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 University School of Medicine.  Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes internationally on parenting, giftedness, creativity, and underachievement.  Among her many books are the textbook, 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, See Jane Win®, How Jane Won, and See Jane Win for GirlsSee Jane Win® was a New York Times Best Seller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today Show, and in People magazine.  Her book, Jane Wins Again, provides a 15-year follow-up study of these women.

Dr. Rimm was a longtime contributor to NBC’s Today Show, hosted Family Talk on public radio nationally, and served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.  She has received the prestigious Anne F. Isaacs, Robert Rossmiller and Palmarium awards for her lifetime contribution to gifted children.

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
  • From Underachievement to Wondrous Practical Strategies for Preventing and Reversing Underachievement
  • The Crucial Use of the General Ability Index (GAI) for the Identification of Gifted Children
  • Are Girls Moving Forward and Boys Falling Behind?  Gender Issues in Achievement
  • The Fashion of Passion: Are We Setting Too High Expectations?