Jerry Schecter, PH.D

Jerry Schecter, Ph.D“My child is only five years old, and he reads at a fourth grade level, but he’s doing cutting and pasting in his kindergarten class and complains of being bored. He doesn’t want to return to school. When I told his teacher this and suggested that his school work was much too easy for him, she just patronized me and hinted that if I pressure him he may become frustrated and stressed out. She just didn’t understand and believed I was a pushy mother. Can you help?”

Jerry Schecter, Ph.D
9150 N. Crawford
Suite 105
Skokie, IL 60076



Loyola University, Chicago, Il. 1981
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Roosevelt UniversityChicago, Il. 1971
Master of Arts (MA)

University of Illinois, Chicago 1968
Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Private Practice
1981 – Present, Clinical Psychologist

Providing treatment and evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults.

  • Consultant to school districts, educational programs, and parent organizations
  • Workshop leader on issues surrounding gifted students, including presentations at:
    • Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
    • National Lewis Center for the Gifted
    • Illinois Math and Science Academy
    • Quest Academy (formerly Creative Children’s Academy)
    • Science and Arts Academy
    • Grosse Point Michigan Public Schools
    • North Suburban Special Education and District 34
    • Janesville Wisc. Public Schools
    • Indiana Gifted Alliance
    • Near North Montessori
    • Northside Prep High School
    • Sprout Gifted
    • Mayer Brown and Platt law

Lake Zurich Schools
2003 – 2014, Psychologist

Provided evaluations, consultation and counseling to school population.

Chicago Board of Education
1975 – 2003, School Psychologist
1981 – 2003, School Psychologist for the Gifted

Providing individual, group, and family therapy, including group work dealing with children of divorce and separation and parents of gifted children (SENG).

  • Designing selection criteria for placement in gifted programs
  • Consultation with teachers, administrators and parents
  • Intellectual, academic and personality evaluations
  • Research and evaluation of selection instruments and procedures


American Psychological Association

Chicago Association of School Psychologists (past president)

Illinois Association of Gifted children (past member of Board of Directors)

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