Dr. Sylvia Rimm visited The Batten Building at Peabody on April 2 as the first speaker in our new Gifted Education Speaker Series. Dr. Rimm presented to Peabody parents, faculty, and community members about Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Children.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist who directs the Family Achievement Clinic in Ohio and Wisconsin and specializes in working with gifted children and adults.  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 Education of the Gifted and Talented, Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It, 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 and in People magazine. Her newest book, Jane Wins Again, is a 15-year follow-up of her original Jane study.

Dr. Rimm was a longtime contributor to The Today Show, she 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 contributions to gifted children. It was truly a pleasure to learn from Dr. Rimm.

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