Social and Emotional Development


Gifted Underachievement and Twice-Exceptional Students

Saturday, November 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: 213 D

The delight that parents feel when their children are identified as gifted too often becomes impossible stress if schools do not provide for twice-exceptional students or if their children underachieve in school. Counselors who cater to children’s oversensitivities may unintentionally reinforce their avoidance of challenge.
This presentation focuses on ways counselors can help parents work with schools to assure they understand about twice-exceptionalities and underachievement. Rimm’s 6-step Trifocal Model to reverse children’s underachievement is explained. Special emphasis is placed on twice-exceptionalities and communication strategies for parents and teachers who advocate without opposition to rescue these children.

Sylvia Rimm

Sylvia Rimm Ph.D., Director
Family Achievement Clinic (Cleveland, OH)

Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist who directs Family Achievement Clinic in Ohio and specializes in working with gifted children and adults. She is also a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University.
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, See Jane Win®, How Jane Won, See Jane Win for Girls and Jane Wins Again. See Jane Win® was a New York Times Best Seller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in People magazine.
Dr. Rimm was a longtime contributor to The Today Show and hosted Family Talk on public radio nationally. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes presently features Dr. Rimm’s family segment, Creating Heroes, on their weekly CBS Saturday morning show.
Dr. Rimm serves as treasurer for 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.


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