sure what to do with the information they have from schools or clinicians about their child.
Parents who are trying to resolve conflicts or differences of opinions with schools or other agencies.
Parents whose children are facing stressful transitions, or who seem “stuck” in their current situations.
What Consultation Involves:
Single or multi-session consultations are available face-to-face, by telephone, or via Skype of FaceTime. Referrals to qualified professionals who can offer appropriate high-quality services can be part of this service. In some cases, a review of a child or young adult’s records, or classroom observation(s) may be indicated.
Please note: This consultation service does not constitute advocacy, nor is it therapy, and is not covered by insurance. Fees are based on type and level of service provided. Clients will be informed of the cost of services after an initial conversation with Dr. Schultz.
Learn more about Dr. Schultz’s role as Consultant to the SpedEx Program of The Massachusetts Department of Education, an innovative new no-cost program that helps parents and schools come to agreement about what’s best for a child with special needs.
"We spent many stressful years trying to figure out what was wrong with Sarah. Dr. Schultz´s comprehensive evaluation unlocked some of that mystery for us. He was able to help Sarah understand why things were so hard for her and more importantly, what she could do about it. This was a real turning point in our daughter´s life, and ours. We´re not out of the woods yet, but we can see the edge of the forest."
- Parents of 11 year old Sarah
"I go to an incredibly challenging private school. Even though my teachers and my parents have always told me how smart I am, I can´t believe how dumb I felt so much of the time. I love my school and I love playing hockey, but I don´t love feeling "under the gun" all the time. I kind of went along with the evaluation because my parents and my advisor thought it would be a good idea, but I have to say, this was a great learning experience for me. I don´t really think I´m "honors " material, but getting more B´s feels good. I´m actually looking forward to learning instead of dreading class. People have always told me I have to work harder, but Dr. Schultz helped me learn how to work ´smarter´."
- Dylan, age 16.