Renowned child psychologist Dr. Sylvia Rimm to speak about “underachievement syndrome”


Expert child psychologist, New York Times-bestselling author and director of Cleveland’s Family Achievement Clinic Dr. Sylvia Rimm will speak about “Underachievement Syndrome: An Educational Epidemic” on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building.

Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes internationally about guiding children toward achievement. Her lecture will describe what she considers an epidemic of children working and learning below their abilities, offering guidelines for teachers and parents in identifying, preventing and treating underachievement syndrome.

A clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and long-time member of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board of Directors, she received the prestigious Anne F. Isaacs Founder’s Memorial Award, Robert Rossmiller Award and Palmarium Award for her lifetime contributions to gifted children. She has been a contributing expert to NBC’s “Today” show, host of the public radio show “Family Talk” and the author of a nationally syndicated parenting column, “Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids.”

With over a dozen books published, Dr. Rimm specializes in raising gifted children, success for girls and communication skills. Her 1999 New York Times-bestselling guidebook for women, “See Jane Win,” was chosen by the Ms. Foundation for Women as the official book of Take Our Daughters to Work® Day in 2000 and was featured on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Journalist and television host Katie Couric said, “She's a guardian angel for families who need a little or a lot of guidance,” describing her as “a welcome voice of calm and reason--someone who offers practical advice, with almost immediate results.”

This lecture is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required and may be submitted here:

College credit is available for professional development.

For more information, contact Lisa Strausbaugh, director for the Center for Leadership and Professional Development, at 440-375-7379 or

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