Sheryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed., ET/P
Ms. Pruitt is the Clinical Director of Parkaire Consultants, a clinic she founded in 1987 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 was a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, was a member of the Professional Advisory Board for North Atlanta and Central Georgia CHADD and is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation. Ms. Pruitt also served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Educational therapists for three years.
Ms. Pruitt has co-authored several books including Teaching the Tiger, Tigers Too, and Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers. She is also a contributor to the Tourette Foundation of Canada’s Handbook for Educators: Understanding Tourette Syndrome. She has currently co-authored an educational chapter for a medical book on Tourette Syndrome published by Oxford Press (2013) and has submitted an updated chapter for the revised edition. She has two sons 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 co-treats young adults with neurological disorders in a transition therapy group. Ms. Pruitt instructs families and clients about their neurological disorders using recent and the most relevant research information about their medical diagnoses. 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 wanting behavior support in dealing with their neurologically impaired children by showing them alternate skills for raising children who have not responded to traditional parenting strategies.
Ms. Pruitt co-leads two groups. One for adolescents and young adults which promote social skills and transitioning into post secondary placement as well as into adulthood as well as one therapeutic support group for Mothers.
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