Sylvia Rimm

Family Achivement Clinic

Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist who directs the Family Achievement Clinic in Ohio and specializes in working with gifted children. She is also a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes internationally on parenting, giftedness, creativity, and underachievement. Among her many books are Education of the Gifted and Talented, Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It, How to Parent So Children Will Learn, Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child, Growing Up Too Fast, Raising Preschoolers, See Jane Win®, How Jane Won, and See Jane Win® For Girls. See Jane Win® was a New York Times Best Seller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and in People magazine. Her book, Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award. Dr. Rimm was a longtime contributor to The Today Show, hosted Family Talk on public radio, and served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. She received the prestigious Anne F. Isaacs award for her lifetime contribution to gifted children. She is a syndicated newspaper columnist with Creators Syndicate.

Speaker Topics:

  • The Pressures Gifted Children Feel and Why Some Underachieve
  • Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer: The Creative Underachiever
  • See Jane Win: Teaching Gifted Girls for Optimism and Resilience
  • Parenting Gifted Children for Achievement and Fulfillment
  • Preventing and Reversing Underachievement for Gifted Students
  • The Crucial Use of the General Ability Index (GAI) for the Identification of Gifted Children