Springer School and Center is partnering with Cincinnati Children’s to bring author and clinical neuropsychologist Jerome Schultz, Ph.D. to address parents and professionals in March. With stress among students rising to epidemic proportions in the U.S., Dr. Schultz was invited to speak on ways to reduce stress in children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
“It’s not really the LD or ADHD that’s the problem,” said Schultz. “It’s the children’s reaction to their condition. It’s their reaction to the environment in which they are educated and their response to the reactions of others to the behaviors they exhibit because they don’t want to be seen as incompetent.”
On the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Chair of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of America Professional Advisory Board, Dr. Schultz will present an evening program for parents on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. Kids with LD/ADHD: The Journey from Stress to Success will provide an overview of the brain systems involved in the stress response and offer many practical strategies for parents that can break the cycle of stress.
During the day on March 24, Dr. Schultz will present a professional development program for educators and clinicians that will explore ways to help students de-stress, as well as classroom strategies that can reduce stress in students and enhance learning. Called Stress: The Missing Piece of the LD/ADHD Puzzle, the program will inform educators, psychologists, social workers and speech and language therapists.
Author of Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, Dr. Schultz is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences who has written extensively about children with learning challenges. He was the recipient of the 2016 LDA Award, an honor bestowed upon individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of learning disabilities. “Schultz writes from a unique perspective as a practicing clinical neuropsychologist who has also worked as a middle school special education teacher,” said Brookline, Massachusetts, psychologist Paul Efthim, Ph.D., of Dr. Schultz’s book.
Visit www.Springer-LD.org for more information about either the parent or professional program, and to register. The Daniel & Susan Pfau Foundation Distinguished Speaker Program will be held at the Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, and is underwritten by a grant from the Daniel & Susan Pfau Foundation.