SERVICES FOR PARENTS, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
For over three decades, 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
"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
Dr. Schultz offers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations designed to answer specific questions about a child´s
learning, behavioral or emotional status. His skills in administering tests to even the most resistant child have earned him
the respect of his colleagues and school districts alike. His ability to analyze test data and interpret findings with
competence and confidence has helped parents and schools solve the mystery of why a child has not learned as well as might
be expected. Dr. Schultz uses data from a variety of sources (e.g., interviews, observations, record reviews) in addition to
formal tests to creatively generate strategies that acknowledge the practical realities of the classroom as well as the skill,
training and time of the classroom teacher or specialized staff. Exposed to a strength-based approach to assessment, kids who
find themselves in the care of the "The Learning Detective" often learn a lot about themselves, and actually end up enjoying
the process. Many of Dr. Schultz´s referrals come from former clients–a testimony to their satisfaction with his work. Dr.
Schultz is committed to making sure that all consumers of the evaluation report—including parents, student and teachers–
understand what it all means. He does not consider the evaluation process complete until this goal is achieved. For downloadable
information about Pediatric Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Testing,
Parents often don´t know what to do when they get test reports that contain confusing or even conflicting information.
Testing that does not answer questions clearly or provide strategies for success wastes time and money, and can have a negative
impact on a child´s self esteem and a family´s happiness. Dr. Schultz has advised hundreds of parents about how to
make sense of previous testing, often avoiding the necessity of additional evaluations. He uses his 30+ years of experience as a teacher,
teacher-educator and neuropsychologist to help parents and schools build bridges of understanding and better communication. A
review of records and a consultation with Dr. Schultz can open the door to a happier, more rewarding educational future for
your son or daughter.
School districts across the country have come to rely on Dr. Schultz´s direct, honest, and respectful approach to
consultation and professional development.
For More Information
Please call or email Dr. Schultz to request information or to make an appointment
for a consultation or evaluation.
SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS
Case Consultation (child-centered)*
Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Schultz is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and consultant who has provided clinical services, consultation
and staff development to hundreds of private and public schools in the US and abroad during his 30+ year career. A former middle
school special education teacher, he has been able to use his experiences as a therapist, evaluator, college professor and staff
development specialist to help staff objectively examine their efforts to help a child develop and exhibit better learning,
social/emotional and behavioral skills. Known for his frank, calm, respectful, humorous and practical approach, Dr. Schultz
has helped many school districts and parents avoid the waste of time and money associated with prolonged, frustrating discussions
that do not resolve a problem. A Case Consultation typically involves a comprehensive review of records, serial classroom
observations, and meetings with parents and/or staff members to help them develop or refine a child´s program.
Supportive Clinical Consultation (staff-centered)
We find ourselves in an era when the stakes for teaching and learning are high, and the level and intensity of problems
that children exhibit in school go beyond what most of us who have been in the field for some time have seen during our professional
careers. The apparent increase in the number of students we encounter with LD, ADHD, autism spectrum and/or serious emotional
disorders creates levels of stress that are unmatched in the history of schools. School psychologists, guidance counselors,
teachers or administrators have been helped by the opportunity to meet confidentially with Dr. Schultz, an experienced clinician
who understands the culture of schools and the pressure of performing in this environment. The chance to talk about the stress
that is created or exacerbated by this very difficult work often helps 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. Consultation is also
available to teams that are setting up new programs or exploring models for the delivery of special services.
With the increase in collaborative teaching models in schools, two or more adults may be put into a relationship with
little or no preparation, or may find themselves enmeshed in personality conflicts that create stress and take valuable time
away from teaching. This need not be the case. School districts across the U.S. have been able to use Dr. Schultz´s expertise
to improve communication and collaboration skills between or among professionals in a way that results in more effective team
efforts. Parents, children and other staff say they can "feel the difference" when the tension between or among professionals
is diffused and replaced with a more positive and productive atmosphere. Euphemistically called "pre-nuptial training"
when it´s done before the teams are assigned to work together, or ´Marriage 101´ when they´ve already
tied the knot, but keep having spats that impede their lives and work, this training and consultation is a prerequisite for successful teaming.
While Dr. Schultz is the first to acknowledge that "all marriages are not made in heaven", he has been able help people
with different styles, approaches or personalities "feel a little more love" (or at least keep the conflict out of the
classroom). When all else fails, "divorce counseling" may be indicated.
*Parents can request this service as well, if the school is willing to participate.
For More Information
Please contact Dr. Schultz for fees and availability in 2009-2010.
"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.