[dropcap]S[/dropcap]heryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed.,ET/P is the Clinical Director of Parkaire Consultants, a clinic she founded to serve neurologically impaired individuals. Prior to the founding of Parkaire Consultants, Ms. Pruitt conducted a State of Georgia exemplary Model Learning Disability Program and taught behavior-disordered students in a psychoeducational setting.
Ms. Pruitt served on the Board of Directors of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia for six years and also served on the National Tourette Syndrome Association’s Education Committee. She was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia and South Carolina as well as the Tourette Spectrum Disorder Association of California. She is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada.
Ms. Pruitt is a co-author of the book Teaching the Tiger that addresses neurologically impaired children and is a contributor to the Tourette Foundation of Canada’s Handbook For Educators: Understanding Tourette Syndrome. She has two sons and a grandchild with neurological disorders and understands the problem from a personal as well as a professional point of view.
Ms. Pruitt is an author and speaker who educates children, adolescents and adults about neurological disorders and the coping skills needed to remediate deficit areas caused by these disorders. She speaks locally, nationally, and internationally on neurological disorders. Ms. Pruitt teaches professional seminars and learning courses for health care professionals and educators.
At the clinic Ms. Pruitt sees children, adolescents, and adults. She teaches clients about their neurological disorders using power point presentations. She uses the knowledge from years of clinical experience as well as the experiences from raising her own children and dealing with their neurological disorders to assist individuals with their neurological disorders.
Ms. Pruitt advises families on the educational impact of neurological disorders on learning, behavior, and socialization. She assists parents in learning alternate skills for raising children who have not responded to traditional parenting strategies.