Parent & Community

Super Sunday Session

Parenting Gifted Children: Wisdom of the Sages

Sunday, November 12
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: 213 D

Two renowned experts in gifted child development, James Webb, author of "A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children," and Sylvia Rimm, author of "See Jane Run," share their years of knowledge on parenting gifted children in this interview-style presentation. Audience members also have opportunities to ask questions of these sages.

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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James T. Webb

Great Potential Press

James T. Webb, Ph.D., has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential psychologists nationally on gifted education. Dr. Webb has written 16 books, over 75 professional publications, three DVDs, and many research papers for psychology conventions or for conferences regarding gifted and talented children. Six of his books are on gifted children and adults, and four have won “Best Book” awards.

• Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers-- which won the National Media Award of the American Psychological Association as the best book for "significantly contributing to the understanding of the unique, sensitive, emotional needs of exceptional children.”
• Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children – winner of two awards
• Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders – winner of three awards
• Gifted Parent Groups: The SENG Model, 2nd Edition
• A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children – winner of three awards
• Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope

A frequent keynote and workshop speaker, Dr. Webb, a licensed psychologist, has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Phil Donahue Show, CNN, Public Radio International, and National Public Radio.

In 1981, Dr. Webb established SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children, Inc.), a national nonprofit organization that provides information, training, conferences, and workshops. In 2011, he was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arizona Association for Gifted children, the Community Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Upton Sinclair Award by

Dr. Webb has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children, and was President of the American Association for Gifted Children. Currently, Dr. Webb is President of Great Potential Press


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Tracy F. Inman

Associate Director
Center for Gifted Studies, Western Kentucky University

Tracy Ford Inman, Ed. D., is associate director of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University and active on the state, national, and international levels in gifted education. She has taught English at the high school and collegiate levels, as well as in summer programs for gifted and talented youth. She currently serves as Chair of the Parent and Community Network and as a member of the Whole Child Task Force. In addition to writing and co-writing several articles, Tracy has co-authored three books with Julia Roberts through Prufrock Press: Teacher's Survival Guide: Differentiating Instruction in the Elementary Classroom, Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom, now in its third edition, and Assessing Differentiated Student Products: A Protocol for Development and Evaluation (2nd ed). Tracy and Julia received the Legacy Book Award from the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for Strategies for Differentiating Instruction. Tracy was co-editor of Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide from the National Association for Gifted Children, a compilation of the best articles in Parenting for High Potential, which won the Legacy Award in 2011. Her newest book, co-authored with Jana Kirchner, is Parenting Gifted Children 101.


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Julia L. Roberts

Executive Director
The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University

Julia LInk Roberts, Ed.D., is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Education and Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University and The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Julia is past-president of The Association for the Gifted and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. She participates on the board of directors of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Children and is a member of the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education. She has co-authored books with Tracy Inman, Julia Boggess, and Jennifer Jolly; written book chapters; and authored journal articles. Dr. Roberts was honored with the NAGC Distinguished Service Award, the Acorn Award as the outstanding professor at a Kentucky university, and the William T. Nallia Education Leadership Award by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators for her work in establishing and implementing the Gatton Academy. She enjoys directing summer and Saturday programming at Western Kentucky University. She speaks about differentiating, talent development, assessment, STEM curriculum, and advocacy at state and national meetings.


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